December 1, 2014 - Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to Virginia Business magazine’s 2014 “Legal Elite”

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named among the “Legal Elite” for 2014 by Virginia Business magazine.  This year marks the 15th edition of the Legal Elite in Virginia Business. 

James L. Chapman, IV, Civil Litigation

Donald C. Schultz, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights

W. Ryan Snow, Civil Litigation

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

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 12/19/2014 by Elaine Hogan

"Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employer as to What is Compensable Time"

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Elaine Hogan

"Former Bank Executive Prevails in Suit Regarding Severance Payment"

VAHCDO 2014 Legal Seminar

Delphine Carnes was a guest speaker at the VAHCDO Legal Seminar held December 5, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  Ms. Carnes presented the topic "RAD Conversion and Rehabilitation using LIHTC: Key Considerations for PHAs". 

Amy McClure participates in Dove Days Self-Esteem Project

On 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.