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Moore & Van Allen Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2019 Chambers & Partners Guide
(April 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked seven firm practice groups and 26 firm attorneys in the 2019 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


MVA advises Jensen Hughes in Hillard Heintze acquisition
(April 2019)

On April 18, Moore & Van Allen’s client, Jensen Hughes, Inc. (“Jensen Hughes”) acquired 100% of Hillard Heintze, LLC (“Hillard Heintze”). The primary attorneys representing Jensen Hughes on this matter were Corporate Members Bill Zimmern and Will Smoak and Associates Caroline Grier Kraich and Colin Petersen. The specialists advising Jensen Hughes on this transaction were Tax Counsel Randy Clark, Intellectual Property Member Emmett Weindruch and Associate Tucker McKinley, Benefits Counsel Beth Yount Grimes, Real Estate Staff Attorney Charlie Harmon and Employment & Labor Member Ben Fryer.


27 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named to the 2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society
(April 2019)

Congratulations to the following 27 Moore & Van Allen attorneys who have completed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2018 and are members of the 2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society.


MVA ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
(April 2019)

Moore & Van Allen has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2019. The firm received its final rating for the 2019 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.


MVA advises CCUR in LuxeMark acquisition
(April 2019)

On February 13, a newly created majority-owned subsidiary of Moore & Van Allen’s client, CCUR Holdings, Inc. (“CCUR”; OTCBB: CCUR), acquired substantially all of the assets of LuxeMark Capital, LLC (“LuxeMark”) and, in a related transaction, made a loan to the newly created subsidiary, LM Capital Solutions, LLC (“LMCS”), for its use in the operation of the LuxeMark business. The transaction was led by Corporate Member Mike Miller and Associates Stacy Grant and Kathryn Hesman. The specialists advising CCUR on this transaction were Finance Member Stacey Vandiford and Associate Will Leister, Tax Counsel Randy Clark , Litigation Associate Katherine Lamberth and Securities Associate Wade Sample.


North Carolina Amendments to Data Breach Law Finally Introduced
(April 2019)

On April 16, 2019, Representatives Saine, Jones and Reives introduced House Bill 904, the long anticipated amendments to the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-61 et seq.. We first wrote about the proposed legislation in February 2018 [Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities]. The bill also amends the definition of identifying information in North Carolina’s criminal identity theft statute, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-113.20(b), adopted by reference in the Identity Theft Protection Act’s definition of “personal information.”


MVA Bankruptcy team awarded 2019 Turnaround Atlas Award
Global M&A Network, (April 2019)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Members David Eades, Luis Lluberas, Trey Rayburn and Zach Smith, Associate Gabe Mathless and Financial Services Member Lauren Biek are among this year's Turnaround Atlas Awards winners chosen by Global M&A Network.


The National Law Review features Barbara Meeks’ move to MVA
The National Law Review, (April 16, 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks’ move to MVA has gained even more traction this week. On April 15, The National Law Review published the article, “Industry Expertise & Emphasizing Women's Financial and Career Empowerment: Barbara S. Meeks Joins Moore & Van Allen.”


Lathrop quoted in Business North Carolina
Business North Carolina, (April 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop, member and Finance Committee Chair of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, participated in Business North Carolina’s 2019 Transportation Round Table, a discussion titled, “Experts Examine Future of Transportation In NC”, which was published in Business North Carolina on April 1.


McGinnis quoted in TechTarget
TechTarget, (April 2019)

Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was quoted in the TechTarget article, “Data breach legislation proposes jail time for CIO, HR execs” which was published April 8. The article discusses how data breaches caused by negligence may lead to jail time for corporate executives under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.


Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named South Carolina 2019 Super Lawyers
(April 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2019 list of top attorneys in South Carolina, and one attorney was named to Super Lawyer’s 2019 Rising Stars list. These attorneys are located in the firm’s Charleston office.


Simmons Receives CBJ “40 under 40” Award
Charlotte Business Journal, (April 2019)

MVA Public Affairs - Director of Public Relations, Ashley Simmons, is among the 2019 class of 40 under 40 winners announced by the Charlotte Business Journal March 29. Now in its 26th year, CBJ's 40 Under 40 program honors local professionals who are making major strides in their career while leaving a positive impact on their communities. These individuals are helping shape Charlotte's development as a major business center.


O’Keefe and McDowell serve as panelists at SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar
(March 2019)

Moore & Van Allen was pleased to have been a Gold sponsor at the 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar that took place March 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ. SIFMA’s C&L Annual Seminar is the premier event for compliance and legal professionals working in the financial services industry. Close to 2,000 industry leaders and regulators gathered for three days of information sharing, networking and collaboration.


Mitchell quoted in CBJ on the change in Charlotte’s legal landscape
The Charlotte Business Journal, (March 2019)

Firm Chairman Tom Mitchell was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article, “Charting a decade of change in Charlotte’s legal landscape” which was published on March 22. The article discusses how the great recession and subsequent diversification of the local economy forced the region’s biggest law firms to adapt. Mitchell says MVA didn’t begin to see significant growth in terms of lawyers after the recession’s impact until 2015.


Murphy Curlis’ article published by Chief Marketer
Chief Marketer, (March 2019)

MVA Public Affairs Director of Communication and Media Relations Amy Murphy Curlis’ article, “How to Combine the Strengths of Team Members” was published by Chief Marketer on March 25.


Brown quoted in CBJ on Childress Klein Mixed-use Development
Charlotte Business Journal, (March 2019)

Charlotte Real Estate Member Jeff Brown was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article, “Childress Klein proposes mixed-use development on massive Steele Creek Site.” Childress Klein has filed a rezoning petition for 250 acres of land off West Arrowood Road in the Steele Creek area to build a proposed mixture of development uses, including a distribution center.


Mitchell quoted in CBJ on Importance of Diversity, Inclusion in the Workplace article
Charlotte Business Journal, (March 2019)

MVA Firm Chairman Tom Mitchell was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article, “Execs in Charlotte’s legal industry talk importance of diversity, inclusion in the workplace” which was published March 22. Charlotte’s changing corporate landscape has presented challenges and opportunities for the city’s largest law practices, as CBJ writes about in a new special report. But corporate trends have had another impact in the legal profession, pushing strongly for more diversity in the workplace.


Moore & Van Allen provides counsel to Frontier Capital in Clearwave Corporation equity investment
(March 27, 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Frontier Capital, a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused on software and tech-enabled business services companies, has finalized a significant growth equity investment in Clearwave Corporation, a leading provider of digital check-in, insurance eligibility, and patient payments solutions to health systems and physician practices.


MVA ranked second on CBJ largest NC Law Firms list
Charlotte Business Journal, (March 2019)

The Charlotte Business Journal’s list of North Carolina’s largest law firms, ranked by number of attorneys was released March 22. Moore & Van Allen was ranked second, coming in with 274 attorneys in N.C. The list of firms included have offices in Charlotte, the Triad and/or the Triangle.


MVA welcomes Barbara S. Meeks to the Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team
(March 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Barbara S. Meeks, Associate General Counsel of Wells Fargo & Company, will join the firm as a Member in its Financial Regulatory Advice and Response practice group.


Smith and Lluberas to Present with Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Judge at Mecklenburg County Bar seminar
(March 2019)

On April 26, MVA Bankruptcy & Restructuring Member and Team Leader Zachary Smith, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring Member Luis Lluberas, will present at the “Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Proceedings and Legal Landscape” seminar hosted by the Mecklenburg County Bar.


Business North Carolina 2019 Transportation Round Table
(March 2019)

On February 28, 2019, Charlotte Member Tony Lathrop served on a panel of North Carolina transportation leaders convened for Business North Carolina magazine’s 2019 Transportation Round Table. The discussion focused on North Carolina’s strength as a logistics and transportation center and evolution into a regional supply-chain powerhouse.


MVA Gold Sponsor 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar
(February 2019)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to be a Gold sponsor at the 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar. Charlotte Litigation Members Ed O’Keefe and Valecia McDowell have been invited to serve as panelists for this year’s seminar. O’Keefe will contribute to the Tuesday, March 26 afternoon panel entitled “Intersection of Banking and Wealth Management” and McDowell will join the discussion for the Wednesday, March 27 morning panel entitled “What is Conduct Risk Data and How do you use it?”


Hanks, Wilson and MVA Receive WTR 1000 Recognition
(February 2019)

MVA Intellectual Property Members Arlene Hanks and Mark Wilson received World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) recognition. Now in its ninth year, the WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the intellectual property practice. The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in 70 key jurisdictions globally


MVA Ranked at the Top in Thomson Reuters Law Firm League Tables for Syndicated Loans
(January 2019)

Moore & Van Allen has again been ranked as a top legal adviser on syndicated loans. The firm's Finance team ranked in the top tier of Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation’s (LPC) full year 2018 U.S.


Reigel named to Power 100 list for Second Year
Business North Carolina, (January 2019)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Charlotte Member and former Chairman Ernie Reigel has been named to the Business North Carolina Power 100 list for the second year in a row.


Lathrop Moderator at 2019 NC Transportation Summit
(January 2019)

How is NC going to fund over $50B in needed Transportation Infrastructure, and maintain what we already have? Given North Carolina’s projected growth of 3 million people by the year 2040, transportation and infrastructure is key to economic opportunity statewide. Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop facilitated the conversation at the 2019 NC Transportation Summit.


Myrick Quoted regarding case to be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court
(January 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tom Myrick was quoted in Law360 and The Charlotte Observer earlier this month. The Charlotte Observer article entitled, “NC says it’s fighting ‘tax shelter’ for wealthy trust funds, but it’s lost at every step”, and Law360’s article entitled, “Justices To Hear State Tax Nexus Case on Beneficiary, Trust,” discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case against Kimberly Rice Kaestner’s family trust.


Thirty Four Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named by Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, (January 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2019 list of top attorneys in North Carolina, and 10 attorneys were named to Super Lawyer’s 2019 Rising Stars list. These attorneys represent the firm’s Charlotte office. The lawyer rating service will publish this year’s survey findings in its Super Lawyers Magazine.


MVA Attorneys recognized by Business North Carolina's 2019 Legal Elite
(January 2019)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite.


Moore & Van Allen represents Warren Equity Partners in successful acquisition of StormTrap
(December 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that, on December 20, 2018, its client, Warren Equity Partners, a lower middle market private equity fund, announced its acquisition of StormTrap, a Romeoville, Illinois-based company that provides stormwater management solutions to the municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential markets. 


Hanna celebrates 50 years with North Carolina State Bar
(December 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member George Hanna was honored during the North Carolina State Bar’s Annual Meeting at the 50-Year Lawyers Luncheon


Hazlett and Zirkle Sworn into the Supreme Court Bar
(December 2018)

On Monday, December 3, 2014, Charlotte Finance Members Rick Hazlett and Kimberly Zirkle were sworn into the Supreme Court Bar in Washington, D.C., alongside fellow Carolina Law Alumni.


Moore & Van Allen advises Marquee Brands in acquisition of Dakine®
(December 2018)

Marquee Brands LLC announced December 5 that it has acquired the Dakine brand and all related intellectual property. In conjunction with the acquisition, Marquee Brands has entered into a long-term license agreement with JR286, which has acquired the operating assets of Dakine and will become Marquee Brands’ long-term operating partner for the brand.


Clay selected as WLC’s Woman of the Year
(December 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay was selected as the Woman of the Year by the Women Lawyers of Charlotte (WLC).


McGrath Published in Westlaw
(December 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Peter McGrath article “Is Trump’s bid to replace CAFÉ standards a move in the wrong direction?” for Westlaw was published on December 5.


Longleaf Politics: The 10 Most Powerful Lobbyists in North Carolina
(December 2018)

MVA Public Affairs member Canaan Huie has been voted #5 in the top 10 most powerful lobbyists in North Carolina by Longleaf Politics readers.


Myrick quoted in Law360
(December 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tom Myrick was quoted in the Law360 article titled, "Beneficiary's Residency Not Basis For Tax, Justices Told," that was published December 3.


McGinnis NC State Bar Certified Specialist in Privacy and Data Security
(December 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Karin McGinnis has been designated as a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Privacy and Data Security Law.


Franklin Quoted in SHRM Article
(November 2018)

Charlotte Immigration Associate Amanda Franklin was quoted in the Society For Human Resource Management’s (SRHM) article titled, “Stay Error-Free When Disposing of Old I-9s,” that was published on November 2.


Soja panelist For Mecklenburg County Bar’s 18th Banking and Finance Forum
(November 2018)

Charlotte Associate Brian Soja, a member of MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations practice groups, served as a panelist at Mecklenburg County Bar’s 18th Banking and Finance Forum on November 9.


John Fagg panelist for Capital Markets Forum
(November 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member John Fagg served as a panelist during Northwind’s 12th Annual Invitational Capital Markets Forum that took place November 13 -14 in Cambridge, Ontario.


Jones presents at 55th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute Program
(November 2018)

Charlotte Wealth & Estate Planning Member Chris Jones presented at the 55th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute program on November 7.


Moore & Van Allen advises Midwest Equipment Company on Employee Stock Ownership Plan sale
(November 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce its role as sole legal counsel to Midwest Equipment Company, a leading commercial foodservice equipment distributor, on its successful sale to The Midwest Equipment Employee Stock Ownership Plan Trust (ESOP). MVA members Michael (Mike) E. Zeller and Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., and associate Michael C. Tarwater, Jr. led Midwest in the transaction, which officially closed in October 2018.


Moore & Van Allen counsel named to inaugural Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame
(November 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Charleston Counsel William (Sam) E. Applegate, III has been named to the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly inaugural Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame class of 2018 was formally recognized during an awards ceremony on November 6.


Moore & Van Allen earns 10th consecutive Benchmark Litigation recognitions
(November 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as a “recommended” firm for both litigation and employment in North Carolina in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The 2019 edition of the guide marks the 10th consecutive year in which MVA has earned Benchmark Litigation recognitions.


Moore & Van Allen recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers with top-tier ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings
Firm honored regionally and nationally in 2019 rankings, (November 2018)

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Moore & Van Allen PLLC in their 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both nationally and within the Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan regions.


Myrick quoted In Law360 Tax Authority
(October 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tom Myrick was quoted in the Law360 Tax Authority article titled, “NC Asks Justices to Rule on Taxing Trusts For Residency” on October 24.


Smith appointed to serve on MCB Diversity & Inclusion Committee
(October 2018)

The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) has appointed Charlotte Bankruptcy Member and Team Leader Zach Smith to serve on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee as a member of the class of 2020.


Moore & Van Allen advises symplr, Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group in Clearlake Capital Group acquisition of symplr
(October 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that it has advised symplr, and its owners Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group, in connection with their entry into a definitive agreement to sell symplr to an affiliate of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.’s. symplr is a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. MVA Corporate members Richard M. Bange III and Michael (Mike) Ryan Miller, and Corporate associates Stacy G. Grant and Colin Petersen, led the MVA corporate team on the transaction. Dick Lupo, Suzanne Gainey and Bret Buckler advised on intellectual property matters; Beth Yount Grimes advised on employee benefits matters and Rob Fisher and Randy Clark advised on tax matters. Clearlake was represented in the transaction by Cooley LLP.


Hader named in Business North Carolina Daily Digest
(October 2018)

Charlotte Immigration Member Steve Hader was named in Business North Carolina Daily Digest on October 15. The article titled, “Foreign business suspending N.C. love affair?,” highlights the N.C. Economic Developers Association’s fall meeting where the key topic likely will be international investment.


Moore & Van Allen provides counsel to Frontier Capital in PriceSpider strategic partnership
(October 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Frontier Capital, a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused on software and tech-enabled business services companies, has finalized a significant growth investment in PriceSpider, an Irvine, California-based advanced retail data and technology company that provides consumer conversion intelligence and brand optimization software to some of the world’s largest brand manufacturers. Moore & Van Allen Corporate members Richard M. Bange III and William (Bill) H. Zimmern led Frontier through the successful deal, along with Corporate associates Emerich F. Gutter, Stacy G. Grant, and Colin Petersen.


Reigel named Interim Director of Charlotte Chamber and Charlotte Regional Partnership
(October 2018)

The Charlotte Chamber and Charlotte Regional Partnership announced October 2 the appointment of Charlotte Corporate Member Ernie Reigel as transition director in the preparation of the two organizations merging


Taylor and Gainey present at the ACC South Carolina Annual Meeting
(October 2018)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Member Todd Taylor and Associate Suzanne Gainey presented at the ACC South Carolina Annual Meeting on Friday, September 28.


Grant quoted on Proposed NoDa Project
(September 2018)

Charlotte Real Estate Land Use and Development Consultant Bridget Grant was mentioned in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article on September 25.


McGinnis Quoted in Law 360 Article
(September 26, 2018)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was quoted in Law 360 on September 20.


Moore & Van Allen welcomes Amy Murphy Curlis to public affairs team
Murphy Curlis to join MVA Public Affairs Public Relations & Communications team, (September 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Amy Murphy Curlis has joined the firm’s public affairs team, MVA Public Affairs, as director of communications and media relations.


Mitchell featured in W&L Law’s Discovery Summer Newsletter
(September 2018)

Firm Chairman and Financial Services Member Tom Mitchell was featured in the Washington & Lee Law’s Discovery Newsletter article titled “The Challenges and Rewards of Leading Complex Law Firms” that was published this summer.


O’Keefe Co-Author of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel Six-Volume Treatise
(September 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Ed O’Keefe co-authored “Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel.”


Schall’s article featured in Corporate Compliance Insights
(September 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Frank Schall’s article “Employee Fraud Investigation Costs Non-Recoverable Under MVRA” was published in Corporate Compliance Insights on September 10.


Moore & Van Allen practices and attorneys earn top rankings in IFLR1000 United States
(September 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its Banking and M&A practices have been ranked as Tier 1 North Carolina practices in the IFLR1000 United States. Additionally, Chairman Tom Mitchell and Member Charles (Charlie) J. Harris were rated as “highly regarded” banking lawyers in North Carolina, and members Stephen (Steve) D. Hope and James R. Wyche were rated as “highly regarded” M&A lawyers in North Carolina. Additional details of each attorney’s ranking can be found here and the firm’s full profile is available here.


Kim elected VP Communications of CAPABA
(August 2018)

Charlotte Intellectual Property Associate Minnie Kim has been elected VP Communications of the CAPABA (Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association) for 2018.


Best Lawyers® Recognizes 69 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys
(August 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 69 attorneys representing each of the Firm’s three offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.


Rust and Simpson Present on Navigating Physician Loss-Gaps in Physician Compensation
Key Trends & Ways to Mitigate Risk, South Carolina Hospital Association Annual CFO Forum, (August 15, 2018)

Charleston Attorneys Bill Rust and Jessica Simpson presented at the South Carolina Hospital Association Annual CFO Forum.


McDowell featured in Corporate Compliance Q&A
(August 2018)

Corporate Compliance Insight’s Maurice Gilbert chats with Charlotte Litigation Member Valecia McDowell, Co-Head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice at Moore & Van Allen and a recent addition to the firm’s management committee. Valecia discusses her new role, some of the biggest risks facing companies today and what makes a good leader in the article published online August 14.


Clay Recognized as ABA YLD Star of the Year
(August 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay was recognized as an American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Star of the Year at the ABA YLD Annual Meeting for her contributions over the 2017-2018 bar year as the Division’s Administrative Director. The conference was held August 2-4 in Chicago, IL.


Moore & Van Allen welcomes R. Todd Ransom to Financial Services team
(August 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that R. Todd Ransom has joined the firm as a member of the Financial Services team. Ransom was recently a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP in New York City, and prior to that served as assistant general counsel at Bank of America Corp.


Soja Quoted in Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg Law, (August 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Associate Brian Soja was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article titled, “U.S. Bank Tops Increased Anti-Money Laundering Push in 2018.”


MVA Serves as Legal Advisor in Acquisition of Charlotte Developer Crescent Communities
(July 2018)

Per the Charlotte Business Journal, Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Crescent Communities. Alan Pope, Carolyn Meade, Tim Corrigan, Emily Vaughn and Brennan Sheedy represented Crescent Communities in the transaction, along with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.


MVA Serves as Legal Counsel to Spice World, Inc.
(July 2018)

As announced this week on The PE Hub Network, MVA served as legal counsel to the founders and equity holders of Spice World, Inc., the country’s largest processor and seller of fresh and processed garlic.


Whittaker and Bloomfield’s Article “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” Published in Law360
Law360, (July 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Council Kristina Whittaker and Member Neil Bloomfield’s article titled “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” was published in Law360 on July 9.


Moore & Van Allen celebrates service contributions at 17th annual Public Service Luncheon
Firm recognizes philanthropy of attorneys, staff and community partners, (July 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC honored select firm attorneys and staff at its 17th annual Sally & Bill Van Allen Public Service Luncheon in June. Litigation Member Randel E. Phillips received the hallmark 2018 Sally & Bill Van Allen Public Service Award for his commitment to public service. Additionally, the Outstanding Volunteer Staff Member Award was presented to Human Resources Administrative Coordinator Patty LaQuay and the Outstanding Legal Department Partner Award was given to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.


Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation Hot List
(July 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation members Frank E. Schall and Christopher D. Tomlinson have been recognized as leading U.S. litigation attorneys on Benchmark Litigation’s third annual “40 & Under Hot List.”


Bloomfield and Kenley's Article Published in Law360
Law360, (June 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Kristen Kenley's article titled “Moving From The Duplicative Fines Of The Financial Crisis” was published in Law360 on June 26.


IP Team Receives International Recognition in IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000, (June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen's Intellectual Property practice received top-tier recognition in the seventh edition of IAM Patent 1000— The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, which published in June 2018.  Additionally, Charlotte Intellectual Property Members Chris Knors, Dick Lupo, Kevin Ransom, Henry Ward and Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys within their respective practice areas.


MVA Attorneys Participate in UNC Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp
(June 2018)

Charlotte attorneys on MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigation practices – Members Valecia McDowell and Todd Taylor, Counsel John Han, and Associate Brian Soja – participated as panelists at the Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp hosted by the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance on June 11 & 12.


MVA Represents Corrum Capital in Acquisition of Railcar Leasing Company
(June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen acted as transaction counsel for private investment firm Corrum Capital with the successful acquisition of railcar leasing company RGCX. The MVA team included Corporate Member James Wyche and Associates Wade Sample and Casey Perry and Finance Member Bob Baker.


Soja Served as Advisor at Annual Bank Director Peer Exchange
(June 2018)

Charlotte Associate Brian Soja, a member of MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response practice, served as an advisor for a pre-conference peer exchange at the annual Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference hosted by Bank Director in Chicago on June 11. 


George V. Hanna III named to North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame
(June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation Member George V. Hanna III has been named to the North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame, a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly awards program designed to recognize the state’s most noteworthy senior lawyers. Hanna was formally recognized at the Hall of Fame event on June 26.


Lathrop Quoted in Westlaw Journal
(June 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop was quoted in the Westlaw Journal.  The article published online on June 12 and will publish in print on July 21.


Moore & Van Allen announces Valecia M. McDowell elected to firm Management Committee
(June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation Member Valecia M. McDowell has been named to the firm’s Management Committee. Other Management Committee members include: Member Tom Mitchell, who was named Ernie W. Reigel’s successor as firm managing member and chairman earlier this year; Member Joseph A. Fernandez; Member Jeremy H. Godwin; Member Arlene D. Hanks; Member Robert I. Kenny; Member Cynthia J. Lowery; Member W. Kevin Ransom and Member H. Manning Unger.


Myrick and Bloomfield Successful in NC Supreme Court Ruling
(June 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Members Tom Myrick and Neil Bloomfield obtained a 6-1 ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court in favor of our client. 


17 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named to the 2017 NC Pro Bono Honor Society
(June 2018)

Congratulations to the following 17 Moore & Van Allen attorneys who have completed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2017 and are members of the 2017 NC Pro Bono Honor Society.


Moore & Van Allen Represents Developer in NoDa Project Development
(June 2018)

Revolve Residential, a boutique development firm based in Charlotte, is seeking the MUDD-O, or mixed-use development-optional, rezoning for a roughly 2.6-acre site in NoDa. Along with Copper Builders, 505Design, ALB Architecture and LandDesign, Moore & Van Allen is representing Revolve in the rezoning process. MVA Real Estate Member Evan Bass is leading the project, with construction expected to begin in early 2019.


Lluberas Selected as Board Member for Leadership Charlotte
(June 2018)

A 36th class Leadership Charlotte graduate, Bankruptcy Member Luis Lluberas has been selected to the board for Leadership Charlotte. Upon the request by Executive Director, Elizabeth McKee, Lluberas was selected to continue his service to the organization.  


Raja Completes Leadership Charlotte Program
(June 2018)

Litigation Associate Nader Raja has recently graduated from the 39th class of Leadership Charlotte.  The Leadership Charlotte program, considered a “backstage” pass to the Charlotte community, was established for emerging and existing leaders.


Lluberas Receives “40 Under 40” Award
(June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Member Luis Lluberas has been recognized as a recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40” award. This award recognizes 40 local professionals under the age of 40 who are making major strides in their careers and having a positive impact on the local community.


Moore & Van Allen Member Lesley Lewis Named to 50 Most Influential Women of 2018 List
(May 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Corporate Member Lesley Lewis has been named to the "50 Most Influential Women" list for 2018 by The Mecklenburg Times. Lewis was formally recognized in The Mecklenburg Times and at the awards presentation on Friday, May 18, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. 


John Fagg Attends 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement  
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and co-head of Moore & Van Allen’s White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice John Fagg attended the 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement on May 17 and 18. The Forum is a by-invitation only meeting of a small group of white collar criminal defense and regulatory defense lawyers who advise financial institutions on enforcement matters.


Dick Lupo, Arlene Hanks, Chuck Moore and Henry Ward Named "IP Stars"
(May 2018)

Moore & Van Allen was named one of North Carolina’s leading intellectual property firms in Managing Intellectual Property’s inaugural edition of IP Stars, a legal directory that provides state-by-state analysis of the nation’s IP market. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice received a “Recommended” ranking.  Additionally, Charlotte Intellectual Property Members Dickson Lupo and Henry Ward and Triangle Intellectual Property Members Arlene Hanks and Chuck Moore were recognized as “IP Stars.”


Moore & Van Allen represents Warren Equity Partners in successful acquisition of SIMCO
(May 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Warren Equity Partners, a lower middle market private equity fund, has acquired Superior Industrial Maintenance Company (SIMCO), a Concord, North Carolina-based company that provides corrosion protection services for mission critical assets in the infrastructure sector. Moore & Van Allen Corporate members Richard M. Bange III and Michael R. Miller, along with Corporate associate Stacy G. Grant, led Warren Equity through the successful deal.


Charleston Attorneys Discuss How to Achieve the Mandate of Proportionality Through Phased Discovery  
(May 2018)

Charleston Litigation Member Robert Sumner and Associate Chuck Scarminach were recently published in the American Bar Association’s Litigation Trial Practice section. The article titled, " How to Achieve the Mandate of Proportionality Through Phased Discovery", explores cases that demonstrate the benefits and flaws of electronic discovery.


Clay Receives W. Taylor Reveley Award
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay was selected to receive the W. Taylor Reveley Award. The award was presented at the William & Mary Law School graduation ceremony on May 13.​ 


Bloomfield and Mitchell Discuss Transitioning Away from LIBOR in Corporate Compliance Insights
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Elena Mitchell were published in Corporate Compliance Insights on May 4.


Moore & Van Allen Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2018 Chambers & Partners Guide
(May 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked seven firm practice groups and 23 firm attorneys in the 2018 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Moore & Van Allen Member George Hanna Receives the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award
(May 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Litigation Member George Hanna received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.


Four Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named South Carolina 2018 Super Lawyers
(April 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2018 list of top attorneys in South Carolina. These attorneys are located in the firm’s Charleston office.

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