Deal Lawyer Greg Hawver Joins McGuireWoods’ Highly Ranked Private Equity Team in Chicago

May 15, 2018

McGuireWoods’ strategic expansion of its highly ranked private equity industry team continued with Greg Hawver bringing his deep experience in domestic and cross-border M&A deals to the firm’s Chicago office.

Hawver represents public and private clients in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, minority equity investments, recapitalizations, joint ventures and reorganizations. He also advises on corporate governance, business entity formation and commercial contracts.

Hawver handles significant deals in the energy, healthcare, automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries, among others. In addition to his corporate practice, he represents at-risk children pro bono in guardianship cases. He comes to McGuireWoods from Winston & Strawn.

“Greg’s impressive range of experience and business acumen enhances our reputation for delivering unmatched service and value to our clients in private equity transactions,” said Chicago partner Geoffrey Cockrell, chair of the firm’s private equity industry team.

Christina Egan, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, added: “Greg is an accomplished lawyer who knows his clients’ business goals and works tirelessly to help achieve them.”

“McGuireWoods is a dominant player in the private equity space thanks to talented and entrepreneurial lawyers who excel at identifying deal opportunities for clients,” Hawver said. “I am excited to be part of it.”
McGuireWoods lawyers represent clients in all types of private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, minority and junior capital investments, independent sponsor transactions and acquisitions of troubled companies.

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity initiatives. McGuireWoods ranked among the top 10 law firms for global mid-market private equity deals in the first quarter of 2018 in authoritative league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.