Firm Profile > Moore & Van Allen, PLLC > Charlotte, United States

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
SUITE 4700
CHARLOTTE NC 28202-4003
United States

Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 4

Gaining from its 'good combination of banking, project finance, and asset-based skills', the Charlotte-based team at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC 'punches above its weight' and provides 'highly reliable and concise' advice to investors and developers on power M&A, as well as EPC-related structuring and commodity transactions relating to electric generating projects. Team head Joe Fernandez provides 'sensible and nimble' advice and continues to handle a considerable volume of work for Ares Management on its investments and disposals in the conventional power sector.

Practice head(s):

Joe Fernandez

Other key lawyers:

Rick Bange


The firm provides high-quality counsel and is very capable across a variety of subjects, ranging from straightforward terms and conditions recommendations to complex arrangements with hedging counterparties and finance requirements.’

The team is highly reliable and does not mince words.’

The firm provides a good combination of banking, project finance, and asset-based skills.’

Key clients

Ares Management LLC

CS Energy, LLC

GreenGo Energy US, Inc.

Tyr Energy, Inc.

Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC

Heelstone Renewable Energy, LLC

Brookfield Power US Asset Management, LLC

Commercial lending

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC is a very busy lender-side firm, consistently ranking among the market leaders in syndicated lending transactions by volume. The group has a strong foothold in Charlotte, North Carolina, a market which has developed significantly in recent years and is now one of the key financial centers outside of New York. Tom Mitchell and Wayne McKinzie co-lead the team; both are well known in North Carolina for working with financial institutions on leveraged and investment grade transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tom Mitchell; Wayne McKinzie

Other key lawyers:

Charlie Harris; Tripp Monroe; Ryan Smith


MVA takes the time to understand our business model and how it is unique and how they can leverage that to help us in the Legal space. Their responsiveness and quality of work is unparalleled compared to other firms I have worked with.’

Wayne Mckinzie, Meredith Reedy, and Luis Llubera are exceptional legal partners. They bring extensive knowledge and professionalism without being condescending.’

Key clients

Bank of America, N.A./BofA Securities, Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association/Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Truist Bank

Regions Bank

Fifth Third Bank

TIAA/Nuveen/Churchill Asset Management

CoBank, ACB

KeyBank N.A.

PNC Bank, National Association

U.S. Bank, National Association

Moore & Van Allen is a full-service law firm with a national reach and an unwavering commitment to client service and the communities we serve. Our focus on our clients has led to steady growth as one of the largest law firms in the Southeast with more than 330 attorneys in over 60 areas of focus. We are strategically structured to nimbly provide clients with a comprehensive suite of legal services, collaborating across disciplines on their behalf.

Blue-chip Fortune 500 organizations, financial services leaders, domestic and global manufacturers, retailers, individuals, and healthcare and technology companies benefit from our innovative approach to significant business transactions, complicated legal issues, and difficult disputes. We immerse ourselves in a deep understanding of what is important and meaningful to clients in a wide array of industries.

Nationally recognized, culturally inclusive, and community-spirited, we understand that success for our clients comes from investing in the strength of ideas and the power of collaboration.

Moore & Van Allen is also resolute in our commitment to charitable and pro bono service. We believe the legal community is uniquely poised to serve the underprivileged and our attorneys and staff continue to uphold our values of service and corporate social responsibility. We are firm in our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, with our leadership dedicated to recruiting, developing, and promoting lawyers and staff of different backgrounds and experiences.

Areas of focus:

  • Antitrust
  • Asset-based lending
  • Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
  • Class actions
  • Closely held business and tax planning
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial real estate
  • Commercial transactions
  • Commercial, technology, service, and supply contracts
  • Communications and media
  • Compliance, controls and risk management
  • Corporate governance and shareholder relations
  • Data security and privacy
  • Direct lending and private capital
  • Economic development and incentives
  • Employee benefits and compensation
  • Employment and labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Environmental, social and corporate governance
  • Family office and private investment
  • Farm credit lending
  • Financial regulatory advice and response
  • Fund finance
  • Fund formation and investment management
  • Global services
  • Government relations
  • Health care
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • International estate planning
  • Investigations
  • Joint ventures and strategic transactions
  • Junior debt and equity investments
  • Litigation, regulatory and white-collar
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Nonprofit organizations and charitable giving
  • Patent
  • Private equity
  • Project and equipment finance
  • Public affairs
  • Public finance and tax-exempt lending
  • Real estate finance
  • Securities and capital markets
  • Securities and capital markets litigation
  • Small business investment companies
  • Sports law
  • Structured finance and securitizations
  • Swaps, derivatives and structured products
  • Syndicated lending
  • Tax
  • Trademark and copyright
  • Transportation, infrastructure and logistics
  • Wealth, trust and estate planning
  • White-collar and government enforcement defense
  • Zoning, entitlement and land use