Whiteford Adds Eminent Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Richmond

Whiteford Taylor & Preston today announced continued expansion in Richmond with the addition of a highly regarded group of corporate and real estate attorneys, including partners Katja H. Hill and John C. Selbach, and associates Jonathan Jones and Nicole K. Scott. Together, they bring significant experience in corporate law, real estate finance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and corporate financial issues.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome this distinguished group of Richmond attorneys,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. “Their experience representing highly successful middle market clients offers tremendous synergies for our practices throughout the Mid-Atlantic.”

Katja H. Hill. Ms. Hill has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial real estate properties, including multi-family apartment complexes, shopping centers and office buildings. She has developed substantial expertise in the purchase and sale of manufactured home communities nationwide. In addition, Ms. Hill represents a variety of companies in connection with their corporate real estate needs.

John C. Selbach. Mr. Selbach is an experienced corporate attorney who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, commercial real estate, public finance and general business counsel. He serves as outside general corporate counsel to numerous privately held companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, waste services, government contracting, IT, financial services, medical services, and commercial real estate.

Vern Inge, Managing Partner of the firm’s Richmond office, said, “In opening Whiteford’s Richmond office, my goal from the outset has been to build a platform for an A-team of business and litigation attorneys. This is a tremendous step, both toward realizing that goal and also in expanding on Whiteford’s already deep middle market network.”

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises. Its growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. www.wtplaw.com