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Moore & Van Allen Receives Chambers’ Top Recognitions

June 2011

Chambers & Partners recognized six Moore & Van Allen practice groups and 20 Moore & Van Allen attorneys in “Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2011,” which was released this month.

Moore & Van Allen’s Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups received top recognition.  Moore & Van Allen’s Environmental, Litigation and Real Estate practice groups were also ranked.

In addition to Moore & Van Allen’s practice group rankings, Chambers recognized 20 MVA attorneys as leaders in their respective practice areas.  These attorneys include:  Thomas L. Mitchell, J. Richard Hazlett and James W. Hovis in Banking & Finance; David L. Eades, Alan W. Pope, Stephen E. Gruendel and David S. Walls in Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Ernest S. (Mike) DeLaney, III, Jeremy H. Godwin, and Stephen D. Hope in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Peter J. McGrath, Jr. in Environment; George V. Hanna, III and James P. McLoughlin, Jr. in Litigation; J. Christopher Oates, Jeffrey W. Glenney, Skottowe W. Smith, Jr. and W. Gregory Pearce in Real Estate; and Neill G. McBryde in Wealth Management.

Chambers ranks leading law firms and lawyers in a wide range of practice areas across the nation.  The rankings and accompanying editorial commentary are based on in-depth, client-focused research.  Chambers’ findings are used widely for referral purposes.  “Chambers USA Guide:  America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2011” is the published directory of U.S. lawyers and law firms published by London-based Chambers & Partners.

Chambers sources had the following remarks about Moore & Van Allen’s practice groups:

Banking & Finance: "Tremendous sophistication and technical knowledge of a variety of syndicated, highly structured deals. Unquestionably a leading banking and finance practice in the region."

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: "The work is of a consistently high standard and the expertise of the group is unmatched. You basically get a New York law firm at a Charlotte price."

Corporate/M&A: "The people are great and they deliver a very consistent work product. They are ethical and professional, and behave as if they are part of our company."

Environment: "This firm's environment group complements its corporate practice very well, and it operates at the same high standards."

Litigation: “Moore & Van Allen has proved to be a solid law firm in a number of areas, and its litigation team is no exception."

Real Estate: "An excellent all-around firm, particularly when it comes to banking and finance; this firm's real estate group fits in seamlessly."

The complete rankings and more information on Chambers can be found on the Chambers website.