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31
Oct
2019

Blast From The Past- 2002 VF&N Building Ground Breaking

February 12th, 2002

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.  groundbreaking ceremony of the current VF&N building in Old Town Manassas. Brought to you by the magic of VHS conversion.

Mr. Vanderpool speaks to the vision he had for his firm and surrounding community.

Paraphrased:

Today represents an intersection of two different visions; my vision to create a top-notch law firm for businesses and residents of this area and, about that same time, Historic Manassas inc had a vision of what old town could become…. All those things we hoped would happen in old town Manassas have happened.

And with good attorneys like Rick and Randy and all the attorneys of the firm, we have been able to begin the process of growing the law firm that we are very proud of. We look forward to being a big participant in the city of Manassas.


Fast forward 18 years and it would seem the attorneys of VF&N have kept that vision alive.

2006- Arthur Sinclair Award from the Prince William County Bar Association

2007- Community Outreach Award from the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce

2008- Loy E. Harris Award from the City of Manassas for service to the community

2009- Name one of Virginia’s largest law firms by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

2017- Prince William Chamber Business Excellence Award

2019- Leadership Prince William Vision Award

17
Oct
2019

Avoiding Litigation: Free Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Centerfuse in Manassas

Join VF&N’s litigation attorney Brett Callahan as she presents at the Oct. YPNOVA Success Series Seminar: Avoiding Litigation.

Ms. Callahan will cover common mistakes businesses make that can lead to or increase the risk of litigation related to contracts, real estate, employment, intellectual property, business formation, and compliance.

Open to the public, YPNOVA membership not required.

25
Sep
2019

Four VF&N attorneys rated AV Preeminent®

Congratulations to our team of AV Preeminent® attorneys Randolph Frostick, Olaun Simmons, Michael Vanderpool & Kristina Keech Spitler! AV Preeminent® is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional achievement, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services.

The process of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ has been the gold standard in the rating of attorneys’ legal ability and high ethical standards for more than 100 years. One of the reasons this award is such an honor is that it is only bestowed on a select few, about 10% of all attorneys. Because of this, it is a designation that can be trusted by clients and those who need to refer clients for other legal services.

For more info visit: https://www.martindale.com/ratings

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