April 2015 - Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers were selected as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia Super Lawyers®, less than 5% of all lawyers in Virginia are selected.  The multiphase process includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research.  The 2015 attorneys are:

Virginia Super Lawyers

  • James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime
  • Timothy A. Coyle – Government
  • Donald C. Schultz – Creditor Debtor Rights
  • W. Ryan Snow – Business Litigation
  • Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime

Virginia Rising Stars

  • Delphine G. Carnes - Tax
  • Darius K. Davenport - Civil Litigation:  Defense
  • David C. Hartnett – Civil Litigation:  Defense
  • Elaine Inman Hogan - Employment & Labor

February 2015 - Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds represent Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority (“FRHA”) in the rehabilitation of three of its communities.

Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds recently represented Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority (“FRHA”) in the rehabilitation of three of its communities, Berkley Court Apartments (“Berkley”), Pretlow Gardens (“Pretlow”) and Old Town Apartments (“Old Town”).  This project involved using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (“LIHTCs”) in conjunction with the Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) to successfully renovate and convert the existing public housing units in these communities to long-term, project-based Section 8 contracts.  Two of the three sites, Pretlow and Old Town, were combined into one single LIHTC and RAD transaction. These two complex transactions (Berkley and Pretlow/Old Town) utilized a variety of financial resources including 9% LIHTC equity, conventional loans, HOME funds, seller financing and public housing capital funds.  The use of RAD and LIHTC facilitated the successful renovation of FRHA’s housing communities and also allowed FRHA to establish a funding resource to address its long-term capital needs. 

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is one of the only firms in Virginia that has extensive first-hand experience in implementing the relatively new RAD program to assist public housing authorities in providing their residents with affordable, high quality housing.

January 2015 - Crenshaw, Ware & Martin attorneys appointed to new board positions. 

Elaine Inman Hogan has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management.  She will serve on the board as the Director of Legal Affairs.  Ms. Hogan chairs the Employment Law Practice Group at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. She represents employers and management in a wide range of employment law matters and is the author of the Virginia Employer Law blog.

Amy McClure has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Green Building Council, a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.  The Council serves the greater Hampton Roads area to advance sustainable planning, design, construction and operations.  Ms. McClure is a member of the Construction Law Practice Group at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., where she represents owners, contractors and subcontractors on a variety of construction projects.



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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.