Richard Viola > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

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


Rick Viola is the deputy managing partner of the firm’s corporate practice. His practice historically has consisted of representing public and private companies in securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

He has primary experience in corporate finance transactions, including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents and selling stockholders. Rick regularly represents financial institutions and other public company issuers in connection with liability management transactions involving trust preferred and other hybrid securities and senior, subordinated and secured debt securities, including tender offers, consent solicitations, redemptions, repurchases and exchanges. He also represents companies of all sizes in M&A transactions, including stock and asset purchases, and tender offers. He counsels public companies with ongoing business issues, including Exchange Act reporting and corporate governance matters.

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United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

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McGuireWoods LLP is an emerging name in debt offerings, driven in part by its strong relationship with Bank of America, bringing it a wealth of engagements including green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds. Charlotte partners Elizabeth Wren and Richard Viola are key figures.