Gaela is a member of the Construction and Government Contracts practice group. She joined Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) in 2020, after completing the firm’s summer associate program in 2019.
Gaela received her J.D. magna cum laude from Penn State Law, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Penn State Law Review and was a legal extern for Penn State University’s Student Legal Services. She is also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.
Gaela earned her B.A. from the College of William & Mary, where she majored in Government and minored in sociology. Gaela was also a member of William and Mary’s women’s club soccer travel team during her four years.
Gaela is a longtime Virginia resident who was born and raised in Virginia Beach and attended Kellam High School.
Represented general contractor and architect as a design-build team in a copyright infringement case against a developer and architect – successfully resolved through mediation.
Assisted in representation of MRI manufacturer and seller against freight forwarding company and transportation company – successfully resolved through mediation.
Assisted in successful representation of foundation contractor against homeowner regarding nonpayment.
Assisted in winning summary judgment against tax preparation franchisor in commercial dispute concerning franchise lease locations. JTH Tax, Inc. v. Shahabuddin, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158072 (E.D. Va. 2021).
2023 Changes to Virginia’s Construction Payment Terms
March 28, 2023
Corporate Transparency Act: Final Regulations Issued
October 24, 2022
Now That’s A Steel: VDOT Issues Memorandum for Steel Escalation Price Adjustments
August 8, 2022
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and its Impact on SWaM and DBE Programs
January 18, 2022
Tweeting Your Way Into A Legally Enforceable Contract
November 2, 2021
Corporate Transparency Act: General Requirements and Purposes
July 27, 2021
2021 Special Session Imposes New Obligations on Employers Under the Virginia Human Rights Act
March 12, 2021
Be Wary of Real Estate Closings When Appealing Judgments
December 16, 2020
Virtually Impossible: Eleventh Circuit’s Denial of Non-Parties Attending Arbitration Hearings Via Video or Telephone
October 27, 2020
To Infinity and Beyond Immediate Parties: The Fourth and Ninth Circuit Split on the Enforceability of “Infinite Arbitration Clauses”
October 6, 2020
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar | The Bright Light of the Corporate Transparency Act
September 20, 2023
National Association of Women in Construction | New Virginia Law on Contract Payments
February 15, 2023
Seminars + Events
The Bright Light of the Corporate Transparency Act
September 20, 2023
Gaela R. Normile Joins Vandeventer Black Litigation Practice Group
October 21, 2020