Greg Bishop advises companies at critical junctures in their life cycles on mergers and acquisitions, formation, raising funds from private equity and venture capitalists, joint ventures and other typical and unusual issues faced by business organizations. Greg regularly counsels public and privately held entities in a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, federal government contracts, manufacturing and distribution as well as information technology, e-commerce and software development.

Greg Bishop advises companies at critical junctures in their life cycles on mergers and acquisitions, formation, raising funds from private equity and venture capitalists, joint ventures and other typical and unusual issues faced by business organizations. Greg regularly counsels public and privately held entities in a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, federal government contracts, manufacturing and distribution as well as information technology, e-commerce and software development.

Greg is chair of the Corporate Section of Williams Mullen. Before joining the firm, he worked at KPMG as a CPA.  He is a past president of the Business Law Section of the Richmond Bar Association and is a current member of its Executive Committee.  In addition, he is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Greg has been recognized as a leading Corporate/M&A attorney in the U.S. by Chambers USA (2014-present) and by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (2008-present).  He has been named a “Rising Star” (2008-2009) and “Super Lawyer” (2010-present) by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-present) for Corporate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He regularly speaks at corporate and mergers and acquisitions seminars, including programs sponsored by ALI-ABA, SNL Financial and the Virginia State Bar.

Greg is on the National Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He is also is the immediate past chair and current board trustee of the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he led the MS Society's re-alignment efforts throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Greg serves on the boards of the Richmond Forum, Weinstein Jewish Community Center and the Richmond Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Greg is Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation (Class of 2017), and he is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from James Madison University and his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the University of Richmond Law Review.

 

Representative M&A Engagements

  • Served as co-counsel in the sale of an insurance and risk management company to a global insurance broker at over $2 billion.
  • Represented an off-shore financial institution in its acquisition of a US bank in a transaction valued at over $400 million.
  • Represented a financial and real estate transaction services provider in its acquisition of an insurance services company in a transaction valued at over $250 million.
  • Represented an insurance and risk management company in its acquisition of an insurance provider in a transaction valued at over $240 million.
  • Represented a real estate transaction service provider in its sale to a title insurance company in a transaction valued at over $230 million.
  • Represented a regional bank in the sale of a computer software designer to a government contractor manufacturing company in a transaction valued at over $230 million.
  • Represented a financial and real estate transaction services provider in its acquisition of a tax and flood service provider in a transaction valued at over $200 million.
  • Represented a multi-bank holding company in its sale to a community bank in a transaction valued at over $200 million.
  • Represented an insurance and risk management company in its acquisition of an insurance intermediary.
  • Represented a regional financial institution in its acquisition of a bank in a transaction valued at over $130 million.
  • Represented a real estate investment trust company in its sale of certain mortgage-backed securities to an off-shore company.
  • Served as local counsel to a pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of certain manufacturing facility assets in a transaction valued at over $130 million.
  • Represented an insurance and risk management company in its acquisition of middle market insurance intermediary in a transaction valued at over $130 million.
  • Represented a software company in its sale to an international software and systems manufacturer and supplier.
  • Represented a financial and real estate transaction services provider in its acquisition of an insurance underwriter in a transaction valued at over $100 million.
  • Represented a technology consulting company in its sale to an international management and technology consulting company in a transaction valued at $100 million.
  • Represented an insurance and risk management company in its acquisition of an insurance subsidiary in a transaction valued at over $90 million.
  • Represented the management team of a consumer and electronic products provider in its acquisition from an international office equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented an industrial parts distributor in its sale to a wholesale parts distributor in a transaction valued at over $60 million.
  • Represented an energy management company in its sale to a private equity group.
  • Represented a bank holding company in its acquisition of a financial corporation in a transaction valued at over $50 million.
  • Represented a community bank holding company in its sale to a bank holding company in a transaction valued at over $40 million.
  • Represented a university in its acquisition of an aviation company.
  • Represented a national retail company in its bid to acquire an on-line catalogue company in a transaction valued at over $40 million.
  • Represented a national retail company in its acquisition of two software companies during 2011.
  • Represented a multi-bank holding company in its acquisition of a community bank in a transaction valued at over $30 million.
  • Represented a community bank in its sale to a community bank holding company in a transaction valued at over $20 million.
  • Represented a regional foodservice distributor in its acquisition of an independent food distributor.
  • Represented an insurance agency in its acquisition of an employee benefits service company.
  • Assisted a leading internet company with its divestiture of an on-line search engine division.
  • Represented a government contractor specializing in engineering, design and manufacturing services in its acquisition of a software development company.
  • Represented an information service provider in its acquisition of a provider of student information software.
  • Represented a building materials company in its sale to a large building materials distributor.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in its acquisition of a specialty manufacturer.
  • Represented an automotive parts distributor in its sale to a private equity firm in a transaction valued at over $50 million.
  • Represented a biotech commercialization and investment company in its acquisition of a manufacturing company.