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Maryse C. Allen Elected Virginia State Bar Council Representative

Attorneys of the 31st Judicial Circuit recently elected Maryse C. Allen to a three year term as Virginia State Bar Council Representative for the 31st Judicial Circuit, Prince William County, City of Manassas and Manassas Park.  Allen is a partner at Compton & Duling, L.C., and heads the firm’s family law practice group. The Council […]

Hickman and Steele Teach Seminar for AOBA Property Managers

Managing Partner Jason Hickman and Litigation Partner Heather Steele teamed up on May 4, 2016 to teach a seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant Law to a group of property managers who are members of the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) at the offices of Vornado on Crystal Drive in Arlington. The landlord/tenant law training program provided a broad overview of […]

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Who Inherits The Raspberry Beret?

A legal battle is ensuing over the estate of legendary musician Prince, who appears to have died without a valid Will. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/who-will-step-forward-to-claim-princes-millions/2016/04/26/c8ee28e4-0b6b-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html)  Since Prince was not married and had no children at the time of his death, his estate may pass to his siblings or their surviving children, depending upon Minnesota law.  His sister has […]

Partner Maryse Allen Teaches NBI Seminar: “Common Mistakes In Dividing Assets”

Compton & Duling’s Family Law Partner, Maryse C. Allen, taught a continuing legal education seminar on April 27, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, Virginia on behalf of National Business Institute (“NBI”), regarding common mistakes made in dividing marital assets in divorce cases. Learn more about Maryse’s experience in family law matters and view her […]

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Hickman Presents at Boys and Girls Club Steak N’ Stake Dinner

Managing Partner Jason Hickman presented awards at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Annual Stake n’ Steak dinner at the Hylton Performing Arts Center April 4. Congratulations to the awardees and all of the stakeholders in the Boys & Girls Clubs who help inspire youth in Prince William and Manassas! Jason is the President […]

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Petula C. Metzler to Become Prince William County Judge

Prince William’s newest judge will also be the first African American to serve in the county’s General District Court. Virginia’s General Assembly recently appointed lawyer Petula C. Metzler to a new fifth judgeship in the court in Manassas. She is to begin a six-year term July 1. Having an additional jurist is expected to relieve […]

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CLIENT UPDATE: General Assembly Bills Developers Should Note — That Aren’t the Proffer Amendment Bill

 CLIENT UPDATE: General Assembly Bills Developers Should Note — That Aren’t the Proffer Amendment Bill By Meg McEvoy MARCH 7, 2016 — Of course, the Virginia General Assembly bill most on the development community’s minds this year was HB 770, a bill that would limit localities’ ability to request or accept “unreasonable” proffered conditions associated […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eminent Domain

Frequently Asked Questions About Eminent Domain: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself, Part 1 of 2 What Is Eminent Domain? Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private property for a public use. Eminent domain is also known as “condemnation.”  The two terms are used interchangeably and they mean the same thing. […]

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It’s the New Year—Resolve to Give Your Business a Legal “Check Up”

By Meg McEvoy, Compton & Duling LC With the ringing in of 2016 came New Year’s resolutions – many people resolve to eat better, sleep more, get organized, or exercise. If you’re a business owner, 2016 should come with some business-oriented resolutions, too. Below, the five best things you can do to make sure your […]

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Managing Partner Jason Hickman Receives “Good Scout” Award

Congrats to our managing partner, Jason Hickman, for receiving the “Good Scout” Award!  More details can be found at: http://potomaclocal.com/2015/10/30/hickman-kralick-honored-as-good-scouts/ The Good Scout Dinner brings the two Boy Scouts of America Districts in Prince William County together to honor citizens in the community that have displayed scouting character and qualities and have impacted the community in a positive […]