Vandeventer Black partner William (“Bill”) E. Franczek, was recently elected to serve as the president of the Builders and Contractors Exchange Hampton Roads (BCE), Virginia. Franczek’s practice area includes Construction and Public Contracts law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Bill is also a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and New York.

“As the new president of BCE, my commitment is to uphold the mission and values of this prestigious organization, as well as continue to provide first class service to the construction industry,” said Franczek.

Franczek is active in many trade associations and currently occupies leadership positions, including Member of the American Arbitration Association’s National, International and Mega Project Construction Panels, Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, General Counsel and Board Member of the Associated General Contractors of VA, and Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Franczek handles claim preparation, negotiation, litigation and arbitration regionally, nationally and internationally for the firm. His experience includes privately-owned projects, federal, state and local public projects and hybrid developments including public-private partnerships.  His clients include owners and developers of large projects, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and suppliers.