192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Firm Earns 15 Lawyer of the Year Honors, Continues Dominance in Banking and Finance Law for Eighth Straight Year

August 26, 2020

McGuireWoods had 192 attorneys from the firm’s U.S. offices selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 15 of whom were named Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to only one lawyer in each practice area per city.

Among the honorees, 30 were listed in the area of Banking and Finance Law, the most of any firm in the nation. McGuireWoods has achieved this distinction for eight straight years, a reflection of the depth and experience of its nationally recognized corporate finance practices.

Best Lawyers selects honorees based on surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The following McGuireWoods partners and senior counsel were recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2021:

The following McGuireWoods lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers:

ATLANTAJosiah A. Bancroft, Real Estate Law; Anthony C. Cianciotti, Banking and Finance Law; Art Gambill, Banking and Finance Law; Christopher K. Greene, Banking and Finance Law; John T. Grieb, Real Estate Law; Chris D. Molen, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law; Gerald V. Thomas II, Tax Law; Gerum Yilma, Banking and Finance Law

BALTIMORE – Ilene A. Bailey, Real Estate Law; Alan C. Cason, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Cheryl O'Donnell Guth, Non-Profit / Charities Law; Ava E. Lias-Booker, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation-Securities; Cecil E. Martin III, Corporate Law, Emery B. McRill, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Patrick M. Shelley, Real Estate Law

CHARLOTTE – Stephen David Allred, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance; Bradley S. Austin, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Brian D. Barger, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Christian Brose, Banking and Finance Law; Eric L. Burk, Banking and Finance Law; Rebecca S. Chaffin, Banking and Finance Law; Andrea C. Chomakos, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Peter J. Covington, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities; Robert W. Cramer, Banking and Finance Law; Douglas W. Ey Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David A. Franchina, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Taylor Wedge French, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; William N. Harris, Real Estate Law; James T. Hedrick Jr., Banking and Finance Law; James H. Jeffries IV, Communications Law, Energy Law; Mark W. Kinghorn, Commercial Litigation; Bradley R. Kutrow, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Harrison L. Marshall Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; John G. McDonald, Employment Law - Management; E. Graham McGoogan Jr., Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Raj Natarajan, Banking and Finance Law; Paul M. Navarro, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Christopher S. Nesbit, Corporate Law; Robert Hugh Pryor, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Manley W. Roberts, Banking and Finance Law; Marvin L. Rogers, Banking and Finance Law; Staci E. Rosche, Banking and Finance Law; Chris Scheurer, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Amanda K. Short, Environmental Law; Courtney C. Shytle, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Bruce M. Steen, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Scott P. Vaughn, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Richard W. Viola, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation; Bart Walker, Health Care Law; W. Kent Walker Jr., Banking and Finance Law; David B. Whelpley Jr., Construction Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; H. Ramsey White III, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Lisa Medina Williams, Public Finance Law; Michael Wilson, Tax Law; Elizabeth G. Wren, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Jonathan T. Blank, Commercial Litigation; Charles D. Fox IV, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; J. Brian Jackson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Steven J. Keeler, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; Kurt J. Krueger, Corporate Law; James F. Neale, Litigation - Insurance; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; R. Craig Wood, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

CHICAGO Scott Becker, Health Care Law; Timothy P. Callahan, Construction Law; Christina Egan, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Aaron G. McCollough, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Kay McNab, Banking and Finance Law; Philip J. Perzek, Banking and Finance Law; James B. Riley Jr., Health Care Law; Amber McGraw Walsh, Health Care Law

COLUMBIA, S.C. James H. Hodges, Government Relations Practice

DALLAS – Jason W. Cook, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent; John R. Henderson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; David P. McLean, Corporate Law

HOUSTON Ronald G. Franklin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Yasser Madriz, Commercial Litigation; Eric S. Schlichter, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent; Tyler T. VanHoutan, Litigation - Intellectual Property

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Thomas R. Brice, Employment Law - Management; Lisa Ormand Taylor, Securities / Capital Markets Law; Christopher J. Thanner, Real Estate Law

LOS ANGELES Bethany G. Lukitsch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Mark A. Spitzer, Banking and Finance Law

NEW YORK Michael J. DiMattia, Litigation - Labor and Employment; J. Kevin Dougherty, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law; James Gelman, Banking and Finance Law; William E. Goydan, Commercial Litigation; T. Craig Harmon, Real Estate Law; Kenneth E. Noble, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Stephen E. Older, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Deepak Reddy, Aviation Law; Brian Swett, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

NORFOLK, Va. Richard J. Cromwell, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Robert W. McFarland, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; John D. Padgett, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Transportation Law; Mark D. Williamson, Real Estate Law

PITTSBURGH Robert E. Bittner, Real Estate Law; Hannah Thompson Frank, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mark E. Freedlander, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Alan B. Gordon, Real Estate Law; Gregory Krock, Commercial Litigation; David P. Pusateri, International Trade and Finance Law; Scott E. Westwood, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Penny E. Zacharias; Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

RALEIGH, N.C.Mark E. Anderson, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Rebecca A. Brophy, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Jean Gordon Carter, Trusts and Estates; Charles D. Case, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Anne Croteau, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mary Lynne Grigg, Energy Law; J. Dickson McLean, Corporate Law; Mary Nash K. Rusher, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law

RICHMOND Arthur E. Anderson II, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Terrence M. Bagley, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Mary Dalton Baril, Copyright Law, Gaming Law; Craig D. Bell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Sarah B. Boehm, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Thomas William Bruno, Public Finance Law; Stephen D. Busch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Thomas E. Cabaniss, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law; Robert M. Cipolla, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; M. Ann Neil Cosby, Real Estate Law; Richard Cullen, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Howard Feller, Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust; David E. Finkelson, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law; Bryan A. Fratkin, Litigation - Banking and Finance; Ryan D. Frei, Commercial Litigation; Kristen Hager, Trusts and Estates; Jonathan P. Harmon, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals; Dion W. Hayes, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Patrick T. Horne, Energy Law; Justin D. Howard, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Joanne Katsantonis, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; D. Brennen Keene, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Donald E. King, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mark J. La Fratta, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; John M. Lain, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Water Law; Douglas E. Lamb, Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Vishwa B. Link, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Utilities Law; Nancy R. Little, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law; John H. Maddock III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; George Keith Martin, Construction Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law; Eugene E. Mathews III, Commercial Litigation; Michele A. W. McKinnon, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates; Charles L. Menges, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law; Dale G. Mullen, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental; Christopher R. Nolen, Government Relations Practice; John B. O'Grady, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Scott Oostdyk, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Janet P. Peyton, Trademark Law; Edmund S. Pittman, Real Estate Law; Steven G. Popps, Commercial Litigation; Maria P. Rasmussen, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Robert F. Redmond Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Joseph K. Reid III, Energy Regulatory Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David L. Richardson, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Bradley A. Ridlehoover, Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Brian C. Riopelle , Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent; Thomas P. Rohman, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Dana Rust, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Rodney A. Satterwhite, Employment Law - Management, Information Technology Law, Labor Law - Management; Gilbert E. “Bud” Schill Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law; Joseph S. Sheerin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; K. Elizabeth Sieg, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Thomas J. Stallings, Health Care Law; Samuel L. Tarry Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Robin Cooke Vance, Trademark Law; J. Tracy Walker IV, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Scott L. Weber, Real Estate Law

SAN FRANCISCOPeter Szurley, Securitization and Structured Finance Law

TYSONS M. Melissa Glassman, Litigation - Construction; Michael W. Graff Jr., Banking and Finance Law; Richard D. Holzheimer Jr., Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate; E. Kristen Moye, Banking and Finance Law; Jonathan P. Rak, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Gregory A. Riegle, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Stephen W. Robinson, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Thomas E. Spahn, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; John D. Wilburn, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Gino Zaccardelli, Trusts and Estates

WASHINGTON, D.C. Steven E. Adkins, Litigation - Patent; Douglas M. Foley, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Makram B. Jaber, Litigation - Environmental; Jonathan L. Lewis, Antitrust Law; Leonard J. Marsico, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate; Andrew G. McBride, Appellate Practice, Communications Law; Todd Mullins, Energy Regulatory Law; Noel Symons, Utilities Law; George J. Terwilliger III, Criminal Defense: White Collar; John H. Thompson, Litigation - Bankruptcy; G. William Tysse, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

WILMINGTON, N.C. Henry L. Kitchin Jr., Commercial Litigation

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