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Mike Sterling

MICHAEL L. STERLING is the Managing Partner of Vandeventer Black LLP, where he is part of a team of lawyers that concentrates on complex projects and disputes for international, national and local clients with focus on compliance and other regulatory issues including the Buy American Act (BAA), Trade Agreements Act (TAA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI), and Security Clearance issues.

The range of Mike’s experience is reflected in his biography at the firm’s website https://vanblacklaw.com/attorney/sterling/.

He has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite, a Virginia Super Lawyer, a Virginia Top Rated Lawyer, a Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia, and he is peer rated AV in Martindale-Hubble.

Mike earned his BA in Economics from Lawrence University and his JD from the College of William & Mary where he graduated Order of the Coif.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance for Government Contractors
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Eminent Domain & Land Use
  • Environmental
  • General Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Local Government
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • International Business
  • Ship Repair & Ship Building
  • Surety & Fidelity Law


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