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Financial and corporate
McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods’ largest office is in Richmond, Virginia, where the firm was founded in 1834. The firm also has Virginia locations in Norfolk, Charlottesville and Tysons, as well as a larger national footprint, with offices in cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, New York and San Francisco.

The restructuring and insolvency team in Richmond represents debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditors' committees, agents, bank groups, senior and mezzanine lenders, trustees and receivers in all types of debt restructuring, bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts. In one stand-out deal, the firm advised Xybernaut Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor. Another mandate saw the team in Tysons advising Weirton Steel as Chapter 11 debtor. 

The restructuring and insolvency team in Richmond represents debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditors' committees, agents, bank groups, senior and mezzanine lenders, trustees and receivers in all types of debt restructuring, bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts. In one stand-out deal, the firm advised Xybernaut Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor. Another mandate saw the team in Tysons advising Weirton Steel as Chapter 11 debtor. 

Morrison & Foerster

One of the largest and most established firms in the Mid-Atlantic region, Morrison Foerster has an office located in McLean, Virginia. The firm’s Virginia-based financial and corporate practice is very strong, and in particular, stands out for its M&A practice. The group has an emphasis on the technology sector, advising clients such as public companies, emerging companies, venture capital investors and private equity funds.  

Over the research period, a standout deal came from representing Centrifuge Systems, a leading provider of next-generation Big Data business intelligence and visualization software, on its sale to global government logistics contractor Culmen International. 

Whiteford Taylor Preston

Located in Falls Church, Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia, the firm acted on a number of bankruptcy cases. Common clients included business organizations and publicly traded institutions. In one standout case, the firm represented the claims oversight committee appointed in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources. The firm also acted as trustee for Essex Construction, a chapter 11 debtor. Key clients included FujiFilm North America and MCSG Wind-Down Incorporated. 

The restructuring and insolvency group in Virginia strengthened its team with the addition of partners Vernon Inge and Corey Simpson Booker and senior counsel Joseph “Ricky” Lefft from LeClair Ryan.  

Client feedback 

“Excellent.” – Restructuring and insolvency 

Chris Jones 

“Excellent work ethic, very positive results.”