Victoria Archer's practice covers a range of matters, including organizational and governance issues for corporations, limited liability companies, domestic and international joint ventures, and partnership entities; commercial contracts involving the manufacture, purchase and distribution of products (domestic and international); and the purchase and sale of businesses.
Victoria also has experience representing clients in secured, unsecured, syndicated and other loan transactions.
Examples of Victoria's experience include:
- The buyouts of telephony joint venture partners in transactions totaling over $150 million.
- Negotiation and preparation of supply, sales and distribution agreements for an international manufacturer of products for the steel industry.
- Worked as chief local counsel in the CNG into Dominion Gas merger, overseeing due diligence, disclosure and other local activities.
- Representing the seller of a closely-held professional service business.
Prior to joining Buchanan, Victoria was an in-house attorney for Alcoa, where her work included securities regulatory and shareholder matters, domestic and international commercial transactions, private and public financings, import/export regulatory matters, and bankruptcy and creditors' rights. She was also involved with domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, technology licensing and foreign currency and exchange matters.
Among her pro bono activities, Victoria is lead attorney for the firm in its role as national pro bono counsel to ATHENA International, a national nonprofit corporation headquartered in Chicago with international programs. ATHENA's mission is to encourage and recognize the opening of leadership opportunities for and mentoring of women in business, government, education and civic organizations.
Victoria also has studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the University of Vienna and James Madison University.