McGuireWoods has bolstered its significant regulatory and compliance capabilities with the arrival of Dave Franchina, one of North Carolina’s top-ranked environmental lawyers.
Franchina, a Charlotte partner, brings more than three decades of experience advising clients on project development, environmental litigation and dispute resolution, multimillion-dollar cleanup projects, environmental insurance and complex Superfund matters. He has helped clients navigate environmental regulations and risk management in real estate and commercial transactions, from modest acquisitions of real estate to multinational, billion-dollar plus corporate acquisitions. He represents institutional clients and regional developers in brownfields redevelopment projects across the Southeast, including some of North Carolina’s largest brownfields development projects ever, and provides environmental compliance advice to several name-brand manufacturers.
Franchina also will assist the firm’s corporate, finance and real estate lawyers with environmental due diligence and pragmatic management of environmental risk in transactional matters, and will support its litigators on cases involving complex environmental issues. He joins McGuireWoods from K&L Gates, where he helped lead that firm’s environmental practice.