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Dyer Appointed to ABI Workshop Advisory Board
(February 2018)

Charleston Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Associate Reid Dyer has been appointed to the advisory board for the 23rd Annual American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop in Amelia Island, FL on July 26-29. This event is an annual educational and networking conference attended by bankruptcy practitioners from the southeast.


Pickett Quoted in fDi Intelligence Article
(February 2018)

Charlotte Corporate Member Ben Pickett was quoted in fDi Intelligence on February 15. The article discusses the effects autonomous vehicles will have on the economy and businesses in every industry. Pickett commented on how businesses can start preparing now for the implementation of this technology.


Mitchell Featured in Business NC
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen Firm Chairman Tom Mitchell was featured in Business North Carolina’s “You oughta know” series on February 21.  Mitchell’s profile highlights his new role as the firm’s chairman. He provided  Business NC with the keys to success for a large firm and candid advice on keeping staff motivated


McGinnis Presented with CBJ Women in Business Award
(February 2018)

The Charlotte Business Journal awarded  Employment & Labor/ Litigation/ Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis with a 2018 Women in Business Achievement Award at the Women in Business Awards event on February 12.  McGinnis was also profiled in the CBJ’s Women in Business Special Report on February 16. 


Pro Bono Project headed by Clay Honored
(February 2018)

A Pro Bono project led by Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay has been selected to receive the Mecklenburg County Bar’s outstanding collaborative project award.


McGinnis Publishes Data Points Blog Post
(February 2018)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis published a new Data Points blog post titled, “Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities” on February 6. The post discusses North Carolina and South Carolina’s recent legislative proposals that impose data security obligations on companies as part of their identity theft statutes.


Reigel Named to Business NC Power 100 List
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Charlotte Corporate Member and former Chairman Ernie Reigel has been named to the Business North Carolina “Power 100” list, joining the ranks of individuals in various industries who are having a major impact on the NC economy.


Fernandez Quoted in Charlotte Business Journal
(January 2018)

Charlotte Corporate Member Joe Fernandez was featured in the Charlotte Business Journal on January 19. He described how Moore & Van Allen uses the latest legal technology to perform tasks more efficiently and provide better service for clients.


Thomas L. Mitchell elected chairman of Moore & Van Allen
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Member Thomas L. Mitchell has been named chairman of the firm’s Management Committee, effective January 1, 2018. Mitchell, a finance lawyer, succeeds Ernie Reigel, who has served as chairman for the past 15 years.


Moore & Van Allen elects six attorneys as new members
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the following six attorneys have been elected as the firm’s newest members: Colby B. Jenkins, Lesley Attkisson Lewis, Michael (Mike) R. Miller, Meredith French Reedy, Frank E. Schall and F. Emmett Weindruch. Their new designation went into effect on January 1, 2018. All six attorneys are based in Charlotte.


Smith to Moderate Judges’ Panel at ABI Symposium to Benefit Puerto Rico
(January 2018)

Charlotte Bankruptcy Member and Team Leader Zach Smith will be moderating a panel of Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Judges at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium on February 1 in Miami, Florida.


Best Lawyers® Recognizes 71 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 71 attorneys representing each of the Firm’s offices were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.


MVA Attorneys Recognized by Business North Carolina's 2018 Legal Elite
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that six attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina attorneys by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in 14 business-related categories. The attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the top practitioners in their respective fields. Click here to view the complete 2018 list of honorees.


MVA Ranked Charlotte's Largest Law Firm; Litigation Practice Ranked Third
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen once again tops the Charlotte Business Journal’s annual “Charlotte's Largest Law Firms" list, which published on January 19. Each firm is ranked by number of local attorneys.  Additionally, Moore & Van Allen's Litigation practice was ranked number three on the Charlotte Business Journal's Top 25 Largest Area Litigation Practices list, as determined by its number of local litigators.


MVA Recognized by Feeding the Carolinas
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen was honored by Feeding the Carolinas, an association of 10 food banks in North and South Carolina, on December 15 for forming the association and helping to develop a strategic plan.  At the opening ceremony the organization raised over $100,000 and received 10 tractor trailers full of food to benefit all 10 food banks in the Carolinas. Corporate Member Steve Hope led the pro bono project for the firm.


41 Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2018 list of top attorneys in North Carolina, and 13 attorneys were named to Super Lawyer’s 2018 Rising Stars list. These attorneys represent the firm’s Charlotte and Research Triangle offices.


Franklin and Hader Published in Law360
(December 2017)

Charlotte Global Services Member Steve Hader and Immigration Associate Amanda Franklin were published in Law360 on December 21. Their article titled, "Make A List, Check It Twice: Preparing For H-1B Cap Filing," provides employers and immigration practitioners with a guide on how to begin preparing now considering the potential pitfalls and recent trends with H-1B adjudications. 


McGinnis Receives 2018 CBJ Women in Business Achievement Award
(December 2017)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation/Privacy/Employment & Labor Member Karin McGinnis was named a 2018 recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business Achievement Award.


MVA Helps Client Launch Online Investment Platform
(December 2017)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Tom Pennington, and Corporate Counsel Colby Jenkins and Associate Michael Anderson were instrumental in advising their client, Artivest, on setting up a new online platform in conjunction with Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco). This innovative Artivest platform will allow investments of as little as $100G into Pimco alternative investment products that typically require a $5M minimum investment.


Clay Invited to Join Fellows of American Bar Foundation
(December 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay has accepted a position as a Fellow for the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows.


MVA Receives Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award
(November 2017)

MVA was presented with the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Charlotte’s National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon on November 15. National Philanthropy Day honors individuals, groups, organizations and businesses who have improved philanthropy in their communities and the world.


MVA Mentioned in the News & Observer for Receiving Top Honors for LGBTQ Policies
(November 2017)

Moore & Van Allen was mentioned in the News & Observer on November 21 for receiving a top score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking report on LBGTQ policies and practices related to equality.


Brown, Grant and MacVean Quoted in CBJ
(November 2017)

Charlotte Real Estate Member Jeff Brown and Land Use and Development Consultants Bridget Grant and Keith MacVean were quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal on November 16. The article discusses how Charlotte’s planning department has begun the years-long process of overhauling its zoning code and other development regulations.


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 2018 rankings, (November 2017)

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Moore & Van Allen PLLC in their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both nationally and within the Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan regions. 


Lathrop to Participate in TransitCenter and Sustain Charlotte Panel
(November 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Member and NCDOT At-Large Board Member Tony Lathrop will be participating in TransitCenter and Sustain Charlotte’s panel discussion titled, “Public Transit and Urban Prosperity: What's Next?” on November 16 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Panelists will discuss what makes transit work and share opportunities for advocates, elected officials, and agency leadership to win meaningful change in Charlotte’s transit system.


Brown Moderates Panel at Bisnow Charlotte Construction and Development Conference
(November 2017)

Charlotte Real Estate Member Jeff Brown moderated a panel discussion at the Bisnow Charlotte Construction and Development Conference on November 9. The panel discussed several of the major trends and themes surrounding the growth of Charlotte, NC and the greater Mecklenburg County.


Jones Presents at Hawaii Tax Institute
(November 2017)

Charlotte Wealth and Estate Planning Member Chris Jones presented at the 54th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute in Honolulu, HI on November 7. Jones’ presentation titled, “Show Me the Money! Monetizing the Value of the Family Business," provided an overview of the business, tax and wealth transfer planning opportunities and pitfalls that exist when a family business is sold to a third party or merged with a public company. 


Price Participates in Panel at Leadership Charlotte Government & Politics Program Day
(November 2017)

Charlotte Managing Director & Head of Public Affairs Walter Price participated in a lobbyist panel for Leadership Charlotte Class 39 Government & Politics Program Day on November 9. Charlotte Litigation Associate Nader Raja is currently participating in the Leadership Charlotte Program.


Bankruptcy Team Members to Teach Courses at Duke Law
(November 2017)

Charlotte Bankruptcy Member and Team Leader Zach Smith, and Bankruptcy Member Alan Pope, have been invited by Duke Law to teach “Structuring and Regulating Financial Transactions” during Duke Law’s spring 2018 semester. Charlotte Bankruptcy Associate Gabe Mathless will be serving as a teaching assistant for the course. Smith will also be teaching “Advising a Distressed Enterprise and Its Stakeholders” during Duke Law’s Wintersession.


MVA Attorneys Present at South Carolina Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
(November 2017)

Charlotte Financial Services Member Rob Kenny and Counsel Zack King, and Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield participated in a panel discussion at the South Carolina Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting on November 7 in Columbia, South Carolina.


Moore & Van Allen welcomes Elizabeth Applegate Dieck to Environmental team
(November 2017)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Applegate Dieck, former Director of Environmental Affairs for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), has joined the firm’s Charleston office Environmental team as a member. Dieck’s environmental law practice includes navigating the complex web of environmental regulations, obtaining permits, compliance counseling, and helping clients to resolve or avoid environmental enforcement issues.


MVA Attorneys Attend The Clearing House Annual Conference
(November 2017)

Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team members Ed O’Keefe and Tom Pennington, joined by Neil Bloomfield, Josh Lanning and Brian Soja attended The Clearing House (TCH)’s Annual Conference in New York City, November 6-8, 2017. MVA served as a Gold Partner for the conference, sponsoring the Annual Chairman’s Reception.


Moore & Van Allen welcomes Ashley Simmons to public affairs team
(October 2017)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Ashley Simmons has joined the Firm’s public affairs team, MVA Public Affairs, as director of public relations.


Lincoln and Bloomfield Featured on NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog
(October 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Counsel Matt Lincoln and Member Neil Bloomfield were recently featured on the NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog. Lincoln’s article titled, “Pro Se Responsive Pleading By Corporation/LLC Insufficient To Avoid Default,” discusses the North Carolina statute N.C.G.S. Section 84-5 which prohibits corporations and limited liability companies from practicing law in North Carolina. Bloomfield’s article analyzes Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger and provides a summary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision which clarified that even a district court’s exercise of broad discretion to impose a civil sanction for a litigant’s bad faith conduct has to be limited by a causal link.


Smith named American Bankruptcy Institute 2017 “40 Under 40” honoree
(October 2017)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Bankruptcy Member and Team Leader Zachary H. Smith was named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 2017 “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes 40 top restructuring professionals nationwide under the age of 40.


Gwaltney Quoted in U.S. News & World Report Article
(October 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Member Larry Gwaltney was quoted in an U.S. News & World Report article on October 11. The article, titled, “ERISA: Why the Fiduciary Rule Is Not a New Idea,” discusses the ins and outs of the DOL’s fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisors to act in the best interests of clients when providing advice about retirement accounts.


MVA Lawyers of Color and Leadership Charlotte Partner to Host Community Forum
(October 2017)

The MVA Lawyers of Color (LOC), led by Charlotte Bankruptcy Member Luis Lluberas, hosted a community event on October 11 in partnership with Leadership Charlotte titled “Social Distrust”. The MVA Lawyers of Color and Leadership Charlotte plan to continue the programming series, exploring topics that advance equality and bridge differences within our community. 


Smith Named American Bankruptcy Institute 2017 “40 Under 40” Honoree
(October 2017)

Charlotte Bankruptcy Member and Team Leader Zach Smith was named by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) as a recipient of the ABI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” award. 


MVA to Host Fundraising Event to Support United for Puerto Rico
(October 2017)

Moore & Van Allen continues its tradition of supporting communities where we both live and work. Please join the Firm, along with Members Zach Smith and Luis Lluberas, as we extend assistance to friends, family and colleagues in Puerto Rico.


MVA Participates at 2017 Carolinas Directors Exchange
(October 2017)

Charlotte Corporate Member James Wyche took part in the Carolinas Directors Exchange event held on Tuesday, September 26 at Quail Hollow Country Club. Charlotte Corporate Associate Wade Sample also participated in the planning and preparation of the event.


MVA Recognized in 2018 Benchmark Litigation
(October 2017)

Moore & Van Allen was listed as a “recommended” firm for litigation in North Carolina in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Additionally, Benchmark named 10 Charlotte Litigation attorneys “stars” based on client and peer recommendations.


Moore & Van Allen Participating in American Heart Association's Heart Walk and Fundraising Campaign
(September 2017)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to again be participating in the annual American Heart Association fundraising campaign. MVA kicked off our campaign last week, and it will run through Friday, September 22, culminating in the annual Greater Charlotte Heart Walk on Saturday.


Byrne Published in Law360
(August 2017)

MVA Ethics & Compliance Counsel Sarah Byrne was published in Law360 on August 23. Her article, "A Law Firm Guide To Helping Victims Of Human Trafficking," provides readers with the steps to begin assisting victims of human trafficking with their various legal needs such as addressing past criminal records, advocating for victim-witness rights, and other civil matters. 


MVA Represents Phenomenal Industries, Inc. in Grand Opening of its Welding Training Center
(August 2017)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC attorney Michael E. Zeller led the team representing Phenomenal Industries, Inc. in the development and launch of its Welding Training Center in Chambersburg, Pa. The facility’s grand opening is today. MVA has provided legal counsel to Phenomenal Industries since its inception, including its corporate and immigration matters.


Byrne Featured on Charlotte Talks
(August 2017)

On August 15, Ethics & Compliance Counsel and member of the Charlotte Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force Sarah Byrne was featured on Charlotte Talks as a panelist discussing the problem of human trafficking in North Carolina, what to look for in finding victims and how Charlotte-area groups are working together to fight this problem.


MVA Represents Compact Power Equipment, Inc., in Acquisition by The Home Depot
(August 2017)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC attorney Michael E. Zeller led the team representing Compact Power Equipment, Inc. in a definitive purchase agreement with The Home Depot® for $265 million in cash. The transaction closed on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. In addition to Michael E. Zeller, other MVA attorneys involved in the deal included Daniel L. Johnson, Jr., Arlene Hanks, Peter McGrath, Karin McGinnis, Nathaniel Smith and Michael Tarwater, Jr.


Lluberas and Mathless Published in Westlaw Journal
(August 2017)

Charlotte Bankruptcy Member Luis Lluberas and Associate Gabe Mathless were published in Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability on August 7. The article titled, "Henson leaves lingering risks for purchasers of defaulted consumer loans," discusses Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., a case which was recently considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Jones Presents at NCBA Estate Planning and Probate Section Annual Meeting
(July 2017)

Fagg Named CFCR President of Board of Directors
(July 2017)

Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Rick Bange, Mike Miller and Stacy Grant to Corporate Team
(July 2017)

Gaskins Quoted in Post and Courier
(July 2017)

Clay Receives North Carolina Bar Association's Younger Lawyer Award
(June 2017)

Moore & Van Allen Celebrates Service Contributions at 16th Annual Public Service Luncheon
Firm recognizes philanthropy of attorneys, staff and community partners, (June 2017)

CBJ Highlights Chinese Delegation’s Visit to MVA
(June 2017)

MVA Hosts Seminar on How to Talk to the FBI and Your IT Department about a Data Breach
(2017)

Moore & Van Allen Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2017 Chambers & Partners Guide
(May 2017)

Moore & Van Allen Member Named to 50 Most Influential Women of 2017 List
(May 2017)

Nebrig Serves as Panelist at NC Business Court CLE
(May 2017)

Wang Published in Bloomberg
(May 2017)

McArthur Moderates General Counsel Forum
(May 2017)

MVA Sports Clients Sign with NFL Teams
(May 2017)

McGrath Published in Westlaw Journal
(May 2017)

MVA Clenches Title as Frenzy Champion
(May 2017)

Ed O’Keefe Presents at Charlotte Economic Club Luncheon
(April 2017)

Smith Published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2017
(April 2017)

Moore & Van Allen Client Earns Record Breaking Gold at the Youth World Weightlifting Championships
(April 2017)

MVA Charleston Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers
(April 2017)

Pedernales Speaks at the SEATOA 2017 Annual Broadband & PEG Conference
(March 2017)

Eades to Present at SBLI Seminar
(March 2017)

Wang Participates in Press Conference with Mayor Roberts
(March 2017)

Oosterhouse Speaks at Duke School of Law
(March 2017)

O’Keefe and Staten published in The Clearing House
(March 2017)

Lathrop Appointed to Department of Transportation Board
(March 2017)

MVA Attorneys to Join Charlotte Mayor’s Trip to China
(March 2017)

MVA's China Business Group Highlighted in CBJ
(March 2017)

2016 Diversity Committee Annual Report Published
(March 2017)

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