McGuireWoods’ J. Curtis Griner to Join Ten Oaks Group as General Counsel

March 29, 2021

McGuireWoods Charlotte counsel J. Curtis Griner will join Ten Oaks Group, a family office investing in corporate divestitures, on April 8, 2021. As general counsel, he will focus on buy-side transactions and manage day-to-day legal functions for the organization. His last day at McGuireWoods is April 2.

Griner joined McGuireWoods in 2010. As a member of the firm’s M&A and Energy Transactional Department, Griner advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate finance and other complex commercial transactions. He also counseled companies on general business matters ranging from board and shareholder issues to contractual, regulatory and compliance concerns.  Griner began his career as a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department, where he helped clients resolve high-stakes litigation and other complex legal disputes.

Griner provides pro bono legal services to a number of organizations and has served on nonprofit boards and committees. He was selected for inclusion in the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. He also is an alumnus of Leadership Charlotte, an organization committed to developing and enhancing volunteer community leadership.

“It has been an honor to work alongside talented professionals at McGuireWoods for more than a decade as a litigator and a corporate lawyer,” Griner said. “I have learned from the best how to provide clients with practical solutions to complex legal issues.”

“Curtis has been a valuable member of our team, and we are grateful for his contributions during his tenure here,” said Richmond partner Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A and Energy Transactional Department. “We wish him well as he enters the next phase of his career.”