As Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore offers a modern service economy based on leading industries in banking, energy, technology, biotech, cybersecurity and medicine in the Mid-Atlantic region. McGuireWoods’ Baltimore office meets clients’ needs in these and other industries by offering innovative, forward-thinking transactional and litigation services and by working side-by-side with clients — locally, nationally and worldwide.
Clients with sophisticated legal challenges turn to the firm’s Baltimore lawyers for our deep experience with local business and financial communities and our high level of credibility with courts in the area. Our Baltimore clients include several of the nation’s largest commercial and investment banks. Additionally, our Baltimore team serves state agencies and local governments, Fortune 500 energy companies, national and international retailers, a nationally known paper company, a diversified international technology-based company engaged in the production of electric and power generation systems, national and international private equity funds, major health care institutions, manufacturers and telecom companies, and healthcare and charitable institutions.
Our corporate and transactional lawyers are skilled in national and international transactions in energy, private equity, public finance, real estate and community banking, bond and private financing of large commercial real estate projects, municipal, nonprofit and exempt facilities in the energy and healthcare industries, strategic partnering and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, asset securitization transactions, insolvency and financial restructuring, and government contracts. Our public finance team has been ranked the No. 1 bond counsel in the Southeast. More than half of our Baltimore partners are included in The Best Lawyers in America.
Our litigators practice in federal and state courts throughout Maryland, representing corporate and government clients. Our lawyers try cases involving complex commercial matters, securities and consumer financial services, labor and employment, products liability, insurance coverage and municipal law. One Baltimore attorney won the largest-ever reversal of monetary damages handed down by a Maryland court — more than $1.5 billion in damages.
Firm leaders based in Baltimore sit on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Partners as well as chair the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Demonstrating a McGuireWoods core value of giving back, our Baltimore lawyers are community leaders who serve on numerous boards for organizations including Young Audiences of Maryland, Y of Central Maryland, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Greater Baltimore Committee, Center Stage, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The office also supports the American Heart Association, Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program and United Way of Central Maryland, among many others.