Corporate & Private Equity Associate

McGuireWoods is seeking Associates to join its Corporate & Private Equity department.

McGuireWoods advises private equity funds and those doing business with them, including institutional investors, independent sponsors, family offices, investment advisers, lenders and portfolio companies.

Our deal work and innovations distinguish the firm as an industry leader, in particular, our national independent sponsor practice and our women in private equity and finance initiative. We maintain a top-tier practice in middle-market M&A and private equity. We add value for clients through vital introductions and referrals of tailored investment opportunities developed through our vast network.

Our lawyers represent funds up and down the capital stack, from early stage venture and growth capital to middle-market and control buyout funds, as well as mezzanine funds and senior lenders providing debt financing for private equity deals. Refinitiv and Bloomberg consistently rank McGuireWoods among the top five M&A firms in the United States and the top 10 private equity law firms in the world for the number of mid-market PE transactions we handle annually. Since first quarter 2019, PitchBook has also recognized McGuireWoods as among the most active law firms in the United States by deal activity.

Over the past five years, we have represented more than 100 private equity funds and their portfolio companies, each with nuanced needs. This volume and diversity of experience aligns with funds’ investment strategies, such as control and non-control buyouts, independent sponsor transactions, SBIC, investment fund formation and management, mezzanine finance, and senior and subordinated debt strategies.

Clients come to us for our in-depth skills that cut across legal practice and industry lines. We leverage our resources to assemble teams that bring the know-how each client needs. McGuireWoods’ ability to understand industry and sector-specific regulations and trends — notably in the healthcare, energy, food and beverage, life sciences, finance, franchising and technology sectors, among others — and to distill this information for clients, translates into actionable, strategic business advice.

Along with excellent benefits, McGuireWoods offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid in office/remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.


  • Candidate will have 4 – 8 years of Associate experience.
  • Our Private Equity department has a large national platform that we are seeking to further expand.

Please be advised that this is a national search with a focus on the following markets: Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Raleigh.

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