Hirschler is pleased to announce that The M&A Advisor has named Hirschler a finalist for Law Firm of the Year and Lisa Hedrick a finalist for Legal Advisor of the Year for the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Hirschler and Hedrick are among four finalists for their respective categories, and winners will be named at the publication’s Awards Gala in New York City on November 15 as part of the 2022 Future of Dealmaking Summit.
“Clients turn to Hirschler for practical and efficient counsel on M&A transactions, and we are grateful to The M&A Advisor for recognizing our team’s commitment to legal excellence,” said Andrew Lohmann, executive vice president and chair of the firm’s business section. “We are honored to be included among this prestigious shortlist of finalists, all of whom make significant contributions to our industry.”
Hirschler’s M&A and finance practice group is comprised of experienced negotiators and dealmakers who help clients (1) grow and expand their businesses through acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and other strategic business combinations, and (2) realize the success of their businesses through sales, recapitalizations and other divestitures. In addition to being a four-time winner of The M&A Advisor’s “Law Firm of the Year” award (2013 – 2016), the firm is ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate M&A.
Hedrick is chair of the firm’s M&A and finance practice, and she is a recognized leader in her field on the local and national level. She is a longtime member of the American Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and is the current vice chair of the Market Trends Subcommittee. Hedrick is also an issue group leader for the ABA’s Private Target M&A Deal Points Study and has been a member of this influential working group since 2011. She is currently a board member and president for the Richmond Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the region’s premier dealmaking networking and education group. In July 2021, Hedrick joined the board of directors for the Richmond Bar Association and previously served as a member of the organization’s Finance Committee.
Hedrick’s work has also earned her numerous accolades and a national reputation within the industry. In 2022, she was named to the seventh annual “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine. Hedrick has been named a “Leader in the Field” by Chambers USA for the Corporate/M&A category in Southern Virginia each year since 2017, and she earned her first ranking by Chambers USA as an associate in 2015. Hedrick was named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor in 2016, and she was named a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers in the Mergers & Acquisitions category each year since 2013. She was also named the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association in 2016.
The full list of finalists for the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards is available here.
Stephanie A. Hood