02.11.2009 Monroe “Mike” Kelly, III Named “Norfolk Area Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year” for 2009

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Williams Mullen announces that Monroe “Mike” Kelly, III has been named the “Norfolk Area Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Mike was honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” because he received a particularly high rating by Best Lawyers. That high rating is the result of Mike earning a high level of respect among his peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Tom Frantz, President of Williams Mullen congratulated Mike on his accomplishment; “Mike is an excellent attorney. He has contributed a great deal to the banking community and this award symbolizes how respected he is.”

Mike Kelly has more than 25 years of experience in the representation of commercial banks and other financial institutions, with extensive involvement in commercial and real estate loan documentation, asset based lending, automotive dealer finance, letters of credit, problem loan workouts, creditors’ rights, bankruptcies, reorganizations, lender liability litigation, bank operations and deposit and collection procedures. He also has extensive experience in commercial real estate development, including golf course acquisition, operation and financing.