Troutman Pepper

Corporate/M&A Department

Virginia: Southern
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What the team is known for Stellar corporate practice, renowned for its capability serving as underwriters' counsel for public companies. Noted for its activity in high-value M&A transactions nationally as well as in Canada. Particularly active on behalf of clients in the energy and financial services sector.

Strengths A client notes: "I like that there is a depth of knowledge at Troutman and I can get answers to all types of questions regarding a variety of subjects. Additionally, I appreciate that the team is very responsive and provides quick turnaround times."

Work highlights Represented PNM Resources in its $285 million acquisition of the 165-mile Western Spirit transmission line project.

Notable practitioners

David Meyers
is noted for his broad corporate practice, which encompasses securities offerings as well as M&A transactions. Sources say: "He's a very good securities lawyer, who knows the law inside out."

John Owen Gwathmey
is much admired for his impressive corporate and securities practice. One source refers to him as "a terrific lawyer" and "a good adviser."

Michael McCann
undertakes high-value transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He represents clients in the energy sector, among others. "He's a very good M&A lawyer," reports one source, adding: "He has a lot of experience and is easy to work with for clients. He is calm and focused."