John L. Spilman Jr.


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2013
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, 2010
  • New York
  • Virginia
Member, Association of Corporate Growth, Richmond Chapter

Jake focuses his practice on transactional and advisory matters involving energy, alternative energy production, product distribution, intellectual property, information technology, and data privacy.  In addition to his mergers and acquisitions work, Jake advises clients on technology licensing and outsourcing agreements and general corporate matters.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Jake was an associate at a leading international law firm in New York.  While in law school, Jake served on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law, was a chair for diversity of the Student Bar Association and was the pro bono coordinator for the Virginia Environmental Law Forum.  In addition, Jake interned with the Honorable Jerome B. Friedman, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

John Spilman
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Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Represented a United Kingdom based entity in the acquisition of a U.S. based data management solution with offices in India and Ukraine.

Represented oil field services manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and integration company in bolt-on acquisition of oilfield and marine drilling rig power control manufacturer.

Recognized for outstanding work and dedicated pro bono service, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the New York State Bar Association, October 23, 2014

Pro Bono Honor Roll for Legal Services NYC, 2014

Presenter, "Program and Incentive Frameworks – Virginia," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 1, 2017
Presenter, "Southeast Renewable Energy Policy," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 1, 2017
Presenter, "Southeast Renewable Energy Policy, Program and Incentive Frameworks–Virginia," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 2016