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Davis and Fitzgerald to Participate in the Employment Law Update: Cutting Edge Issues Seminar Read More

Spotts Fain Wins Significant Victory in US District Court Read More

Mehfoud to Speak at Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Web Conference Read More

Mauck to Present at the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals's Richmond Seminar Social on November 12, 2015 Read More

Mauck to Present at the Associated General Contractors of Virginia's Construction Law Update Read More

Erbach Elected to the Chesterfield County School Board Read More

Creditors Take Note: New Bankruptcy Forms Become Effective December 1, 2015 Read More

Spotts Fain Recognized in US News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" 2016 Read More

Companionship Exemption Ruling Effective October 13, 2015 Read More

Davis and Fitzgerald to Speak at Human Resource Law Seminar Read More

Davis to Present at Virginia Association of Personal Care Providers's Annual Education Conference Read More

Davis to Participate in Chesterfield Chamber Panel Discussion Read More

Contractors: To Waive Or Not To Waive Consequential Damages? Read More

Conquering the Background Check Tightrope - Avoid Missteps and Prevent a Fall Read More

Home Health Care Providers — the Companionship Exemption Roller Coaster Continues Read More

Spotts Fain Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2016 Read More

Mere Paperwork Violations in I-9 Process Lead to $600,000 Fine Read More

Fitzgerald Presented Hiring and Firing Best Practices at VARP Summer Convention Read More

Employee or Independent Contractor? DOL Focuses on Misclassification Read More

Succession Planning and Exit Strategies Read More

Employer Suffers $320,000 Penalty for Telling Workers What Documents to Show When Hired Read More

Will Today's DOL Proposed Rule Increase Your Overtime Costs? Read More

Why Detail is Important in a Letter of Intent for a Commercial Lease Read More

Interns - To Pay Or Not To Pay? Read More

Why Businesses May Like the “Duke Rules Package” Part 4 of 4: The Outcome Read More

New Vosh Policy Effective July 1, 2015 to Prevent Worker Misclassification Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Mortgage “Strip-Offs” Read More

Welcome to the Jungle – The Maze of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Laws Read More

Congress to Consider New Legislation Expediting the Commercial Use of Drones Read More

Using Virginia Historic Tax Credits to Offset the Virginia Bank Franchise Tax Read More

James River Coal Files Lawsuits To Recover Alleged “Preference” Payments Read More

Good News for Subcontractors and Suppliers: Prospective Lien and Bond Claim Waivers are Null and Void Read More

The Emerging Law on the Commercial Use of Drones Read More

Supreme Court of Virginia address timeliness of a nonsuit under Va. Code § 8.01-380(A) Read More

Up in Smoke? Read More

Avoiding These Common Contract Administration Issues May Lessen the Likelihood of Claims Read More

Virginia’s “Ban the Box” Read More

As Competition For Loans Increases, Banks May Be Inclined To Make Concessions – Beware Of These ‘Asks’ And Others Read More

Resisting the Lure of S Corporations Read More

Erbach and Yanovitch Elected Directors of the Firm Read More

HIPAA Security Rule: Protecting Your Patients and Your Company Read More

Federal Court Halts Immigration Executive Action – What’s the Impact on Employers? Read More

Immigration Compliance: What All Employers Must Know – OnDemand - Webinar Read More

Why Businesses May Like the “Duke Rules Package” Part 3 of 4: A National “Rocket Docket?” Read More

Davis and Fitzgerald to Speak at Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar Read More

Clarifying TILA’s Extended Right of Rescission: Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 790 (2015) Read More

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Recent Developments in Construction Law Read More

Why Businesses May Like the “Duke Rules Package” Part 2 of 4: Clear Consequences for ESI Destruction Read More

Issues for Lenders in 2015 Read More

Why Businesses May Like the “Duke Rules Package” Read More

Bankruptcy Developments: (1) Supreme Court Gets Active in Bankruptcy Law, and (2) Chapter 11 Reform is Under Way Read More

Security Interests in Farm Products Read More

Adams, Fitzgerald, and Yager to Attend Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute Read More

VA Supreme Court Declares General Contractor Not a Necessary Party to Lien Enforcement Suit Read More

New Incentives to be Vigilant in Complying with HIPAA Read More

Christine Mehfoud to speak at AEIS Employment Symposium Read More

Preservation Virginia’s Legislative Summit Recap Read More

Adams and Yager to present An eDiscovery Model for Success in the Competent and Ethical Practice of Law Read More

Minimizing Risk in the Construction Industry: Tips for Managing Employees Read More

Claims Deadline Set in Southern Title Receivership Read More

Development Loan Opportunities May be Enhanced if Attacks on Cash Proffers Succeed Read More

GEICO Commercial Accusation Makes for Good Copy but a Poor Copyright Claim Read More

Spotts Fain to Sponsor the 2014 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference Read More

Avoiding Dealer Taint for Real Estate Read More

Employer Alert – DHS Has Extended TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua Read More

Mehfoud to speak on Internal Investigations: Keys to Developing an Effective Compliance Program Read More

Davis and Fitzgerald to present at Employment Law: Virginia Comprehensive Guide Seminar Read More

Should a Lender Consider Subordinating to Conservation Easements? Read More

Employment Eligibility (Form I-9) Compliance Webinar Series - E-Verify Read More

Spotts Fain Welcomes Alex Sur to the Firm Read More

The HIPAA Honeymoon is Over Read More

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Transactions After The Safe Harbor Read More

Basics of a Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Transaction Read More

Without a Fee-Shifting Provision, Recovery of Attorney’s Fees Is Highly Unlikely in Construction Disputes Read More

Immigration Alphabet Soup for Employers Read More

Ten Spotts Fain Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2015 Read More

Washington Has Launched Attack on Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Transactions Read More

Appreciating Assets–Choose the Right Entity Read More

Obama Requires Federal Contractors to Self-Report Read More

Mortgage Strip Offs & Strip Downs in Bankruptcy – 10 Questions & Answers Read More

Mehfoud to Speak on Government Investigations at VBA Summer Meeting Read More

President Signs Executive Order on LGBT Job Discrimination Read More

What Employers Need to Know About Immigration Reform Read More

Exception to ACA Contraception Mandate for Closely-Held Businesses Read More

The Challenges of Transactions Involving Trusts or Trust Property Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Obama’s Recess Appointments, Two Years of NLRB Decisions Now in Question Read More

Conservation Easements, Look Twice and Never Leap Read More

Walking the Line Read More

Obama Promises Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination Read More

Eight Attorneys Named in Virginia Super Lawyers and Four Named in Rising Stars Read More

Supreme Court Gives Juice to Unfair Competition Claims for Deceptive Food Labeling Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Bankruptcy Courts’ Powers Read More

The IRS Has Kicked Another Hornet’s Nest Read More

2014 Legislative Update Amendments to the Virginia Code Read More

To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify? Read More

An eDiscovery Model for Success: Practice and Ethics Read More

Summer Hiring? Make Sure You Know the Rules Read More

Stairway to Heaven, Raging Bull and Sleeping On Your Rights Read More

Are You Sitting Down? Good. The Federal Government Wants To Save You Money. Read More

Minimizing Risk in the Construction Industry: Tips for Managing Employees and Administering the Project Read More

Spotts to Moderate Richmond Bar Association Panel on the 2014 Legislative Session Read More

Criminal Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know Read More

Davis to Speak on OSHA/FLSA Retaliation at Richmond Bar Association Meeting Read More

The Top Ten Contract Provisions Subcontractors Should Pay Attention To Read More

Recent Court Cases Offer Caution on Use of Celebrity Likenesses in Advertising Read More

Thoughts on Today’s Supreme Court Decisions on Fee Awards in Patent Cases Read More

The ABCs of Internal Investigations Read More

Electronic Discovery Disputes and the Case for eDiscovery Special Masters Read More

9th Circuit Weighs In On Where National Banks Are Located Read More

How Well Do You Know the Form I-9? Take Our Quiz and Find Out. Read More

Government Must Pay Company’s Attorneys’ Fees After Delay, Unreasonable Lawsuit Read More

New Court Decision Aids Creditors of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtors Read More

Counterfeit Seizures in the U.S. Surged in 2013: A Proactive Step to Protect Your Intellectual Property from Illicit Imports Read More

Bagnell, Gambardella and Turner Elected Directors of the Firm Read More

Chappell to Speak at Hot Topics in Business Bankruptcy Law Seminar Read More

Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Recovers a Record $4.3 Billion in 2013 Read More

An Alternative Loser-Pays Model for Patent Reform: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 Read More

Executive Order to Increase Overtime Eligibility Read More

How Painful Can It Get? Recent Penalties for Noncompliance with Immigration Law Read More

DHS Extends TPS for Haitians Read More

Billy Mauck to speak at Construction Lien Law in Virginia Seminar Read More

Parody or Not, “Dumb Starbucks” Highlights Differences between Copyright and Trademark Fair Use Read More

Individual Liability for Corporate Promotional Activity Read More

WHEN Should Companies Conduct an Internal Investigation? Read More

Benefit Corporations: A New Business Model for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Read More

Municipal Bonds: Good News for Community Banks Read More

Betsy Davis Presented Hot Topics in Employment Law Read More

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again Read More


FLSA - “Customarily and Regularly” Does not Mean Majority of the Time for Outside Sales Exemption Read More

Hot Employment Topics in 2014: What Your Company Needs to Know Read More

Federal Contractors Watch the Minimum Wage Read More

Virginia to Address Patent Litigation Abuse Read More

Rob Tyler Speaking at Two CLE Events Read More

The Continuing Challenge of E-Discovery: The Way Forward Read More

Pursuing and Defending Awards of Attorneys’ Fees Read More

Precautions in Signing Indemnity Agreements Read More

Back to Basics - What Employers Need to Know About Compliance with Immigration Laws Read More

Attention E-Verify Users - New Rules for 2014 Read More

Heads Up, Financial Institutions - New Guidance on the Use of Social Media Read More

Rob Tyler to Serve on Enforcement Committee of the INTA Read More

Spotts Fain Lawyers Named in the 2013 Virginia Legal Elite Read More

Active Clients Benefit Greatly from Court-Ordered Settlement Conferences Read More

Infosys Enters into Record $34 Million Settlement for Immigration-Related Violations Read More


Mauck to Speak at Construction Law Seminar Read More

Christine Mehfoud Joins Spotts Fain Read More

Hugh Fain to speak on the Ins and Outs of Depositions Read More

Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral, Part 3 Read More

New Federal Telemarketing Rules to Take Effect on October 16, 2013 Read More

Return of the Trademark Scam Read More

Parent Corporations: Mitigating Risk and Preserving Rights Read More

Mauck to Speak at Construction Litigation Seminar Read More

October 1, 2013 Deadline for Affordable Care Act Notice Read More

Firm to Sponsor The Governor's Natural Resources and Energy Law Symposium Read More

Employers Lose Companionship Exemption Read More

DOL Updates Guidance on Same Sex Marriage Following Supreme Court Ruling in Windsor Read More

Firm to Sponsor Virginia Industry Environmental Conference Read More

Domestication of Foreign Judgments Read More

E-Verify Auditing: how often, by whom, and what to audit? Read More

Don't Think You Need a Title Examination to File a Mechanic's Lien Memorandum? Read More

The Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2013 Read More

John Erbach Joins Spotts Fain's Litigation Section Read More

Mauck and McDaniel named Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Read More

Nine Spotts Fain Lawyers Included in 2014 Best Lawyers in America Read More

Hard Knock-Offs Read More

Pre-Trial Attachment: A Means of Securing Payment before Obtaining Judgment Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Commitment to Enforce Arbitration Agreements Read More

Howard Estes Joins Spotts Fain's Business Section Read More

The Importance of Accurate Jobsite Documentation Read More

Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral, Part 2 Read More

Obama Care Delayed Until 2015 Read More

Rob Tyler Joins Spotts Fain Intellectual Property Team Read More

"You Ain't From Around Here, Are you? A Step-by-Step Guide to Foreign Subpoenas, the Foreign Deposition Act, and Interstate Discovery." Read More

New Laws Relating to Solar Panels Take Effect July 1, 2013 Read More

Employers are Strictly Liable for Supervisors' Acts Read More

Beginning July 1, 2013: A New Requirement For Virginia Mechanic's Liens Read More

Spotts Fain Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers List 2013 Read More

New Worker Privacy Law Effective July 1, 2013 Read More

Quarter-Billion-Dollar Employment Verdict Carries Lessons for All Employers Read More

Five Contract Provisions to be Aware of Read More

Betsy Davis to Speak at Spring Meeting of VAPCP Read More

A More Worker-Friendly EEOC? Read More

Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral, Part 1 Read More

7th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy Read More

Brian Chase Elected Director of Firm Read More

Hospice Pays HHS $50K for PHI Breach Affecting Less Than 500 Read More

Spotts Fain Named a Go-To Law Firm 2013 Read More

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Read More

How to Name an Individual Borrower in a Financing Statement Read More

Display Your Revised FMLA Poster Today Read More

Virginia Supreme Court Offers New Insight Into The "150-Day Rule" In Mechanic's Lien Cases Read More

Tom O'Brien Spoke at the 17th Annual Advanced Real Estate Seminar Read More

Yager Spoke at 2013 University of Richmond e-Discovery Symposium Read More

Another Virginia Circuit Court Dismisses a Suit to Enforce a Mechanic's Lien Bond for Failure to Sue the Principal on the Bond Read More

UPDATE: Virginia Supreme Court Issues Game-Changing Decision in Connection with Asbestos-Related Lawsuits Read More

Supreme Court of Virginia Announces Causation Standard to Be Used in Asbestos Cases. Read More

Supervisor Personally Liable for Wrongful Termination Read More

Supreme Court of Virginia confirms that Virginia remains a “single-disease” jurisdiction for purposes of determining when a cause of action for asbestos-related injuries accrues. Read More

The Landlord's Lien: An Often Ignored Pitfall for the Secured Creditor Read More

Firm named in BTI Client Service A-Team 2012, The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance Read More

General Contractor Must Be Named as a Party to a Subcontractor's Suit to Enforce a Mechanic's Lien Bond Posted By General Contractor Read More

Good Time Keeping System Saves Employer from FLSA Liability Read More

Surety Bonds: Incorporating the Underlying Contract into the Bond May Require The Surety to Submit to Arbitration Read More

Spotts Fain Lawyers Named in 2012 Legal Elite Read More

Courteous or Chilling: NLRB Decision in Karl Knauz Motors, Inc. Read More

An Update on the New Rules Relating to Home Mortgage Claims in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Read More

Homeowner's Insurance No Longer a Potential Source of Recovery for Homeowners (and Their Contractors) in Chinese Drywall Litigation Read More

Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Lenders to Credit-Bid in Chapter 11 Read More

Be Certain That Subcontractors Are "On Board" with LEED Requirements Read More

Davis Spoke at the VAPCP Meeting Read More

Another Reminder of the Importance of Timely Notice Read More

McDaniel to speak at VSB 24th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar Read More

Seven Spotts Fain Lawyers Named by Their Peers in Best Lawyers in America Read More

Streamlining Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects - Good News for Mitigation Banking Read More

Avoiding the Risk of Paying Twice for the Same Work: the Bonded General Contractor Read More

Collecting Judgments Through the Writ of Fieri Facias Read More

Mauck appointed to AAA Construction Industry Roster of Neutrals Read More

Selected 2012 Virginia Code Amendments of Interest to Banks and Other Lending Institutions Read More

Congratulations to Our Lawyers Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Read More

Individual Shareholder Derivative Suits and Judicial Dissolution Read More

Best Value Criteria Are Not Permissible in Competitive Sealed Bidding Procurements Read More

Firm Welcomes New Associate to Litigation Section Read More

Ware Named Chair of Litigation Section Read More

Spotts Fain Welcomes 2012 Summer Associates to the Firm Read More

Meade Spotts Speaks at Terminal Properties Exchange 2012 Read More

Charging Orders: Pursuing a Debtor’s Interest in a Partnership, Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Company Read More

NBC 12 Interview with Brian Adams on ADA Access Issues Read More

Mauck Joins Spotts Fain's Litigation Section Read More

Hiring, Firing and Social Networking: Practical Advice to Avoid Litigation Read More

Hugh Fain spoke at Virginia CLE Program, Best Practices in Circuit Court Read More

Dana McDaniel Interviewed by NBC 12 Read More

Three Shareholders Join Spotts Fain's Commercial Real Estate Group Read More

Fourth Circuit Ruling affirms W.D. Va. Ruling in Favor of Employer in ADA Case Read More

Virginia Supreme Court Issues Game-Changing Decision in Connection with Asbestos-Related Lawsuits Read More

Avoid losing a Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange by paying attention to the time deadline for acquiring the Replacement Property Read More

Former US Sen. Paul Trible Conserves 508 Acres of Family Land Read More

Preservation of Evidence Read More

Jean Moreau & Associates: Two warnings to contractors on governmental projects Read More

Drafting: A Solution for the Consistently Inconsistent Use of Shall Read More

Hugh Fain Sworn in as President of Virginia Bar Association Read More

Capital One Partners with Virginia Lawyers to Help Low Income Virginians Obtain Pro Bono legal Services Read More

Hugh Fain spoke on a Panel at RBA Business Law Section Meeting Read More

Spotts Fain Welcomes New Associate Morgan Manning to the Firm Read More

Carpenter v. Commissioner: A reminder that conservation easements must be perpetual Read More

Spoliation of Evidence Read More

Sixty Seconds with Hugh Fain - Times Dispatch Metro Business Interview Read More

Court finds that homeowner’s banning contractor from jobsite provides contractor a complete defense Read More

JPML Adopts Suggestion to Cease Transfer of Future Asbestos Actions to MDL 875 Read More

Spotts Fain Lawyers Named in the 2011 Virginia Business Legal Elite Read More

Spotts Fain supports the Virginia Industry Leadership Forum Read More

Employers Can Terminate Employees Without Violating the FMLA Read More

November is Veterans Legal Services Month Read More

Firm Sponsors Virginia Conference on World Trade Read More

Spotts speaking on Lobbying 101 for Local Government Attorneys in Virginia Read More

McDaniel Named Lawyer of the Year Litigation - Intellectual Property Read More

Protecting Your Federally Registered Trademark From XXX Cybersquatting Read More

Firm sponsoring the Governor's Conference on Energy in Richmond Read More

NLRA - Posting of employee rights notice now required on Jan. 31 Read More

Moore and McCullagh to Speak at Virginia Creditors Bar Association Meeting Read More

Firm sponsors VMA 9th Annual Virginia Industry Environmental Conference Read More

NLRB Issues Notice of Employee Rights Poster Read More

Employers Must Post NLRA Rights by November 14 Read More

Spotts, Fain, Chappell and McDaniel named again this year in Best Lawyers in America Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Homeowner’s Anti-Foreclosure Suit Read More

Federal Reserve Board Issues Final Rules on the Durbin Amendment Read More

Davis to speak at Employment Law Best Practices seminar Read More

McDaniel named 2011 Best Lawyers® Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year-Richmond. Read More

Conservation Options Provide Income for Landowners, Protect Heritage Read More

Fain sworn in as President-Elect of the Virginia Bar Association Read More

Spotts Fain Lawyers Selected For Inclusion In 2011 Super Lawyers And Rising Stars Read More

Firm lawyers named among Best Lawyers in America Read More

Rothermel sworn in as President of Henrico Bar Association Read More

John Anderson spoke to CPAs Read More

Marron speaks on commercial leases Read More

Ware Invited to Serve as Member of Boyd-Graves Conference Read More

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