For more than 100 years, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has provided insights and strategies to move businesses forward, offering clients comprehensive legal services across the vast corporate spectrum. With a strong focus on understanding each client’s strategic business objectives, we advise virtually every form of corporate entity, from high-tech startups and mid-sized, privately held companies to publicly traded, multinational corporations, REITs, private equity entities of all sizes, and multinational, national and regional banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Our clients come from the myriad industries that make up today’s global economy, including financial services, energy, real estate, retail and consumer products, manufacturing and health care.
Executing on a wide array of legal functions, we help businesses transition across generations and leadership, develop effective succession plans that can ensure the ongoing viability of an enterprise, and negotiate exit strategies that preserve value for investors and beneficiaries. We also help senior business leaders navigate the increasingly complex M&A path, from initial consideration and negotiation of a deal to completion of the project and post-closing integration.
Our lawyers serve as capital markets and securities counsel to financial institutions including some of the world’s largest investment banks, debt and equity oriented private equity funds and ventures, as well as middle market and larger publicly traded companies. We assist companies with establishing and maintaining effective, efficient and responsive boards of directors and guide companies as they navigate the challenges of technology, privacy and data security, outsourcing and commercial contracting.
We have an internationally preeminent energy practice, uniting a tier one oil and gas practice with a tier one power practice. Additionally, our firm was involved in the creation of the first master limited partnership (MLP) in the early 1980s and served as issuer’s counsel on the first “drop down” MLP in 1983. We are a market leader in MLP transactions because of our deep experience in the complex partnership, securities, tax and business issues associated with creating, governing and growing MLPs.
Hunton Andrews Kurth’s reach is extensive and global. We assist clients in their most important corporate transactions involving the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The more than 200 lawyers that comprise our corporate team work closely with our firm’s lawyers in other practice areas to provide clients with seamless legal and advisory services. We offer customized guidance that blends industry best practices with creative and practical solutions. Over the years, our firm has represented all of the Fortune 10 and nearly three quarters of the Fortune 100, as well as thousands of other businesses and individuals in jurisdictions worldwide.
Our practice groups and individual lawyers are routinely recognized by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Board Member, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, SNL and dozens of other regional and industry-focused guides and publications. We appreciate these marks of distinction, but regard the longstanding relationships we have cultivated with clients over the years as our greatest barometer of success.