(Richmond, VA). Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman, will spread its wings yet again with the opening of its 33rd office in the historical city of Richmond, Virginia.

“We are thrilled about our newest location which emanates principally from client demand for our legal services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said firmwide managing partner Stewart Reid. “Already we are handling a wide variety of matters, from first-party coverage matters to complex civil litigation. Richmond compliments our strategic growth throughout the Southeastern United States.”

Leading the firm's newest location will be partner William Silverman. Silverman wears several hats as a managing partner, charged also with oversight of the firm’s offices in North and South Carolina. “I grew up in Richmond, so relish the opportunity to get back to my roots. Richmond makes a perfect bookend to our Charleston, SC office, with Raleigh, NC in between,” said Silverman.

Silverman commented on the variety of legal issues and work handled out of Richmond, which already has been identified as a go-to law firm for clients both domestically and internationally. “We are handling complex commercial litigation, including construction, transportation, and environmental disputes, and all manner of insurance coverage issues.” Silverman continued “we continue to identify talent that fits the core values of the firm and look forward to our continued growth at this location.”

Vince Beilman, head of WSHB’s London practice group, commented “our London clients are pleased with the addition of Richmond, of which the timing oddly coincided with Hurricane Ian and its impact throughout the Southeastern United States. While thankfully Richmond escaped the impact, the location was top of mind for many with exposures throughout the Commonwealth.”

From its winding canals along the James River to its undeniable page in American history, the city of Richmond is abundant in opportunity. Richmond's economy is thriving and serves as headquarters for businesses in the financial, medical, biotechnology, knowledge-based services, manufacturing and transportation industries.

A talented trial lawyer, Silverman is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Young Guns (2014, 2016) and Construction (2016, 2018, 2019) categories. William has previously served as Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group and Chair of the Amicus Committee for the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.

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