Mary Nash Rusher > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
201 N TRYON ST, STE. 3000
United States


Mary Nash is the managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Raleigh office. She works closely with local governments, nonprofits and others to finance capital improvements using tax advantage financing, primarily tax exempt bonds. She assists both lenders and local governments and nonprofits in traditional tax exempt financings of capital projects, as well as more innovative financings that involve public-private partnerships, synthetic tax increment financing and new markets tax credits. Her work includes financings for educational institutions (including public and private K-12 schools, charter schools, and public and private colleges and universities), YMCAs, statewide authorities and agencies, and local governments (including cities, towns, counties, and housing authorities).

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United States > Industry focus > Education

McGuireWoods LLP represents public and private colleges, universities, K-12 schools and academic medical centers across the full range of education law matters. Managed by Harrison Marshall in North Carolina, the team has been strengthened with the April 2021 arrival of litigator Farnaz Thompson from the U.S Department of Education in Washington DC. The practice has extensive experience handling government investigations before federal agencies, representing education institutions in employment related litigation and Title IX compliance work. Also in North Carolina, Mary Nash Rusher is the name for tax-exempt financing transactions for K-12 schools. In Virginia, Michele McKinnon has great experience advising public schools on tax and governance matters, while litigator Micah Schwartz defends colleges and universities in Title IX lawsuits.