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McGuireWoods Atlanta Lawyers Named Georgia ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2016

February 19, 2016

Six McGuireWoods lawyers from the firm’s Atlanta office have been named Georgia “Super Lawyers” for 2016 and four of the firm’s lawyers have been named Georgia “Rising Stars.” The lawyer rating service Super Lawyers will publish this year’s survey findings in its Georgia Super Lawyers magazine and in the March edition of Atlanta magazine.

McGuireWoods’ 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers:

  • Peter Farley, Employment and Labor . Farley represents clients on benefits litigation, employment compliance and litigation, employment discrimination claims, restrictive covenants, business torts, unfair competition and employment agreements, including negotiating senior executive employment contracts, severance agreements and buyouts. He also has extensive experience negotiating and managing contract manufacturing deals, financings, complex licensing, information technology, outsourcing, and supplier agreements.
  • Richard B. Hankins, Employment and Labor . Hankins has advised U.S. corporations in a wide variety of complex labor relations matters, such as large-scale union organizing and decertification campaigns, strikes and secondary boycotts, union jurisdictional disputes, and successor employer claims. He has worked closely with management on labor relations strategies related to new facilities, plant closings and consolidations, as well as during acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Fred T. Isaf, Business/Corporate . Isaf advises corporations, partnerships and limited-liability companies in securities, healthcare, international trade, professional services, real estate and other industries. He has a particular focus on private equity fund advisors in connection with private equity and hedge fund investments, with an emphasis on investment advisors to state pension funds and other institutional investors. He also focuses on real estate operating companies which develop, joint venture, acquire, lease manage and finance multifamily, retail and office portfolios.
  • Hilary P. Jordan, Banking . The managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Atlanta office, Jordan focuses his practice in leveraged finance transactions. He regularly represents arrangers, agents, lenders and borrowers in syndicated and non-syndicated leveraged finance transactions, and he has extensive experience in handling credit transactions involving borrowers in the building materials, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail and timberlands, and transportation areas.
  • Victor L. Moldovan, Healthcare . Moldovan’s healthcare clients include ambulatory surgery centers, physician clinics, hospitals, radiation therapy centers, imaging providers, home health companies, hospice agencies, and independent physician associations. The scope of his practice includes compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations, litigation before administrative bodies and state and federal courts, managed care, medical peer review issues, drafting and commenting on legislation and regulations, testimony on healthcare laws, certificate-of-need applications and appeals, employment-related issues, contract preparation and negotiation, trademark and trade name disputes.
  • Thomas R. Walker, Bankruptcy: Business . Walker’s practice includes representing creditor and debtor clients in bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy workout matters. His creditor representations include lending institutions, energy companies, real estate companies, and other secured and unsecured lenders. His debtor representations include a major healthcare company, a supermarket chain, and the largest auto hauling company in North America.

Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years.

McGuireWoods’ 2016 Georgia “Rising Stars”:

  • Josiah Bancroft, Real Estate . Bancroft assists clients in planning, structuring, negotiating, and consummating a wide range of acquisition, development, financing and leasing transactions. He has worked extensively with developers, capital funds and retailers in the development, leasing, and disposition of shopping centers, multi-family properties, office buildings, mixed-use development projects, and outparcels. He has also been responsible for the formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities for the purposes of owning, developing, and managing various real estate activities.
  • Brennan W. Bolt, Employment and Labor . Brennan represents and advises management in traditional labor issues such as labor relations, collective bargaining, union organizing, unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and arbitrations. In addition to his labor relations practice, he has extensive federal and state employment litigation experience involving the Equal Employment Opportunity laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and other federal and state employment laws.
  • Brie L.B. Buchanan, Intellectual Property Litigation . Buchanan concentrates her practice on all areas of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and related business matters, with a primary focus on patent litigation. She has experience resolving intellectual property disputes across diverse fields, including website design, sporting equipment, telecommunications (cellular and data), geolocation technologies, pharmaceuticals (ANDA), and other house-hold electronics.
  • Meghan M. Rachford, Intellectual Property . Rachford is a member of the firm’s Hatch-Waxman litigation team. Meghan also advises clients on the intersection of intellectual property and food and drug law under the Hatch-Waxman Act. She also has litigated patent and trademark cases involving the telecommunications and textiles industries. In addition, Meghan has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation investigation, through trial and appeal.

A Thomson Reuters publication, Super Lawyers identifies candidates through independent research and by inviting lawyers in each state to nominate the best attorneys they have observed in action. A lawyer-led research staff evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates also undergo a peer review by practice area.

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