Kurt focuses his practice on working with public and private, closely held corporations, as well as partnerships and limited liability companies. He advises management on securities, governance and executive compensation issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions and shareholder/ownership disputes.
He also represents borrowers and lenders in connection with corporate financing transactions ranging from traditional loan agreements with financial institutions to public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Kurt represents several large non-profits advising them on corporate and board governance issues as well as tax and financing issues.
He also has extensive experience working with Virginia public authorities and their boards, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional authorities. He advises authorities on governance, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Virginia Conflicts of Interests Act, Virginia Public Procurement Act and contractual matters, easement and condemnation matters, as well as cost-allocation, capacity and local government support agreements.
Kurt has significant experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, as well as workouts and non-bankruptcy corporate finance matters, including commercial and real estate loan work for financial institutions and other lenders.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Kurt served as a staff member for U.S. Senator John C. Danforth.
Member, Sections of Business Law, Real Property and Bankruptcy, Member; Board of Governors, Section of Business Law, 1995-2003, Chairman; June 2001-2003, Virginia State Bar
Member, Business Law section, American Bar Association
Member; Board of Directors, 1993-present; Chairman, 2000-present, Piedmont Family YMCA, Inc.
Counsel and Member, Executive Committee, Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development
Member, Board of Directors, Charlottesville Venture Group, 1998-present
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2003-2021
Recipient, Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2017
Named “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate Law, Charlottesville, Best Lawyers, 2012, 2015, 2017
Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers,” Business/Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2014
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell