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3rd Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium

Posted on October 17, 2019
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium in Blacksburg, VA. Jim Chapman UAS Practice Group Chair, focuses on creating sustainable and viable business models for the rapidly growing industry in all modes of autonomous systems: air, land, sea.…

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1st Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium and Aerospace Gala

Posted on October 16, 2019
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AUVSI will hold a two day symposium on October 24th and 25th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center that will focus on highlighting the existing capabilities as well as the operational shortfalls in the UMS environment in Virginia. Jim Chapman, one of the scheduled speakers, will address the trust issues that are crucial to creating viable business models for all modes of autonomous systems: air, land, sea. Trust is shaped by our American legal system, which sits at the center of societal acceptance and regulatory approval.  His presentation, “American Justice: The Intersection of Legal Liability and Autonomous Systems,” addresses the way transportation modes have been shaped by our legal system over the last century and a prediction about what the future may hold.…

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First National Drone Safety Awareness Week

Posted on October 14, 2019
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The FAA and DOT will kick off the first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, November 4th, 2019. Join us in calling national attention to drone safety in government, business, industry, education and recreational usages. https://www.faa.gov/uas/resources/events_calendar/drone_safety_awareness/…

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CWM Sponsors 2019 Growl Fest

Posted on September 5, 2019
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to sponsor this year’s Growl Fest. The event at the Virginia Zoo on September 14th offers a fun-filled evening featuring children’s activities, special displays with the animals, live music, food trucks and local breweries. Proceeds from the event benefit the Virginia Zoo, as well as the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and the Downtown Norfolk Rotary Club. “Funds raised from Growl Fest will help support Rotary’s major service initiatives, including disaster response, providing clean water and eradicating polio worldwide,” said CWM partner Jim Chapman, an active Rotarian for many years. Rotary, with over 1.2 million members around the world, is a network of volunteer business leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackling the most pressing humanitarian challenges. “CWM is delighted to support Growl Fest,” said Jim. “We invite you and your family to come join the fun at the Zoo and support these worthwhile causes with us.” Jim served as President of the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club in 2013-2014.…

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5 Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Posted on August 15, 2019

Norfolk, VA, August 15, 2019 -- Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list: James L. Chapman - Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation Howard W. Martin - Real Estate Law Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy W. Ryan Snow - Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Admiralty and Maritime Law…

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Steve Stancliff Concludes Tenure as President of TOA

Posted on August 7, 2019

Steve Stancliff, the firm’s admiralty and maritime practice team leader, concluded his three-year tenure as president of the board of directors for Tidewater Arts Outreach (“TAO”) on July 1, 2019, and has been invited to continue his service as member of the board, ex officio. TAO’s mission “is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.” He would say its centerpiece is the participative and interactive engagement that uses the arts – whether through music, poetry, movement, or other creative processes. Different from other arts programs, TAO does not focus on performance by others. Rather, its programs aim to foster the joy and healing power that comes from participating in the creative process itself. Steve led the board and organization through one of the most challenging processes in a non-profit organization’s development. He and others successfully transitioned TAO from its founding executive director to its first successor, Ms. Reese Beeler, an up-and-coming influencer in our non-profit community. Steve and his wife, Christie, plan to continue their annual fundraiser, “Rock the River!” which has raised more than $40,000 over the past 4 years promoting local artists and original music in community.…

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Ryan Snow Elected to Serve as President of I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court

Posted on August 7, 2019

Ryan Snow, Managing Partner of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., has been elected President of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court for 2019-2020. The I’Anson-Hoffman Inn is one of the leading chapters of the American Inns of Court. There are 350 chapters across the United States. The American Inns of Court were created as the product of a nationwide movement to emulate the historic British Inns of Court, with the purpose of promoting excellence, civility, and professionalism in the legal profession. They were prompted by United States Chief Justice Warren Burger. The I'Anson-Hoffman Inn was established in 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia. It is named for former Virginia Chief Justice Lawrence I’Anson and former U.S. District Judge Walter Hoffman, both leading jurists in their day. There are approximately 100 members of the Inn, consisting of Judges, Masters, Barristers, Associates, and Students. The Judges and Masters elect the leaders. Ryan’s presidency continues a leadership tradition at CWM, as two other Presidents have come from the firm: Guil Ware (1999-2000) and Jim Chapman (2010-2011).…

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Southside Boys & Girls Club holds 9th Annual Flounder Fishing Tourney

Posted on July 9, 2019
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to join the list of sponsors for this year's Southside Boys & Girls Club Flounder Fishing Tourney.  The tournament, which is in its 9th year, will be held on July 19 and 20, 2019 and helps raise funds to support the Club's mission of helping our young people become productive, caring and responsible citizens. For additional information, or to register for the tournament, visit the event website at https://www.ssbgcflounder.net/.…

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Vigilance against cybercrime especially important in Hampton Roads | Cybersecurity column

Posted on July 8, 2019
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Cybercrime isn't just a national security issue — it can affect business resiliency in Hampton Roads, a cyber expert told attendees of the Virginia Cyber Alliance's most recent workshop. More than 60 people, largely from the business, technology and education sectors, attended the alliance's cybercrime workshop at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center in North Suffolk on June 21. While the speakers may have been preaching to the choir regarding the basics of the enormous scale of criminality in the cyber world, they provided a healthy reminder of the vigilance needed to fight the menace. Click here to read full article from Inside Business By Joy Vann Correspondent Jun 26, 2019 Updated Jul 4, 2019…

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Data Breach Lawyers: A View from the Trenches

Posted on May 30, 2019

Darius Davenport discusses how he helps his clients deal with cybersecurity concerns and privacy matters. https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2019/05/data-breach-lawyers-a-view-from-the-trenches/…

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