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Sands Anderson PC


Virginia, United States
www.sandsanderson.com
(P) 804-648-1636
(F) 804-783-7291
lbyrd@sandsanderson.com; tebel@sandsanderson.com; jyeager@sandsanderson.com

Sands Anderson PC offers a comprehensive range of transactional and litigation legal services to businesses, financial institutions, governments, individuals and insurance companies. Clients have access to the resources and breadth of experience of a large national multi-practice firm while experiencing a personal level of service and direct personal contact with attorneys that is most often found in smaller firms.

With our largest office in Richmond, Virginia and others throughout the region, Sands Anderson's attorneys are able to help clients with legal needs throughout the Commonwealth and North Carolina with our regional offices located in Christiansburg, Fredericksburg, and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Our state-of-the-art technology contributes to our ability to serve our clients efficiently and keep them informed about their work and legal issues affecting their business and personal lives.

Founded over 160 years ago, the Sands Anderson law firm is grounded on a philosophy and commitment to excellence, integrity and reliability. We work in partnership with clients to respond to their immediate needs and anticipate future opportunities and obstacles. Among our value-added services, the firm produces a number of newsletters on legal issues and hosts seminars to keep our clients informed of legal developments and to reduce their legal risk. In 2012, Sands Anderson ranked 9th among Virginia law firms by attorney census, according to Virginia Business magazine.


Contact(s)
Lee Byrd
Shareholder - Litigation
804.783.7220
LByrd@SandsAnderson.com

C. Thomas Ebel
Shareholder - Business Law
804.783.7202
TEbel@SandsAnderson.com

Jennifer Yeager
Marketing Director
JYeager@sandsanderson.com

Address(es)

1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400

Post Office Box 1998 (23218-1998)
Richmond, VA 23219

Christiansburg
P. O. Box 2009
Christiansburg, VA  24068
Delivery Address
150 Peppers Ferry Rd NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073-6548
(540) 260-9011
(540) 260-0022

McLean
1497 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 202
McLean, VA 22101-5728
(703) 893-3600
Fax: (703) 893-8484

Fredericksburg
725 Jackson Street, Suite 217
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 373-2504
Fax: (540) 371-8158

Practices
Antitrust
Audits
Charitable fraud
Compliance and enforcement
Compliance training
Consumer protection
Distribution practices
Franchise disputes
FTC regulation and enforcement
Litigation
Marketing
Mergers and acquisitions
Pricing policies
Robinson-Patman Act
Sherman Act
Trade associations
Unfair competition/trade practices
Banking and finance
Acquisitions and mergers
Asset based loans
Bankruptcy financing
Branch acquisitions
Bridge loans
Commercial loans
Credit enhancements for bond financing
Electronic funds transfer
Enforcement of loan documentation
Equipment finance
Equity line of credit financing
Factoring of receivables
Hedging transactions
High yield debt
Lease financing
Lender liability
Lender liability and consumer credit
Letters of credit
Loan documentation
Loan workouts
Mezzanine lending
Mortgage banking
Participation agreements
Private equity fund formation
Private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions
Rate management transactions
Regulatory matters
REIT financing
SBA Section 504 lending
Secured loans
Syndicated revolving and term credit facilities
Technology and intellectual property financing
Bankruptcy/creditor's rights/insolvency
Accounts receivable collections
Adversary proceedings
Avoidance actions
Chapter 11 reorganizations
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases
Collections
Committee representation
Contested plan confirmations
Creditor representation
Creditor's litigation
Debtor in Possession Financing (DIP)
Debtor representation
Deficiency judgment actions
Discovery in aid of execution
Financing
Foreclosures
Garnishments
Liquidation
Mechanics liens
Receiverships
Refinancing
Replevin of personal property
Representation of purchasers of assets in bankruptcy
Securitizations
Sheriff's sales
Tax sales
Workouts
Construction
Alternate dispute resolution
Arbitration
Commercial development
Contracts and contract disputes
Errors & omissions claims
Federal and state regulation
Financing
Insurance coverage
Liability defense
Litigation
Mechanics' liens
Mediation
Negotiations
Public procurement
Surety issues
Workers compensation
Corporate/business
Angel investments
Anti-takeover defenses/poison pills
Asset acquisitions and divestitures
Asset-based and cash flow lending transactions
Audit committee representation
Capitalization transactions
Captive insurance
Corporate governance
D & O responsibilities
Debt and equity financings
Distribution arrangements
Divestitures
E-commerce
Entity formation/governance
Equity line of credit financings
ESOPS and reverse ESOPS
Exit strategies
Family businesses
Franchise
Fund formation
General corporate counsel
Going-private transactions
Government contracts
Hostile takeovers
Import/export
Insurance issues
Investor relations
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Leveraged buyouts
Licensing, distribution and general contract matters
Liquidations
Mergers and acquisitions
Mezzanine financing
Preferred and common stock placements
Private equity/venture capital
Private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions
Proxy contests/annual shareholder meetings
Public finance
Recapitalizations
Seed capital transactions
Shareholder agreements
Software licensing
Spinoffs of subsidiaries and divisions
Start-up and emerging growth companies
Stock agreements
Stock option plans and restricted stock agreements
Stockholder/partner/LLC disputes
Strategic planning
Succession issues
Syndications
Taxable and tax-free exchanges, mergers and consolidations
Technology/life sciences
Tender offers
Venture capital
Education
Charitable giving and development
Construction
Employee benefits
Environmental law
Immigration
Intellectual property
Labor and employment law
Litigation
Property taxation
Real estate transactions, zoning and land use
Student affairs
Tax exempt financing
Environmental
Acquisitions and financings
Air pollution
Asbestos
Brownfields
Chesapeake Bay Act
Clean Air Act
Clean up and remediation
Compliance auditing
Conservation easements
Development entitlements
Drainage issues
Due diligence
Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance and enforcement
Ground and surface water
Hazardous waste
Insurance coverage
Land application of biosolids
Landfill permitting, regulation and operation
Lead-based paint
Lender liability
Litigation
Mold
National Environmental Protection Act
Permitting & compliance
Pesticides
Public funding of private remediation
Regulatory
Release reporting and notification
Superfund
Toxic Substances Control Act
Toxic tort defense
Underground storage tanks
Universal wastes
US Army corps of engineers
Water pollution
Waterfront development
Wetlands
Worker and community right-to-know
Estate Planning & Administration / Trusts
Accumulation, preservation and distribution of wealth
Administration of probate estates, trusts and foundations
Charitable giving strategies
Estate and wealth preservation planning and administration
Estate, gift, generation skipping tax
Federal income tax/Estate/Gift tax in business
Income tax planning
Life insurance planning
Private foundations
Succession planning - family owned/closely held businesses
Franchise
Cable television
Franchise systems
Licensing, distribution and supply chain
Litigation
Regulatory
UFOC, franchise and territorial agreements
Underreporting enforcement programs
Government relations
Administrative law
Annexation
Association management
Audits
Authority formation
Bond counsel
Coalition building - grassroots/grasstops
Competitive bidding/Public works
Constitutional law
Economic development, planning and finance
Election law
Eminent domain
Ethics and conflict of interest
Federal and state local government relations
FOIA
Government immunity
Issue advocacy
Legislative
Advocacy
Economic development
Issue tracking and monitoring
Strategy
Litigation
Civil Rights
Government access/open records
State and federal court
Lobbying
Permits, strategy and entitlements
Police policy and procedures
Political action committees
Procurement
Public law
Contracts
Public utilities commission
Risk management
Health care
Health care systems
ADA Compliance
Business formation and organization
Certificates of Need (CON) and CON compliance
Corporate compliance
Credentialing
Facility licensure, accreditation, certification
HIPAA compliance
Hospital governance
Integrated delivery systems
Living wills/right to die
Lobbying
Managed care
Medical and organizational ethics
Medical staff organization and peer review
Mergers, sales, acquisitions and reorganizations
Nursing homes/Long term care facilities
Organizational governance and responsibilty
Physical therapy groups/clinics
Physician recruitment, employment, service contracts
Practice support plans: Hospital/Physician
Procurement contracts
Provider licensure
Specialty provider joint ventures
State and federal regulation
Structuring and entity formation
Tax-exempt organization qualification and preservation
Terminations, suspensions, restrictions
Insurance coverage
Allocation and priority among multiple insurers
Application fraud
Business enterprise exclusions
Contracts
Coverage for "Innocent Insureds"
FDA approval for medical device products
Federal and state regulatory agencies
Formation of joint ventures
Gaining a profit/ Advantage exclusions
Group purchasing agreements
Insurance claims appeals
Insured vs. Insured exclusions
Intentional acts exclusions
Late notice
Medical supply marketing agreements
Mergers & acquisitions
Non-profit healthcare entities
Operating structures for medical companies
Per claim limits vs. aggregate limits
Related Wrongful Acts
Syndicating healthcare facilities
Litigation
Life, health and disability claims
Medical cost control
Medical staff and managed care
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice defense
Provider appeals
Reimbursement and coverage
Nursing homes/Long term care facilities
Immigration
Employment-based immigration matters
Immigration labor laws
Immigration services for colleges and universities
Immigration services for the health care industry
Immigration services for the multi-national company
Investor/Entrepreneur VISAS
Naturalization and citizenship
Temporary and permanent visas (H, L, O)
Intellectual property
Acquisition due diligence
Advertising
Anti-piracy litigation
Business methods and e-commerce
Clearance review
Confidentiality/ non-disclosure agreements
Copyright - advice, registration and litigation
Data ownership
Development agreements
Information technology
Infringement
Internet and e-commerce
Internet privacy and information use policies and counseling
IP issues in business transactions
Licensing and technology, distribution agreements
Litigation (patent, trademark, trade secret litigation)
Maintenance/support agreements
Network hardware and software purchase and installation agreements
Non-compete covenants
Opinions
Patent infringement defense
Piracy claims
Privacy
Retransmission consent agreements
Software agreements
Technology transactions
Trade secrets
Transfer and assignment
Warranty claims
Web-related contracts
International/International trade
Acquisitions
Arbitration
Constitutional rights
Financing
Joint ventures
Project development
Shipping and port regulations
Trade regulation
Transfers
Labor, employment & employee benefits
Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Arbitration
Civil rights
Class actions
COBRA & HIPAA Compliance
Compliance advice
Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
Constitutional claims
Contracts
Defamation
Disability Discrimination & Accommodation (ADA)
Discipline and discharge
Discrimination claims (Title VII, ADEA, Section 1981)
DOL compliance
Downsizing and layoffs
Drug and alcohol testing
Employee stock ownership plans
Employment contracts & independent contractors
ERISA compliance
Fiduciary duty claims
Plan mergers and terminations
Executive compensation
Family and Medical Leave (FLMA)
FLSA issues
Handbooks and policies
Hiring procedures
Hirings, separations, layoffs and terminations
Immigration guidance for employers
Insurance coverage and disputes
Internal investigations
IRS compliance
Litigation
Mediation
Military leave (USERRA)
Non-competition, confidentiality, and trade secrets
Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)
Pension and benefits
Privacy
Public employers' special concerns
Recordkeeping
Reduction in force compliance and defense
Retaliation and whistleblower claims
Sexual harassment
Training programs
Unemployment compensation hearings
Unemployment tax and benefits
Unfair labor practice defense
Union relations
Wage and hour
Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act
Workers compensation
Workplace violence
Wrongful termination
Litigation
Alternative dispute resolution
Appellate
Arbitration
Class actions
Construction defects
Contracts
Defamation
Employment covenants
Fidelity and surety law
Fraud
Insurance bad faith
Lender liability claims
Mediation
Product liability
Professional negligence
Retail premises liability
Securities arbitration and compliance
Shareholder derivative actions
Will contests
Wrongful death
Automotive
Aviation
Insurance coverage
Liability defense
Bankruptcy
Business and corporate disputes
Church and day care center liability
Commercial
Condemnation
Constitutional
Corporate governance and investigations
Dealer and distributor
Deceptive trade practices
Defamation
Defense of M&A and JV agreements
E-Discovery and Document Management
Election law
Eminent domain
Fidelity and surety
Fiduciary duty
Financial fraud
First amendment
Franchise
Fraud
Government access/open records
Government contracts and competitive bidding
Governmental entities
Hazardous waste site proceedings
Healthcare
Hospital privileges
Insurance bad faith
Internet
Investigative and enforcement proceedings
Labor exemptions
Land use
Libel, slander and violation of privacy
Non-compete litigation
Open meeting/public records
Patent related antitrust abuse
Personal injury
Premises liability
Pro bono
Probate & trust litigation
Product liability
Public contracts
Real estate
Regulated industries
Retail premises liability
State action immunity
Surety coverage
Tax abatement
Technology
Title disputes/insurance
Tort Defense litigation
Civil rights litigation
Contract disputes
Contract disputes
Legal malpractice
Motor vehicle litigation
Negligence
Products liability
Trucking litigation
Toxic Tort
Asbestos litigation (personal injury and property damage)
General toxic tort defense
Mold litigation
Unauthorized practice of law controversies
Water law litigation
Will contests
Wrongful death
Maritime law
Accidents and collisions
Admiralty and maritime
Antitrust immunity
Financing and liens
FMC (Federal Maritime Commissions) regulations and litigation
Jones Act injuries
Longshore and harbor worker's compensation
Title XI financing
Media & communications
Advertising and trade regulations
Cable franchise agreements
Cable, satellite, web-streaming and satellite carriage of television signals
Copyright and intellectual property
Television/radio regulation and deregulation
Professional liability
Breach of fiduciary duty claims [corporate and ERISA]
Defense of claims/litigation
Accountants
Adjusters
Ambulatory care clinics
Architects
Construction managers
Corporate directors & officers
Designers/Builders
Engineers
Financial advisors
House & termite inspection companies
Insurance agents and brokers
Investment counselors
Lawyers
Psychiatrists
Psychologists
Real estate agents & brokers
Registered representatives
Securities brokers & dealers
Security guards
Surveyors
Title Insurers
Malpractice coverage and defense
Physicians
Professional negligence
Securities violations
Public finance
Bond financing transactions
Constitutional issues
Counsel
Bond insurer's
Bond investor's
Disclosure
Letter of credit
Low income housing tax credit
Nonprofit corporation
Special tax
Underwriter's
Credit enhancements for bond financing
Economic development tax incentives
Financing
Airport financing
Higher education
Major Infrastructure Financing
Multi-family housing
Roads and highways
Sports stadium financing
Industrial development authorities
Issuer advisory services
Municipal bond investments
Municipal financing and bonds
Public/Private partnership tax-exempt bonds
Real estate
Abatements
Affordable and multifamily housing
HUD financing
Low-income housing
Condemnation
Condominiums, cooperatives and PUDs
Design/Build joint ventures
Developer representation
Disposition
Eminent domain
Energy issues
Entitlements
County
Federal
Municipal
State
Equity investments
Exempt financings
Finance
Financing
Commercial
Industrial
Utilities financing
Financing acquisition
Historic rehabilitation projects
Hotels
Infrastructure development
Joint ventures
Land use
Landlord and tenant representation
Leasing
Commercial
Residential
Lending
Construction
Real estate
Liens
Construction
Landlord/tenant lien property disputes
Mechanics
Management
Manufactured housing (Mobile Home) parks
Multiproperty financings
Multistate financings
Office buildings
Oil and gas permitting and exploration
Permitting
Planned unit developments
Property valuation
REIT's
Sale/Lease-back transactions
Syndications
Synthetic lease financings
Tax
Appeals
Deferred exchanges
Planning
Title
Clearance
Insurance
Troubled properties
Water rights
Workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies
Zoning
Sports
Motorsports
National Football League (NFL)
Ticket disputes
Corporate taxation
Corporate/business tax disputes
ERISA
Transportation
Aerospace
Automotive
Aviation
Insurance coverage
Liability defense
Ownership, leasing and operating issues
Insurance coverage and defense
Intra and interstate commerce
Mediation
Tort defense
Motor vehicle litigation
Trucking litigation
Transportation contracts
Trucking
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