The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian was pleased to host the Prince William Chapter of the VWAA for their VWAA Fall Crawl on September 13, 2017. This exciting networking event was jointly presented by VF&N, Bristle & Yi, PPLC, The Reed Law Firm, PPLC and Morisi Associates, PPLC.
The Fall Crawl began following the Prince William Chapter of the VWAA meeting, with savory food and drinks served in the office of VF&N, followed by desserts and drinks at Bristle & Yi, PPLC, The Reed Law Firm, PPLC and Morisi Associates, PPLC. The event was a great success and attorneys from all over Prince William gathered together to network, enjoy good food, drinks and friendship. We hope to host more events like this in the future as we believe that bringing the community together forms exceptional professional relationships and partnerships, allowing the community to thrive!
Prince William Law Firm, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. hosts free seminar on Religious Institutions and the Law. September 28th, 2017.
Manassas, VA, August 31, 2017– The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is hosting a free seminar September 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center, on the topic of Religious Institutions and the Law. This seminar is specifically designed for leaders and administers of religious institutions who understand the need to prevent damaging legal liability.
Attendees will hear about topics regarding recent Supreme Court cases, corporate governance, real estate purchases, sales and leases, building, zoning, land use and more. “Religious Institutions face a number of potential legal challenges, but in my experience, they are often unaware of these problems until an issue arises” says Michael Vanderpool of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian. “Our firm has handled cases for numerous religious institutions, so we’re very familiar with what needs to be done to protect and prevent legal liability within an institution.”
Michael Vanderpool, Rick Nishanian, and Karen Cohen, attorneys at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian will be covering topics in which they have a unique expertise and experience, giving attendees the tools and knowledge they need to improve the security of their religious institution. The firm has represented many religious institutions in cases regarding leases, real estate tax issues, loans and financing, child protection policies, employment issues, real estate purchaser and seller, and zoning issues.
About Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. has assisted clients with their legal needs for nearly thirty years. We are keenly focused on providing innovative solutions for religious institutions, businesses, individuals and municipalities. With twelve different practice areas, and a deep understanding of each, our legal professionals are equipped to handle our client’s most complex cases.
MANASSAS —For most business owners, litigation is a very real threat which can be time consuming, stressful and expensive. It was Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian’s pleasure to have Prince William Civil Litigation attorney Randy Frostick hold a presentation on doing business in a litigious world with an emphasis on how to avoid litigation.
The seminar was hosted at Ceterfuse in Manassas, Virginia and was attended by local business owners who were eager to gain some tools and knowledge for handling litigation. Randy discussed what businesses should do after being served with a lawsuit, and detailed the importance of consulting an attorney immediately, as well as avoiding reliance on internet sources for their legal advise. He also discussed topics such as:
The importance of appropriate liability insurance
Ways to determine whether a settlement offer is too good to be true
The dangers of settling for a “good deal”
Protecting intellectual property as well as data on company technology
Reading through contracts carefully before signing
An an experienced trial attorney, Randy has extensive experience with civil litigation in Manassas, Prince William, and Northern Virginia and encourages business owners to have a plan of action for the possibility of a lawsuit.
On Wednesday, representatives from the City of Manassas came together with Governor Terry McAuliffe and Buchanan Partners to announce the receipt of grants permitting the construction of a new brewery and restaurant in the commercial development of the Gateway Center, now known as The Landing at Cannon Branch. The attorneys at VF&N are pleased to have represented the City of Manassas Economic Development Authority regarding the legal work necessary for the development of The Landing at Cannon Branch and the proceedings moving forward.
The Landing at Cannon Branch is a 40 acre, $250 million-dollar mixed used development which will house, not only the brewery, but hotels, retail, offices, restaurants and over 270 new homes, aiding in the community’s economic growth and engagement. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that 66 new jobs will be created in the City of Manassas due to the placement of the brewery.
The City of Manassas has been marketing the Gateway property for twenty years, waiting on the best project and development partners to collaborate and make it into a unique place that residents of the locality and businesses can benefit from.
Buchanan Partners is working as the master developer of the project, while Stanley Martin will be developing a component in the residential side of the property. The location will also feature hotels, restaurants, and other commercial developments. As the attorney’s overseeing the City of Manassas developments for this project, we look forward to seeing what’s in store for this site.
Manassas, VA, August 17, 2017– The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian wishes to congratulate Prince William municipal law attorney Olaun Simmons of VF&N on being selected as one of Leadership Prince William’s Class of 2018. Olaun joins other VF&N alumni Kristina Keech Spitler, Gail Prentiss and Brett Callahan.
Leadership Prince William is a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire and engage leadership who wish to make a difference in the Greater Prince William area. VF&N believes that Olaun’s already impressive leadership skills will only grow during this program which is in its eight year. We are thrilled for his achievements and are proud to call him an attorney of Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian.
On June 28, 2017, Manassas Litigation Attorney Brett A. Callahan, an attorney at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. became the sitting president of the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
Brett has been deeply involved and passionate about the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA) for the past several years. During her time as a member and as President-Elect, Brett has helped to orchestrate numerous important community events, including the award winning event “The Loving Story Documentary Screening”, which was hosted in part by the Prince William Chapter of the VWAA in 2016. We are certain that Brett will continue to bring a level of excellence and dedication to her new role as President of the Prince William VWAA, and she hopes to continue their good work within the community of female attorneys.
The Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA) has a mission to assist women attorneys in developing their practice areas and achieving their full potential. This is done by implementing networking events where other attorneys can build each other up and form meaningful and valued connections. The Prince William Chapter, of which Brett is the new president, offers Continuing Legal Education, and membership is open to all lawyers, but first year lawyers and judges are free.
Manassas Business Attorney Michael Vanderpool is not only an attorney, but also an adjunct Professor at the George Mason University School of Business where he teaches the Real Estate Entrepreneurship Masters Program. The law firm of VF&N is proud to say that Michael was awarded the George Mason Faculty of the Year for the Master of Science in Real Estate Development.
Michael’s skill as an attorney translates into his teaching in the classroom and he has provided students with an expert knowledge of business and real estate law for the past several years. The law firm of VF&N is extremely proud of Mike for all that he does for VF&N as well as for the up and coming students at George Mason University.
LGA Spring Conference, April 2017- Martin Crim of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian was one three specialists on a panel discussing social services safety plans. Martin spoke on the topic of the development of future plans that would allow for the government to implement safety precautions and strategies to prevent children from being removed from their current homes, causing less trauma and strain in abusive situations.
During the LGA conference, attending attorneys are asked to review the speakers and rate them on several aspects of their presentation, from the relevance of the content, to the way it was presented, from the length, to how interesting it actually was to listen to. Martin Crim recently received his scores back for the event, and he received the highest scores possible from each attorney present, a 4.0 out of 4.0. This accomplishment is unique and unusual, as receiving perfect feedback from each attendee is extremely rare. This just speaks to the talent, knowledge and expertise that Martin Crim displays in his presentations and through all of the aspects of his work. For other peers to acknowledge this achievement is an honor, and we’re thrilled to have attorneys like Martin on our VF&N team!
On Tuesday April 4, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted a half day event entitled “Powerful Partnerships” at the Manassas Park Community Center. VF&N Manassas attorneysKristina Keech Spitler and Karen Cohen were asked to serve as panelists and speakers, touching on the legal considerations for powerful partnerships. The event focused on developing powerful and strategic partnerships within the community and within businesses, providing tools for attendees to learn how to work together in cooperation for the greater good. Kris and Karen kicked it off with the first session of the day, covering topics like “Running Your Organization & HR Pitfalls”, as well as “How to Stay Legal”. They provided attendees with insight on how to keep an organization up and running, the importance of having partnerships in place that help fill the gaps during transitions, and strategies to build and grow a board.
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 in this position in Fauquier, and we are thrilled and proud of Melissa for her great accomplishment and her dedication to helping children and families over the years.
Melissa will succeed Jonathan S. Lynn who retired from the bench in February after serving for nearly six years, and she will handle cases in Fauquier and Rappahannock courts. Prior to her appointed judgeship, Melissa has been an of-counsel attorney at VF&N, and has devoted much of her professional life to representing social services departments in cases of adoption, removal of endangered children from their homes, foster care and termination of parental rights, while also representing adults with severe disabilities who have been abused or neglected. Melissa has always had a soft spot for helping people, especially families and children, and she views this new judgeship as an opportunity to serve families in a different way.
“Melissa will be a wonderful judge and I have no doubt that she will serve the community of Fauquier well” says Michael Vanderpool, managing shareholder of VF&N.
Although we will miss having her at our firm, we know that she will bring a level of excellence to the bench and we are proud to have her in our VF&N family. Melissa will be sworn in mid-June and begin her judgeship on July 1, 2017.
"I have enjoyed a long term relationship with Mike and his team. Since I relocated to this area 30 years ago we have worked together on many successful projects thanks to him and his team’s skill & ability to get projects approved. I have always found them to be very professional, informed as to the issues relating to my projects and prepared when it came to presentations to boards, planning commissions and councils. They work well with the other outside professionals on my team and Mike is truly a team player. I highly recommend his firm and am convinced there are projects I would not have completed without their involvement."
Ron Skarke-7-11 Inc.
"For over 20 years I have worked with Mike Vanderpool and the other lawyers and staff at VF&N. VF&N’s ability to listen, followed by their attention to detail creates an atmosphere where you feel as if you are their only client."
Ray McCue, MD
"VF&N has been an integral part of our professional line up for the past seven years. When it comes down to litigation, I want no one else but Randy Frostick on my team. His legal knowledge and skills are superb and his actions on our behalf are bold, determined and effective."
Dan Wight - President, Mid Atlantic Construction Group
"I’ve worked with the team at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian for over seven years and have always found them to be honest and reliable. I like the fact that they are local and have deep community roots, I feel that this has benefited my business because they have the power to call in a favor in order to speed something along. Their timeliness is something I greatly appreciate. I wouldn’t hire another firm for my business, I will always go with VF&N."