11.12.2020 Williams Mullen Enhances Finance & Real Estate, Litigation Sections with New Attorneys

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Andrew Allen and Mary Scruggs have joined the firm. Mr. Allen will be joining the firm’s Finance & Real Estate Section in the Norfolk office and Ms. Scruggs will be joining the Litigation Section in the Raleigh office.

Mr. Allen focuses his practice on representing national, regional and local clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including land acquisition, development, leasing, financing and dispositions. He also assists clients with multifamily, office, hotel, industrial and mixed-use projects.

Prior to law school, he spent a few years working for the Kobe City Board of Education. He currently sits on the board of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association of Washington, DC and is an active member of the Japan-Virginia Society. Leveraging his experience working and living in Japan, Andrew can assist Japanese companies operating in the United States.

Mr. Allen earned his Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School and earned his B.A. from Georgia Southern University.

Ms. Scruggs represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including financial services disputes. She assists clients throughout the litigation process, from pre-filing advice to mediation, settlement negotiations and trial, and she has specific experience with cases involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

She previously worked at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Ms. Scruggs earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the International Appellate Advocacy Team and served as the symposium editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law. She also earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina.