Accomplished Corporate Lawyers Lake Taylor and Lawton Way Join McGuireWoods

Richmond Partners Bolster Securities & Capital Markets Team

September 6, 2022

McGuireWoods continues the expansion of its highly ranked securities and capital markets practice with the arrival of partners W. Lake Taylor Jr. and Lawton B. Way, who join the firm in Richmond, Virginia. They bring a wealth of experience representing Fortune 500 companies in debt and equity offerings, corporate governance and M&A deals.

Taylor and Way advise public companies on reporting and disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws and stock exchange rules and assist clients in public and private capital markets transactions, including securities offerings. They come to McGuireWoods from Hunton Andrews Kurth.

“Lake and Lawton are highly respected corporate lawyers. Their experience helping companies structure securities offerings and navigate disclosure requirements will have enormous benefits for our clients,” said Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods’ corporate practice.

“Lake and Lawton have stellar reputations in Virginia and nationally as go-to advisers for complex securities offerings and corporate governance matters,” added Greg Kilpatrick, chair of the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets Department. “They will be important contributors to our national practice.”

McGuireWoods’ capital markets team has earned global recognition for its representation of corporate issuers and underwriters in complex corporate and securities matters, repeatedly ranking among the top law firms for debt and equity issuances in authoritative league tables.

“We are delighted to have Lake and Lawton on our team,” said Michael Herring, managing partner of the firm’s Richmond office. “They are highly respected by clients and peers, including many of their McGuireWoods colleagues in Richmond.”