Firm News

Augusta Bar Association honors Ron Denney for community service.

March 21, 2016

The Augusta Bar Association announced that it had awarded Ron Denney with the Charles P. “Chuck” Ajemian Humanitarian Award for 2016. The Bar established this award in recognition of the worthy contributions made to the local community by the late Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney, Chuck Ajemian, and bestows it upon members of the Bar who demonstrate commendable community service. In presenting the award on behalf of the Bar, prior recipient Thomas P. Bell, E ...  Read more ›

Va. Supreme Court denies writ, preserving estate litigation result.

October 21, 2015

By declining to issue a writ of certiorari to the appeal filed in Walden v. Akers, Record No. 150861, the Virginia Supreme Court effectively affirmed the favorable outcome in an estate case decided by the Nelson County Circuit Court.  The question raised in the petition for an appeal involved whether certain assets were properly excluded from a decedent’s estate.  “This case dealt with the distinction between executed and executory provisions of a marit ...  Read more ›

Prepared for real estate changes.

On August 1, 2015, the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rules announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will go into effect. The attorneys and real estate staff at Franklin, Denney, Ward & Dryer are taking steps to make sure that they are prepared for these regulatory changes. By implementing training programs, software upgrades, and best practices guidelines, the Firm will continue to be able to provide the same level of expert residential and commercial real estate ser ...  Read more ›

Firm appointed as Special Counsel to VDOT.

Virginia's Office of the Attorney General has appointed Franklin, Denney, Ward & Dryer, P.L.C., to serve as Special Counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Transportation for eminent domain and real property matters. The Firm is proud to join the small, select group of law firms that have been appointed to represent the Commonwealth as outside counsel. The Firm's eminent domain practice group will be led by Read more ›
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