Chairman: Nancy W Greene
President & Chief Executive Officer: Joseph W Hovermill
Number of partners: 130 Number of lawyers firm wide: 230
Miles & Stockbridge is a leading full-service law firm with offices across the mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 1932, the firm represents businesses of various sizes, from national and global companies to local and emerging start-ups.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Corporate, Securities & Tax
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
Family Law & Private Clients
Intellectual Property & Technology
Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Products Liability & Mass Torts
Real Estate & Construction
Miles & Stockbridge offers experienced, comprehensive business and litigation counsel with significant depth in corporate law and transactions; government contracts; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and working with financial institutions.
Miles & Stockbridge represents privately held and publicly owned companies, including those in manufacturing, distribution, real estate development and various service industries, across the full slate of corporate and general business law matters. The firm’s lawyers combine extensive industry knowledge with sound business advice to counsel owners, managers and other independent advisors in four broad areas: governance and compliance; capital raising; transactions; and tax advice, controversy and litigation. The firm manages liability, tax, financing, business succession and property transfer issues for clients, as well as helping them meet responsibilities under federal and state laws and regulations relating to corporate governance. Regarding capital raising, the firm regularly assists clients with loan agreements and letters of credit; project finance, interest and currency swaps; and tax-driven financings. The firm also provides robust M&A counseling, advising on joint ventures, licensing and outsourcing transactions and agreements, distribution arrangements, sales representation contracts, and strategic collaboration agreements, and represents clients in all aspects of federal, state, local and international tax planning and dispute resolution.
Miles & Stockbridge counsels on the full range of procurement issues; litigates successfully before international, federal, state and local forums; and assists clients with transactions involving public and private organizations that do business with public entities. The firm’s experience includes counseling on recent developments in cost accounting systems and pricing, export controls, FEMA Public Assistance pilot program grants, organizational conflicts of interest, security and cybersecurity, and technical data rights, as well as engagement in innovative public-private partnership and renewable energy initiatives.
Miles & Stockbridge helps businesses around the world maximize the strategic value of their innovations in all areas of technology and science. The firm is experienced in the procurement, management and maximization of the value of intellectual property through transactions that involve trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyright, as well as those involving the Internet, e-commerce, corporate and secured transactions, computer law, technology transfer, licensing, and related services. The firm understands and works with complex technologies in all disciplines and is experienced in the procedures and requirements of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Products Liability & Mass Torts:
Miles & Stockbridge’s products liability and mass tort practice includes trial and appellate counsel, regulatory representation and risk-management advice for a broad range of manufacturing, real estate, professional services and other clients. The firm is positioned as an industry leader regarding defense litigation, both in the mid-Atlantic region and nationally. In addition to litigation, the practice provides risk management counsel that includes risk assessments and liability policy audits for clients, as well as forensic policy investigations to obtain insurance coverage for clients in connection with mass tort and environmental claims. As part of the firm’s counsel on regulatory compliance with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and other federal agencies, the practice advises on such proactive measures as advisory filings on litigation results, voluntary product recalls and effective product warning labels.
Miles & Stockbridge’s preeminent banking and finance practice counsels and represents the full range of financial institution entities in complex financing transactions and the resolution of commercial disputes that range from bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues to forbearances to workouts to foreclosures, as well as regulatory, insurance, securities, labor and employment, and general corporate matters. The firm’s experience representing financial institutions, property owners and developers in effectuating real estate-secured transactions is unparalleled. Additionally, Miles & Stockbridge represents a wide range of lenders and equity investors, including commercial banks, foreign and domestic private equity investors and lenders, mortgage companies, and state and federal economic development agencies, as sources of incentive financing and innovative financing pools, such as the delegated underwriters designated nationwide by Fannie Mae to package loans and sell them through secondary markets. Miles & Stockbridge serves as bond counsel in connection with significant economic development projects, including public-privatepartnership (P3) financing. The firm also offers extensive experience in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Special Tax District (STD) financings.
Miles & Stockbridge advises US and multinational corporations on their transactional, investment and trade concerns worldwide, and has longstanding relationships representing non-US companies in direct investment and general business activities within the United States and throughout North America. Miles & Stockbridge is a member of TerraLex©, a worldwide network of top independent law firms. TerraLex© has more than 155 member firms totaling 19,000 lawyers in more than 100 countries. The member firms provide a broad range of business and legal counsel, and are well-recognized and respected in their local jurisdictions, as well as internationally. The firm’s membership in TerraLex© allows its lawyers to serve the business interests of clients whose requirements transcend state and national borders.