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Tandy Mathis presenting at NCBAR webcast on Practicing International Law in the Digital Age
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Senior Counsel Tandy Mathis will be presenting during the NCBAR 2021 International Practice Section Program webcast, “The World Spins Madly On: Making Sense of the Current State of International Law Practicing International Law in the Digital Age”, taking place on March 25. Tandy will present on the session titled, “Practicing International Law in the Digital Age.”


Valecia McDowell served as Cultural Equity Report Contributor for ASC report
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) co-head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations practice and member of the firm’s Management Committee, Valecia McDowell served as one of the Cultural Equity Report Contributors for the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural Equity Report 2020, which was released to the community on February 23. Additionally, Valecia currently serves as an ASC Board Member and is immediate past board chair.


Gilson, Jenkins, Miller co-authored Independent Sponsor article published by Law360
Law360, (February 2021)

MVA Members John Gilson, Colby Jenkins, and Mike Miller co-authored the article titled, “A Look Under The Hood Of Independent Sponsorship In M&A.” The article was published by Law360 on February 18.


Immigration Client Alert: Get Ready - H-1B Cap Season Is Here
(February 2021)

The annual H-1B cap season is upon us. Like last year, USCIS will be utilizing an online registration system which will serve as entry into the annual lottery.


Barbara Meeks and Jules Carter to serve as panelist for Lorman webinar
(February 2021)

MVA Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks and Associate Jules Carter will serve as panelist for the Lorman webinar titled, “BSA/AML Customer Identification Program and Due Diligence Basics” which will take place on March 11.


MVA IP Members and Practice receive WTR 1000 Recognition
(February 2021)

MVA Intellectual Property Members Kate Cole, Arlene Hanks, Henry Ward and Mark Wilson received World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) recognition. Additionally, MVA’s Intellectual Property practice was recognized as one of six recommended North Carolina trademark practices.


Moore & Van Allen’s Amy Johnson receives Charlotte Business Journal’s “Women in Business Achievement Award”
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that member Amy K. Johnson has been honored among the 2021 class of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Women in Business Achievement Award.”


Luis Lluberas joins Board of Directors for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member Luis Lluberas has been elected as a member to the Board of Directors for the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation. The Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation board of directors is a distinguished group of professional, business and civic leaders.


MVA ranked top for Charlotte largest law firms and female attorneys by CBJ
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) has ranked top for Charlotte largest law firms and female attorneys in the recent CBJ article titled, “THE LIST: Charlotte's largest law firms — and the practices with most female attorneys.”


Valecia McDowell highlighted by Business NC
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Co-head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations practice and member of the firm’s Management Committee, Valecia McDowell has been highlighted in the Business North Carolina article titled, “Dynamic Diversity: The Changing Look of N.C. Executive Power,” published on February 1. The article also mentions area CEOs Marvin Ellison of Lowe’s and Gene Woods of Atrium Health.


MVA attorneys provide guidance on the LIBOR transition as part of NCBA webcast
(February 2021)

MVA Financial Services Member Lauren Biek, Co-head of Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Neil Bloomfield, and Financial Services Counsel Ed Ivey will serve as panelist during the NCBA: The Business Lawyer as First Responder, 2021 Business Law Section Program. This live webcast will take place on February 11. Additionally, Financial Services Member Kimberly Zirkle serves on the planning committee for the Business Law Section program.


Valecia McDowell teaching 2021 Course at Duke Law
(February 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Co-head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Valecia McDowell, will be teaching the LAW 832 - Internal Investigations course during the winter session for Duke Law on February 19 and 20.


MVA ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2021. The firm received its final rating for the 2021 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.


MVA again ranked at the top in the 2020 Refinitiv Law Firm League Tables for Syndicated Loans
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) has again been ranked as a top legal adviser on syndicated loans. The firm's Finance team ranked second by number of deals in the 2020 Refinitiv Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC) U.S. Law Firm League Tables for representing Lead Arrangers on syndicated loan transactions. In 2020, MVA advised on 168 syndicated loan transactions, which generated approximately $67 billion in aggregate gross loan proceeds. As further evidence of MVA's ongoing distinction in the secured/leveraged lending market, MVA advised on 97 syndicated leveraged loan transactions, which generated approximately $30 billion in aggregate gross loan proceeds.


Ed O’Keefe to serve as moderator for The Banking Institute
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Ed O’Keefe will serve as the moderator for the panel titled, “Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Bank Health” during the Banking Institute Program which will take place March 18-19.  Ed’s panel includes senior representatives of the OCC, Federal Reserve, NC Department of Banking and the Bank Policy Institute.


Trudy Robertson Named Co-managing Member of Moore & Van Allen’s Charleston Office
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Trudy H. Robertson has been named co-managing member of the firm’s Charleston office. She will share the role with the office’s current managing member, H. Manning Unger. Both Unger and Robertson also serve on the firm’s Management Committee.


Mary Katherine Stukes elected to the NAIOP 2021 Board of Directors
(January 2021)

Co-head of Moore & Van Allen’s Environmental group, Mary Katherine Stukes has been elected to the 2021 Board of Directors of the Charlotte Chapter for NAIOP. NAIOP is the nation's leading trade organization dedicated to representing industrial, office, retail and related commercial real estate. NAIOP empowers commercial real estate professionals with a competitive edge by providing forums, up-to-the-minute news and networking opportunities that enable them to share, address and take advantage of emerging trends and business opportunities.


Ed Ivey to join panel for ABA’s Virtual Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter meeting
(January 2021)

MVA Financial Services Counsel Ed Ivey has been invited to join a panel at the ABA’s Virtual Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting 2021 which will take place January 27-29.


Moore & Van Allen holds third annual Diversity Conference
(January 2021)

On Friday, January 15, Moore & Van Allen had the opportunity to virtually welcome outstanding first-year law students from across the country as part of the firm’s third annual Diversity Conference. Student attendees were selected through a competitive application process and participated in various networking opportunities, interactive panels, and presentations from MVA attorneys, clients and other leaders in the legal profession during the one-day seminar. We are grateful to have connected with such an inspiring group of future lawyers and we look forward to supporting their continued success!


Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Ben Weadon to the Private Equity Group
(January 2021)

Ben advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the country on leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, merger and acquisition transactions, and general corporate matters. He brings significant experience leading mega-fund and middle-market transactions on behalf of several leading private equity firms, including The Carlyle Group and Pamlico Capital. Ben is a graduate of Duke University and University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill.


Moore & Van Allen Represents Left Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent in $2 Billion ESG-linked Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that the firm represented the left lead arranger and the administrative agent in connection with a $2 billion syndicated revolving credit facility for Flex Ltd. 


MVA sponsor of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Valentine Ball
(January 2021)

MVA is proud to be a sponsor of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Valentine Ball and the main sponsor of the Virtual Valentine Ball kick-off party.


Thirty Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys have been named to the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys were named to the 2021 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Additionally, members Valecia M. McDowell and Karin M. McGinnis were named to the “Top 50” list of Women North Carolina Super Lawyers and McDowell was named to the “Top 25” list of Charlotte Super Lawyers. The lawyer rating service will publish this year’s survey findings in North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine in February.


MVA joins as a founding member of the NSL Collective and supports Human Trafficking Awareness Day
(January 2021)

Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Moore & Van Allen thanks it’s brave clients, community partners and Charlotte Triage volunteers. MVA also proudly announces its role as founding member of the National Survivor Law (NSL Collective). Founded in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Survivor Law Collective (NSL Collective) is composed of U.S. organizations focused on providing free legal services to victims and survivors of all forms of human trafficking. 


Sarah Byrne’s article published by Thomson Reuters Institute
(January 2021)

MVA Senior Counsel Sarah Byrne’s article titled, “Financial institutions are poised to take next step in combatting human trafficking” was published by Thomson Reuters Institute on January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.


Ed Ivey article published by Futures & Derivatives Law Report
(January 2021)

MVA Financial Services Counsel Ed Ivey‘s article titled “Election Season Special: 2021 Candidates for LIBOR Replacement” was recently published in the Futures & Derivatives Law Report, a Thomson Reuters publication. The article provides a an overview and analysis regarding the various non-SOFR alternative reference rates, such as Ameribor, and issues related to the chances such rates have at being adopted and widely used in the market.


MVA Attorneys recognized by Business North Carolina's 2021 Legal Elite
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 18 attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite.


Moore & Van Allen Elects 12 Attorneys to Firm Membership
(January 2021)

The following 12 attorneys have been elected as the newest members of Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA): Elizabeth (Beth) A. Buckner, Thomas A. Cooper, Joshua (Josh) John DeBottis, Lesley A. Firestone, Christopher (Chris) T. Fowler, Emerich F. Gutter, Caitlin N. Horne, Gabriel L. Mathless, Lauren D. Nelson, Joseph (Joey) W. Norman, Cole B. Richins, and Wade B. Sample, Jr.


Visa Ban Extended & U.S. Travel Ban Continues
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Towers Mingledorff
(January 2021)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Towers Mingledorff has joined the MVA Public Affairs Team as Director of Public Affairs. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of CLT Host 2020, Inc. (Charlotte Host Committee), and as staff to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, U.S. Congressman David Rouzer and in the North Carolina State SenateMoore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Towers Mingledorff has joined the MVA Public Affairs Team as Director of Public Affairs. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of CLT Host 2020, Inc. (Charlotte Host Committee), and as staff to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, U.S. Congressman David Rouzer and in the North Carolina State Senate.


Zach Smith and Alan Pope to Teach 2021 Courses at Duke Law 
(January 2021)

MVA Member and Head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice Zach Smith will serve as a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law for the Wintersession course titled, “Advising a Distressed Enterprise and Its Stakeholders.” This course, to be held in February 2021, will provide students with a practical understanding of the role of outside counsel to a variety of key stakeholders in complex, high-stakes, and fast-paced business reorganizations – including distressed companies and their officers and directors, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors, and formal and informal committees. 


Zach Smith serving as Co-chair for the ABI’s 2021 Virtual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium
(January 2021)

MVA Member and Head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice Zach Smith will serve as Co-chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 2021 Virtual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, which will be held on Feb 9. 


Moore & Van Allen’s Paul Lynch Named a South Carolina Lawyers Weekly “Go to Lawyer”
(December 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that member Paul M. Lynch has been recognized as a “Go to Lawyer” for business law by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He will be profiled in the publication’s December 21st issue. 


Hillary Crabtree served as co-chair for 43rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute webcast
(December 2020)

MVA Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member Hillary Crabtree served as a co-chair for the 43rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute live webcast which was held on December 10. Additionally, Hillary joined Michael L. Martinez of Grier Wright Martinez PA, to provide the welcome and opening remarks.


Sarah Byrne guest speaker for FAST Podcast
(December 2020)

MVA’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Leader Sarah Byrne served as a guest speaker for the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST): The Podcast episode 4 titled, “Taking Back Control" which aired December 8.


Client Alert: Two lawsuits challenge MFN drug-pricing model
(December 2020)

On December 4, 2020, separate lawsuits filed in federal courts in Maryland and California allege that the new Medicare drug-pricing regulation released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 20, 2020, known as the Most Favored Nation Rule (MFN Rule), violates federal law, including the United States Constitution.[1] Each of the suits asks the court to (i) declare the MFN Rule invalid; (ii) set aside and vacate the MFN Rule; and (iii) prevent CMS from implementing and enforcing the MFN Rule, which is scheduled to become effective January 1, 2020.


Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Edward Ivey as Counsel
(December 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Edward Ivey has joined the firm as Counsel on the Financial Services team.


Client Alert: CMS open door forum on new Stark regulations
(December 2020)

On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) held a Special Open Door Forum to discuss a new final rule amending the regulations that interpret the federal physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”). CMS released the final rule on November 20, 2020, the same day that the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services released a new final rule amending the regulations under the Medicare antikickback statute (“AKS”). The two final rules generally take effect January 19, 2021, and are, according to HHS, intended to reduce regulatory barriers to care coordination and accelerate the transformation of the healthcare system into one that pays for value.


Carolyn Meade serves as speaker for Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast
(November 2020)

MVA Corporate Member Carolyn Meade served as the guest speaker for the Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast titled, “Selling the Family Business” which aired November 20.


Ernie Reigel quoted regarding Charlotte’s transit future
(November 2020)

MVA Corporate Member and former Chairman Ernie Reigel was quoted in the WSOCTV story titled, “Charlotte task force recommends sales, property tax hike for expanded transit” which was released on November 19.  Ernie serves as one of 25 community leaders from across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area who represent business, government, transportation and planning, education, and nonprofits as a member of the Charlotte Moves Task Force. The Charlotte Moves Task Force was formed to advise the City of Charlotte in the creation of a new Strategic Mobility Plan that integrates and updates current vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, transit and safety plans, and sets mobility goals for the city and immediate region.


MVA Represents Entity owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin in Establishing NASCAR Race Team
(November 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC congratulates its client 2311 Racing LLC, an entity owned by Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, for its formation of a new NASCAR Cup Series race team. MVA is representing Michael Jordan’s ownership interest in the venture and the new team in connection with several matters, including the acquisition of a NASCAR team charter, the negotiation of a multi-year driver agreement with Bubba Wallace and the negotiation of sponsorship agreements and other commercial arrangements related to the operation of the team.


Peter McGrath and Mary Katherine Stukes author Environmental Law Guide 2020 for Chambers and Partners
(November 2020)

MVA Environmental Co-Head Members Peter McGrath and Mary Katherine Stukes have authored the “Law and Practice” chapter of the Environmental Law 2020 Guide for Chambers and Partners, which was published on November 13.


Moore & Van Allen Receives Bank of America Pro Bono Award
(November 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that the firm is the recipient of Bank of America’s 2020 Pro Bono Award, which was presented during a virtual ceremony on October 22. Financial Regulatory Advice and Response member Edward P. O’Keefe, and Financial Services member Kimberly Easter Zirkle, who serve as co-chairs of MVA’s Public Service Committee, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.


MVA again ranked at the top in Refinitiv Law Firm League Tables for 2020 Syndicated Loans through Q3
(November 2020)

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 Refinitiv Loan Pricing Corporation’s (LPC) 2020 U.S. Law Firm League Tables for representing Lead Arrangers on syndicated loan transactions. Through the third quarter of 2020, MVA has advised on 110 syndicated loan transactions, which generated over $43 billion in aggregate gross loan proceeds and earned the firm a third-place position on the league table for all syndicated loans based on number of deals. As further evidence of MVA's ongoing distinction in the secured/leveraged lending market, MVA advised on 62 syndicated leveraged loan transactions, which generated over $16 billion in aggregate gross loan proceeds and earned the firm a second-place position on the league tables for all syndicated leveraged loans based on number of deals.


Moore & Van Allen recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers with top-tier ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings
Firm honored regionally and nationally in 2021 rankings, (November 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked the firm nationally and regionally on the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list.


Charlotte Pro Bono Triage Receives Pro Bono Institute’s 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Award
(November 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Charlotte Pro Bono Triage, a groundbreaking partnership created by McGuireWoods, MVA, and Charlotte-based corporate law departments to support local legal aid organizations, is the recipient of the 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Award from the Pro Bono Institute (PBI). The national award honors innovative pro bono partnerships between law firms, in-house legal departments, and public interest organizations. The award was presented during PBI’s virtual gala on October 1.


Paul Peralta recent panelist for UNC Jacquez - de Varona Legal - Virtual Panel Discussion
(November 2020)

MVA Litigation Member Paul Peralta participated in a virtual panel discussion in support of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Jacquez - de Varona Legal Fellowship (Fellowship) on October 14. The event served as the Fellowship’s kickoff event and offered practical tips and advice to participating law students. Several Hispanic/Latino lawyers from across North Carolina joined Paul within the discussion including the Honorable Albert Diaz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS ON LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO COVID-19
(October 2020)

Employers across the country continue to face unique and unprecedented challenges in responding to workforce issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law is changing quickly to address issues presented by the spread of COVID-19. The following provides updated guidance and insight into common workplace issues that can arise in response.


Moore & Van Allen Earns 12th Consecutive Benchmark Litigation Recognitions
(October 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as a “recommended” firm for both dispute resolution and employment in North Carolina in the latest editions of Benchmark Litigation. This is the 12th consecutive year in which MVA has earned Benchmark recognitions.


MVA recognized as a PBI 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Award honoree
(October 2020)

MVA has been recognized as one of the recipients of the PBI 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Award for the firm’s participation within the Charlotte Triage program at the annual Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Partnership Annual Anniversary Event which was held October 1. The 2020 Corporate Pro Bono Award honors innovative pro bono partnerships between law firms, in-house legal departments and public interest organizations.


Moore & Van Allen Team Implemented 100 percent ESOP Transaction
(September 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that it served as counsel for the implementation of a 100% employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transaction at AME Consulting Engineers, PC.


MVA Welcomes Chaz Beasley as Counsel
(September 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chaz M. Beasley has joined the firm as counsel in the Financial Services Group. Beasley is joining the firm from Alston & Bird.


Reid Dyer named member of 2020 J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
(September 2020)

MVA Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Counsel Reid Dyer has been named as a member of the 2020 J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. Chartered in April 2018, the J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court draws a membership from across the state of South Carolina.


Moore & Van Allen Assists Schweiter Technologies in Acquisition
(September 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) represented 3A Composites USA Inc., a subsidiary Schweiter Technologies AG (SWX: SWTQ), in the acquisition of the foam board business of Newell Brands Inc. The MVA team was led by member Michael E. Zeller, co-head of the firm’s Global Services Group, and included members Peter J. McGrath, Jr., and Henry B. Ward III; senior counsel Beth Yount Grimes; associates Michael C. Tarwater, Jr. and Samantha N. Skains-Menchaca; and paralegal Sally Hentz.


MVA Attorney Gabriel Mathless Among Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”
(August 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the Charlotte Business Journal has recognized Gabriel L. Mathless, an associate on the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring team, among its “40 Under 40” for 2020.


Lesley Firestone honored as Charleston Regional Business Journal Forty Under 40 winner
(August 2020)

MVA Environmental Associate Lesley Firestone was selected as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40 winners. Lesley, along with this year’s class of honorees, were formally recognized during a virtual awards event held August 26. The honorees were also featured in a special edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal.


Moore & Van Allen Secures $2.6 Million Award for the Shem Creek Development Group from the Town of Mount Pleasant
(August 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC successfully represented The Shem Creek Development Group in its lawsuit against the Town of Mount Pleasant which has been ordered to pay more than $2.6 million, plus legal costs for backing out of a 2013 parking license agreement they made to help pay for the Shem Creek Parking Garage.


MVA Bankruptcy & Restructuring Team Concludes Successful Chapter 11 Case for Restaurant Debtors
(August 2020)

August 19 marked the effective date and successful conclusion of the chapter 11 cases of a collection of restaurant debtors (the “Debtors”) represented by MVA’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Team in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina.


Jessica Simpson named to Leadership Charleston Class of 2021
(August 2020)

Charleston Corporate Associate Jessica Simpson has been selected for inclusion to the Charleston Metro Chambers of Commerce’s incoming Leadership Charleston Class of 2021.


Best Lawyers ® Recognizes 93 Moore & Van Allen attorneys
Five attorneys honored with “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas, (August 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Additionally, five attorneys were selected for Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions. Twenty-five attorneys were recognized among “Ones to Watch.”


Lathrop reappointed to Department of Transportation Board
(August 2020)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop was reappointed to the Department of Transportation Board by Governor Roy Cooper as of August 12. He will serve a four-year term.


MVA again ranked at the top in Refinitiv Law Firm League Tables for 1H 2020 Syndicated Loans
(August 2020)

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 Refinitiv Loan Pricing Corporation’s (LPC) first half of 2020 U.S. Law Firm League Tables for representing Lead Arrangers on syndicated loan transactions. For the first half of this year, MVA has advised on 57 syndicated loan transactions, which generated over $27 billion in aggregate gross proceeds and earned the firm a third place position on the league table for all syndicated loans based on number of deals.


MVA Attorneys Featured in 2020 Legal Elite by Charleston Business Magazine
Charleston Business Magazine, (August 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charleston Business Magazine recognized three of the firm’s attorneys in its 2020 Legal Elite feature. Honorees will be acknowledged in the publication’s August issue.


MVA recognized at The Deal Awards Middle Market 2020
(August 2020)

Moore & Van Allen was recognized for its work advising the senior management team of Yellowstone Landscape Group, Inc. in the sale of Yellowstone CIVC Partners to Harvest Partners and the reinvestment in the surviving company.


Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List”
(August 2020)

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


MVA supports World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
(July 2020)

Moore & Van Allen commits to bringing awareness today, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - during the year in which the United Nations is focusing on championing human trafficking first responders. These individuals work in identifying, supporting, counseling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.


MVA Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Named Signatory Service Provider for the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Survivor Inclusion Initiative
(July 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project has become a signatory survivor support partner for the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Survivor Inclusion Initiative, housed at the United Nations University in New York.


Zach Smith Re-appointed to MCB Diversity & Inclusion Committee
(July 2020)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member and Team Leader Zach Smith has served as a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the last year. As of July 9, MCB has reappointed Smith to a three-year term on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee under the leadership of Co-Chair Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Co-Chair Adam Doerr of Robinson Bradshaw, and Vice-Chair Knut Nodeland of Bank of America. 


Chris Jones and MVA’s Estate and Wealth Planning Practice ranked by Chambers HNW
(July 2020)

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


MVA Member Nader Raja Among Law360’s 2020 Rising Stars
(July 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Law360 has recognized Nader S. Raja, a member of the firm’s Litigation group, among its 2020 Rising Stars for Compliance.


MVA joins the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance
(June 2020)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) is one of over 125 law firms that have joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) as of June 23. LFAA is a coalition of firms that will work with other organizations that are uniting to identify and dismantle systemic racism in the law and in government institutions. MVA is the only North Carolina based law firm to initially sign-on to the effort.


Keith Smith Joins Moore & Van Allen’s Health Care Team
Former Atrium Health General Counsel Brings Over Two Decades of Health Care Experience, (June 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Keith A. Smith will be joining the Firm’s Health Care Team as a Member on September 1, 2020.  A highly regarded health care lawyer, Smith is the former executive vice president and general counsel of Atrium Health, where he worked for 22 years.


MVA IP team and attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000
(June 2020)

Moore & Van Allen has once again been recognized in the ninth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. Charlotte members Chris Knors, Dick Lupo, Kevin Ransom, Todd Taylor, Henry Ward and Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys in their respective practice areas.


Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Mary Katherine Stukes
Stukes to Co-Head the Firm’s Environmental Practice, (May 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Mary Katherine Stukes has joined the Firm’s Litigation Group. Stukes joined the Firm as a Member and will serve as the Co-Head of the Firm’s Environmental Practice. A highly regarded environmental lawyer, Stukes advises manufacturing, real estate, financial services, and commercial clients on environmental issues in all types of business transactions and represents a wide variety of clients in environmental litigation, permitting, regulatory compliance, and remediation issues.


22 MVA Attorneys Named to the 2019 NC Pro Bono Honor Society
(May 2020)

Congratulations to the following 22 Moore & Van Allen attorneys who have completed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2019 and are members of the 2019 NC Pro Bono Honor Society.


Moore & Van Allen attorneys ranked in Managing IP
(May 2020)

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, the following Charlotte Intellectual Property Members were recognized as “IP Stars.”


Three Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers
South Carolina Super Lawyers, (April 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that two Charleston office members have been selected to the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.


Chambers & Partners Recognizes Moore & Van Allen Attorneys and Practices in 2020 USA Guide
(April 2020)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked eight firm practice groups and 26 firm attorneys in the 2020 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released on April 23.


MVA ranked largest North Carolina law firm
(April 2020)

Moore & Van Allen has ranked in the number one spot for largest law firms in North Carolina by the Triad Business Journal’s “Top of the List: N.C. Law Firms” list. MVA is number one with 293 attorneys practicing in the state of North Carolina. 


A message from Moore & Van Allen in response to COVID-19
(March 2020)

Moore & Van Allen faces the current challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak in solidarity with you - our clients and our communities. MVA lawyers, professionals and staff are here to support you during this time and remain committed to your success and well-being.     The Firm is following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, as well as our state and local authorities to protect our employees, their families and our clients. We have implemented our Business Continuity Plan, which includes regular meetings of an interdisciplinary team to ensure we can continue to support the needs of our clients. We are also equipped with secure and sophisticated technological resources to allow for seamless remote working as needed and appropriate.  As we continue to monitor for risk in this evolving environment, we want to reiterate our commitment to our people, communities and clients. If you seek assistance in your own responses or preparations, or otherwise, we are prepared to support your needs.  Tom Mitchell Chairman Moore & Van Allen


Immigration Update: Travel Ban - Europe to U.S.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Travel Ban - European Schengen Region On March 11, 2020, by Presidential Proclamation, President Trump ordered the suspension of travel to the U.S. from the Schengen region. This travel ban is effective on March 13, 2020 at 11:59 Eastern Daylight Time.

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