Bryant C. McGann

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

  • B.A. (summa cum laude), Hampden Sydney College
  • J.D., University of Virginia
Professional & Community Activities
  • Church Attorney, Southern Diocese of Virginia, Episcopal Church
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hampton Roads Better Business Bureau
  • Member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth, Virginia and American Bar Associations, as well as the Virginia State Bar (Bankruptcy and Real Property Sections) and the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • PRO and Race Committee Chairman, USODA Nationals and Atlantic Coast Championships
  • Volunteer, Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association
  • American Bar Association
Notable Accomplishments
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” – Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2021-22); Commercial Finance Law (2022); Financial Services Regulation Law (2022); Litigation-Banking & Finance (2022); Project Finance Law (2022)
  • Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” (2002-15)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®: Banking and Finance Law (2011-present); Litigation – Banking and Finance (2011-present); Financial Services Regulation Law (2011-present); Commercial Finance Law (2013-present); Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2013-present); Project Finance Law (2013-present)
  • Thomson Reuters, “Virginia Super Lawyers” (2011-10)
  • Virginia Lawyers Media, “Leaders in the Law” (Class of 2014)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Banking and Financial Law (2016-present)
  • LEAD Hampton Roads, Class of 1996

Bryant’s real estate and real estate finance experience include representation of buyers, sellers, and lenders in acquisition, development, construction, leasing, and financing of residential, commercial, industrial, waterfront industrial, environmentally impacted real estate, and riparian rights.

Corporate experience includes stock and asset-based transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, operating and shareholder agreements, bank and venture capital financing, and SBA and SDB transactions.

Bryant has represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in the acquisition, chartering, and financing of pleasure and commercial vessels. His experience includes Jones Act qualification.

His creditor’s rights experience includes commercial loan workouts, forbearance agreements, real estate and UCC foreclosure sales, disposition of REO, and participation agreements. He has represented both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

In the area of marine terminal law, Bryant has represented terminal operators in connection with service agreements with ocean carriers, Shipping Act anti-trust exemptions and FMC compliance, tax issues, and chassis pool architecture, agreements, and insurance.

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