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Williams Mullen

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Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen

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804 420 6000

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Firm Overview

Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with approximately 240 attorneys in offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Although the company excels within its mid-Atlantic region, clients, both nationally and internally, seek them out for their legal needs.

Main Areas of Practice

Williams Mullen has strong representation in corporate, finance & real estate, government relations, health care, labor, employment and immigration, litigation, intellectual property and tax.

Corporate:

This team provides comprehensive legal services and innovative solutions, regarding mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, strategic planning, commercial transactions and financings, contracts and business agreements, securities and corporate governance, to regional, national and international business clients.

Banking & Finance:

Williams Mullen represents the complete spectrum of financial institutions — from community banks to national and international financial organizations to non-regulated lenders. This team covers a wide array of services, such as financing, asset securitizations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, litigation and the development of innovative financial products.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

Williams Mullen represents creditors and parties-in-interest in complex bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the nation. This experienced team regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, including banks, trustees, committees, trade vendors and landlords in complex reorganization and liquidation matters, and related litigation.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:

This highly experienced team helps clients on issues involving all areas of employee benefits law, such as ESOPs, 401(k) plans, pension plans, health plans, disability plans, cafeteria plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, stock-based compensation, severance arrangements, and executive compensation.

Environment:

The team is highly experienced in defending and counseling clients before state and federal environmental agencies in complex environmental cases. They advise on issues involving the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund sites, CERCLA, TSCA and EPCRA.

Intellectual Property:

With both domestic and international clientele in various industries, this team serves as a strategic partner and advisor to in-house legal, marketing and advertising personnel providing tailored solutions in the area of patent prosecution, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, software & electronic commerce, IP due diligence, IP litigation, name image and likeness and artificial intelligence.

Labor, Employment and Immigration:

This experienced team represents clients in the defense of cases alleging discrimination, breach of employment and non-compete contracts, wage and hour disputes, issues involving fair labor standards, human resources, internal investigations, terminations and reduction in force plans, employee mobility and trade secrets.

Litigation: General Commercial:

The litigation team is comprised of trial attorneys with experience representing closely held businesses and large, publicly traded companies in state and federal courts, and administrative and arbitration forums. They advise clients in a variety of business, commercial, insurance, class action, real estate and financial services disputes.

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Investigations:

This highly experience team represents clients in state and federal administrative and criminal investigations, congressional inquiries, administrative investigations, derivative suits and whistleblower cases. They have wide-ranging experience at the investigative, trial and appellate levels.

Real Estate:

Widely recognized for its experience and knowledge of commercial real estate, this team of attorneys’ counsel clients on all aspects of real estate, including land use and zoning, site plan approval, leasing, acquisitions and sales, affordable housing and tax credits, and complex financings.

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use:

The land use team is frequently called upon to provide comprehensive guidance in all manner of land use and zoning matters, including preparing, submitting, negotiating, and defending our client’s applications for project entitlements before local government staff, planning commissions, elected bodies, and community stakeholders.

Government Relations:

With decades of experience, this team serves as advocates and council for businesses, associations and individuals ranging from executive and legislative branches of government, statewide elected officials, legislators and agency heads on issues before Virginia and North Carolina General Assemblies.

Health Care:

The firm’s health care practice provides counsel for hospitals, hospital systems, academic medical centers, physician groups, long-term care providers, behavioral health providers, payors and a broad range of others in the health care marketplace.

Tax:

With a diverse experience in a variety of tax matters, this team is well-equipped with handling all areas of tax law, including federal, state and local matters, as well as the tax aspects of transacting business in foreign jurisdictions.

Offices
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Tysons, Virginia
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
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  • Charlottesville
    321 East Main Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, VA 22902-3200
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    Columbia
    Wells Fargo Building, 1441 Main Street, Suite 1250, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, SC 29201
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    McLean
    8350 Broad Street, Suite 1600 , McLean, Virginia, USA, VA 22102
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    Norfolk
    1700 Dominion Tower, 999 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, VA 23510
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    Raleigh
    301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1700, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, NC 27601
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    Virginia Beach
    222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1700, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, VA 23462
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Williams Mullen rankings

USA Guide 2024
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North Carolina
Banking & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance
5
Banking & Finance
5
Band 5
Lawyers
Lemuel Whitsett
U
Lemuel Whitsett
U
Up and Coming
Environment
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
1
Sean M Sullivan
1
Band 1
Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant
3
Ramona Cunningham O'Bryant
3
Band 3
Intellectual Property
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Intellectual Property
2
Intellectual Property
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Rob Van Arnam
1
Rob Van Arnam
1
Band 1
Michael Sajovec
3
Michael Sajovec
3
Band 3
Richard Matthews
3
Richard Matthews
3
Band 3
Labor & Employment
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Labor & Employment
4
Labor & Employment
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Michael C Lord
4
Michael C Lord
4
Band 4
U
Edward S. Schenk III
U
Up and Coming
Litigation: General Commercial
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Litigation: General Commercial
4
Litigation: General Commercial
4
Band 4
Lawyers
M Keith Kapp
S
M Keith Kapp
S
Senior Statespeople
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Wes Camden
1
Wes Camden
1
Band 1
Caitlin Poe
2
Caitlin Poe
2
Band 2
Real Estate
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Real Estate
4
Real Estate
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Robert Lawson
2
Robert Lawson
2
Band 2
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Thomas Johnson Jr
2
Thomas Johnson Jr
2
Band 2
North Carolina: Raleigh, Greensboro & Surrounds
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A
3
Corporate/M&A
3
Band 3
Lawyers
David F Paulson Jr
3
David F Paulson Jr
3
Band 3
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