Government and Public Sector

CWM has a long tradition of providing legal services to political subdivisions and other governmental entities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For over sixty years, the firm has provided legal services to cities, towns, counties and served as general counsel to housing authorities and numerous special purpose authorities throughout the Commonwealth. Based on our experience, we have acquired a deep understanding and awareness of the legal needs of our government clients.

Our lawyers provide advice on matters relating to the governance and administration of public agencies, the procurement of goods and services, the acquisition, development and disposition of property, economic development, financing, litigation and the interpretation and application of statutes such as the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the Virginia Public Procurement Act.

We also our assist our municipal, government and public sector clients with the following:

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction and Management of Housing Units
  • Conventional Public Housing Development
  • Disposition, Demolition and Development Approval Process
  • Economic Development
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnations
  • Employee Grievance Procedures
  • Evictions
  • Fair Housing Issues
  • Federal and State Tax
  • HUD Regulatory Issues
  • Litigation
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Organization and Governance of PHA Affiliates
  • Personnel Matters
  • Public Housing Agencies Administration & Regulatory Issues
  • Procurement Issues and Bid Protests
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Development and Financing
  • Section 8 Program (Housing Choice Vouchers)
  • State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act
  • Virginia Freedom of Information Act
  • Voluntary Conveyances
  • Zoning and Land Use

For inquiries, contact Darius K. Davenport at or 757-623-3000.

Representative Clients

Local, State, and Federal Governments

Housing Authorities

Special Purpose Authorities

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