Morgan Pottinger McGarvey is pleased to announce that John McGarvey has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Finance Lawyers (ACFL). McGarvey is one of 14 new Fellows candidates who were nominated for their achievements in the field of commercial finance law. He was inducted during the ACFL’s annual meeting in Seattle.
All nominees for membership must have been licensed or engaged in the practice or teaching of law, or any combination thereof, for at least 15 years prior to admission to the College as Fellows, including at least 10 years of commercial finance experience. Fellows are recognized for their high ethical and moral standards and excellent character. McGarvey was selected by the ACFL’s Nominating Committee, endorsed by the Executive Committee and formally elected by the Board of Regents.
McGarvey is a shareholder with Morgan Pottinger McGarvey in Louisville. He is chairperson of the Uniform Law Commission’s UCC Committee and serves on its Enactment Committee for the 2022 Amendments. His law practice concentrates on the representation of banks in matters governed by the UCC. John has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for 35 consecutive years. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2010. Best Lawyers in America® named him the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Banking and Finance in Louisville.
McGarvey was previously an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law teaching secured transactions. He has taught hundreds of seminars on legal issues involving financial institutions and credit extenders for banking and legal education organizations across the country.
McGarvey is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the UK College of Law. He was inducted into the UK College of Law Hall of Fame in 2011.