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McGuireWoods LLP
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia
No. of offices 23
No. of attorneys 1000+
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1834
Founder Egbert R. Watson
Company type Limited liability partnership

McGuireWoods LLP is a U.S. law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 23 offices across the United States and Europe. The firm's largest offices are in Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL.


In 1834, Egbert R. Watson began his law practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He later formed a partnership in 1870 with George Perkins, and in 1936 the firm became Perkins, Battle & Minor. The firm expanded in the following decades and, following the 1966 merger of Battle, Neal, Harris, Minor & Williams with McGuire, Woods, King, Davis & Patterson, became known as McGuire, Woods and Battle.[1] In 1987, McGuire, Woods and Battle merged with Boothe, Prichard & Dudley to become McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe. In 2000, the firm changed its name to McGuireWoods LLP.

The firm’s consulting subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting, opened in 1998, followed by the merger and acquisition advisory group in 2001.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "History:Milestones". Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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