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McGuireWoods LLP

Banking & Finance

6 ranked lawyersBand 1North CarolinaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly impressive debt finance team with an outstanding reputation in the North Carolina market, enjoying close ties with the cream of the local, national and international financial services community and a highly impressive track record in the mid-market syndicated lending space. Offers particular strength in the healthcare finance and asset-based lending spaces, as well as acting across industries including the construction, energy and manufacturing sectors. Also active in the representation of SBIC funds.


A client enthuses: "We are definitely satisfied. They're really good at simplifying things and not making moderate issues into complex issues - they don't make a mountain out of a molehill. They can distill a matter down to make it easy to understand."

A further source adds: "They have good people - really good - who are responsive, all over things and never let anything slip between the cracks. They have got that little extra intellect and understanding to go the extra mile. It's a top-notch service - they are responsive, client-friendly and bend over backwards to help."

Another interviewee states: "They provide good advice and insights on the market. It helps that they are involved in many transactions and have a good pulse on the market. They assist us to win mandates by helping us to be commercial in our approach while ensuring we are protected."

Work highlights

Represented Bank of America advising on its $2.26 billion credit facility provided to AECOM.

Notable practitioners

Christian Brose acts for a diverse array of financial institutions, investors and alternative lenders on a broad spectrum of syndicated loan matters. He offers particular expertise advising on facilities provided to companies in the environmental and food and beverage sectors.
"Christian provides a high level of professionalism, expertise and responsiveness to support our go-to-market strategy and help mitigate downside risk." "He's a very thorough, intelligent and responsive attorney."

Eric Burk 's strong work in syndicated finance sees market sources praise his ability to marry technical prowess with practical advice. He acts for an array of financial institutions in issues ranging across cross-border financings, M&A finance and wider syndicated loans.
"Eric is super smart, responsive and goes the extra mile. He is business-savvy, can put himself in the client's shoes and tries to see where things are going from our perspective. It's not just technical, he can take it to the next level."

Mary Nash Rusher maintains a highly respected practice advising clients such as local governments, universities and schools on financing matters. She is particularly expert in matters involving tax-exempt bonds.
"She is a very good technical lawyer. She is also personable and knowledgeable and practical."

Raj Natarajan heads the firm's debt finance practice and is particularly expert in lending transactions in the healthcare industry. His wide-ranging practice sees him advise on matters including acquisition financing, recapitalizations and real estate financings.
"He has knowledge and experience. His understanding and relationships with different players in the market helps in getting to a quick agreement." "Raj is a very good attorney, particularly in his approach. He just gets it - how we work, what needs to happen. That's where his strengths lie. He's a very good relationship guy and doesn't sweat the small stuff."

Rebecca Chaffin draws from almost three decades of experience to act for corporate borrowers on a wide array of lending transactions. She advises clients on issues including multicurrency facilities, acquisition financings and ESOP financings.

Kent Walker offers clients robust strengths in corporate lending matters, acting for lenders and borrowers on a variety of financing transactions. He counsels clients on issues including acquisition finance, working capital finance and recapitalizations.
"Kent possesses the ability to analyze situations independently and to think creatively. He is very responsive and looks at issues from all angles. He utilizes commercial perspectives, in addition to legal ones, to make recommendations and solve issues." "Kent is the guy I typically go to when I’ve got a deal that’s more challenging and more complex. He’s exceptional at navigating those situations. I have had great experiences with him."

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With more than 80 lawyers practicing in offices across the U.S. and in London, McGuireWoods is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent law firms in syndicated finance and general corporate lending. Year over year, we are ranked among the top ten U.S. firms in syndicated loans by volume of credit exposure and number of deals by Loan Pricing Corporation’s Law Firm League Tables. 

Our team includes debt finance lawyers in key financial markets and commercial centers, including Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and London. Members of our team have successfully represented clients in negotiations with nearly all of the top private equity firms in the United States. We regularly serve as lead counsel to major global financial institutions, lead arrangers, administrative agents, and other borrowers and issuers across the spectrum of credit profiles, including investment grade, leveraged, middle market and troubled credit profiles, and in a full range of structures.

Banking & Finance

McGuireWoods LLP


201 North Tryon Street

P.O. Box 31247 (28231-1247)


North Carolina


NC 28202-2146

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

North Carolina

Banking & Finance

Christian Brose
Band 4
Eric L Burk
Band 2
Raj Natarajan
Band 4
Rebecca S Chaffin
Band 3
W. Kent Walker
Band 4

Public Finance

Mary Nash K Rusher
Band 1