Mr. Burns’ career has focused on corporate law, industrial manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, and service on the boards of companies engaged in a variety of businesses.
Mr. Burns currently serves as the Managing Director of McGuireWoods Capital Group, a merger and acquisition advisory business, which he co-founded in 2001. He is also counsel to the law firm McGuireWoods LLP, and was a partner of that firm from 2001 to 2011, and of a predecessor firm from 1979 to 1989. Prior to 2001, Mr. Burns served in various executive capacities with United Dominion Industries Limited, a diversified industrial manufacturer. At United Dominion, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 1993 to 1996, and president of several of its operating segments and divisions from 1996 to 2001.
Mr. Burns has a JD degree from the Duke University School of Law and completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.