A very good friend of ours, Marc Marling (he describes himself as a recovering lawyer and entrepeneur) has on several occasions observed that as law firms go, we give the appearance of operating on a different, and perhaps unique, model. ...
About David Ventker
Managing Partner, Ventker Henderson, PLLC in Norfolk, Virginia. After 7 years on active duty with the Navy, Dave has spent more than 25 years in private practice, primarily defending admiralty and commercial disputes, with a healthy amount of time advising business clients how to avoid getting dragged in to court at the outset.
As we have written in the past, we are generally not fans of arbitration when it comes to maritime claims. This is especially so for claims arising from collisions, property damage, and marine contracts. However, there is a common misconception...
Marissa Henderson participated in a panel discussion on the "Changing Face of Maritime Contracts" in New Orleans on March 22, 2019. The seminar was sponsored by the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Torts Trial and...
We are pleased, and just a little proud, to announce that Marissa Henderson has been elected to join the Board of Directors of the Virginia Maritime Association. Way to go, Marissa!
We previously reminded everyone about the difficulties vessel owners face in attempting to use staffing agencies to avoid liability for Jones Act negligence and unseaworthiness claims. ("Use of Staffing Agencies to Provide Temporary Labor Will Not Protect Vessel Owners From...
- COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses
- Firm Partners “Make the List”
- Reducing Marine Liabilities With Good Contracts – For Marinas and Boatyards
- A Conversation About Partnership
- Arbitration of Jones Act Injury Claims
- Marissa Henderson Presents in New Orleans
- The Wave of the Future: Vessels Controlled By a Joystick
- Dave Ventker Chosen as Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia by Super Lawyers Magazine
- Dave Ventker Speaks to Docking Pilots on Liability Issues
- Civil Appeals after Circuit Court: A Rarity on Virginia’s Homefront