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Six Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America

Posted on August 16, 2017

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that six of its lawyers have been named to the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project Finance Law and  Public Finance Law James L. Chapman IV -  Admiralty and Maritime Law and  Commercial Litigation Howard W. Martin, Jr. -  Real Estate Law Donald C. Schultz -  Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law,  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and  Litigation-Bankruptcy W. Ryan Snow -  Admiralty and Maritime Law and  Construction Law Guilford D. Ware -  Admiralty and Maritime Law…

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Target Settles 2013 Hacked Customer Data Breach For $18.5 Million

Posted on June 8, 2017
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NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 24 2017, 10:49 AM ET Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and resolve a multi-state investigation into a massive data breach in late 2013. Target places the total cost of the data breach at $202 million. > Click to read article…

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Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach

Posted on June 8, 2017
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NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 27 2017, 1:29 AM ET Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle’s roughly 2,250 restaurants. The company is expected to face substantial fines and liability based on the data breach. > Click to read article…

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How did a trip to Germany create a legacy of giving?

Posted on May 23, 2017
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Shared from Hampton Roads Community Foundation - Professional Advisor Spotlight: Guil Ware > Click here to read full article…

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Cyber Security and Business Resiliency

Posted on May 18, 2017
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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is the biggest coordinated cyberattack of its kind, impacting countless organizations and infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries.  Once a computer is infected, the ransomware encrypts and holds for ransom any file it can reach, seizing control of your business or home network. Don’t wait until you are a victim.  CWM can help you establish the right legal policies to manage your business risks and mitigate liability.  We team with highly skilled cyber security experts that can enhance your cyber infrastructure and respond to a data related incident. Cyber security is not just an IT issue; it’s a business resiliency issue with legal implications.  Your employees and customers count on you to be secure.  Call us today to let us help you prepare for the cyber risks of the future.…

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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.  Through a selection and evaluation process that includes peer nominations, independent research and third-party validation of professional accomplishments, Virginia Super Lawyers® recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The 2017 attorneys are: Virginia Super Lawyers- Delphine G. Carnes - Tax James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime Donald C. Schultz – Creditor Debtor Rights W. Ryan Snow – Business Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime Virginia Rising Stars- Steven L. Brinker – Business/Corporate Darius K. Davenport – Civil Litigation: Defense C. Wiley Grandy – Business Litigation David C. Hartnett – Business Litigation…

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Learning Center Earns River Stars Award

Posted on February 27, 2017

The River Stars Awards are presented each year by the Elizabeth River Project and recognize stewards of the Elizabeth River.  This year a new recognition, the Eastern Branch Award, was presented to the Grandy Village Learning Center (the “Learning Center”).  The award recognizes a community partner which has demonstrated the most progress to reduce pollution and to restore the wildlife habitat on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The Learning Center is a component of Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing’s (“NRHA”) Grandy Village community.  In 2008, CWM attorney Delphine Carnes represented NRHA in a full-scale renovation of Grandy Village, which included the construction of the Learning Center as well as the renovation of 253 rental apartment units and the construction of 22 new duplex units.  The financing for this complex project included 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) equity, tax-exempt bonds, NRHA funds, Capital Fund Program Grant Funds and conventional debt. The Learning Center partners with the Elizabeth River Project, which docks its “Learning Barge” at the center’s custom-made pier.  This collaboration provides a wide variety of educational programs to Norfolk school children who visit the barge and surrounding wetlands to conduct hands-on experiments and learn about the plants and animals that thrive in our coastal region.  In addition to school programs through the Learning Barge, the Learning Center works closely with the Coastal Resiliency Project, sponsored by both the City of Norfolk and the Elizabeth River Project, and hosts numerous workshops and meetings for City leaders and conservationists to study ways to improve shoreline resilience in the face of sea level rise. Inside Business - River Stars 2017 [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignleft" width="328"] Russell H. Carlock, AIA, Senior Architect Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority[/caption]…

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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 - Business Law Elaine I. Hogan - Labor/Employment Amy Taipalus McClure - Construction Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights W. Ryan Snow - Construction…

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers releases the 2017 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.

Posted on October 31, 2016

U.S. News – Best Lawyers has released the 2017 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.  Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that the firm received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain/Condemnation Law and Project Finance.  The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law; Public Finance Law; and Real Estate Law and Tier 3 in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Bankruptcy.  Rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field.  Receiving the tier designations reflects a high level of respect the firm has earned within specific practice areas.…

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Jim Chapman Represents Plaintiff, Receives 100% Treasure Salvage Award in S.S. Central America Case

Posted on September 7, 2016
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Federal Judge Announces Favorable Ruling in the Matter of the SS Central America and Recognizes the  Contribution of Odyssey Marine Exploration TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, granted RLP a salvage award of 100% of the fair market value of the items recovered from the 2014 excavation conducted by Odyssey Marine Exploration. Further, Chief Judge Smith awarded title to RLP of all items recovered in order to satisfy the award, the disposition of which will occur under the auspices of the Receiver, subject to approval by Judge Patrick Sheeran of the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio.…

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