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14
May
2019

Book Smarts…VF&N attorney, textbook contributor

Pictured above: VF&N land use and zoning attorney, Karen Cohen, with legendary engineer, Sid Dewberry, PE, LS, Chairman Emeritus, Dewberry, Kat Grimsley, Director of the MS Real Estate Development program at George Mason University, and the team of book contributors, celebrating the publication of the third in a series of land development books by industry-leading design firm, Dewberry. 

Development of the Built Environment: From Site Acquisition to Project Completion is a textbook that explores the entire development process from an applied perspective to provide architects, civil engineers, and other team members with an understanding of the context in which real estate development occurs.  Karen, fellow alumnae of the Mason Masters of Real Estate Development (MRED) program, and others, were contributors and advisors.

30
Apr
2019

Congratulations to Michael Vanderpool, recipient of the 2019 Leadership Prince William Vision Award

Michael Vanderpool, Esq., founder of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. (VF&N) and a highly regarded community leader, will receive the 2019 Leadership Prince William Vision Award. This award honors an individual in Prince William County whose innovative, strategic or bold leadership has had a positive and significant impact on the community. Past award recipients have included Virginia Senator Charles J. Colgan and Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO of Youth for Tomorrow.

Mr. Vanderpool’s commitment to service and passion for developing future leaders is best showcased through his legacy at VF&N.  Founded on these very principles, Mr. Vanderpool encouraged a company culture rich in civic duty and leadership. The firm, located in Manassas and recently named one of Virginia’s largest law firms, 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 Kristina Spitler, Prince William County Bar Association’s President; Brett Callahan, President-Elect of the Center of the Arts of Greater Manassas; Karen Cohen, Chair, NAIOP Government Relations Prince William Subcommittee; three past chairmen of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce; and several graduates of the Leadership Prince William program.

Leading by example, Michael Vanderpool has been a community advocate since he moved to Manassas in 1975.  He has contributed to the community in several areas, including his work to initiate construction of the Route 234 Bypass and the Freedom Center.  He was the founding Chairman of the Manassas Education Foundation and the Hylton Performing Arts Center for several years and represented the local community while serving on the Board of the United Way of the National Capital Area. He served as a Trustee of the George Mason University Foundation and as Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Prince William Health System. Most recently, he served as President of the Manassas Rotary Club and is the current President of the Manassas Rotary Foundation.

Mr. Michael Vanderpool is a leader in business, a leader in the community and a leader of people.

3
Apr
2019

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

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 recipient of the Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism award in 2017, is a former president of the Prince William County Bar Association and serves as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Prince William County Circuit Court.

Known for his integrity, quality of work, and community leadership, attorney Robert Zelnick is a notable addition to the Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. team.

About Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is a law firm located in Manassas, VA. Established in 1986, we have served clients for over 30 years in business law, commercial real estate, litigation, lending, IP, employment law, land use and zoning, and municipal law.

To learn more about Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C., visit our about us page.

27
Dec
2018

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 Commonwealth. However, recent efforts have instead focused on reforming the Proffer Reform law.

This published article, co-authored by VF&N Attorneys Michael R. Vanderpool and Karen L. Cohen, highlights some of the key concerns voiced by both opponents and supporters of the law, and evaluates what types of legislative changes may be appropriate in light of common law and constitutional limitations.

Download Full Report: Proffer Reform in Virginia

6
Dec
2018

7 VF&N ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS LEGAL ELITE

Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian, P.C. congratulates our lawyers recognized as 2018 Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite in the following practice areas:

Business Law– V. Rick Nishanian

Litigation– Randolph Frostick

Commercial Real Estate– Karen Cohen

Intellectual Property– Christopher Collins

Labor and Employment– Kristina Spitler

Estate and Trust– David Wilks

Young Lawyer (under 40) – Brett Callahan

17
Sep
2018

VF&N Announces the Formation of Technology Subcontractors & Suppliers Legal Team

cleanroom construction infographicIn response to recent tech industry expansions and the resulting attraction of technology subcontractors and suppliers to the area, Vanderpool, Frostick, and Nishanian, P.C. (VF&N) announces the formation of its Technology Subcontractors and Suppliers Legal Team to support the needs of this industry.

With stringent work requirements such as clean room construction, specialized semiconductor materials and ultrapure water suppliers, tech and manufacturing subcontractors and suppliers are highly specialized vendors. When relocating or preparing to do business in Northern Virginia, technology subcontractors and suppliers need local legal counsel to help navigate the regulatory landscape in the area.

“Being located just miles from microchip fabrication plants, aerostructures companies, and other high-tech businesses, VF&N saw a need for a legal team to provide services tailored to the tech industry’s subcontractors and suppliers,” said Randolph Frostick, Esq. President of Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian P.C. “What sets VF&N attorneys apart is their knowledge of local and state laws, and their experience  in responding to the challenges that  subcontractors face, whether they are currently located in or relocating to our region.”

About Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.

Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian, P.C has been serving the business community in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas for over thirty years and is keenly focused on providing innovative solutions for our client’s legal needs. VF&N provides solutions from lawyers you trust.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name – Randolph D. Frostick
Phone #: 703-369-4738
Email: rfrostick@vfnlaw.com
Website: TechContractorLaw.com
16
Aug
2018

7th Annual Employment Law & HR Summit

Vanderpool, Frostick, & Nishanian, P.C. together with Prince William SHRM, Inc. are pleased to invite you to attend the 7th Annual Employment Law & HR Summit. XPLORE HR: Navigating the Road Ahead

October 12, 2018 ~ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Foxchase Manor, 8310 Chatsworth Drive, Manassas, VA 20109

Being informed about changes in the law on managing and paying employees is critical to your business. We encourage business owners, C-level executives, human resource and administrative personnel, managers/supervisors and in-house counsel who may benefit from education or updates on employment law issues to attend. The programing is approved for 6 HRCI (3 General/3 Business) & 6 SHRM PD Hours and is designed to be engaging and useful. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Kris Spitler, Esq. will cover hot topics in employment law focusing on recent significant court decisions, new laws and regulations, and other legal trends that your business needs to know now. She will also be participating in a presentation, along with Mindy E. Weinstein, Esq, the Acting Director EEOC Washington Field Office,  where she will discuss successfully addressing sexual discrimination risks in today’s changing cultural landscape, and reducing the potential liability for your business.

We are also pleased to announce that Christopher D. Silva, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of Labor/Wage & Hour Division, will speak on FLSA exemptions, wage deductions, independent contractor classifications, overtime requirements, and minimum wage issues.

For additional information on the other topics, speakers, and online registration  CLICK HERE

13
Jun
2018

VF&N Celebrates the Achievements of Local Youth

VF&N’s attorneys Martin Crim, Neal Knudsen, and Kris Spitler, in conjunction with the Prince William County Bar Association and the amazing social services teams of Manassas City and Manassas Park, joined together to celebrate the achievements of local youth who have come in contact with the Prince William County juvenile justice system. These young adults have achieved academic and social progress in spite of tremendous odds against them. Congratulation to all the scholarship and award winners at this year’s Beat the Odds ® Program.

“The name of the program says it all.  Most of the young people involved with the juvenile justice system enter life, and go through childhood, with few of the advantages that most of us take for granted.  I greatly admire the demonstrated determination of the recipients, despite the odds.  I disagreed with one young lady’s remarks.  She thanked the people who ‘made her a success.’ She may have had help along the way, but she deserves all the credit for her own success.”  Neal T. Knudsen, Esq. Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC

Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian, P.C. may be synonymous with doing business but what you may not know is that we also have a bustling social services team. Our team serves the Departments of Social Services for the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the counties of Spotsylvania, Warren, and Fauquier, and Culpeper.

3
May
2018

May 15th: Corporate Leadership Strategies for Combating Sexual Harassment

Join our very own Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq. and special guest, Mindy Weinstein, Acting Director of the EEOC Washington Field Office for a lively presentation for CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Officers and other leaders in your business on: “Combating Sexual Harassment: Corporate Leadership Strategies”

Ms. Spitler and Ms. Weinstein will identify sexual discrimination risks in today’s changing cultural landscape and why being a good leader of your Company includes correctly identifying and addressing sexual harassment and discrimination in your workplace. Eight specific strategies will be provided to leaders for combating sexual discrimination and reducing the risk for your business. Open and lively discussion, questions and sharing your experiences and challenges are encouraged. The Acting Director of the EEOC Washington Field Office, Mindy Weinstein, an experienced employment attorney, Kristina Keech Spitler will address best practices. Light breakfast included. No cost, registration required.

When: May 15, 2018 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Westfields Center
Greens 1 Building
15049 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
1st Floor Auditorium

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

20
Feb
2018

Michael Vanderpool nominated for Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award

We are proud to announce that Michael Vanderpool has been nominated by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce for the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award. This award, named for Virginia’s longest-serving statesman, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership within their organization and the community at large. They are innovative, team players, and advocates for their community.

In addition to establishing Vanderpool, Frostick, & Nishanian, P.C., Michael has been a founding member and leader of several institutions including the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the Manassas Education Foundation, the Freedom Center, the 234 Bypass Forum and I-66 Partnership, the Manassas Business Council, and other key organizations in the community. He has also been a leader of established organizations such as the Manassas Rotary Club, the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees, the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business Advisory Board, Prince William Health Center, and others. In addition to bringing his values of community and excellence into each of his roles, Michael uses his legal expertise and leadership experience to help others continue his by volunteering as general counsel for non-profits and mentoring non-profit boards and CEOs. To learn more about Michael’s contributions to the community, visit our Attorneys page

Michael’s vision has been to elevate Prince William County as an economic and cultural center in Virginia, reaping the benefits of our proximity to DC while embracing the unique and historic value of our county. He has dedicated his career towards bettering the community for everyone, and we are very proud for him to be recognized by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award.