Ski Destinations in the State of Virginia


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Wintergreen Resort

Bradford Jacob of Virginia serves as president of EPC Consulting, LLC. Despite having a humid subtropical climate, Virginia is home to a handful of venues where Bradford Jacob can pursue his hobby of skiing. Here is a sampling of locales that will appeal to skiers.

1. Wintergreen Resort: Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Wintergreen Resort draws skiers with a mountain that rises to 3,515 feet and comprises 25 trails. The resort houses both a terrain and a tubing park, the latter of which is the largest in the state.

2. Bryce Resort: This Basye, Virginia, resort consists mostly of beginner trails, making it a good destination for new skiers. Bryce does maintain some intermediate and advanced trails, however, and highlights of the mountain include a 3,500-foot run.

3. Massanutten Resort: Guests of Massanutten can take in picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. More important to skiers, Massanutten’s mountain offers a higher vertical rise than any other venue in Virginia.

4. Omni Homestead Resort: Home of both the Sepp Kober Ski School and a learning program for children, Omni’s ski area caters primary to the beginning and intermediate skier. Located in the Allegheny Mountains in Hot Springs, the area typically opens in January and February.

5. Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre: Located on the campus of Liberty University, this nontraditional destination allows for year-round skiing thanks to a synthetic snow-like material known as Snowflex. The first such area in the United States, the complex offers slopes of varying difficulty on a 5,000-acre mountain.


New President of Virginia State Bar

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Virginia State Bar

An accomplished attorney, Bradford Jacob serves as the president of EPC Consulting, where he specializes in energy and construction issues. Recognized for his work in high-level cases, Bradford Jacob is admitted to practice in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

A longtime supporter of the Virginia legal community, Bradford Jacob has maintained membership in the Virginia State Bar for more than two decades. During its annual conference in June of 2017, the Virginia State Bar saw Doris Henderson Causey assume the role of president for the 2017-18 organizational year.

With a background in civil, family, and poverty law, Causey serves with the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in her current role as its managing director. As president of the Virginia State Bar, she will be responsible for leading the organization’s legislative and advocacy efforts on behalf of its membership.

Virginia State Bar Urges Lawyers to Avoid Email/Wire Fraud Scams

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Virginia State Bar

In addition to serving as president of EPC Consulting, LLC, where he provides energy industry and construction consulting, Bradford Jacob is an accomplished litigator admitted to practice in several high-profile courts, including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Bradford Jacob has been a member of the Virginia State Bar for nearly 25 years.

The Virginia State Bar recently issued a renewed call to vigilance for real estate attorneys in the wake of continued email scams that can lead to compromised bank funds through wire fraud. In some cases, lawyers have had their entire bank accounts wiped out through these scams, which is doubly problematic for lawyers who have a large amount of retainer funds in their bank accounts. In some cases in North Carolina, lawyers were required to spend upwards of six figures reimbursing their clients.

Attorneys in Virginia bear a responsibility to remain aware of the risks of using technology and take the appropriate precautions to prevent client information and funds from being accessed by outside parties. The Bar’s professional conduct standards also call for attorneys to routinely train staff on these matters in order to remain informed about the latest scams and how to avoid them.

The Importance of Contract Management


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Contract Management

Having spent time as Legal Counsel and Director of Contracts for Alstom Power Inc. in Richmond, Virginia, Bradford Jacob presently serves as the president of EPC Consulting. Through EPC, Bradford Jacob provides commercial projects in the fields of energy and construction with services including contract management support.

Contract management in the construction industry is an important and multifaceted job. Effective contracts can prevent litigation, ensure compliance, and make sure that contractors are paid on time for their work. Managing these contracts is a vital aspect of many projects and trade situations, especially in international contexts.

Contract managers act as point people for multiple parties, including project managers and other employees involved in the job. Their work includes risk management and financial considerations that have become increasingly complex in recent years. Factors like the 2008 financial crisis, increased outsourcing, and automation have complicated construction projects, and outcomes become more predictable with an experienced contract manager who ensures a solid foundation for the job.