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McGuireWoods appoints new partner

McGuireWoods continues the strategic expansion of its highly ranked private equity industry team with the arrival of partner Jeffrey Shah, who brings more than a decade of experience in domestic and cross-border deals to the firm’s New York office. 

Shah advises private equity funds and strategic acquirers on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. He also assists clients with partnership, purchase and employment agreements and equity incentive arrangements. He represents clients in conventional and renewable energy transactions, as well as in healthcare and technology deals. 

Shah’s notable transactions include assisting a global alternative investment firm in its USD2.8 billion sale of an oil and gas exploration and production company. He has advised a multinational private equity firm in its formations and investments in new partnerships in Latin America, including midstream infrastructure companies in Argentina and Mexico. 

“Jeff’s impressive experience, particularly in upmarket deals, enhances our ability to deliver unmatched service and value to our clients,” says Thomas Zahn, chair of the firm’s Corporate & Private Equity Department. 

Shah joins a McGuireWoods practice that consistently ranks among the leaders in U.S. and global M&A deals — including private equity transactions — in league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. The firm’s M&A practice has earned nationwide recognition from Chambers USA and The Legal 500. Shah’s arrival follows the recent additions of private equity partner Garrett Johnston in Houston and M&A partners Edmund Daniels in Houston, Evelyn Kim in San Francisco and Brian Hager in Richmond, Virginia 

“Jeff is an accomplished deal lawyer whose skill and insight strengthen our capabilities in New York. We are delighted to welcome him,” says Noreen Kelly, managing partner of the firm’s New York office. 

“McGuireWoods offers a perfect fit for my practice,” Shah says. “The firm is a dominant player in private equity transactions with talented and entrepreneurial lawyers who excel at delivering innovative and industry-focused solutions for clients.” 

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