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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.


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.


Hawfield Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
(April 2018)

Charlotte Bankruptcy Member Ben Hawfield was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s 2018 Partner Appreciation Awards.


MVA Honored as Large Firm Division Winner in 2018 NCBA Legal Feeding Frenzy
(April 2018)

Moore & Van Allen earned the title of Large Firm division winner for the 2018 Legal Feeding Frenzy, becoming the Frenzy’s only six-time division champion.


Ryan Smith Teaches M&A Course at UNC Kenan Flagler Business School
(April 23, 2018)

Charlotte Financial Services Member Ryan Smith and Deloitte Advisory Managing Director Eric Andreozzi taught two senior level courses at UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School (Undergraduate) on April 19.


McGinnis to Present at Globalaw’s 2018 European Regional Meeting
(April 2018)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis will be speaking at Globalaw’s 2018 European Regional Meeting on April 19 in Rome, Italy. Her presentation will cover the challenges, opportunities and pitfalls of the General Data Protection Regulation, changing the legal framework of data privacy in the European Union and the data transfer to Non-EU Countries.


Jenkins Published in International Comparative Legal Guide  
(April 2018)

Charlotte Corporate Member Colby Jenkins was published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to Secured Lending Finance 2018 on April 11. Jenkins’ chapter discusses the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) which is intended to serve as financial hub for to the Eurasian Economic Union (comprised of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia), as well as the first port of call for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (the “BRI”), a multi-trillion dollar development project which aims to integrate the infrastructure and economies of Eurasia.


MVA Uses Software to Highlight Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
(April 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is using UltiPro to improve workforce diversity reporting and simplify compensation management. UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively.


Horne Participates in ABA Webinar
(March 2018)

Charlotte Wealth Transfer Associate Caitlin Horneparticipated in an American Bankruptcy Association Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section Webinar on March 27.


Moore & Van Allen’s Charleston Office Celebrates 20 Years
(March 2018)

We are proud to have served the Charleston community for 20 years and appreciate our clients, lawyers and employees for making this significant milestone possible.


MVA Represents Metyx in Opening of First US Plant
(March 2018)

Moore & Van Allen Global Services Member Mike Zeller and Associates Michael Tarwater and Beth Buckner represented Metyx Group in the development and launch of its first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operations in Ranlo, NC.


McDowell Participates in CBJ Diversity and Inclusion Panel  
(March 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee Valecia McDowell recently participated in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Diversity and Inclusion panel, “Beyond the Optics”, on March 23.


Fuierer Teaches UNC Law Class
(March 2018)

Research Triangle Intellectual Property Member Tristan Fuierer is co-instructing a patent prosecution class during the Spring 2018 semester. The seminar focuses on practical application of patent law concepts in preparing and prosecuting patent applications.


Horn and Cooper Article Featured in NCBA Newsletter
(March 2018)

Charlotte Wealth & Estate Planning Member Mark Horn and Associate Thomas Cooper were recently published in the North Carolina Bar Association’s newsletter The Will & The Way which is distributed to estate planning attorneys across the state.


Mathis Presents at Bank of America eDiscovery Summit  
(March 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Attorney Tandy Mathis served as a panelist at the 2018 Bank of America eDiscovery Summit on March 12. The panel covered the impacts of Brexit (Britain’s exit from the EU); regional rule changes, such as GDPR and how they affect organizations inside and outside the EU.


Grant Moderates #CREfuture Panel
(March 2018)

Charlotte Land Use and Development Consultant Bridget Grant moderated a panel discussion at #CREfuture on March 7. Panelists including Charlotte City Council Representatives Tariq Bokhari and Larken Egleston, and Rachel Russell Krenz of Ram Realty, discussed drivers of innovation, talent and economic development in Charlotte that matter most to young professionals and the impacts for commercial real estate.


Dieck Discusses Path to Environment Law in the Charleston Mercury
(March 2018)

Charleston Environmental Member Elizabeth Dieck was featured in the Charleston Mercury on March 6. Dieck joined Moore & Van Allen in November of 2017. In the article, she describes how growing up in Charleston inspired her to practice environmental law.


Moore & Van Allen Names New Public Service Committee Co-Chairs
(March 2018)

Moore & Van Allen’s Management Committee is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation Member Ed O’Keefe and Finance Member Kimberly Zirkle have been named Co-Chairs of the firm’s Public Service Committee.


North Carolina Feeding Frenzy Kickoff Event
(March 2018)

2018 NCBA YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy Chair and Litigation Associate Kristen Kenley organized a press conference and service event to kick-off the 2018 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.


Cooper Article Featured in NCBA Newsletter
(March 2018)

Charlotte Estate & Wealth Transfer Associate Thomas Cooper’s recent article was featured in the North Carolina Bar Association’s newsletter, The Will & The Way, which is distributed to estate planning attorneys across the state.


Mitchell Featured in CBJ
(March 2018)

Moore & Van Allen Firm Chairman Tom Mitchell was featured in the Charlotte Business Journal on March 1. The article discusses Mitchell’s new role as chairman and his plans for the firm’s business development efforts. 


MVA Ranked Third in Thomson Reuters Law Firm League Table
(February 2018)

MVA’s Finance team ranked third again in 2017 in Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation’s (LPC) U.S. Lender Law Firm League Tables for syndicated debt financings. Also finishing in the top 3 in the League Tables in 2016, MVA closed 186 deals in 2017 in which it represented lead arrangers and book runners in syndicated debt transactions.


Moore &Van Allen welcomes former OCC Deputy Comptroller Kristina B. Whittaker to Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Kristina (“Kris”) B. Whittaker, former Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as Counsel. Whittaker will practice on Moore and Van Allen’s growing Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team. 


2017 Diversity Committee Annual Report Published
(February 2018)

We are delighted to present our seventh annual diversity report on behalf of the Moore & Van Allen Diversity and Management Committees. One of our important missions is to support a culture of diversity and inclusion at Moore & Van Allen and in the communities we serve. Each year the diversity report demonstrates our commitment to that mission by highlighting our internal inclusion efforts, diversity related community outreach initiatives, and client centric activities. 


McGinnis and Mathis Present to WiE
(February 2018)

Charlotte Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis and Attorney Tandy Mathis presented to the Charlotte Chapter of Women in eDiscovery (WiE) on February 26 in the Charlotte Office.


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


MVA Hosts Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Luncheon
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen's Charlotte office hosted the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Charlotte Chapter's CLE luncheon at the Charlotte City Club on February 21.


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.

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