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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.


Keith Smith’s move to MVA highlighted by Law360
(June 2020)

Keith Smith’s move to MVA has been highlighted by the Law360 article titled, “Moore & Van Allen Nabs Ex-Atrium Health GC” which was published on June 26.


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.


Ernie Reigel named board of directors member for the Truist Foundation
(March 2020)

Charlotte Corporate Member and former MVA Chairman Ernie Reigel has been named a board of directors member for the Truist Foundation.  Along with key leaders from the heritage organizations of BB&T and SunTrust, Ernie is one of three outside community members that will be sitting on the board. The Truist Foundation has assembled a strong board of directors with valuable leadership experience, diverse perspectives and commitment to community engagement.  


Moore & Van Allen Attorney Lesley A. Firestone Named to Charleston Regional Business Journal Forty Under 40 List
(February 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that environmental attorney and litigator Lesley A. Firestone has been selected as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40 winners. This year’s class of honorees will be formally recognized during an awards event on April 29, as well as with a special feature in the April 20 edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal.


MVA hosted State of Charlotte with Michael Smith
(February 2020)

MVA’s Young Professionals group hosted Charlotte Center City Partners President and CEO, Michael Smith for a seminar luncheon on February 12. The seminar discussed the current state of Charlotte and the outlook for 2020. Charlotte Center City Partners is an organization that envisions and carries out strategies to improve the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s center city.


Sarah Byrne featured in Charlotte Magazine for role in Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project
(February 2020)

MVA’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Leader, Sarah Byrne and her fight for victims of human trafficking was highlighted by Charlotte Magazine. The article titled, “Charlotte Attorney Sarah Byrne on Fighting for Victims of Human Trafficking” was published on February 13.


Hanks, Ward, Wilson and MVA Receive WTR 1000 Recognition
(February 2020)

MVA Intellectual Property Members 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. Now in its tenth year, the WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2020 rankings, World Trademark Review undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.


MVA ranked Charlotte's largest law firm and firm with the most Women Attorneys
(February 2020)

Moore & Van Allen once again tops the most recent Charlotte Business Journal’s annual “Charlotte's Largest Law Firms" list, with 293 attorneys in its Charlotte office. MVA also tops the list for the most female attorneys in its local office with 104, up from 84 on last year’s list. That number includes 18 partners where 35% of the firm’s local attorneys are women and 15% are partners.


As Human Trafficking Awareness Month Comes to a Close, MVA Makes its Mark
(January 2020)

The MVA Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project had a busy month raising awareness by training hundreds of professionals and onboarding a dozen new client matters. Project leader Sarah Byrne partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of N.C. to train a multidisciplinary audience of law enforcement, tribal leadership and service providers in Cherokee, NC. Byrne also presented on “Human Trafficking – What Financial Institutions Can Do” at the Carolinas Credit Union League BSA/AML Conference.


MVA Ranked at the Top in Refinitiv Law Firm League Tables for Syndicated Loans
(January 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) full year 2019 U.S. Law Firm League Tables for representing Lead Arrangers on syndicated loan transactions.


Moore & Van Allen members Joseph Fernandez and Valecia McDowell named to Lawyers of Color Power List
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that members Joseph (Joe) A. Fernandez and Valecia M. McDowell have been named to Lawyers of Color’s fifth Power List, which is presented with the support of the Diverse Partners Network. Honorees will be formally recognized at a reception in Washington, D.C. on February 26 and also profiled in Lawyers of Color’s forthcoming Power Issue.


Member Kate Cole named a Women in Business Achievement Award winner
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Member Kate G. Cole has been selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business Achievement Award winners. The 2020 class of honorees will be formally recognized during an awards event on February 24, as well as with special print and online features.


Thirty Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys have been named to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list and seven attorneys were named to the 2020 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Additionally, members Valecia McDowell and Karin 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 and the “Top 100” list of North Carolina Super Lawyers. The lawyer rating service will publish this year’s survey findings in both North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and Charlotte magazine in February.


Moore & Van Allen holds second annual Diversity Conference
(January 2020)

On Friday, January 17, Moore & Van Allen had the opportunity to welcome 20 outstanding first-year law students from across the country as part of the firm’s second annual Diversity Conference.


MVA ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2020. The firm received its final rating for the 2020 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. MVA is one of 686 major businesses, spanning nearly every industry and geography, to have earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality."


Moore & Van Allen Secures $2.5 Million Jury Verdict
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that on December 11, 2019, following a two-week trial, a jury in the North Carolina Business Court awarded its client, W. Avalon Potts, $2.5 million, including $500,000 in punitive damages. This win thereby earned Potts ownership and management of Steel Tube, Inc. (STI), one of the largest carbon steel and galvanized steel tubing manufacturers in the southeastern U.S.


Nader Raja selected for Wells Fargo Legal Department’s 2020 Charlotte Diversity College
(January 2020)

Charlotte Litigation Member Nader Raja is one of ten diverse attorneys that have been selected for inclusion to the Wells Fargo Legal Department’s 2020 Charlotte Diversity College. The individuals selected are experienced and successful attorneys who have been with their respective firm for five or more years. The program is designed to introduce individuals to Wells Fargo, its business operations, legal support needs and leadership teams.


Moore & Van Allen elevates four attorneys to firm membership
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that the following four attorneys have been elected as the firm’s newest members: Amanda Carrano Franklin, Andrew R. Price, Nader S. Raja and Nick C. Russell. Their new designation went into effect on January 1, 2020. All four attorneys are based in Charlotte.


MVA Attorneys recognized by Business North Carolina's 2020 Legal Elite
Business North Carolina, (January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite.


MVA advises George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, (December 2019)

A trademark lawsuit involving MVA’s client George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, the well-known personal injury law firm founded by George Sink, Sr., was recently covered by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The article discusses how MVA attorneys were successful in securing injunctive relief from the federal court in Charleston, SC against George Sink, Sr.’s son, George Sink, Jr. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is represented by Charleston Corporate Member Trudy Robertson, and Charlotte Intellectual Property Members Mark Wilson and Kate Cole.


Luis Lluberas announced as general counsel for Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Charlotte Business Journal, (December 2019)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member Luis Lluberas’ role as general counsel for the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance was highlighted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article “Charlotte Regional Business Alliance CEO talks agenda for upcoming year” which was published December 4.


Kimberly Zirkle finalist for Am Law Best Mentor-Law Firm Award
(December 2019)

Charlotte Financial Services Member Kimberly Zirkle was selected as a finalist for the Am Law Best Mentor-Law Firm award for the American Lawyer Industry Awards. These awards honored outstanding achievements in the legal profession focusing at the national level. The American Lawyer celebrated the profession’s finest and the magazine’s 40th anniversary at the second annual American Lawyer Industry Awards in New York City on December 4.

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