7 Saint Paul Street Suite 1000
U.S.A. - Maryland
+44 20 7632 1620
Partner (Women's Legal Network)
Jennifer J. Stearman
Banking and Finance
Corporate / Transaction
Technology and Commerce
As Maryland’s economic center and largest city, Baltimore offers a modern service economy based on leading industries in banking, high-tech, biotech and medicine in the Southern Mid-Atlantic region. The city is well-positioned to participate fully and competitively in the present and future U.S. and world economies. McGuireWoods’ Baltimore office specializes in meeting the needs of these and other industries by offering a full range of services in litigation and transactions.
This East Coast McGuireWoods hub has deep experience with local business and financial communities, and our high level of credibility with courts in the area gives us the ability to assist clients with sophisticated legal challenges. Our Baltimore clients include a number of financial institutions with operations in Maryland, including several of the nation’s largest commercial and investment banks. Additionally, our Baltimore-based lawyers serve state agencies and local governments; Fortune 500 energy companies; national and international retailers; a nationally known paper company; a diversified, international technology-based company engaged in the production of electric and power generation systems; major health care institutions; manufacturers and telecom entities; as well as healthcare and 501(c)(3) service providers, among others.
We have a varied litigation practice, in both federal and state courts throughout Maryland, representing corporate and governmental clients. We try cases involving complex commercial matters, securities, and consumer financial services; labor and employment issues; products liability work, insurance coverage, torts and municipal law.
The office offers a unique depth of experience in national and international transactions in energy, public and debt finance, real estate, and community banking; bond and private financing of large commercial real estate projects; municipalities, nonprofit and exempt facilities in the energy and healthcare industries; strategic partnering and joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; capital markets; sophisticated asset securitization transactions; insolvency and financial restructuring; climate change, and government contracts.
Firm leaders based in Baltimore include the chair of the firm’s public finance department (recently ranked No. 1 bond counsel in the Southeast), a member of McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners, and several lawyers who have been ranked among the top in their respective fields.
Demonstrating a McGuireWoods core value of giving back, our Baltimore lawyers are active as leaders in the community by serving on numerous boards for organizations including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Greater Baltimore Committee, Center Stage, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The office is also an enthusiastic supporter of the American Heart Association, Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, and the Franciscan Youth Center of Baltimore, among many others.
Office Managing Partner: Cecil E. III Martin