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

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

  • Charlotte Business Journal, July 2019
  • July 2019

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

  • July 2019

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

  • July 2019

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

  • Westlaw, June 2019
  • June 2019

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

  • June 2019

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

  • June 2019

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

  • June 2019

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

  • IFLR1000, June 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its Banking and M&A practices have been ranked as Tier 1 North Carolina practices in the IFLR1000 United States. Additionally, Chairman Thomas (Tom) L. Mitchell and Member Charles (Charlie) J. Harris were rated as “highly regarded” banking lawyers in North Carolina, and members Stephen (Steve) D. Hope and James R. Wyche were rated as “highly regarded” M&A lawyers in North Carolina. Members Richard (Rick) M. Bange III, Joseph (Joe) A. Fernandez, C. Wayne McKinzie, Daniel (Tripp) H. Monroe III, and Ryan M. Smith were also listed on the firm’s IFLR profile.

  • June 2019

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

  • IAM Patent 1000, June 2019

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

  • Agenda, May 2019

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

  • North Carolina Lawyer, May 2019

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

  • May 2019

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

  • Managing IP, May 2019

    Moore & Van Allen was named one of North Carolina’s leading intellectual property firms in Managing Intellectual Property’s edition of IP Stars, a legal directory that provides state-by-state analysis of the nation’s IP market. The Firm’s Intellectual Property practice received a “Recommended” ranking. Additionally, Charlotte Intellectual Property Members Arlene Hanks, Dickson Lupo and Henry Ward were recognized as “IP Stars.”

  • May 2019

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

  • Law360, May 2019
    Moore & Van Allen was listed at number 146 on the “Law360 400,” Law360’s annual ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the nation. The list features the largest U.S.-based law firms as measured by U.S. attorney head count. Kirkland holds the number one spot with 2,116 U.S. attorneys.
  • Mecklenburg Bar News, May 2019
    MVA is featured in the Mecklenburg Bar News article, “Lessons from our roots” which was published in the May issue. The article discusses the growth of the firm under the leadership of founding partner William K. Van Allen.
  • May 2019

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

  • May 2019

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

  • Business North Carolina, April 2019
  • TechTarget, April 2019

    Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was quoted in the TechTarget article, “Data breach legislation proposes jail time for CIO, HR execs” which was published April 8. The article discusses how data breaches caused by negligence may lead to jail time for corporate executives under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

  • April 2019

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

  • Chambers & Partners, April 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked seven firm practice groups and 26 firm attorneys in the 2019 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

  • April 2019

    On April 18, Moore & Van Allen’s client, Jensen Hughes, Inc. (“Jensen Hughes”) acquired 100% of Hillard Heintze, LLC (“Hillard Heintze”). The primary attorneys representing Jensen Hughes on this matter was Corporate Member Bill Zimmern. The specialists advising Jensen Hughes on this transaction were Intellectual Property Member Emmett Weindruch and Associate Tucker McKinley, Benefits Counsel Beth Yount Grimes, and Real Estate Staff Attorney Charlie Harmon.

  • April 2019
    Moore & Van Allen has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2019. The firm received its final rating for the 2019 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
  • April 2019

    Congratulations to the following 26 Moore & Van Allen attorneys who have completed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2018 and are members of the 2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society.

  • April 2019
    On April 16, 2019, Representatives Saine, Jones and Reives introduced House Bill 904, the long anticipated amendments to the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-61 et seq.. We first wrote about the proposed legislation in February 2018 [Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities]. The bill also amends the definition of identifying information in North Carolina’s criminal identity theft statute, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-113.20(b), adopted by reference in the Identity Theft Protection Act’s definition of “personal information.”
  • April 2019

    On February 13, a newly created majority-owned subsidiary of Moore & Van Allen’s client, CCUR Holdings, Inc. (“CCUR”; OTCBB: CCUR), acquired substantially all of the assets of LuxeMark Capital, LLC (“LuxeMark”) and, in a related transaction, made a loan to the newly created subsidiary, LM Capital Solutions, LLC (“LMCS”), for its use in the operation of the LuxeMark business. The transaction was led by Corporate Member Mike Miller and Associates Stacy Grant and Kathryn Hesman. The specialists advising CCUR on this transaction were Finance Member Stacey Vandiford, Tax Counsel Randy Clark , and Securities Associate Wade Sample.

  • Global M&A Network, April 2019

    Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Members David Eades, Luis Lluberas, Trey Rayburn and Zach Smith, Associate Gabe Mathless and Financial Services Member Lauren Biek are among this year's Turnaround Atlas Awards winners chosen by Global M&A Network.

  • The National Law Review, April 2019

    Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks’ move to MVA has gained even more traction this week. On April 15, The National Law Review published the article, “Industry Expertise & Emphasizing Women's Financial and Career Empowerment: Barbara S. Meeks Joins Moore & Van Allen.”

  • Super Lawyers, April 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2019 list of top attorneys in South Carolina, and one attorney was named to Super Lawyer’s 2019 Rising Stars list. These attorneys are located in the firm’s Charleston office.

  • Charlotte Business Journal, April 2019

    MVA Public Affairs - Director of Public Relations, Ashley Simmons, is among the 2019 class of 40 under 40 winners announced by the Charlotte Business Journal March 29. Now in its 26th year, CBJ's 40 Under 40 program honors local professionals who are making major strides in their career while leaving a positive impact on their communities. These individuals are helping shape Charlotte's development as a major business center.

  • Law360, March 2019
  • March 2019

    Moore & Van Allen was pleased to have been a Gold sponsor at the 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar that took place March 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ. SIFMA’s C&L Annual Seminar is the premier event for compliance and legal professionals working in the financial services industry. Close to 2,000 industry leaders and regulators gathered for three days of information sharing, networking and collaboration.

  • Charlotte Business Journal, March 2019
    The Charlotte Business Journal’s list of North Carolina’s largest law firms, ranked by number of attorneys was released March 22. Moore & Van Allen was ranked second, coming in with 274 attorneys in N.C. The list of firms included have offices in Charlotte, the Triad and/or the Triangle.
  • Charlotte Business Journal, March 2019

    MVA Firm Chairman Tom Mitchell was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article, “Execs in Charlotte’s legal industry talk importance of diversity, inclusion in the workplace” which was published March 22. Charlotte’s changing corporate landscape has presented challenges and opportunities for the city’s largest law practices, as CBJ writes about in a new special report. But corporate trends have had another impact in the legal profession, pushing strongly for more diversity in the workplace.

  • March 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Frontier Capital, a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused on software and tech-enabled business services companies, has finalized a significant growth equity investment in Clearwave Corporation, a leading provider of digital check-in, insurance eligibility, and patient payments solutions to health systems and physician practices.

  • Charlotte Business Journal, March 2019

    Charlotte Real Estate Member Jeff Brown was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article, “Childress Klein proposes mixed-use development on massive Steele Creek Site.” Childress Klein has filed a rezoning petition for 250 acres of land off West Arrowood Road in the Steele Creek area to build a proposed mixture of development uses, including a distribution center.

  • March 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Barbara S. Meeks, Associate General Counsel of Wells Fargo & Company, will join the firm as a Member in its Financial Regulatory Advice and Response practice group.

  • February 2019

    Moore & Van Allen is pleased to be a Gold sponsor at the 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar. Charlotte Litigation Members Ed O’Keefe and Valecia McDowell have been invited to serve as panelists for this year’s seminar. O’Keefe will contribute to the Tuesday, March 26 afternoon panel entitled “Intersection of Banking and Wealth Management” and McDowell will join the discussion for the Wednesday, March 27 morning panel entitled “What is Conduct Risk Data and How do you use it?”

  • WTR 1000, February 2019

    MVA Intellectual Property Members Arlene Hanks and Mark Wilson received World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) recognition. Now in its ninth year, the WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the intellectual property practice. The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in 70 key jurisdictions globally

  • January 2019
    Moore & Van Allen has again been ranked as a top legal adviser on syndicated loans. The firm's Finance team ranked in the top tier of Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation’s (LPC) full year 2018 U.S.
  • Business North Carolina, January 2019

    Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that Charlotte Member and former Chairman Ernie Reigel has been named to the Business North Carolina Power 100 list for the second year in a row.

  • Super Lawyers, January 2019

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2019 list of top attorneys in North Carolina, and 9 attorneys were named to Super Lawyer’s 2019 Rising Stars list. These attorneys represent the firm’s Charlotte office. The lawyer rating service will publish this year’s survey findings in its Super Lawyers Magazine.

  • Business North Carolina, January 2019

    Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite.

  • Law360, December 2018
  • December 2018

    Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that, on December 20, 2018, its client, Warren Equity Partners, a lower middle market private equity fund, announced its acquisition of StormTrap, a Romeoville, Illinois-based company that provides stormwater management solutions to the municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential markets. 

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