McGuireWoods LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

Virginia: Southern
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What the team is known for Preeminent outfit with strong roots in Richmond. Known for the depth of its bench, which it draws on to handle complex M&A transactions. Noted for its expert representation of major energy clients in large transactions and financings. Further noted for providing clients with day-to-day business advice.

Strengths One client says: "McGuireWoods has a strong M&A team, whose strengths are responsiveness, fast turnaround times and an understanding of the big picture of a transaction."

Another source says: "It is a fantastic team of people you want to put in front of your client. I'm very confident in their ability to properly advise on M&A deals."

Work highlights Advised Guardian Life Insurance on its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in Lowe Enterprise Investors.

Notable practitioners


Joanne Katsantonis
enjoys an excellent reputation for her expertise in corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and financings. She frequently acts for clients in the energy sector. Sources say: "She is a top-tier attorney in M&A, who is very knowledgeable and really understands her clients and the strategic underpinnings of what they do."