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MVA Practices & Attorneys Among Chambers' Finest

Seven practice groups and 21 attorneys named in 2013 Chambers USA Guide
May 2013

Chambers & Partners ranked seven Moore & Van Allen practice groups and named 21 Moore & Van Allen attorneys “Leaders in their Field” in its highly respected legal directory Chambers USA Guide:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013.

The Firm's Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Real Estate practice groups received top recognition in the directory, which was released on May 24.  MVA's Environmental and Litigation practice groups, along with the finance arm of the Firm’s Real Estate group, were also ranked.

In addition to the Firm's practice group rankings, Chambers recognized 21 individual MVA attorneys as leaders in their respective practice areas.  Neill McBryde was selected for national recognition in Wealth Management:  Eastern Region.  The MVA attorneys selected for North Carolina recognition include:  Rick Hazlett, Jim Hovis and Tom Mitchell in Banking & Finance; David Eades, Stephen Gruendel, Alan Pope, Trey Rayburn and David Walls in Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Mike DeLaney, Jeremy Godwin and Steve Hope in Corporate/M&A; Peter McGrath and Bill White in Environmental; Dick Lupo in Intellectual Property; George Hanna, Valecia McDowell and Jim McLoughlinin Litigation; and Jeff Glenney, Chris Oates and Skott Smith in Real Estate.

Chambers USA annually 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.  Moore & Van Allen’s complete list of 2013 rankings can be found here.

Chambers also published the following remarks about Moore & Van Allen’s practice groups:

Banking & Finance:  “This firm's banking and finance practice is considered to be one of the finest in the state and the Southeast region.  Consisting of a team of over 60 attorneys, the firm offers formidable bench strength.  The group's expertise includes asset-based lending, syndicated loans, structured finance and public finance..."

Bankruptcy/Restructuring:  “Moore & Van Allen boasts one of the most well-established bankruptcy practices in the state, with its strong banking and finance abilities giving the group added capacity to cater for its large institutional clients.  The team's expertise includes restructuring, bankruptcy and workouts, and it has some seasoned litigators..."

Corporate/M&A:  “Moore & Van Allen's corporate practice group is recognized as one of the finest in North Carolina.  With offices in Charlotte and the Research Triangle, the firm is well positioned to serve its corporate clients across the state.  A team of 60 attorneys gives the group a deep bench, allowing it to provide an exceptional level of service on various corporate matters, including M&A, commercial contract negotiations, corporate governance and venture capital…"

Environment:  “This firm's practice group offers expertise in environmental transactions including compliance and litigation.  The team works with various industries including chemical, recycling, real estate and manufacturing...”

Intellectual Property:  “This practice consists of a 32-strong team across its Charlotte and Research Triangle Park offices and offers clients a breadth of experience in contentious, prosecution and transactional patent, trademark and copyright issues.  The firm strives for a business-oriented approach and boasts an impressive clientele..."

Litigation:  “Moore & Van Allen is recognized for its ability to serve corporate and financial clients in the litigation space, with key strengths in financial services and commercial litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution.  The group also continues to expand its cross-border expertise, handling disputes in Asia, Europe and South America in addition to its US operations, making it a stellar choice for multinational companies…"

Real Estate:  “The team represents institutional investors, REITs and developers alongside its high-profile corporate clients in the full spectrum of real estate matters on a local, state and national level."

Real Estate Finance: “This firm continues to go from strength to strength in the real estate space, and has a 28-strong team based in North Carolina.  Working closely with its large corporate practice, the real estate team's bench strength enables it to handle the needs of the firm's corporate clients in addition to serving its own clientele in commercial acquisitions, development, financing and leasing transactions..."