Vandeventer Black partner William (“Bill”) E. Franczek was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). The ACCL is a prestigious and elite national organization of construction lawyers who are selected by peer recognition, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.

“This well-deserved recognition reflects highly on Bill’s knowledge of construction law, dedication to the practice of law, and interpersonal skills,” said Neil S. Lowenstein, Partner and Construction and Government Contracts Department Manager.

Franczek is a former construction civil engineer, who is now an AV® rated attorney with a practice focused on construction law, public contract law, and alternative dispute resolution. His extensive background in the construction field includes commercial building projects, highway projects, power plants, pulp and paper mills, rail projects, petrochemical facilities, airports, and marine terminals. His experience includes privately-owned projects; federal, state and local public projects, and hybrid developments such as public-private partnership projects.

Franczek has served in leadership roles in many construction trade associations, including the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the Associated General Contractors, the Builders and Contractors Exchange of Virginia, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Design-Build Institute of America. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National and International Construction Panel for arbitrators and mediators as well as its Mega Project Panel List, from which he has served the nation as a neutral in all types of construction disputes.  In addition, Bill is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and has served on over 200 ADR matters both privately and for the AAA.  He is also currently a member of several Dispute Resolution Boards across the country.

Being a highly-accomplished attorney, Bill has been recognized by other organizations. Including, “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business; “Senior Statesman and Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers USA; listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”, as well as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers; and as a “Virginia Super Lawyers” by Thompson Reuters. For more information, visit