Five Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® in America List

Posted on August 18, 2022

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that three of its lawyers have been named to Best Lawyers in America, one has been named as Lawyer of the Year and two named as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the 29th Edition of Best Lawyers® in America. Best Lawyers in America James L. […]


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. elects Darius K. A. Davenport, Sr. as Managing Partner

Posted on December 31, 2021 by Darius K. Davenport

Norfolk, VA, January 1, 2022 – Darius K. A. Davenport, Sr. has been elected Managing Partner of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. He succeeds Donald C. Schultz, who previously served in this role. Mr. Schultz will continue his Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Practice.


Virginia Business Announces 22nd Anniversary “Legal Elite”

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2021. Each year, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Elite recognizes lawyers selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys.


Two CWM Attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year”

Posted on October 8, 2021 by W. Ryan Snow, Donald C. Schultz

We are pleased to announce that two of our lawyers, Donald C. Schultz and W. Ryan Snow, received the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America©. To be named for this award, lawyers must be nominated and then selected through peer-review surveys. This year, over seven million votes were […]


CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds close on transaction to restore historic Masonic Theatre

Posted on April 2, 2015
Posted in Transactions

On April 2, 2015, CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, closed on a transaction to fund the restoration of the historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia.  CWM represented Virginia Community Capital, the bridge lender in this complex transaction which combined a variety of funding sources, including New Markets Tax Credits, state and federal […]


CWM attorneys represent Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority in rehabilitation of three communities

Posted on February 3, 2015
Posted in Transactions

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 […]


Delphine Carnes Speaks at 2014 VAHCDO Legal Seminar

Posted on December 5, 2014

Delphine Carnes, Chair of the firm’s Project Finance Practice Group, presented “RAD Conversion and Rehabilitation using LIHTC: Key Considerations for PHAs”, at the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (“VAHCDO”) 2014 Legal Seminar held in Richmond, Virginia. Click here to view presentation >


Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2014 ‘Legal Elite’

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Donald C. Schultz, W. Ryan Snow, James L. Chapman, IV

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 Litigation Donald C. Schultz – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights W. Ryan Snow – Civil Litigation


Steven M. Stancliff Named Chair of the Firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group

Posted on November 14, 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 the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group,” said Jim Chapman, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.  The firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Law […]


Firm Receives Tier 1 Ranking for the 2015 Listing of Best Law Firms

Posted on November 3, 2014

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 […]

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