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Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Phone: 804.783.2003
Fax: 804.783.2294
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Associated Press Files Anti-SLAPP Motion in DC Federal Court Diversity Case

In January, I wrote about the DC Court of Appeals’ then-recent Mann decision, and specifically about the Court’s response to the DC Circuit’s Abbas decision, which held that the DC anti-SLAPP statute could not apply in a federal…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Serial Suers and Vexatious Litigants: Can Courts Prevent Someone From Filing a Lawsuit?

The vexatious litigant is a problem that civil litigation attorneys very likely encounter at least once during their careers. It is a well-accepted precept that courts exist, in part, for citizens to seek redress for their…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark. This case addressed the issue of whether an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney could bind an…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Professional Malpractice, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Are Anti-SLAPP Statutes The Elephant In the Room?

Last year, I noted that several judges around the country were expressing concern that state anti-SLAPP statutes were being applied to cases that did not appear intended to “chill” legitimate speech. For example, a Texas state…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years

In a unanimous decision handed down on June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed what in many cases may be a substantial limitation on the amount of disgorgement the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may seek as…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Venue Options for Patent Infringement Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC related to proper venue for patent infringement actions against a domestic corporation. Prior to this decision, a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Superior Court Suit Alleges Arbitration Claim Is a SLAPP

If a person believes that a defamation claim being asserted against him in a pending arbitration is a SLAPP, can he ask the Superior Court to issue a declaration and an order stopping the claim from being pursued? A new…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Trust Decanting Disputes

As trust decanting becomes increasingly popular, we can expect to see more disputes and litigation regarding trust decanting. This blog post examines some of the main issues that will likely arise in those disputes…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

[Event] The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar: When The Chips Are Down - June 22nd, Waltham, MA

Most businesses would consider accounting to be a routine game, numbers, the same old same old – like a deck of cards. You know the suits; the high cards and the low ones. But when the dealer suddenly changes hands – will it…more
 /  Finance & Banking

When are Parent Company Financial Disclosures Required?

A franchisor selling franchises in the U.S. must disclose its audited financial statements in Item 21 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). Sometimes, parent company financials are used instead of the franchisor’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Franchise Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Mergers & Acquisitions

Autonomous Vehicles: Job Killer?

According to the 2014 Census data, more than 4.4 million Americans work as drivers. Will autonomous vehicles kill most of these driver required jobs? With the growth and advancement in autonomous vehicle technologies, many…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Trustee Removal Lawsuits: An Overview

How can a person remove a trustee of a trust? Depending on the language of the trust, there could be several ways. This blog post summarizes some of the options, and provides an overview of things to consider when a person wants…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Superior Court Grants Trade Association’s anti-SLAPP motion

Last October, I wrote about the Personal Care Products Council’s interesting anti-SLAPP motion, filed in a DC Superior Court case. There, the plaintiff (Simpson) alleged that she developed ovarian cancer by using talcum powder…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

SDNY District Court Upholds Rejection of Mineral Gathering Agreements

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in the case of HPIP Gonzalez Holding, LLC v. Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp.), recently affirmed three decisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities
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