Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has added Joel Bannister to the firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group as a partner in its Dallas office.

Bannister joins from McGuireWoods.

“We are strategically focused on expanding our capabilities in Dallas to better serve clients’ needs and Joel joins us at an exciting time as we continue to grow this office,” said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. “His deep transactional experience and skill set will add immediate value to our team in Dallas and firmwide.”

Bannister represents financial institutions and credit funds, as well as sponsors and borrowers in sponsor finance transactions, asset-based, cash flow-based and mezzanine lending, and complex intercreditor arrangements. He also advises clients regarding restructurings, workouts, distressed debt transactions, foreclosures, and other creditors’ remedies.

With the addition of Bannister, Sheppard Mullin has 30 attorneys based in its Dallas office, which opened in April 2018. The firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group includes 65 attorneys firmwide.