CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 23, 2018) — Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the following six attorneys have been elected as the firm’s newest members: Colby B. Jenkins, Lesley Attkisson Lewis, Michael (Mike) R. Miller, Meredith French Reedy, Frank E. Schall and F. Emmett Weindruch. Their new designation went into effect on January 1, 2018. All six attorneys are based in Charlotte.
“Congratulations to our six new members, all of whom are highly accomplished and respected attorneys,” said Tom Mitchell, Moore & Van Allen’s new chairman. “It is my honor to acknowledge the hard work, talents and dedication that each has demonstrated to earn election to membership in the firm. We are proud to elevate them to this position of leadership in the firm.”
New Member Colby B. Jenkins leads Moore & Van Allen’s Investment Management practice. He has experience with all aspects of structuring, documenting, offering, and operating U.S. and offshore investment funds, particularly private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and funds of funds.
New Member Lesley Attkisson Lewis practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Corporate team. Her experience includes a broad range of corporate transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and corporate finance transactions. Lewis also assists clients with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advises clients on corporate governance issues.
New Member Michael (Mike) R. Miller also practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Corporate team. His practice includes representing domestic and international private equity and venture capital funds and companies in evaluating, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, divestitures and recapitalizations. In addition, Miller has extensive experience representing and counseling public, private and emerging companies in corporate governance, incentive compensation and operations matters. He has also represented issuers and underwriters of equity securities in initial and follow-on public offerings.
New Member Meredith French Reedy practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Financial Services team. She represents financial institutions and Farm Credit System banks in connection with the structuring and documenting of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including single-lender, club and syndicated credit facilities. Reedy has experience in acquisition financing, real estate financing and asset-based lending.
New Member Frank E. Schall practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation team. He has broad experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients in regulatory enforcement and white-collar criminal defense matters. Schall has assisted in representing clients in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Department of Justice and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. He has conducted interviews, on-site analyses, and assisted in negotiations with governmental entities in internal investigations, including matters involving allegations of securities violations, mortgage fraud, anti-money laundering concerns, know your customer violations, and allegations of violations of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
New Member F. Emmett Weindruch practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Intellectual Property team. He is a licensed patent attorney whose practice involves a broad range of intellectual property and technology matters in a variety of industries, including software, manufacturing and telecommunications. Weindruch has experience negotiating a wide range of technology and commercial agreements, performing patent invalidity and infringement investigations, intellectual property clearance investigations, and assisting clients in evaluating intellectual property portfolios in anticipation of mergers or acquisitions. He also has extensive patent litigation experience, including representing parties before the International Trade Commission.
About Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Moore & Van Allen PLLC (www.mvalaw.com), founded in 1950, has nearly 300 attorneys. Ranked in the prestigious “Am Law 200” list, Moore & Van Allen has offices in Charlotte and Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. The attorneys at Moore & Van Allen provide sophisticated legal services within their nationally recognized Litigation, Corporate, Finance and Intellectual Property law practices for international banks and manufacturers, energy leaders, and growing healthcare and technology companies. The firm is composed of 24 primary industry and practice groups. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Moore & Van Allen in their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both regionally and nationally