Nick is a business attorney in Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s (WRVB) Roanoke office. He is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions, Commercial Real Estate, and Health Law practice groups.
Businesses are often faced with making difficult decisions and have complex needs. Nick has developed key skills in specific areas of law to better serve those needs, with a focus on finding clear, tailored solutions for his clients. He has facilitated complex business transactions in a diverse set of industries including health care, biotechnology, commercial real estate, tech startups, franchises, food service, heavy construction, government contracting, and nonprofits. Nick also enjoys assisting businesses with their corporate governance and other day-to-day opportunities, challenges, negotiations and dispute resolution. Whatever the issue, he works to resolve his clients’ matters efficiently with consistent, clear, and reliable communication to empower his clients to make informed decisions. Nick firmly believes that being highly responsive to his clients is the keystone of his practice.
In addition to his practice, Nick serves as the Chair of the firm’s Associate Committee and assists with WRVB’s Summer Associate program and recruiting efforts. Nick was named by Virginia Business as a “Legal Elite” in the Young Lawyer category in 2022, and he was named a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers.
Nick began his career at WRVB as a summer associate in 2017 and returned as an associate in 2018. He graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he and his competition partner were Regional Champions and National Finalists in the American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition. During his time in law school, Nick also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology and earned the Credential of Readiness (CORe) from Harvard Business School to further develop his business acumen and better serve his clients.
He grew up in Virginia Beach, Va. and majored in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University, graduating magna cum laude. While there, Nick earned both the Rosemary Trible Prize for Leadership and Service and the Dean’s Service Award.
In his spare time, he serves as a director and secretary of the Christopher Newport University Alumni Society Board, as the founding president and current Board member of Christopher Newport’s Roanoke-Blacksburg Alumni Chapter, and as a member of the WVTF & Radio IQ Friends Council. An avid outdoorsman, Nick enjoys hiking, fishing, mountain biking with his wife and dogs, and has worked as a whitewater rafting guide.
Civil Litigation to M&A: A Brief Guide to Stumbling into a Different Area of Law (pdf), Opening Statement, Vol. 10 No. 2, Spring 2022
Putting Words in Your Mouth: The Evidentiary Impact of Emerging Voice Editing Software, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
Virginia Temporarily Relaxes Licensure Requirements for Health Care Professionals (Coronavirus and the Law)
April 24, 2020
COVID-19 Slows, but Doesn’t Stop, Litigation in Virginia Courts (Coronavirus and the Law)
April 6, 2020
OCR Issues Further Guidance on Enforcement of HIPAA Telehealth Rules (Coronavirus and the Law)
March 24, 2020
OIG and OCR Relax Telehealth Requirements in Anticipation of Increased Demand (Coronavirus and the Law)
March 18, 2020
Cybersecurity in 2019: A Look Ahead
December 18, 2018
Assess – Improve – Prevent
October 31, 2018
The Intersection Between Cybersecurity and Privacy: New NIST Guidance
October 19, 2018
RV Paralegal Association | M&A: An Overview of Buying & Selling a Business
January 12, 2023
Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 2019 Symposium | Putting Words in Your Mouth: The Evidentiary Impact of Emerging Voice Editing Software
March 1, 2019
Thirty-Seven WRVB Attorneys Named to 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
May 1, 2023
70 WRVB Attorneys Named to 2022 “Legal Elite”
November 29, 2022