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Date of Mailing Doesn’t Save Payment Bond Claim

Posted on December 17, 2015
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In a case of first impression in Virginia, the circuit court in Norfolk confirmed that the date of mailing is meaningless to satisfy notice requirements on a state law payment bond claim. The date that matters is the one on which the general contractor receives the notice. Under the Little Miller Act in Virginia, a […]

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Court Orders Arbitration of Patent License Dispute

Posted on December 17, 2015
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Virginia federal courts still err in favor of arbitration in business cases, even where parties take measures to avoid it. In University of Virginia Patent Foundation v. DynaVox, where a patent licensee refused to pay royalties on grounds that its products were not covered by the patent, a Virginia federal court held that the dispute […]

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Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News

Posted on December 1, 2015

CWM earned a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2016 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in three practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, and Project Finance. The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law, Bankruptcy […]

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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. Ryan Snow, Construction Donald C. Schultz, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights

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Tidewater Arts Outreach Adds New Board Member

Posted on December 1, 2015
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CWM attorney Steven M. Stancliff has been elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors for Tidewater Arts Outreach. Steve chairs CWM’s Admiralty & Maritime Law practice group. He is an avid supporter of the arts community.

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CWM Welcomes Steven L. Brinker

Posted on December 1, 2015

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Steven L. Brinker has joined the firm as chair of its Business Law Group. Steve focuses on formation, financing and development of business entities, including complex mergers and acquisitions.  He also advises clients on the tax consequences of business transactions and strategies to address or […]

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Attorneys and staff raise 12,404 pounds of food

Posted on September 28, 2015
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The firm is proud to have been recognized at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s luncheon last week for our participation in the 2015 Legal Food Frenzy. Wiley Grandy was presented with a plaque on behalf of the firm for having placed third in the mid-size firm category. The attorneys and staff raised a total […]

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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 Finance Law;Public Finance Law James L. Chapman, IV -Admiralty and Maritime Law;Commercial Litigation Timothy A. Coyle – Municipal Law Howard W. Martin, Jr. – Real […]

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WATCH OUT – Virginia tightens policy on contractor licenses as of July 1, 2015

Posted on July 1, 2015
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Be careful of your contractor licenses and worker classifications in Virginia. Under a new policy effective July 1, 2015, where VOSH has reasonable cause to believe workers are being misclassified on a Virginia construction project (usually as independent contractors), VOSH may require each contractor to provide proof of its own DPOR license and the DPOR […]

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New statute has power to nullify lien waivers in Virginia

Posted on July 1, 2015
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Effective July 1, 2015, any provision of a construction contract or lien waiver that “waives or diminishes” the payment bond or mechanic’s lien rights of a subcontractor, lower-tier subcontractor or material supplier before services are rendered is “null and void” in Virginia.  The new language in Va. Code § 11-4.1:1 and Va. Code § 43-3 […]

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