November 2014 - Steven M. Stancliff, a partner with the law firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. has been named chair of the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group effective November 1, 2014. 

Mr. Stancliff joined the firm in 2007 following a distinguished career in the United States Coast Guard, retiring at the rank of Commander. “Steve’s background and expertise make him ideally qualified to head up the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group,” said Jim Chapman, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Jim led the Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group for the past decade, and will continue as chair of the firm’s Railroad/Transportation and Subrogation Practice Groups.  Mr. Stancliff concentrates his practice in serving the domestic and international maritime industry, primarily by handling and resolving disputes in federal and state courts. The firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Law practice has been recognized with the Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking in the 2014 and 2015 listing of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. 


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2015 listing of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in three practice areas:  Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain Law and Project Finance. The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation, Public Finance Law and Real Estate Law and a Tier 3 Ranking in Commercial Litigation

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is a multi-disciplined business law firm that represents clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  It celebrated its 90th anniversary in

New Markets Tax Credits

October 2014 - Virginia Economic Developers Association presented the 2014 VEDA Fall Conference, "The Governor's Conference on Economic Development - Increasing the Odds:  Deal-Making in the New Economy." Delphine Carnes was a member of the panel of speakers for the conference and presented the topic on New Markets Tax Credits.

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Observations on Employment Law for Businesses in Virginia and Beyond

Posted on 11/14/2014 by Elaine Hogan

"Tipped Employees Must Have Actual Notice of Use of Tipped Credit"

Posted on 10/31/2014 by Elaine Hogan

"District Court Has Jurisdiction over Retaliation Claim Related to Prior Charge, Even Prior Charge that was Untimely"

Amy McClure participates in Dove Days Self-Esteem Project

October 17, 2014 – Amy McClure joined employees of Unilever Lipton at Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk to speak to young girls about improving their self-esteem. The event was part of the Dove Days Self-Esteem Project. To read more about the project, visit the Dove Days Self-Esteem Project at