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Neil Bloomfield and Kristina Whittaker’s article published by Law360
Law360, (October 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Neil Bloomfield and Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s article titled, “Fraud As An Operational Risk For Banks” was published by Law360 on October 8.


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MVA advises Capital Vision Services during acquisition
(September 2019)

Moore & Van Allen’s client Capital Vision Services, LP (“CVS”), manager of the MyEyeDr. optometry practices, was acquired by the merchant-banking division of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from Altas Partners LP and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on August 29.


“Funding Surface Transportation in North Carolina,” Regional Transportation Alliance, Triangle Mobility Partnership Meeting
(September 18, 2019)

Valecia McDowell honored as a Women of Justice 2019
(September 2019)

Charlotte Co-Head White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Member Valecia McDowell has been named a North Carolina Women of Justice 2019 honoree by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The official honoree list was published on September 2.


MVA highlighted for role in the Charlotte Pro Bono Triage
(September 2019)

Moore & Van Allen was highlighted in the Charlotte Business Journal and Business North Carolina’s Daily Digest on September 5 for its commitment to the Charlotte Pro Bono Triage.


Barbara Meeks to serve as panelist at SIFMA C&L Charlotte Future Leaders
(September 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks has been invited to serve as a panelist for the upcoming SIFMA C&L Charlotte Future Leaders Seminar being held the morning of September 24. Barbara will join leaders from Raymond James, Barclays, Bank of America, and Eversheds Sutherland, on a panel moderated by LPL Financial, to discuss the topic titled, “Mentoring, Career Plan Development & the Path to Leadership”.


MVA contributes to Charlotte’s public-private campaign for affordable housing
(September 2019)

Moore & Van Allen is among the list of area donors highlighted in the Charlotte Business Journal and Charlotte Observer on September 5. MVA joins a coalition of nonprofits, local government and businesses that have donated to A Way Home, an endowment to provide rent subsidies, created by the Foundation For The Carolinas. The program met its $20 million target with a significant contribution from MVA and then climbed to $26 million. MVA is also contributing ongoing pro bono real estate legal services to the A Way Home program.


Gabe Mathless selected for inclusion as JPCA, Frank Family Fellow
(September 2019)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Associate Gabe Mathless is one of ten individuals selected from across the United States to serve as a Frank Family Fellow by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JPCA). The Fellowship is a 10-month program for emerging leaders in Jewish community relations that focuses on public policy, advocacy, civic engagement and intergroup/interfaith relations.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: FHFA Removes Preferred Language Question from URLA
(September 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Counsel Nicole Schiavo‘s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog titled, “FHFA Removes Preferred Language Question from URLA” was published on August 30.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for the Flood Disaster Protection Act
(September 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Neil Bloomfield‘s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog titled “Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for the Flood Disaster Protection Act” was published on August 30.


Corporate Counsel honors Moore & Van Allen Member Amy Johnson with national Women, Influence & Power in Law Award
(August 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Financial Services Member Amy K. Johnson has been selected as a Corporate Counsel 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Award winner. Johnson was recognized in the Law Firm Thought Leadership category. Honorees will be formally announced at an awards dinner on October 16 as part of the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C., and will be profiled in the December issue of Corporate Counsel magazine.


MVA Litigation Blog: U.S. Supreme Court Limited Authority to Remove Class Actions to Original Defendants, Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants May Not Remove Even Under CAFA
(August 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop’s MVA Litigation Blog post titled, “U.S. Supreme Court Limited Authority to Remove Class Actions to Original Defendants, Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants May Not Remove Even Under CAFA” was published August 23.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: CFPB’s ANPR Calls for the End of the GSE Patch
(August 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Counsel Nicole Schiavo’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog post titled, “CFPB’s ANPR Calls for the End of the GSE Patch” was published on August 14.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: Federal Reserve Discloses Plan for “FedNow” a Real Time Payment System
(August 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Neil Bloomfield’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog post titled, “Federal Reserve Discloses Plan for “FedNow” a Real Time Payment System” was published on August 14.


Panelist: “Understanding Industry Disruptors” Panel, Southern Transportation Civil Rights Executive Council (STCREC) Training Symposium
(August 20, 2019)

“Future Funding Opportunities & Challenges for North Carolina Transportation,” International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Summer Education Seminar
(August 16, 2019)

Best Lawyers® recognizes 83 Moore & Van Allen attorneys
10 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” across various practices in Charlotte, (August 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 83 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Additionally, 10 attorneys from the firm’s Charlotte office were selected for Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions.


Neil Bloomfield to serve as panelist at SIFMA C&L Society seminar
(August 2019)

Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Co-Chair Neil Bloomfield will again serve as a panelist for the upcoming SIFMA C&L Society Charlotte Regional Seminar being held September 23. Neil will join leaders from the SEC, Bank of America, LPL and Deloitte to discuss current trends in privacy and cybersecurity.


Barbara Meeks and Ed O’Keefe slated to speak at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting
(August 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Members Barbara Meeks and Ed O'Keefe have been invited to speak at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, which will take place September 12-14, in Washington, DC. O’Keefe will join the discussion for the panel titled: Managing Risk or Micromanaging It: Current Developments in Enforcement Actions on the first day of the meeting. Meeks will join Friday’s panel titled: Cross-border Financings: Structuring for FX and Derivatives Exposure; Perfecting Foreign Collateral.


Lesley Firestone named to Leadership Charleston Class of 2020
(August 2019)

Charleston Litigation Associate Lesley Firestone has been selected for inclusion to the Charleston Metro Chambers of Commerce’s incoming Leadership Charleston Class of 2020. The mission of Leadership Charleston is to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their leadership potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of our civic and business communities. Graduates experience the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.


Joe Fernandez quoted in Law360 article
Law360, (August 2019)

Charlotte Corporate Member Joe Fernandez was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “States' Green Goals May Fuel Clean Energy Land-Use Fights,” which was published on August 5.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: Enhancing Transparency in the Agencies’ Approach to BSA/AML Examinations
(August 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks and Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog post titled, “Enhancing Transparency in the Agencies’ Approach to BSA/AML Examinations” was published on August 5.


Cooper, Kain and Loftis speakers at North Carolina Bar Association 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program
(August 5, 2019)

Charlotte Estate and Wealth Planning Member Matt Kain, Associate Thomas Cooper and Counsel Wilson Loftis were invited to speak at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program which was held July 25-27.


Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List
(August 2019)

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


Moore & Van Allen advises Pamlico Capital in MetaMetrics sale
(August 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that it has served as lead counsel to Pamlico Capital and MetaMetrics, Inc. in the pending sale of MetaMetrics® to Apax Digital Fund. MVA Corporate members Richard (Rick) M. Bange III and Michael (Mike) Ryan Miller, and Corporate associates Emerich F. Gutter, Stacy G. Grant, Kathryn J. Hesman and Ethan B. Clark, led the MVA team representing Pamlico Capital and MetaMetrics in the transaction.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: OCC Releases Bulletin on Fraud Risk Management Principles
(August 2019)

Charlotte Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice blog post titled, “OCC Releases Bulletin on Fraud Risk Management Principles” was published on August 1.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: From “Where Were the Lawyers?” to “Where Have the Lawyers Gone?”
(July 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Ed O’Keefe’s blog titled, “Where Were the Lawyers?” to “Where Have the Lawyers Gone?” was published on July 26.


Barbara Meeks and Ed O'Keefe’s article published by Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel, (July 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Members Barbara Meeks and Ed O’Keefe’s article titled, “Pursuit of a Regulatory Practice Dream: The Story of 2 Powerhouse Bank GCs Uniting” was published by Corporate Counsel on July 26. In this article, Meeks and O’Keefe share their personal vision for a world-class bank regulatory practice that would provide practical, innovative results while retaining Southeastern rates and culture.


MVA’s Estate Planning Practice ranked by Chambers and Partners HNW
(July 2019)

Charlotte Estate and Wealth Planning Member Chris Jones has been ranked Band 2 by Chambers High Net Worth for Private Wealth Law. Chambers High Net Worth ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth.


Moore & Van Allen Attorney Sarah Byrne Helps Lead Charge with North Carolina’s New Human Trafficking Law
(July 2019)

A victory for the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project and its advocacy work! On July 22, Governor Cooper signed into law a bill increasing access to justice for human trafficking survivors. Charlotte Ethics and Compliance Counsel Sarah Byrne chaired the NC Human Trafficking Commission subcommittee responsible for drafting legislative recommendations providing post-conviction relief and a civil remedy for human trafficking.


White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: WCIRA News Clips: SEC Staff Issues Statement on Preparing for Impending LIBOR Transition
(July 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield’s blog post titled, “WCIRA News Clips: SEC Staff Issues Statement on Preparing for Impending LIBOR Transition” was published on July 22.


Bridget Grant quoted in CBJ article
CBJ, (July 2019)

Charlotte Land Use and Development Consultant Bridget Grant was quoted in the CBJ article titled, “RENDERINGS: How this Charlotte developer gained neighborhood support for project at prime site in Elizabeth” which was published on July 16.


Caitlin Horne named to ABA’s class of Trust and Estate Fellows
(July 2019)

The American Bar Association has named Charlotte Estate & Wealth Planning Associate Caitlin Horne to its 2019-2021 class of Trust and Estate Fellows. Caitlin is one of just five attorneys nationally selected as a member of the new Trust and Estate Fellows class.


Data Points Blog: US Data Breach and Privacy 2019 Legislative Recap
(July 2019)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Counsel Tandy Mathis published a blog post on July 1 titled, “US Data Breach and Privacy 2019 Legislative Recap.”


Mitchell, Meeks, Bloomfield article published by ABA Banking Journal
ABA Banking Journal, (July 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Members Neil Bloomfield and Barbara Meeks, and Associate Elena Mitchell’s article titled, “Parting the Waters of Uncertainty for Private Flood Insurance,” was published by the ABA Banking Journal on July 1.


Moore & Van Allen Member Cabell Clay selected as 2019 ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer
(June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation and Employment & Labor Member M. Cabell Clay has been selected as a 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The award program provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. Winners will be formally honored at the ABA Young Lawyers Division Awards Breakfast in August, and will also receive recognition in ABA print publications, online and via social media.


U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down state taxation of foreign trust income
(June 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Members Tom Myrick and Neil Bloomfield argued and won at every level of the North Carolina judicial system over the last eight years establishing that North Carolina’s taxation of the Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, a New York based trust, violated the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.


MVA advises Off Campus Partners during acquisition
(June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen’s client Off Campus Partners, LLC was acquired by CoStar Realty Finance, Inc. on June 12. The primary corporate attorneys representing Off Campus Partners on this matter were Member Carolyn Meade and Associates Charise Patterson and Ethan Clark. The specialists representing Off Campus Partners on this matter were Taxation Member Rachel Coyne and Counsel Randy Clark; Intellectual Property Associate Tucker McKinley; Employee Benefits and Compensation Counsel Janet Higley; Employment and Labor Member Paul Peralta and Associate Jared Nobles. CoStar was represented by Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP.


MVA advises Marquee Brands during recent acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
(June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen’s client Marquee Brands LLC completed the acquisition of the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse brands from Sequential Brands Group, Inc. on June 10, 2019. The Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse brands and will be added to the portfolio of consumer brands under the stewardship of Marquee Brands, including BCBG, Dakine and Bruno Magli, among others.


MVA counsel to Senior Management of Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. during acquisition
(June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen served as counsel to senior management of Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. ("RMS"), a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners ("Incline"), during the recent acquisition by Cortec Group, Inc. ("Cortec") which was finalized on June 10.


Lathrop’s MVA Litigation Blog Post
(June 2019)

Charlotte Litigation and Transportation Member Tony Lathrop’s blog post titled, “U.S. Supreme Court Said “No” to Class Arbitration in Employment-Related Data Breach Dispute Because Arbitration Agreement Ambiguous on Class Procedures” was published on June 12.


Cabell Clay and Jared Nobles published by Law360
Law360, (June 2019)

Charlotte Employment and Labor Member Cabell Clay and Litigation Associate Jared Nobles co-authored the article, “Considerations In Protecting Trade Secrets During Litigation” which was published by Law360 on June 14.


Zach Smith invited to speak on Eye on Bankruptcy program
(June 2019)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member and Team Leader Zach Smith has been invited to speak Friday, June 27 in D.C. on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “Eye on Bankruptcy” program. Smith will be joined by The Honorable Paul Black, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Virginia and Professor Charles Tabb from University of Illinois College of Law.


Moore & Van Allen Banking and M&A teams earn top IFLR1000 United States recognition
(June 2019)

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 Thomas (Tom) L. 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. Members Richard (Rick) M. Bange III, Joseph (Joe) A. Fernandez, C. Wayne McKinzie, Daniel (Tripp) H. Monroe III, and Ryan M. Smith were also listed on the firm’s IFLR profile.


MVA Celebrates Service Commitment at 18th Annual Sally & Bill Van Allen Luncheon
(June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen hosted the 18th annual Sally & Bill Van Allen Public Service Award Luncheon on June 6. This event serves as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our employees and community partners who are making significant service contributions.


Moore & Van Allen IP team and attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000
IAM 1000, (June 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its Intellectual Property and Commercial & Technology Transactions practices have been recognized in the eighth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, which published on June 6. Additionally, Charlotte members Christopher (Chris) J. Knors, Dickson M. Lupo, W. Kevin Ransom, Todd C. Taylor, Henry B. Ward III and J. Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys in their respective practice areas.


McGrath quoted in Westlaw’s Energy and Environment Daily Briefing
Westlaw, (June 2019)

Charlotte Environmental Member Peter McGrath was quoted in the Westlaw's Energy and Environment Daily Briefing article titled, "Hearing reveals little about 9th Circuit’s upcoming climate decision", which was published June 7.


Transportation Luncheon on Disruptors, NC Go & Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
(June 4, 2019)

Karin McGinnis profiled in North Carolina Lawyer
(May 2019)

As the North Carolina Bar Association prepared to celebrate and explore wellness at its Annual Meeting in June, the editors of North Carolina Lawyer magazine offered a few examples of NCBA members who are excelling at living healthy lives. Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was one of the few NCBA members to be featured.


Moore & Van Allen provides counsel to Frontier Capital in Phone2Action growth investment
(May 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Frontier Capital, a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on B2B software, has finalized a strategic growth investment in Phone2Action, a digital advocacy platform that connects citizens to lawmakers. Moore & Van Allen Corporate members Rick Bange and Bill Zimmern and Corporate associates Emerich Gutter, Colin Peterson, Ethan Clark and Rachel Rice led Frontier through the successful deal.


Lathrop quoted in UNC Charlotte Urban Institute article
(May 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member and member of the N.C. Board of Transportation Tony Lathrop was quoted in the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's article, "Charlotte is 'on the cusp' of its first true regional transit plan," which was published on May 15. The article discusses how the Charlotte region is taking concrete steps towards building a regional transit system that crosses county lines.


Moore & Van Allen attorneys ranked in Managing IP
(May 2019)

Moore & Van Allen was named one of North Carolina’s leading intellectual property firms in Managing Intellectual Property’s 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 Arlene Hanks, Dickson Lupo and Henry Ward were recognized as “IP Stars.”


MVA advises Watsco on successful acquisition of DASCO Supply
(May 2019)

On April 2, Moore & Van Allen client Watsco, Inc. (“Watsco”; NYSE: WSO) acquired the operating business of Dunphey & Associates Supply Co., Inc. (“DASCO Supply”). The primary MVA attorneys representing Watsco on this matter were Corporate Member Mike Miller and Corporate Associates Stacy Grant and Charise Patterson.


Clay serves as moderator for American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference
(May 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay served as a moderator as part of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. Clay moderated the panel titled: “Effecting Change Behind the Scenes: Insight into the role of a Hill Staffer.”


MVA Ranked by Law360
Law360, (May 2019)

Moore & Van Allen was listed at number 146 on the “Law360 400,” Law360’s annual ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the nation. The list features the largest U.S.-based law firms as measured by U.S. attorney head count. Kirkland holds the number one spot with 2,116 U.S. attorneys.


O’Keefe quoted in Agenda article
Agenda, (May 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Ed O’Keefe was quoted in the Agenda article entitled, “Cyber Lawsuits Increasingly Target Boards” that was published on May 6. The article discusses how directors and officers are increasingly being targeted in derivative cases over cyber-related missteps.


MVA featured in Mecklenburg Bar News article
Mecklenburg Bar News, (May 2019)

MVA is featured in the Mecklenburg Bar News article, “Lessons from our roots” which was published in the May issue. The article discusses the growth of the firm under the leadership of founding partner William K. Van Allen.


McGinnis Panelist for 2019 Charlotte-Metro ISSA Summit
(May 2019)

Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis served as a panelist for the 2019 ISSA Conference: How the Changing Privacy Law Landscape Impacts Information Security Professionals that was held May 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The panelists discussed specifically the impacts of the expanding definition of personal information, the expanding obligations to maintain reasonable security measures and the expanding rights of data subjects.


MVA assists Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte in recent merger
(May 2019)

As of April 30, Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry Center are legally one organization. Led by Charlotte Corporate Member James Wyche and Associate Wade Sample along with Charlotte Tax Member Rob Fisher, Corporate Member Steve Hope, Benefits Member Danny Johnson and Employment Member Paul Peralta.


MVA advises LendingTree in relocating HQ
(May 2019)

Charlotte-based LendingTree Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) in the coming years will relocate its headquarters to a mixed-use development in South End. Led by Charlotte Real Estate Member Evan Bass, Associate Richard Simons and Litigation Member Scott Tyler advised LendingTree during this relocation process.


MVA advises Mosaic in ESOP acquisition
(April 2019)

On April 25, Moore & Van Allen’s client, Mosaic Capital Partners, LLC announced the ESOP acquisition of Custom Profile Holdings, Inc. The transaction was led by Global Services Member Michael E. Zeller. Additional members of the team included Employee Benefits Member Danny Johnson, Counsel Ann West and Beth Yount Grimes, Global Services Associate Michael Tarwater, Jr., Intellectual Property Member Henry Ward, Intellectual Property Associate Sam Skains-Menchaca, Corporate Member Rob Fisher and Counsel Randy Clark, Financial Services Member Kimberly Zirkle, Environmental Member Peter McGrath and Paralegal Sally Hentz.


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.


“NCDOT Update” and “The Future of Transportation Funding & Necessity for Coordinated Regional Planning,” 2019 North Carolina Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Annual Transportation Conference
(April 24, 2019)

“The Future of Transportation Funding & Necessity for Coordinated Regional Planning,” Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) Meeting
(April 24, 2019)

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.


Quoted in “5 Tips For Better Communication With Clients,”
law360, (April 22, 2019)

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 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 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.


“The Future of Transportation Funding & Regional Transportation Collaboration,” Charlotte Regional Alliance for Transportation (CRAFT) Technical Committee Meeting
(March 26, 2019)

Panel Moderator: “The Future of Transportation Funding & Necessity for Coordinated Regional Planning,” Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization & Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization 2nd Annual Roundtable
(March 13, 2019)

“Transportation Storytelling & Participant Engagement” Segment Leader, Centralina Council of Governments Regional Conference
(March 8, 2019)

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.


Moderator: “Preparing for a Changing Funding Landscape” Opening Session and “Creative Funding Solutions” Breakout, 2019 NC Transportation Summit
(January 2019)

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.


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.

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