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Troutman Sanders Promotes Thirteen New Partners


ATLANTA –Troutman Sanders LLP has promoted 13 attorneys to the partnership. The new partners practice in the firm’s Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Orange County, Richmond, San Francisco, and Virginia Beach offices and span diverse practices.

Tiffany Bagwell (Richmond/Multifamily Housing Finance) is experienced in commercial real estate, specializing in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac finance programs. She represents lenders and loan servicers in multifamily finance transactions and has handled a variety of such transactions for clients across the country.

Christine Byrnes (Orange County and San Francisco/Capital Projects and Infrastructure) represents clients in connection with the financing, development, acquisition and restructuring of energy projects, including in connection with the negotiation of tax equity partnership and lease investment structures. She has negotiated financing and commercial agreements for both lenders and developers, including debt and equity financing documents, letter of credit facilities and joint venture agreements.

Virginia Flynn (Richmond/Consumer Financial Services) represents clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level in complex litigation and business disputes, health-care related issues, financial services litigation, and consumer litigation. She often counsels clients to ensure they comply with the myriad of growing laws in the consumer law and financial services fields, with an emphasis on the many "alphabet soup" federal consumer protection statutes.

Brett Goodman (New York/Financial Restructuring and Insolvency) focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights. He has experience representing debtors, committees of creditors and equity holders, chapter 11 and 7 trustees, indenture trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, asset purchasers, and landlords in bankruptcies, workouts, and related litigation.

Robert Lee (Atlanta/Immigration) focuses on business immigration matters for managers, executives, and professional and technical personnel. He represents international companies, including U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations engaged in manufacturing, engineering, and information technology, along with domestic technology firms, nonprofit organizations, and extraordinary ability individuals. He also works with foreign immigration counsel to assist U.S. companies seeking to send their U.S. citizen employees abroad.

Molly Jagannathan (Charlotte/Energy) focuses on the state regulation of electric utilities, representing clients in rate cases, cost recovery proceedings and other matters before state utility commissions. Jagannathan also has significant litigation experience in both state and federal courts, including matters related to hydroelectric projects and other generating facilities, construction litigation, contract disputes and eminent domain, as well as appeals.

Ethan Ostroff (Virginia Beach/Consumer Financial Services) focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling. He defends consumer-facing companies of all types in individual and class action claims across the country. His litigation, compliance and regulatory practice includes representing debt buyers, debt collectors, loan servicers, banks, auto finance companies, credit card issuers, consumer reporting agencies, and other related consumer finance entities, in particular with the "alphabet soup" of state and federal consumer protection statutes.

David Pisciotta (New York/Financial Restructuring and Insolvency) is experienced in a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters having represented creditors, debtors, distressed asset purchasers, trustees, and representatives of foreign insolvency proceedings. David’s practice currently focuses on representing banks, financial institutions, and non-traditional lenders with respect to distressed commercial loans, including bankruptcy, loan enforcement litigation, non-judicial remedies, and out-of-court workouts.

Peter Strup (Richmond/Multifamily Housing Finance) handles commercial real estate matters, specializing in the multifamily housing industry. He is experienced with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and securitized transactions, having handled a variety of multifamily and commercial loan transactions nationwide.

Brendan Thomas (Atlanta/Corporate and Financial Institutions) focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate law matters. He also regularly advises community banks on bank regulatory matters, assists publicly and privately-held businesses with public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, and represents public companies in SEC reporting, corporate governance and compliance matters.

Marshall Tucker (Richmond/Multifamily Housing Finance) focuses on commercial real estate, specializing in the multifamily housing industry. He represents lenders in the origination, sale, and servicing of loan transactions sold to secondary market investors—primarily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Kevin Wallace (New York/Construction) represents owners and developers of major construction projects on all legal matters arising from such construction. He aids clients throughout the life of a project, handling the negotiation of contracts, the resolution of issues during construction, the settlement of claims post-construction, and the prosecution or defense of litigation when necessary.

Dustin Weeks (Atlanta/Intellectual Property) is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, and client counseling. He represents clients ranging from start-ups and solo inventors, to Fortune 500 companies, and works closely with his clients to learn their business objectives so that he can tailor strategies to procure, protect, and enforce their intellectual property.

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