McGuireWoods continues the strategic expansion of its nationally recognized M&A practice with the arrival of partner Brian L. Hager, who brings nearly 17 years of corporate deal experience to the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office.
Hager’s extensive deal experience includes advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities offerings and corporate governance matters. He represents clients across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, finance and insurance.
Joining Hager is McKenzie Carson, an accomplished deal lawyer with experience in a wide array of industries. Hager and Carson come to McGuireWoods from Hunton Andrews Kurth. They join a practice that consistently ranks among the leaders in U.S. and global M&A deals — including private equity transactions — in league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. McGuireWoods’ M&A practice also has earned nationwide recognition from Chambers USA and The Legal 500.
“Brian is a go-to M&A lawyer and trusted adviser for public and private companies in Virginia and throughout the country,” said Michael Woodard, chair of McGuireWoods’ M&A and Energy Transactional Department. “He is an important addition as we continue to grow our national practice.”
“Brian is highly respected by his clients and his peers, including many of his McGuireWoods colleagues here in Richmond,” said George Keith Martin, managing partner of the firm’s Richmond office. “We are delighted to have a lawyer with Brian’s stellar reputation on our team.”
In addition to his corporate practice, Hager volunteers with Central Virginia Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Hotline program and lectures on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
“McGuireWoods has distinguished itself as an industry leader for M&A and private equity deal work and innovative client service initiatives,” Hager said. “I look forward to helping the firm build on that success for the benefit of our clients.”