Megan Martz Gilliland


804.697.4165 (p)
804.697.6145 (f)

Professional Affiliations

Virginia Women in Public Finance
• Executive Council, 2013-present; President, 2016-2018

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
• Business Law Section, Chair, 2012-2013; Secretary, 2010-2011; Executive Committee, 2007-2017

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Local Government Attorneys Association

Virginia Bar Association
• Taxation Section

Virginia State Bar
• Local Government Section
• Taxation Section

Megan Martz Gilliland is a partner in the Municipal Governance and Public Finance, Business Organizations and Corporations, and Taxation practice areas.  She concentrates her practice on public finance, local government, general corporate business and tax-related matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of borrowers, issuers, lenders and underwriters in various tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions, with an emphasis on governmental and 501(c)(3) financings.
  • Representation of local governmental bodies on various municipal governance matters. 
  • Assisted in the formation, ongoing operation, merger and sale of various types of business entities.
  • Representation of tax-exempt organizations, including forming and obtaining federal tax-exempt status, and advising on maintaining tax-exempt status and other ongoing operational matters.

Select Presentations

  • Panelist, "Funding Capital Projects," Virginia State Non-Arbitrage Program (SNAP) User's Group Meeting, 2015
  • Presenter, "Roles of Counsel," Governor's Infrastructure Financing Conference, 2014
  • Presenter, "Post-Issuance Compliance," 2011
  • Presenter, "Small Business Basics: One Size Does Not Fit All," 2011
  • Presenter, "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and COBRA," 2009

Practice Areas

Public Finance
Municipal Governance
Business Organizations and Corporations


Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2006
With Distinction
Certificate in Employee Benefits

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2005
Cum Laude
Senior Staff Member, University of Richmond Law Review

College of William & Mary, B.A., Economics and English, 2002
Cum Laude


• Virginia


Virginia Rising Stars
• Bonds/Government Finance, 2010-2018
• Business/Corporate, 2009