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Moore & Van Allen elevates four attorneys to firm membership

January 2020

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that the following four attorneys have been elected as the firm’s newest members: Amanda Carrano Franklin, Andrew R. Price, Nader S. Raja and Nick C. Russell. Their new designation went into effect on January 1, 2020. All four attorneys are based in Charlotte.

"I’m pleased to congratulate our deserving new members, who were elected based on their talents, leadership and demonstration of the firm’s core values,” said Moore & Van Allen Chairman Tom Mitchell. “The Firm is proud to elevate each attorney to this new position.”

Amanda Carrano Franklin practices in the areas of business immigration and immigration related employer compliance. She works with large multinational corporations, mid-sized employers, and small business start-ups on the full range of employment-based nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence applications. Amanda additionally provides practical advice to employers on I-9 completion and retention, E-Verify, and H-1B and LCA compliance. 

Andrew R. Price practices in the area of financial services. His practice focuses on representing banks, other financial institutions, and private equity sponsors in the structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured syndicated, club and bilateral credit facilities for companies in a wide variety of industries. His experience includes the representation of administrative agents and participant lenders in a broad range of corporate and commercial lending transactions, including acquisition-related financings, leveraged recapitalizations, and working capital facilities.

Nader S. Raja works with clients facing complex and high-stakes litigation, regulatory and reputational issues. His experience focuses on commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. In addition, Raja serves as chair of the firm’s Housing Rights Pro Bono Project, co-champion of the Charlotte Triage Eviction Project, and is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Diversity Committee and Public Service Committee

Nick C. Russell handles intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution, patent portfolio management, and patent investigations, such as freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and invalidity investigations. Russell's research experience makes him well-versed in various biological arts. He also has experience providing patent preparation and prosecution in computer and network science technologies. Furthermore, he provides patent preparation and patent portfolio management for emerging financial services technology.