Donald Schultz Appointed to Chair Membership Committee of Virginia Bar Association

January 2014Donald Schultz has been appointed to Chair the Membership Committee of the Virginia Bar Association.  Mr. Schultz is also serving his third year on the Board of Governors for the VBA.  He is a partner with Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. and chairs the firm’s Creditors Rights Practice Group.  He practices in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Business Law, Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Civil Litigation.

W. Ryan Snow Appointed Chair of Construction and Public Contracts Section of Virginia Bar Association

January 2014 – W. Ryan Snow has been appointed Chair of the Construction and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia Bar Association.  Mr. Snow is managing partner of CWM and chairs the firm’s Business Disputes and Construction Law Practice Groups.  The VBA’s Construction and Public Contracts Section was founded in 1992.  It consists of nearly 200 lawyers throughout Virginia who work to monitor, initiate and promote legislation that affects the construction industry and public contracting.  Mr. Snow has been a member of the Section Council for several years, serving as an officer for three of them.  He has moderated seminars for the VBA on legislative updates and intellectual property issues in construction law.

Historic Monroe Building Renovation for the Governor's School for the Arts

December 18, 2013 - CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, represented Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority in the Monroe Building transaction which closed on December 18, 2013.  This $9.7 million transaction utilized state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to renovate the hundred year old building for use as the Governor’s School for the Arts (the “Governor’s School”).  Located in Norfolk’s Downtown Historic District, the Monroe Building, with its large three-paneled windows and terra cotta façade, is one of the few remaining examples of the Chicago School of Architecture in Norfolk, Virginia. The renovation preserved many of the historical features of the Monroe Building while modernizing it to accommodate the needs of the Governor’s School which provides art, music, dance and theatrical classes for more than three hundred high school students from eight area public school divisions.  The renovated Monroe Building will house visual art, music, theater and dance classes, sound–proofed practice rooms and a Black Box theater.  Virginia Stage Company, which occupies the neighboring Wells Theatre, will use a portion of the Monroe Building’s space as a dressing room and set-building area.

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Granby Street elevation, ca. 1915 (NRHA)


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February 14, 2014W. Ryan Snow has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the I’Anson Hoffman Inn of Court.  The I'Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court is one of over 200 American Inns of Court designed to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills.  Its membership consists of select lawyers, state and federal judges, law professors and law students.  The American Inns of Court are based on traditional English Inns of Court, modified to fit the American legal system.  They were created after Chief Justice Warren E. Burger initiated a pilot program with specific American law schools.  The I’Anson Hoffman Inn of Court is associated with the Marshall-Wythe Law School at the College of William & Mary.

February 9, 2014 - The Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association held its 48th Annual Regional Convention in Portsmouth from February 5-9, 2014, which included over 200 attendees participating in various events.  CWM’s managing partner, W. Ryan Snow, served as a Judge for the featured Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.  The competition focuses on academic and professional growth for student advocates.  It has provided training in appellate advocacy through oral argument and brief writing since its inception in 1975.  CWM is proud to have supported the event for 2014.

February 2014 - Jury Awards Nearly $800,000 to CWM Client in Commercial Dispute Matter.

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February 2014 - Regent University Law students participate in Mock Interview Program at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin.

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