Firm News

Big changes, same commitment to service

April 1, 2019

Following his appointment to serve as a Circuit Court judge for the 25th district of Virginia, Paul Dryer has left the firm. In the twenty years that he was in practice at the Firm, Mr. Dryer was devoted to representing his clients with the highest levels of legal skill, courtesy, and professionalism. Although we will sorely miss him, we know that Judge Dryer will serve the residents of Augusta County, Waynesboro, and Staunton with the same level of distinction, intell ...  Read more ›

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 ›
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