John D. Padgett > McGuireWoods LLP > Norfolk, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
NORFOLK, VA 23510-1655
United States


John is the office managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Norfolk office and the founding leader of the Transportation Industry Team. He has extensive experience in providing a wide range of services to corporate and transportation clients.

He is experienced in counseling public and private businesses, partnerships and limited liability corporations with matters involving mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and operational issues. John also has experience with the transportation and terminal operating industries and has a unique perspective on maritime commerce.

He has worked with a variety of enterprises at various points in their corporate trajectory, from early stage to maturity. He also advises corporations in the nuances of international trade and U.S. customs’ compliance issues. Additionally, he provides litigation support to the firm’s corporate and maritime clients. He has been selected by his peers as one of the best corporate and transportation attorneys in Virginia.

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United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

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John D. PadgettMcGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP advises on the resolution of regulatory challenges for the operation of transportation assets, as well as the securing of government permits for maritime infrastructure projects. It also offers expertise in Jones Act compliance, along with recently enacted federal government trade regulations that impact on shipping practices. Norfolk-based maritime sector chair John D. Padgett consistently acts for tug boat and shipping companies, in addition to handling litigation involving cargo damage, charter disputes and transportation issues. In Pittsburgh, transportation industry team chair Bryan Brantley is an all-round litigator who has transportation sector experience at national level.