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Davenport appointed to serve on Virginia State Bar Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice

Posted on September 21, 2017

Darius Davenport has been appointed to serve on the Virginia State Bar Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice.  The committee is charged with evaluating developments in technology, legal education, and professional services, and assessing how these changes will impact the practice of law.  The committee seeks to illuminate the changing landscape of the practice of law both to help educate lawyers and to help prepare them for the future.…

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Equifax Data Breach

Posted on September 12, 2017
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Equifax, one of the largest credit score providers in America, announced on September 7, 2017 that it was the victim of a large-scale hack that exposed the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of an estimated 143 million Americans. In addition to Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, 182,000 credit dispute documents and approximately 209,000 credit card numbers were also exposed during the data breach. This data breach could affect up to 44 percent of the American population. Equifax has now joined the list of cybersecurity victims and is now challenged by damage to its brand and loss of customer confidence. 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 cybersecurity experts that can enhance your cyber infrastructure and respond to a data related incident. Cybersecurity 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 757.802.9043 or email (cybersecurity@cwm-law.com) us today to let us help you prepare for the cyber risks of the future. Here are a few tips (not legal advice) if you may have been affected. Read the notice carefully to learn what information may have been exposed and how. Review the breached account for unauthorized activity or evidence of compromise. Know exactly what’s at risk (SSN, credit card information, dates of birth or other). Utilize free credit-monitoring, fraud alerts or security freezes on credit reports. Be vigilant for unauthorized charges on other accounts. Check your credit report and watch for other fraud or unusual activity (medical,Social Security, insurance, IRS). Change all user access credentials.…

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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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