McGuireWoods Ranked Among the Top Three Law Firms in U.S. Debt & Equity-Related Work for Issuers in 2008

February 16, 2009

McGuireWoods LLP announced today that the firm is once again included among the nation’s top firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables for the Capital Markets Review of Legal Advisors. Thomson Reuters ranked McGuireWoods as third in the country for serving as issuer’s counsel for U.S. debt, equity and equity-related transactions in 2008.

McGuireWoods represented issuers in connection with offerings representing more than $63 billion in proceeds in 2008.

Thomson Reuters also ranked McGuireWoods highly in a variety of important sub-categories of transactions in 2008, including several in which it was the second leading issuer’s counsel in the nation. The firm was ranked as being a leader in advising clients in the following types of transactions, which were measured by their monetary value:

  • #2 for U.S. equity and equity-related issuances by issuers.
  • #2 for U.S. convertible offerings on behalf of issuers.
  • #2 for U.S preferred stock by issuers.
  • #4 for U.S. common stock offerings by issuers.
  • #5 global equity issuances by U.S. issuers.
  • #5 for U.S. straight debt by issuers, including MBS and ABS.
  • #6 for U.S. straight debt by issuers, excluding MBS and ABS.
  • #6 for U.S. investment-grade corporate debt on behalf of issuers.
  • #10 for U.S. asset-backed securities on behalf of issuers.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and ranks law firms on the size of different types of transactions quarterly and annually.