McGuireWoods LLP established its presence in Wilmington, NC, in 2008, under the legacy firm Helms Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC (established in 1922). In the
heart of historic downtown Wilmington, this office complements McGuireWoods’ capabilities in the Carolinas and offers local clients access to the benefits
afforded by the firm’s international breadth and practice depth.
Our Wilmington-based lawyers serve some of the country’s largest financial institutions. The office is one of the firm’s primary contacts in representing
financial institutions as they go through the process of evaluation, stabilization, remediation and sale of real estate assets in their post-foreclosure
ORE and CREO portfolios. The office also represents financial institutions on the lending side regarding new loans and extensions of performing loans.
This office also serves local small and mid-sized businesses, as well as companies from outside the area with legal needs in eastern North Carolina.
Through our representation of several developers, the Wilmington office also has significant experience in local real estate development.
We offer clients local strength in a variety of corporate and litigation areas, particularly in real estate, banking, corporate, commercial and financial
litigation, creditors’ rights, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare and tax.
A hallmark of Wilmington lawyers and staff is commitment to the business, charitable and legal communities. Our lawyers have held leadership positions in
prominent organizations, including the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Business Development, Cape Fear Area United Way, North Carolina
Coastal Land Trust and the New Hanover County Bar Association.