CHICAGO, Ill. – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – McGuireWoods LLP is p…

CHICAGO, Ill. – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – McGuireWoods LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Arthur B. Muir as a partner in its Chicago office and member of the law firm’s Capital Markets Department. Most recently with Neil Gerber & Eisenberg, Muir has been principal counsel on transactions for loans and credit lines up to $1 billion for major clients in the United States and Canada.

Muir joins McGuireWoods with more than 25 years of experience in real estate lending and development and in commercial finance, representing large asset-based and other secured lenders, private bank lenders and mezzanine lenders. He also represents companies in corporate transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, capital fundraising, commercial transactions and strategic business alliances, to general corporate governance issues.

“Art has a strong reputation, both in Chicago and nationally, in financial transactions, especially bank financings,” says David L. Richardson, chair of McGuireWoods’ Capital Markets Department. “He has strong relationships in the national bank and money centers, so his joining McGuireWoods is strategic to our continuing growth in the firm’s banking practice, not only in Chicago, but also as an asset to our growing national practice.”

Muir is recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2007) and America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2005) and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Among the client industries he has represented are manufacturers of railroad engines, airplanes, ships, printing equipment and pharmaceuticals. He has represented lenders secured by specialty security interests such as oil and gas collateral, pipeline rights, perishable goods and intellectual property rights.

McGuireWoods’ Capital Markets Department provides legal advice on a broad variety of credit and equity products for lenders and borrowers. The firm has extensive experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, initial purchasers and other credit parties in complex public and private placements of high-yield, mezzanine, investment-grade, tax-exempt and other debt securities, as well as bridge financings, and in restructuring and refinancing transactions for high-yield securities, including exchange and tender offers and consent solicitations.

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 750 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Central Asia providing legal counsel to clients around the world. The firm’s Chicago office is located at 77 West Wacker Drive. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.