McGuireWoods finished 2020 ranked No. 9 nationally on the list of top
underwriter’s counsel published by The Bond Buyer, the daily
newspaper of public finance. The firm served as underwriter’s counsel on 46
transactions totaling nearly $9 billion. The rankings are based on data
compiled by Refinitiv.
McGuireWoods lawyers represented leading financial institutions and other
underwriters in transactions across the country.
In addition to its nationwide ranking for serving as underwriter’s counsel,
McGuireWoods ranked No. 2 on The Bond Buyer’s list of top bond
counsel in the Southeast and No. 1 in Virginia. The firm also earned a No.
3 bond counsel ranking in Maryland and a No. 5 ranking in North Carolina.
“Our team rose to the challenge in 2020 to help clients navigate complex
disclosure issues, including many related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kay McNab,
chair of the firm’s Public Finance Department. “This ranking is a testament
to the national reach of our practice and our strong client relationships.”
McGuireWoods earned a Tier 1 nationwide ranking for public finance law in
the 2021 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers
’ “Best Law Firms.”
The firm’s public finance lawyers pioneered the use of financing strategies
such as public-private partnerships; special revenue, tax and assessment
pledges; lease financings; and tax and revenue anticipation vehicles to
achieve clients’ objectives. The firm has served as bond counsel to more
than 250 counties, cities, towns, service authorities, sanitary districts
and other issuing entities.