Law firm adds new partner and senior attorneys

The law firm of Rich, Rosenthal, Manitta, Dzubin&Kroeger, LLP has named as partner James “Beau” Brincefield, an established Alexandria real estate attorney.  In addition, experienced trial attorneys Michael Tompkins and Roy Shannon, Jr. join the practice to deepen the firm’s expertise in real estate litigation.  The expanded firm is now Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP. 

A full-service law firm, RRBMDK handles business organizations and transactions, commercial lending, real estate transactions and litigation.  In addition, the firm’s practice areas include divorce, custody and support litigation; wills, trusts and estates; personal injury; federal and state criminal defense and appeals; and civil liberties and constitutional law.

The firm was established in June 2008.  In 20 months, it has grown from five to 13 attorneys with a combined legal experience of 230 years. Beau Brincefield has practiced law in Alexandria for 40 years. Ed Rosenthal and Lonnie Rich have been law partners in Alexandria for the past 25 years. 

“In this recession, many large national firms are struggling and laying off attorneys,” said senior partner Rich. “Our expansion is counter to the economic pattern.  Our focus is to grow with experienced attorneys, maintain local billing rates and provide cost-effective and high quality legal services.”  

CommonWealth One names new CFO

Alexandria-based CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union has announced the selection of Eric Harvell as the credit union’s new chief financial officer due to the retirement of Karen K. Reeves, vice president of finance.

“We are thrilled to have Eric joining the CommonWealth One team,” noted President and CEO John R. Blair Jr. “Eric’s proven track record and ability to implement innovative, financially sound practices will play a key role in allowing the credit union to grow in a safe, sound and secure manner that will keep us strong today and tomorrow.” 

Harvell brings with him almost 15 years of leadership in the financial services profession, most recently serving as finance director of strategy for Allstate Insurance Company. Prior to Allstate, Harvell was the chief financial officer at Great Lakes Credit Union in North Chicago where he implemented practices that reduced operating expenses by more than $125,000 annually. 

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, chartered in 1944 as Army Air Force Annex #1 Credit Union, has more than $280 million in assets and serves as a full-service financial institution with branches located in Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and Washington, D.C.