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Donald C. Schultz

Don is a partner with CWM and serves as the Practice Group Chair for the firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.  He also practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law and Eminent Domain.  He received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University, after which he began his career by clerking with the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
Education
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1989
University of Virginia , B.A., History, 1986
Bar/Court Admissions
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Memberships
Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors; Chairman, Membership Committee
Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association (Offices held: President, Secretary, Treasurer)
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (Offices held: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, Chairman, Courts of Justice Committee, Chairman, Bench-Bar Conference Committee)
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Second District Disciplinary Committee, Chairman Section I
Representative Experience
Articles and Presentations
  • Former Law Clerk to the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Represents regional and national financial institutions in workouts, litigation (bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy) and asset-backed lending.
  • Has successfully represented clients in obtaining pre-judgment property seizures and attachments.
  • Has successfully represented clients in obtaining injunctive relief in federal and state courts.
  • Represents municipal entities in eminent domain and redevelopment matters.
  • Successfully represented non-profit corporation in obtaining summary judgment on all counts of a multimillion dollar class-action civil rights lawsuit.
  • Presenter, “Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment”, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, (October 2, 2012)
  • Presenter, “Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment”, HRACRE, (August 9, 2012)
  • Presenter, “Eminent Domain & Constitutional Amendment in Virginia”, 2012 Update in the Law Seminar, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, (July 10, 2012)
  • “Tenancy by Entirety Law in Virginia and United States v. Kraft”, Bankruptcy Law News, (Summer 2003)
  • Donald C. Schultz , W. Ryan Snow , “Injunction Practice In Virginia State and Federal Courts” , (April 24, 2003)
  • Donald C. Schultz , W. Ryan Snow , “Recent Developments In The Admissibility Of Expert Witness Testimony Under State And Federal Law” , (February 28, 2002)
  • “Admiralty Law in a Bankruptcy Context”, Bankruptcy Law News, (Winter 1995)

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News and Updates
CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®
Posted on April 17, 2017
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. ......
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2016 “Legal Elite”
Posted on November 30, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2016. Steven L. Brinker......
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Seven Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America
Posted on August 15, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes Project Finance Law Public Finance......
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CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®
Posted on April 7, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten of its lawyers were included in the 2016 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia......
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Virginia Business 2015 Legal Elite
Posted on December 1, 2015
The following attorneys have been named “Legal Elite” for 2015 by Virginia Business magazine. C. Wiley Grandy, Young Lawyer Under 40 Elaine Inman Hogan, Labor/Employment Amy Taipalus McClure, Construction W.......
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CWM is pleased to announce seven lawyers named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Posted on September 1, 2015
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project......
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Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's 2014 'Legal Elite'
Posted on December 1, 2014
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named among the "Legal Elite" for 2014 by Virginia Business Magazine: James L. Chapman, IV - Civil......
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Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Gala Benefit Auction
Posted on November 2, 2014
On Saturday, November 1st, the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Gala Benefit Auction at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The event......
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Donald Schultz Appointed to Chair Membership Committee of Virginia Bar Association
Posted on January 5, 2014
Donald 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.......
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CWM announces eight lawyers selected for inclusion in 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars
Posted on May 1, 2013
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists appearing in......
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