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2019 Virginia Proffer Law Changes: Myths Unraveled

As attorneys and self-proclaimed Proffer Professors, we were concerned by what we were hearing from the industry on the recent proffer reform. Blanket statements like, “oh, it’s just a repeal of the 2016 law” or “proffer schedules are legal now”.  In this post, we clear the air of misconceptions. Myth: The 2019 law repealed the

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Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Zelnick, Esq. to the firm.

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. (VF&N) welcomes Robert Zelnick, Esq. to the firm’s civil litigation practice group. Mr. Zelnick is a highly respected litigator with over 43 years of experience in Northern Virginia. Robert (Zel) joins VF&N as Of Counsel departing his private practice, Zelnick & Associates, P.C. located in Lakeridge, VA.  He was the

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Airbnb now adds 7% tax and gives money to cities

According to a recent article, the Virginia town of Blacksburg received $27,000 in taxes for four months of Airbnb rentals after it signed an agreement with the vacation rental company. Sounds like a win for localities, right? VF&N’s municipal attorney Martin Crim says differently. “Blacksburg is getting $6750 per month in transient occupancy taxes from

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FINDING COMMON GROUND ON PROFFER REFORM IN VIRGINIA

Since its controversial passage in 2016, Virginia’s Proffer Reform Law has continued to stir debate. Despite the rift between homebuilders and local governments over the law, efforts are underway to find common ground. Initially, opponents of the law sought either outright repeal or additional exemptions to make the law inapplicable to certain parts of the

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