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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.


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