One particular of Roanoke’s cornerstone law firms has introduced it will merge with one more founded authorized group based in Norfolk.
The new consolidated agency, to be acknowledged as Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black, will be between Virginia’s greatest, in accordance to a information launch.
“With the intent of working as a put together business as quickly as possible, business leaders are moving forward to finalize the organizational composition and execute integration plans,” the release stated, incorporating that the new team “will turn into one of Virginia’s largest law corporations with more than 130 attorneys and a complete workforce of far more than 250 people.”
Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black will have Virginia offices in Roanoke, Norfolk, Richmond, Lynchburg and Charlottesville, with supplemental locations in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Hamburg, Germany.
Woods Rogers President Daniel Summerlin, Board of Administrators Chairman Victor Cardwell and Main Money Officer Autumn Visser will retain all those titles in the new business, according to the news launch.
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Cardwell is at this time president of the Virginia Bar Association. Earlier this 12 months, the gavel was handed over to Cardwell by Vandeventer Black’s Richard Ottinger, who served as VBA president in 2021. The blended company can depend 10 legal professionals who have served as VBA president.
Now, Virginia Business ranks Woods Rogers, which has places of work in Roanoke’s Wells Fargo Tower, as No. 7 and Vandeventer Black as No. 12 of the major law companies in Virginia.
Both firms day from late 19th century in their communities.