Highlights from the 2016 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia

By: Chris Mackenzie.

Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Law practice group was again pleased to sponsor the annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  The conference is one of the leading forums on commercial real estate in the region and provides useful insights and information on what the future may hold for the real estate industry.  […]

 

New 2016 Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate in Virginia

By: Chris Mackenzie.

Another session of Virginia’s General Assembly has now come and gone, adding one more chapter to the nearly four hundred year history of the country’s oldest law-making body.  Over three thousand bills were proposed in the 2016 Session, and from this bevy of legislation there were 1,803 bills passed.[1]  Most of these new laws went […]

 

Financial Preventive Care – 6 Steps to Maximize Asset Protection

By: Tom Ebel.

Like people who are in good health and believe they do not need to see a doctor or engage in preventive medicine, many who are healthy financially, often are not too concerned about protecting their assets from the claims of creditors. However, potential exposure from unanticipated liabilities lurks around many corners. In a litigious society, […]

 

2016 Legislative Changes to Virginia Family Law

By: Robert W. Partin.

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly enacted several changes to statutes relating to family law in the Commonwealth. Those changes are effective July 1, 2016 and include the following: Equitable Distribution. House Bill 404 modified Virginia’s equitable distribution statute, Virginia Code § 20-107.3, to provide that if one spouse has in their possession and control separate […]

 

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: the Constitution Requires Proof of Concrete Injury

By: Cullen Seltzer.

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a 6-2 ruling, has fleshed out the Constitutional requirement for proving injury in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case. In Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the Court held, in a boost to defendants in FCRA cases, that injuries must be both “particularized” to a plaintiff and “concrete.” Although […]

 

Sands Anderson Report on First Day Hearing in Bankruptcy Filings of Penn Virginia

By: Eric C. Howlett.

Lawyers from the bankruptcy team of Sands Anderson attended yesterday’s “First Day” hearings in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates. Penn Virginia is an oil and natural gas exploration company that is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania and primarily operates in Texas and Oklahoma. The hearings were held before the […]

 

Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

By: William A. Gray.

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. A Restructuring Support Agreement entered into with certain lenders suggests that the bankruptcy petition has the support of […]

 

Highlights from the 2015 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia

By: Chris Mackenzie.

Members of Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Law practice group were once again pleased to sponsor and attend the annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  The conference brings together individuals from throughout the world of commercial real estate to discuss the burgeoning issues of today’s marketplace.  This year, conference attendees enjoyed a […]

 

Valuing professional practices in Virginia divorces

By: Robert W. Partin.

Originally printed in Virginia Medical Law Report’s September 2015 issue. Reprinted with permission. You and your partners have a successful medical or legal practice. You manage the practice well and have relied on legal counsel to prepare you for potential changes and issues that may arise in the business. You set up your practice as a […]

 

Crowdfunding and Real Estate Development

By: David Carroll.

The real estate development market continues to open up to crowdfunding, and the changes to capital raising for real estate projects could be significant if only a small portion of the potential of these new methods take hold.  It appears that the changes are well underway. In previous blogs, our Business Transactions Team has described […]