The Charlotte office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate to join its Mergers and Acquisitions and Energy Transactional Department.
Consistently honored for its global M&A capabilities and innovations that distinguish the firm as an industry leader, Mergers and Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods M&A Mid-Market “Law Firm of the Year.” The firm ranks among the top five for M&A in Bloomberg’s and Thomson Reuters’ benchmarking league tables; Chambers USA recognized McGuireWoods for its nationwide M&A practice; and The Legal 500 praised the firm for its M&A and private equity deal work.
Such accolades reinforce McGuireWoods’ straightforward approach to M&A: Our attorneys listen to clients to gain a thorough understanding of their objectives for the transaction. We then analyze the competitive and regulatory landscape within client-specific industries — factoring in the influence of current and emerging legislation, regulatory developments and the whole M&A market. Armed with this information, we work with our clients to develop a strategy designed to meet specific business goals, while minimizing disruption to ongoing operations.
McGuireWoods’ M&A team represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. The firm’s lawyers handle transformative and strategically significant deals for public and private companies in every sector of the economy.
Qualified candidates will have 4 – 7 years law firm experience in corporate transactions, with significant experience in M&A. Ideal candidates will also have experience in commercial transactions, project finance, and equity-related transactions, preferably with a sophisticated national law firm environment. Experience with renewable energy, oil & gas and project or infrastructure development is helpful, but not required. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and advise legal and business people from inception through closing and should be starting to draft and negotiate substantive transaction documents and commercial agreements. Must have a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently with clients and colleagues. Licensed to practice in Virginia/North Carolina required.
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