David McLean Named Attorney of the Year in D CEO 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards

May 11, 2020

McGuireWoods partner David McLean was named Attorney of the Year in D CEO magazine’s Mergers & Acquisitions Awards honoring North Texas’ top dealmakers and business transactions. D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth co-sponsor the awards.

Winners and finalists were recognized in the May edition of the magazine. McGuireWoods also was named a finalist in the Deals of the Year category for representing Capital Southwest in its sale of Media Recovery Inc. (SpotSee), a complicated transaction that involved multiple buyers.

McLean, who helped launch McGuireWoods’ Dallas office in 2014, advises private investment funds and sponsors in equity and debt investing activities. D CEO recognized him for leading more than 40 deals in 2019, ranging in complexity from senior and subordinated debt financings to full buyouts. His work included advising Dallas-based private equity firms ORIX Growth Capital, Valesco Industries and Panos Partners in numerous acquisitions and investments.

“David has played a vital role in establishing McGuireWoods as a force in M&A and private equity transactions in Texas and nationally, and we are delighted he has received this well-deserved honor” said Geoffrey Cockrell, leader of the firm’s private equity group.

McGuireWoods ranks among the leading law firms for U.S. and global M&A deals, including private equity transactions. The firm earned top five rankings for U.S. deal count and top 10 rankings for global deals in the first quarter of 2020 in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg.