Local law firm drives north for new office

In a bid to appeal to clients outside its home county of Henrico, a local law firm has opened a branch in Hanover. Bowen Ten Cardani, a two-year-old firm specializing in bankruptcy and family law, recently leased and opened 2,080 square feet at 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd. The firm’s main branch is located at 3957… Read more »

Law firm giant poaches local talent, plants flag in Richmond

As the springtime lawyer migration continues, a large international law firm has made its first push into Richmond after luring a team of attorneys from Hunton & Williams. Vinson & Elkins, a firm with 650 attorneys in 15 offices around the world, has set up shop downtown with attorneys Daniel LeBey and Chris Mangin, who bring… Read more »

McGuireWoods poaches four more from Reed Smith

A Richmond legal giant has found a fertile hunting ground within the ranks of one of its rivals. McGuireWoods on Tuesday announced another round of attorneys coming over to the firm from Reed Smith, a large law firm with offices in many of the same markets, including Richmond. William Goydan, John Lukanski and Kiran Somashekara… Read more »

Local law giant heads to Golden Gate, Steel City

Richmond’s biggest law firm is getting bigger in other markets. McGuireWoods last week announced expansions in San Francisco and Pittsburgh, where it lured a pair of experienced attorneys over from rival Reed Smith. Mary Hackett joins McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh office, while David Powell is on board to man the firm’s first office in San Francisco. Richard… Read more »

Local writer sues TV show creators for $1.5B

An Ashland resident is suing the creators of a popular television series, claiming a tale he recently published was the basis for the show. Timothy J. Levi filed a lawsuit in Richmond federal court on March 3, alleging copyright infringement against Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, who created the Fox… Read more »

Local couple pleads guilty, avoids stimulus trial

In a twist, just days before they were set to face trial in Richmond federal court, a local husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs has pleaded guilty in a case that questioned whether they abused a recession-era stimulus program. Morris and Chiroya Cephas entered guilty pleas on Feb. 24 of one count each of submitting false documents… Read more »

Cephas stimulus case set for trial

A jury will decide the fate of a pair of local entrepreneurs accused of abusing a recession-era stimulus program. A trial date is set for March 1 at the Richmond federal courthouse for Morris Cephas Sr. and Chiroya Cephas. The couple, through their defunct Southside recycling company Cephas Industries, is facing criminal charges for an… Read more »

Group of lawyers switches firms

About a quarter of a downtown firm’s attorney workforce has jumped over to a larger local company to help grow its healthcare practice.