McGuireWoods Baltimore partner Alan Cason has been honored as one of The Daily Record’s
2020 Influential Marylanders. Cason earned the accolade for advising several municipalities in major
development deals that are changing the landscape of the state and for
giving back to those communities through volunteer work.
Cason serves on McGuireWoods’ executive committee, the leadership group
responsible for the firm’s strategic direction. He also is a member of the
firm’s board of partners.
Influential Marylanders recognizes individuals for significant
contributions in their fields, including law, civic leadership,
communications, education, finance, business, healthcare, philanthropy,
real estate and technology. In addition to Cason, this year’s honorees
include Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, the National Football
League’s 2019 Most Valuable Player.
“I am honored to be included with distinguished business and community
leaders who do so much to make Maryland a great place to work and live,”
As bond counsel, Cason assisted Baltimore City and Howard County in a pair
of major development deals — the Port Covington project and the
revitalization of downtown Columbia. He served as bond counsel and
transaction counsel for Baltimore City in connection with its publicly
financed, publicly owned Hilton Baltimore convention center hotel adjacent
to Orioles Park, and he represented the National Harbor resort project
developer with infrastructure financing. Cason also was instrumental in
helping Prince George’s County and a developer relocate the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters to Camp Springs,
Cason is the immediate past chair of the Y of Central Maryland’s board of
directors and is a member of its executive committee. He also served as
president of the University of Maryland Alumni Association and is a board
member of the University System of Maryland Foundation and the Terrapin
“We are extremely proud of Alan for this much-deserved recognition,” said
Baltimore office managing partner
Cecil Martin. “He is a sought-after trusted adviser on financing major economic
development projects, and a leader and mentor in our firm and the