Lorna MacLeod advises clients on the design and sale of SEC registered and unregistered investment products and compliance with related SEC and FINRA rules. Lorna also has experience advising managers of private funds on registration and compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and addressing status questions under the 1940 Act for a wide variety of business organizations.
Michael Mannino advises publicly held and private firms in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, corporate governance, venture capital investments, private placements of securities, and exit strategies. He also counsels developers, investors and businesses in a variety of real estate matters, including real estate financing and the acquisition and disposition of properties.
Chelsea Marmor counsels clients regarding state and local tax (SALT), including compliance, planning, litigation, controversy and audit defense matters. Her clients face issues involving income, franchise, sales and use, and property taxes.
Dean Marshall assists his clients in minimizing risks through contract negotiation and due diligence and protects their interests in the complex litigation that often arises in the construction industry. He has successfully resolved construction claims for major municipal, industrial and commercial construction projects, including power plants, military installations, hospitals, resorts and agricultural production facilities. His clients include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, architects and owners.
Mary Beth Martinez advises clients on a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including contractual disputes, insurance-related claims, environmental matters and class action suits, as well as internal investigations. She counsels Sutherland’s financial services, insurance, construction and energy clients on topics affecting their core business practices and has been involved in every aspect of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Ben Marzouk is a financial services attorney who advises broker-dealers and investment advisers on compliance with federal and state securities laws, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and regulations. Ben represents registered investment companies and investment funds in regulatory matters and helps clients navigate the complex rules governing capital-raising activities, as well as public and private securities offerings.
With more than 25 years of experience, David Massey works almost exclusively on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry. Dave’s work includes purchases and sales of insurance and reinsurance businesses, mutual fund complexes, broker-dealers and retirement services businesses.
Jack Massey handles business disputes, regulatory actions and internal investigations for his clients. He has brought and defended cases in state and federal court, in multi-district litigation and before domestic and international arbitration panels. A significant portion of Jack’s practice is focused on the energy industry, where he represents exploration and production companies, offshore drilling contractors, oilfield services firms, refiners and trading companies. His cases have occurred in a variety of jurisdictions, including Texas, New York, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and England.
Rick Massumi concentrates on corporate transactional matters, business disputes and commercial litigation. He counsels clients on an array of sophisticated business litigation matters, including fraud, securities, civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), lender liability, accountant liability and trade practices. Rick has defended both corporations and individuals in agency enforcement actions and white-collar criminal prosecutions—actions that included criminal RICO, stock manipulation, insider trading, false statements, false claims, mail fraud and forfeiture. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, Rick has also served the insurance industry, both as defense counsel and as supervisory counsel in coverage disputes, class actions, reinsurance and reinsurance disputes and insurance company insolvency.
As a highly skilled commercial litigator, Jason McCarter represents major automotive, technology and other enterprises in complex business disputes and regulatory investigations. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Jason is often called upon, both for counseling and for advocacy, by clients facing lending, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), privacy, licensing, business tort and contract-related issues.
John McCaskill advises clients on international trade matters including commodity trading and shipping. John’s clients across a variety of commodity markets range from the largest global players to small specialist houses (including state, publicly and privately owned companies). In the shipping market, he represents ship owners, charterers and cargo interests, as well as major P&I and defense clubs.
Carol McClarnon has more than 20 years of experience providing legal guidance on ERISA and tax compliance to both employers and employee benefit service providers. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Carol typically advises financial services companies on ERISA and tax issues that impact their retirement services and insurance product operations. In addition, she routinely works with securities counsel to perform legal analyses on cutting-edge annuity and retirement plan products that are under development.
David McCullough counsels producers, refiners, commodity traders and distributors on the trade and movement of commodities—particularly energy commodities such as crude oil, petroleum products and renewable fuels. David’s practice covers most regulations governing physical commodity trading, but he has a particular focus in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), renewable identification number (RIN) trading, state low carbon fuel standards (LCFS), the Jones Act and shipment by rail and truck. His extensive practice extends from policy analysis to commercial concerns and from regulation to enforcement proceedings.
With nearly 20 years of experience as corporate counsel in the global energy and financial commodities industries, Travis McCullough counsels clients on energy trading and complex structured financial transactions involving all manner of physical commodities, including natural gas, power, base and precious metals, crude oil and refined products, agricultural products, natural gas liquids, uranium, renewables and other products.
Bob McCunn advises clients in dispute resolution in the fields of oil and other commodity trading, dry shipping and marine insurance. His long-standing client base is made up predominately of traders, charterers and ship owners. For a number of years, Bob served as non-executive director for two subsidiaries of a global investment bank involved in the trading and transport of oil.
Ellen has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on federal tax matters for businesses, primarily tax accounting concerns, accounting method considerations, and compliance and reporting issues. She regularly counsels clients on the proper tax treatment of costs associated with tangible property (including the treatment of repair costs), intangible property (including acquisition costs and recovery) and corporate transaction costs.
Jim McGibbon provides the firm’s clients with experienced antitrust representation in connection with mergers and other business transactions and defends them against related governmental investigations. He also litigates antitrust cases on behalf of his clients, including both private class actions and criminal defense. Jim offers strategic guidance that reflects a seasoned understanding of client business objectives and industry-specific economics. He has represented clients in both traditional industries, like construction materials, paper and textiles, and in more technologically advanced sectors, such as payment processing, pharmaceuticals and defense. Jim also works with clients in highly regulated industries like health care, energy and insurance, coordinating with the firm’s regulatory attorneys who deal with the relevant administrative agencies.
David is co-head of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Energy and Commodity Trading Team. He combines two sophisticated practices in regulatory and transactional matters to advise clients on derivatives, physical commodity trades and structured transactions. Based in Washington DC, his practice is at the forefront of enforcement and compliance developments at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), derivatives exchanges and other federal, state and international regulators. David also advises firms about competition issues in the context of commodity transactions.
Krystal McKay advises multinational clients on federal and international tax matters involving mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, corporate restructurings, tax controversy and related financing.
Danny McKeithen advises clients on federal tax planning and controversies, real estate structuring and transactions, partnerships, fund formations, and inbound and outbound direct investments. He counsels both public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), including clients that use these structures in the timber and forest products industry.
Alistair McMaster helps clients reach their financing goals and counsels clients on critical transactions, focusing on private capital funding sources and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises borrowers and lenders on syndicated, secured and unsecured commercial loans.
Chris Mehrmann focuses his practice on multistate tax planning, policy, compliance and controversy. Chris counsels on a wide range of state and local tax matters, involving sales and use, property, income and franchise taxes.
Lino Mendiola counsels clients in both transactional and litigation matters involving energy and regulatory law with a focus on the Texas electric energy and natural gas markets. His transactional experience includes handling regulatory issues such as pipeline regulation and transmission line routing matters.
Robert Merten III advises clients on an array of state and local tax issues, from planning and compliance to controversy and litigation. He advocates for clients before administrative bodies, and trial and appellate courts. Robert counsels on a full range of tax types, including sales and use, income and franchise taxes, as well as key related issues including apportionment, nexus, gross receipts, business and nonbusiness income, penalties, deductions and credits.
Ingrid Messbauer counsels clients on a wide variety of corporate finance matters and transactions, including raising capital. She also advises clients, including business development companies (BDCs), on governance issues and regulatory filing needs with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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