• MVA featured in Mecklenburg Bar News article
    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.”
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Charlotte Litigation Member George Hanna was honored during the North Carolina State Bar’s Annual Meeting at the 50-Year Lawyers Luncheon

  • December 2018

    Marquee Brands LLC announced December 5 that it has acquired the Dakine brand and all related intellectual property. In conjunction with the acquisition, Marquee Brands has entered into a long-term license agreement with JR286, which has acquired the operating assets of Dakine and will become Marquee Brands’ long-term operating partner for the brand.

  • December 2018

    On Monday, December 3, 2014, Charlotte Finance Members Rick Hazlett and Kimberly Zirkle were sworn into the Supreme Court Bar in Washington, D.C., alongside fellow Carolina Law Alumni.

  • 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.

  • December 2018

    Charlotte Litigation Member Karin McGinnis has been designated as a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Privacy and Data Security Law.

  • 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.

  • Benchmark Litigation, 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.

  • 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.

  • Law360, October 2018
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • September 2018

    Charlotte Real Estate Land Use and Development Consultant Bridget Grant was mentioned in the Charlotte Business Journal’s article on September 25.

  • 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.

  • IFLR1000, 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 was rated as “highly regarded” banking lawyer 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.

  • Best Lawyers, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Benchmark Litigation, 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.”

  • June 2018

    Moore & Van Allen acted as transaction counsel for private investment firm Corrum Capital with the successful acquisition of railcar leasing company RGCX.

  • 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.

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