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20
Jul
2021

New Associate Joins VF&N

Tyler J. Blaser
Associate

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of our newest associate Tyler J Blaser. His practice includes commercial real estate, business, and other complex financial transactions.

Prior to joining VF&N, Mr. Blaser worked as a business transaction and commercial litigation associate for Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC and as a clerk for the Honorable Carroll A. Weimer, Jr., the Chief Judge of the Prince William County Circuit Court. He has also clerked with the Office of the County Attorney in Prince William County and a criminal defense firm. His legal background was prefaced by his work for an IT firm as a Business Development Manager in Tysons Corner.

 

2
Jul
2021

“Virginia’s Go-To Lawyer” in Employment Law

Kristina Keech Spitler
Employment Law- Kristina Keech Spitler

Congratulations to Kristina Keech Spitler for being named as “Virginia’s Go-to Lawyer” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW). This program recognizes the top lawyers across the commonwealth in a given practice area.

A “Virginia’s Go To Lawyer” is defined as:

  • A lawyer who is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter.
  • A lawyer who is experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases and/or transactions that give testimony to the quality advice he or she can provide.
  • A lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments.
  • A lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client.

A full profile, highlighting Ms. Spitler’s achievements in Employment law, is featured on the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Site HERE.

 

18
Jun
2021

Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace: Virtual Seminar

Delving into the Weeds: How to Prepare for the Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace

Join Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. for this one hour session where she will review Virginia’s new marijuana-related legislation and explain what it means for employers.

Attendees can expect to learn about the particulars of the bills that legalized recreational marijuana and will prohibit employers from discrimination against employees that use cannabis oil for medical reasons. The session will also discuss how the new laws might impact drug testing in the workplace and what revisions may be required or otherwise suggested for employee handbooks.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 09:00 AM via zoom.

15
Jun
2021

EMPLOYMENT LAW SUMMIT 2021

Oct. 8th, 2021: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Manassas, VA

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian P.C. in collaboration with Prince William SHRM will host our 10th annual Employment Law Summit, Level up: HR as the game changer. The Summit offers an easy and affordable way to summarize and highlight the most up-to-date information employers need to know to identify issues currently impacting their workforce and organization.

Speakers will include VF&N’s very own Kristina Spitler with special guests:

Mindy Weinstein, Director of the EEOC Washington Field Office

Shernita Rochelle Parker, George Mason University Director of Organizational Development, Learning and Coaching

Mauricio Velasquez, Diversity Training Group

Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder and CEO UNMUTED

To Learn More About the Summit or to Register,

Visit Our Event Page Here


Kristina Keech Spitler

Speaker Profile:

Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq. is a shareholder at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. and has been practicing law for thirty years.  With a background as a civil litigator and former prosecutor, as well as experience with employment, business, corporate, real estate, zoning, and municipal law, Ms. Spitler uses her extensive experience and knowledge to partner with her clients to understand their legal and business needs and provide innovative solutions that are specific to each client. Ms. Spitler focuses on Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Business/Corporate Law, and Municipal Law including matters relating to hiring and firing, breach of agreements, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, disabilities and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour law), Family Medical Leave Act, and defamation. In addition, her practice includes drafting and updating handbooks and policy manuals, management and employee training, and drafting executive, independent contractor, and severance agreements.

Ms. Spitler is a highly rated speaker and trainer on the topic of Employment Law issues. In addition to speaking at conferences and conducting training sessions for businesses, she has been a featured speaker on employment law issues on WUSA Channel 9 News and has served as a resource and quoted in Workforce Management Magazine.

Ms. Spitler has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Go To Employment Lawyers” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, “Most Influential Women” and a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, and as “Legal Elite” in Labor/Employment Law from Virginia Business Magazine. She has also received the AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional achievement.

31
Mar
2021

Town of Quantico: Chesapeake Bay Preservation

Olaun A. Simmons, as legal counsel for the Town of Quantico, Virginia, recently completed a lengthy and extensive review and revision of the Town of Quantico’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan in order to achieve compliance with Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.

As a result of Mr. Simmons’s work and diligence, on March 30, 2021 the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality determined that the Town of Quantico’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act program is in compliance with the Chesapeake  Bay Preservation Act pursuant to §§ 62.1-44.15:69 and 62.1-44.15:71 and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations 9VAC25-830-260.

8
Jan
2021

Bradley Marshall, Esq. will teach CLE on the representation of mentally ill defendants in criminal cases

VF&N’s criminal defense attorney, Bradley Marshall, will co-teach CLE on the representation of mentally ill defendants in criminal cases

March 9th and March 31st, 2021

Register Here: https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=7147

The Virginia State Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct form the backdrop of any attorney-client-based interaction. In their application to handling mentally ill clients, the Rules are instructive but often difficult to apply in challenging situations that a defense counsel may face.

How to determine where the ethical line is in dealing with your mentally ill criminal client can be difficult, especially when the line itself is in as much flux as your client’s mental status.

This seminar will discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct involved in challenging scenarios like these and how to navigate these difficult situations. The presenters will discuss how to handle difficult scenarios when you have a mentally ill client, but also take you through what your ethical obligations are when dealing with a mentally ill client.

About Bradley Marshall

Bradley Marshall is an attorney at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC, in Manassas, where he leads the firm’s white collar and criminal defense section, is co-lead for their investigations section, and practices in the municipal law and civil litigation sections. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Prince William County for over a decade, where he specialized in prosecuting criminal street gang cases, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and mental health-related cases. 

Mr. Marshall recently was appointed by the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors for a four-year term to the Community Services Board, which oversees mental health and behavioral health services.  He is in his second term as President of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, is the Chairman of the Community Criminal Justice Board, and is past-President of the Prince William County Bar Association. He also serves on the Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Bench-Bar Relations and the State Bar’s renowned Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty.  Mr. Marshall is on the legal faculty at the PWC Public Safety Academy, has lectured at Northern Virginia Community College as well as George Mason University, and regularly teaches continuing legal education courses on topics such as Constitutional Law, Mental Health Ethics, Specialty Dockets, Immigration Law, and Criminal Street Gang Laws.  He is heavily involved in criminal justice reform at the local and state level, serving on the Evidence-Based Decision Making Policy Committee, as a member of the local DIVERT Committee on the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and helped establish and implement Prince William County’s Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Dockets.

Mr. Marshall received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University.  He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Prince William, received the Potomac Local “Forty Under 40” Award in 2014, the County Executive Award for 2015, was in the inaugural class of Virginia’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” in 2016, and received the 2017 Prince William County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award.

22
Dec
2020

VF&N is Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia!

VF&N is Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia!

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is honored to be named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2020 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The final rankings will be announced on January 29, 2021.

About VF&N

The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian, P.C. (VF&N) provides legal solutions for businesses, local governments, and individuals. With 30 years of history in Northern Virginia and a full suite of legal services, VF&N’s footprint can be seen throughout the region from mix-use developments to large commercial projects, trademarking some of Virginia Wines’ most recognizable names, and hosting one of Virginia’s largest annual employment law summit.

The firm has produced a highly active group of leaders that have, and will continue to make, significant contributions to their community. VF&N boasts several industry and community leaders, including Brett Callahan, President of the Center of the Arts of Greater Manassas; Martin Crim, Board Member of the Matthews Center for Visual Learning; Michael Vanderpool, Past-President of the Manassas Rotary Foundation; Kristina Spitler, Prince William County Bar Association’s Past-President; Bradley Marshall, Past Board Member SERVE Emergency Shelter; and three past chairmen of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.

VF&N also acknowledges the importance of a healthy work life balance by providing a flexible work model. The firm is comprised of part-time staff with young children or aging family members at home, retirees staying active in their field while offering decades of experience as Of Counsel, and attorneys working from remote locations to better serve their clients. VF&N endorses smart firm growth and collaboration, not aggressive hiring and business development practices.

This award reflects VF&N’s genuine interest in their client’s outcomes and the community they serve. VF&N hires staff with like-minded values and promotes a balance between service, work, and fun.

11
Dec
2020

“Go-To Lawyer” in Business Law

Congratulations to Michael Vanderpool for being named as a “Go-to Lawyer” in Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW). This program recognizes the top lawyers across the commonwealth in a given practice area, and the first field of practice is business law.

A “Go To Lawyer” is defined as:

  • A lawyer who is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter.
  • A lawyer who is experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases and/or transactions that give testimony to the quality advice he or she can provide.
  • A lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments.
  • A lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client.

A full profile, highlighting Mr. Vanderpool’s achievements in business law, is featured on the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Site HERE.

1
Dec
2020

2020 Virginia Business Legal Elite

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been recognized by the Virginia Business Magazine as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” within their various practice categories. We are extremely honored to celebrate their continued success and exceptional work!

26
Aug
2020

EMPLOYMENT LAW SUMMIT 2020

EMPLOYMENT LAW SUMMIT 2020

Oct. 9th, 2020: 8:30 am- 1:00 pm

If you enjoyed our 2020 Legislative Update and Business Continuity Resources COVID Series, this event will not disappoint!

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian P.C in collaboration with Prince William SHRM will host our 9th annual Employment Law Summit, Moving Forward Together. The Summit offers an easy and affordable way to summarize and highlight the most up-to-date information employers need to know to identify issues currently impacting their workforce and organization.

Due to the restrictions, this year’s summit will be held virtually. Speakers will include VF&N’s very own Kristina Keech Spitler and special guest Peter Robb, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

To Learn More About the Summit or to Register,

Visit Our Event Page Here


Kristina Keech Spitler

Speaker Profile:

Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq. is a shareholder at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. and has been practicing law for thirty years.  With a background as a civil litigator and former prosecutor, as well as experience with employment, business, corporate, real estate, zoning, and municipal law, Ms. Spitler uses her extensive experience and knowledge to partner with her clients to understand their legal and business needs and provide innovative solutions that are specific to each client. Ms. Spitler focuses on Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Business/Corporate Law, and Municipal Law including matters relating to hiring and firing, breach of agreements, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, disabilities and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour law), Family Medical Leave Act, and defamation. In addition, her practice includes drafting and updating handbooks and policy manuals, management and employee training, and drafting executive, independent contractor, and severance agreements.

Ms. Spitler is a highly rated speaker and trainer on the topic of Employment Law issues. In addition to speaking at conferences and conducting training sessions for businesses, she has been a featured speaker on employment law issues on WUSA Channel 9 News and has served as a resource and quoted in Workforce Management Magazine.

Ms. Spitler has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Most Influential Women” and a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, and as “Legal Elite” in Labor/Employment Law from Virginia Business Magazine. She has also received the AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional achievement.