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Melissa Cupp of VF&N Appointed to Fauquier J&DR Bench

March 7 , 2017 Amy Loizou

The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian wishes to congratulate Melissa N. Cupp, of-counsel attorney at VF&N,  on being appointed Fauquier’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judge. On Thursday, February 23rd, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected Melissa to a six year term on the bench.This is the first time a woman will serve

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VF&N Wins Prestigious “Business Excellence Award”

March 1 , 2017 Amy Loizou

The law firm of VF&N is proud and honored to have received the Business Excellence Award from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. VF&N was nominated in the Business Excellence Award category for large businesses, and were awarded this honor during the Chamber Business Awards banquet, held February 28, 2017 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in

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What if your pet outlives you?

February 15 , 2017 Amy Loizou

Many people assume they will outlive their pets since humans have longer life spans. But what if you become incapacitated or die first? What happens to your beloved dog or cat? If you have an informal promise from a friend or family member to take your pet in, be aware that person may be unwilling or unable to honor the promise.

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VF&N Attorney Martin Crim Announced as New Middleburg Town Attorney

February 14 , 2017 Amy Loizou

PRINCE WILLIAM, VA — The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is pleased to announce that its shareholder Martin Crim has been appointed Town Attorney for the town of Middleburg. Middleburg’s former town attorney Angela Plowman gave notice of her intent to resign in December of 2016 after having served almost five years.

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January 19 , 2017 Amy Loizou

January 19, 2017, Manassas, VA – Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian partnered with Matrix Computer Consulting to give a presentation on Cyber Security from a technological standpoint as well as a legal approach. Business owners from the area gathered at Okra’s Cajun Creole to enjoy breakfast and learn more about how cyber security can have a

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Handbook Horror Stories

November 23 , 2016 Amy Loizou
We invite you to join our live webinar! December 9, 2016 1:00-2:00 P.M. EST Your company's generic or outdated employee handbook could put your business in danger of becoming another handbook horror story! When it comes to Employee Handbooks and each of the many policies contained in them, there are a multitude of laws, regulations, and [...]

2016 Virginia Business “Legal Elite” Attorneys

October 30 , 2016 Amy Loizou

Seven of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian’s Attorneys Named Virginia Business’ “Legal Elite” Manassas, Fredericksburg & Lakeridge VA, October 30, 2016—Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is proud to announce that seven of its attorneys have been recognized by the Virginia Business Magazine as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite”. These extraordinary attorneys are chosen based off of

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Leaders In The Law: Kristina Spitler and Brett Callahan

October 29 , 2016 Amy Loizou

Manassas, Fredericksburg & Lakeridge VA, October 29, 2016— On October 29, Virginia Lawyers Weekly hosted an awards ceremony honoring several lawyers who have made significant accomplishments or achievements in their field, and two of these outstanding attorneys were our very own Kristina Keech Spitler, and Brett Callahan! The Leaders in the Law awards are given to

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Martin Crim Awarded 2016 Special Project Award

October 28 , 2016 Amy Loizou

Manassas, Fredericksburg & Lakeridge VA, October 28, 2016-The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian would like to congratulate Martin R. Crim, of VF&N and the Manassas City Attorney’s Office on the honor of receiving the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia 2016 Special Project Award. According to the press release posted by The Local Government

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5th Annual Employment Law Summit

October 18 , 2016 Amy Loizou

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian together with Prince William SHRM hosted their 5th Annual Employment Law Summit on October 14, 2016, and with nearly 200 attendees, it was a wonderful success! Two of our VF&N attorneys, Kristina Spitler and Brendan Cassidy, presented at the event, as well as EEOC Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic, Michael Douglas Scott

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“The Loving Story” Screening Event

September 22 , 2016 Amy Loizou

On the evening of September 20, 2016, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian had the honor of sponsoring a historic event where the Old Dominion Bar Association, the Prince William County Bar Association, and the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association came together to present a screening of the documentary “The Loving Story”. The

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VF&N Welcomes Olaun A. Simmons-Municipal Practice

September 2 , 2016 Amy Loizou

MANASSAS—September 2, 2016—Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. announced today that Olaun A. Simmons has joined the firm as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Manassas in its Municipal practice. Simmons brings more than ten years of experience in the Commonwealth where he worked with clients in a broad range of matters while practicing

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Brett Callahan Honored As One Of Virginia’s “Up And Coming”

August 29 , 2016 Amy Loizou

We’re proud to announce that our own Brett Callahan has been honored by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Magazine with the nomination of one of Virginia’s “Up and Coming Lawyers”. This award is presented to legal practitioners who are being recognized for establishing a name for themselves in the field of law as well as their community. This

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Kristina Spitler Honored As One Of The “Leaders In The Law”

August 29 , 2016 Amy Loizou

We’re thrilled to announce that our own Kristina Keech Spitler has been selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Media’s “Leaders in the Law” for 2016. This award honors lawyers who are setting a high standard of excellence in the legal field, especially for other lawyers with the Leaders in the Law awards program. Attorneys are recognized

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Leadership Prince William Honors Brett Callahan with Graduate Certificate

June 2 , 2016 Amy Loizou

Manassas, VA – On June 2, 2016, Leadership Prince William awarded Brett Callahan with the certificate of completion of the Leadership Prince William Class of 2016! Leadership Prince William hosts an annual class, comprised of leaders from the business, public and non-profit sectors of the Greater Prince William area. Class members spent ten months learning,

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Setting the Stage: The Theater of Court

April 20 , 2016 Amy Loizou

For many attorneys, the intensity of the court room can add an extra stress factor to an already overwhelming profession. How each person handles the burdens of work is unique to them, but for Robert Beard of Vanderpool, Frostick, & Nishanian, it comes by way of a unique transformation: from lawyer to thespian. Robert Beard

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Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian Named One of VA’s Largest Law Firms

April 18 , 2016 Amy Loizou

For Immediate Release: Manassas, VA. — In their most recent issue, “Virginia Lawyers Weekly” named Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian one of Virginia’s largest law firms. The “Largest Law Firms” survey, which has been conducted since 1989, gives an overview of the 75 largest law firms within the commonwealth of Virginia, and is judged based upon the number of partners, associates, of-counsel members and office

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Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards

March 11 , 2016 Amy Loizou

A night of celebration took place when Prince William County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Business Awards on February 25, 2016. The evening’s event was held at the beautiful Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA and featured a brand new legacy award! Each year, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards recognizes nominees for excellence

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VF&N 2015 VA Legal Elite Winners

November 30 , 2015 Amy Loizou

Seven of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian’s Attorneys Named Virginia Business’ “Legal Elite”!  Manassas, Fredericksburg & Lakeridge VA, Nov 30, 2015—Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is proud to announce that seven of its attorneys have been recognized by the Virginia Business Magazine as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite”. These extraordinary attorneys are chosen based off of

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VF&N to Host Fourth Annual Employment Law Summit

July 24 , 2015 Kris Spitler

As a human resource professional, business owner, executive, manager or administrative personnel tasked with dealing with HR issues, you need to be on top of the recent developments in employment law that may impact your business. Being informed will help you avoid costly litigation. This Summit is designed to provide you the information you need

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Event on October 28, 2014 – VFN Hosts Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

October 24 , 2014 Randy Frostick

More details and to register: http://events.pwchamber.org/sbaweb/events/events.asp?details=true&cale_id=1145&month=10/24/2014 Join us at the offices of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC in Old Town Manassas for a complimentary networking event featuring hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. RSVP requested.

Event on October 3, 2014: Third Annual Employment Law Summit

August 1 , 2014 Kris Spitler

THIRD ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SUMMIT Jointly presented by VANDERPOOL, FROSTICK & NISHANIAN, PC and PRINCE WILLIAM SHRM, INC. Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Community Partner Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continental Event Center 9705 Liberia Avenue Manassas, Virginia 20110 As a business owner, executive, employee supervisor or human resources professional, you

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VF&N Is proud to be Leadership Sponsor of Prince William Chamber Annual Legislative Wrap-Up

May 9 , 2014 Randy Frostick

VF&N is proud to be a Leadership Sponsor of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Wrap-Up being held on May 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at the Old Hickory Golf Club. During this event, Virginia Senators and Delegates will discuss legislation during the 2013 General Assembly session.

Why Every Business Needs A Buy-Sell Agreement

May 9 , 2014 Mike Vanderpool

BUY-SELL AGREEMENTS              In today’s business climate, businesses cannot afford to make mistakes.  Yet there is one legal mistake that many small and medium-size businesses often make – they don’t have a buy-sell agreement in place.  This can create several big issues.  For example, without an agreement in place, a business owner may wake up

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Three Legal Documents Every Business Person Needs

May 9 , 2014 Mike Vanderpool

1. A “Business Savvy” Will Business men and women have very specialized needs when it comes to wills and estate planning.  We provide advice that integrates business and personal concerns and desires. 2. A “Don’t Steal My Business” Non-Compete Agreement Employee loyalty is not what it used to be and today’s business information is mobile.  This can create

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VF&N Manassas Sponsor for the Chamber State of Prince William

January 29 , 2014 Randy Frostick

VF&N Manassas Sponsor for the Chamber State of Prince William VF&N is proud to be the Manassas Partner Sponsor for the State of Prince William luncheon hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce on February 13, 2014, at the Continental Event Center in Manassas.  You can find out more about the luncheon and register

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VF&N 2013 Legal Elite Winners

October 21 , 2013 Randy Frostick

VF&N congratulates its 2013 Legal Elite Winners, Michael R. Vanderpool – Business Law; Randolph D. Frostick – Civil Litigation and Christopher M. Collins – Intellectual Property.