McGuireWoods is the No. 1 bond counsel in the Southeastern United States for 2016 with total sales volume of $3.45 billion and 42 deals, according to The Bond Buyer, the pre-eminent newspaper covering the municipal bond industry. It is the second time in three years the firm has topped the list of leading bond counsel in the 11-state region.
The firm also ranks as the No. 1 bond counsel in Virginia and No. 2 in Tennessee.
“Being recognized as the leading bond counsel in the Southeast region affirms the work we have done as a trusted adviser to clients in this region and nationwide,” said Baltimore partner Alan Cason, chair of McGuireWoods’ Public Finance Department.
The rankings are based on Thomson Reuters’ Southeast league table of bond counsel firms in the region comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The firm’s ranking follows its recent recognition as bond counsel in a $1.13 billion deal to finance the separation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Vanderbilt University, a transaction The Bond Buyer chose as the 2016 Southeast Region Deal of the Year.