Highly Ranked Leveraged Finance Team Joins McGuireWoods Additions Bolster Firm’s National Practice

December 1, 2010

McGuireWoods LLP announced today that an 11-member leveraged finance group has joined the firm. The team, led by nationally respected attorney Hil Jordan, comes from Kilpatrick Stockton and will significantly enhance the firm’s ability to represent clients in leveraged finance transactions. Jordan will work out of the firm’s Atlanta office. Four other partners and six associates have joined the McGuireWoods team. The partners are:

  • Art Gambill
  • Chris Greene
  • Naho Kobayashi
  • Raj Natarajan

As head of this leveraged finance group, Jordan was profiled in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers and described as a “master of syndicated and nonsyndicated leveraged finance deals.” Commenting on the team, Chambers noted it “has a high degree of prominence in the Atlanta market” where clients “commend the group’s skill in supervising loan workouts and restructurings.”

“Expansion of our leveraged finance capabilities has been a strategic focus for McGuireWoods, and the addition of this group definitely helps us achieve that goal,” said Nancy Little, deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods and head of the firm’s corporate group. “Their practice and clients dovetail nicely with our existing practices, and we’re looking forward to having this team join us.”

“We are excited to be joining McGuireWoods,” Jordan said. “We were fortunate to find a firm that not only has a significant presence in the syndicated lending market, but also an incredibly strong national platform across so many diverse practice areas.”

Today’s news is the latest expansion for McGuireWoods. Just last month, the firm announced that it is opening its first office in Texas, partnering with the well-respected litigation boutique of Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack. That announcement, pending final approval of the partnership, becomes effective Jan.1, 2011.