• 2016 Legal Elite - Michael A. Inman

    The law firm of Inman & Strickler, PLC is pleased to announce that Michael A. Inman was selected for inclusion in Virginia Business magazine’s annual Legal Elite edition in the category of Real Estate / Land Use Law.  Mr. Inman has been practicing law in Hampton Roads for over 40 years and has focused his practice in the area of real estate related matters.  He has especially emphasized the practice of community association law which includes the formation of and rendering advice to common interest communities such as condominiums and homeowner associations.  Mr. Inman also serves on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission and the board of directors of Seton Youth Shelters. Read more

  • 2016 Legal Elite - Robert V. Timms, Jr.

    Inman & Strickler, PLC is proud to announce that Robert V. Timms, Jr. has been selected as a member in the 2016 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine in the area of Business Law. Mr. Timms advises clients in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law. Read more


    You suffer a work injury and are either in need of medical treatment or are receiving medical treatment and/or payment for lost wages.  There are certain actions the adjuster should take, but there are other actions that the adjuster might take to prevent you from receiving appropriate medical treatment and wage reimbursement. 1.  The adjuster may not report your claim to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission in Richmond.  Remind him/her that must be done. 2.  The adjuster may try to force you to go to one particular doctor.  Unless you are in an emergency situation, insist on a panel of three doctors from which to choose someone to treat you.  This is particularly important when you need specialized care from an orthopedist or neurosurgeon. 3.  The adjuster may insist upon taking ... Read more


    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the records of the association.  The secretary must produce a draft of the minutes for approval, and then finalize them with any changes upon once they are approved at the next meeting. Records to be maintained include all of the minutes, any resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors, correspondence, contracts and notices of meetings.  We suggest that the following files be maintained:  Correspondence sorted by unit address Minutes – Annual Meetings Minutes – Board of Directors Minutes – Special Meetings Miscellaneous Correspondence Notices of Meetings Prox... Read more


    You suffer an accident on the job. Your injuries are significant enough that your treating physician advises that you cannot continue your regular work. However, the doctor indicates that you can do certain light-duty employment and provides restrictions. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier is paying benefits or they have denied your claim and you have filed to be paid the benefits.  You are either awaiting a hearing or waiting for the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to “investigate your claim”.  In either instance, the Commission’s rules require that you market your residual work capacity, i.e. look for work within those restrictions imposed by your treating doctor. That means making at least five job contacts per week, logging on to job search websites, and registering wi... Read more

  • 2015 Legal Elite - Thomas E. Snyder

    The law firm of Inman & Strickler, PLC is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Snyder was selected for inclusion in Virginia Business magazine's 2015 Legal Elite edition in the field of business law and was selected for inclusion in 2016 The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law. Read more

  • 2015 Legal Elite - Michael A. Inman

    The law firm of Inman & Strickler, PLC is pleased to announce that Michael A. Inman was selected for inclusion in Virginia Business magazine's 2015 Legal Elite edition in the field of real estate law. Read more


    If you have been injured on the job and have been taken out of work by your treating physician, the workers ‘compensation insurance carrier may begin paying you weekly indemnity benefits. It is important that the payment of those benefits be documented with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. An “Award Agreement” should be sent to you by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. If that does not occur, you should request that form from them. That Agreement is important for a number of reasons. If your doctor has taken you off of full-duty work, but you have remaining work capacity, even if it is sedentary-duty only (sit-down work), you have a responsibility to look for work. You may go on a number of weeks in a light-duty status, unable to return to your full-duty work, and y... Read more

  • Spring Projects Create Work for this Architectural Standards Committee. Are You Ready?

    Q.        It is springtime and a few creative and industrious neighbors are out erecting fences and sheds as others have done in the past without requesting the permission of the Association.  We are a 24 home association that recently elected a homeowner board.  The developer finished the last home in late fall.  We are self-managing and are not sure what to do about enforcing our covenants.  We have a provision that requires that any structures or exterior modifications have to be approved by the Board of Directors but the homeowners aren't asking permission. A.        From your question, it sounds like there may not be sufficient mechanisms in place by which you can effectively enforce your covenants.  It also sounds like the developer may not have vigorously enforced the covenants or i... Read more

  • New attorney

    The law firm of Inman & Strickler PLC is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Snyder has joined the firm.  A Hampton Roads native, Tom has been practicing law in this area for over 35 years and will continue his focus on acquiring, selling and financing businesses and commercial real estate, including real estate development, commercial leases, various business contracts, capital formations, franchising, and financing for lenders and borrowers. Tom is a founding member, current Board Member, and former President of the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, an organization dedicated to supporting the interest of developers, owners and operators of commercial real estate.  He currently serves on the President’s Council of that organization. Tom has also served as Secretary and ... Read more