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Poyner Spruill Raises Over $3,000 for Claire's Army With Pancake Breakfast
06.30.2014
​CHARLOTTE, NC –On June 28, 2014, Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys and staff celebrated the firm’s 25 years in Charlotte with a pancake breakfast...
Tara N. Cho Named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List
06.17.2014
​RALEIGH, NC - Tara N. Cho, an Associate at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early-...
Former Director of Public Staff of NC Utilities Commission, Robert Gruber Joins Poyner Spruill
05.31.2014
​Poyner Spruill LLP announces that Robert Gruber has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Raleigh office. He has joined Poyner Spruill after serving...
Poyner Spruill Honored by Chambers USA in Six Practice Areas in 2014
05.26.2014
RALEIGH – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked six practice areas and eleven Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys as leaders in...
Health Care Law Firm, Bode Hemphill Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
05.13.2014
​RALEIGH – On June 1, 2014, the boutique Health Care Law Firm Bode Hemphill, LLP will join Poyner Spruill LLP, bringing the firm’s Health Law team to...
Governor McCrory Appoints Bob Orr to District Attorney's Office
04.07.2014
​RALEIGH, NC -  Governor Pat McCrory appointed Justice Bob Orr, a former member of the N.C. Court of Appeals and former Justice on the N.C. Supreme...
Deborah Sperati Named an LCLD Fellow for 2014
03.18.2014
​LCLD Member Poyner Spruill is proud to announce that Deborah Sperati, a partner in our Rocky Mount office, has been selected for the 2014 Fellows...
Former Justice Orr Honored by North Carolina Bar Association
03.16.2014
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill’s Robert F. Orr was honored Friday, March 14, as the 2014 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s John...
Karen Chapman Selected for NC Bar Association Leadership Academy
03.04.2014
​CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill attorney Karen Chapman has been selected for the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2014. ...
Poyner Spruill's David M. Warren Appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
02.06.2014
​FOR RELEASE: February 7, 2014 For Further information, contact Randy D. Doub, Chief Judge, USBC 252-917-6130RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is...
Thirty-three Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.20.2014
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce 22 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 11 were named...
Twelve Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected as 2014 Legal Elite
01.05.2014
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce twelve of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2014 “Legal...
Poyner Spruill Announces Four New Partners
01.01.2014
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin Ceglowski, Karen Chapman, Drew Erteschik, and Chad Essick, have been elected as...
Poyner Spruill LLP Ranked Among Top North Carolina Law Firms in 2014 "Best Law Firms®" List
11.03.2013
​RALEIGH, NC – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America ranked Poyner Spruill LLP as one of the top law firms in North Carolina in...
Legal Issues Affecting Business Owners - Regional Economic Experts to Speak at Seminars
08.22.2013
​RALEIGH, NC – Dr. Mike Walden, a Distinguished Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University, will be a special guest speaker at Poyner...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2014
Thirty-six Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
08.14.2013
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 36 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in...
Danielle Barbour Wilson Named to Lawyers of Color’s Hot List
Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Southern Region
07.15.2013
​Lawyers of Color (LOC) recently named 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Southern Region to its inaugural Hot List....
Poyner Spruill Awarded Top Honors from Chambers USA for 2013
05.23.2013
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that both the firm and five of its attorneys have been given high honors by Chambers USA in...
New Associates Join Poyner Spruill LLP
05.07.2013
​Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys.Tara Cho concentrates her practice in privacy and information...
Poyner Spruill's Tom Davis Takes on Bar Association Leadership Roles
02.04.2013
​RALEIGH, NC -- Tom Davis, a Partner with Poyner Spruill LLP, has begun his term as President of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th...
Thirty-Five Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.21.2013
​RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce 22 of its attorneys have been recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers 2013 and another 13...
Twelve Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected as 2013 Legal Elite
01.09.2013
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce that twelve of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2013...
Poyner Spruill Adds to Business Law Section with Addition of Robert J. Howell
01.07.2013
​Raleigh -- Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Robert J. Howell has become associated with the firm’s Raleigh office where he focuses his practice...
Poyner Spruill Announces Two New Partners
01.01.2013
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Richard Lafferty and Mike Slipsky have been elected as new Partners in the firm.Richard...
NCAE Wins Constitutional Challenge
Court Strikes Down Dues Deductions Law
01.01.2013
​RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Association of Educators has won a case that challenged the constitutionality of a law banning payroll dues...
David W. Long Receives Professionalism Award
11.06.2012
​Raleigh, NC – David W. Long was recognized November 6th by the Wake County Bar Association as the recipient of the Justice Joseph Branch...
Poyner Spruill LLP Ranked Among Top North Carolina Law Firms in 2013 “Best Law Firms®” List
10.31.2012
​ RALEIGH, NC – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America ranked Poyner Spruill LLP as one of the top law firms in North Carolina in...
Poyner Spruill Attorney Lisa Sumner Recognized by the ABA for Outstanding Contributions to Bankruptcy Profession
10.29.2012
​Raleigh, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP attorney Lisa Sumner has been honored by the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee with the...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2013
Thirty-four Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
08.26.2012
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 34 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in...
Five Poyner Spruill Attorneys Elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
08.06.2012
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that five Partners have been elected into  membership in the Fellows of the American Bar...
Governor Perdue Appoints Poyner Spruill’s Louis B. Meyer, III to District Court Bench
08.01.2012
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill’s Louis B. Meyer, III has been appointed by Governor Bev Perdue to serve as District Court Judge for the Tenth...
Paul Fogleman and Lynn Percival Join Firm
07.08.2012
​RALEIGH, N.C., July 9, 2012 – Poyner Spruill continues to add to its talented roster of legal professionals as the firm announced today the addition...
Poyner Spruill Awarded Top Honors from Chambers USA
06.12.2012
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that both the firm and four of its attorneys have been given high honors by Chambers USA in...
Poyner Spruill’s Chris Ayers Named One of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40
04.23.2012
​RALEIGH, NC - Chris Ayers, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been selected for the Triangle Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 Awards. Chris...
Poyner Spruill Names Director of Business Development and Marketing
04.03.2012
​Raleigh, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP announced today the addition of Kim Zimmer as Director of Business Development and Marketing. Based at Poyner...
Poyner Spruill’s Jason James Selected for Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards
Litigators from Charlotte office honored with title for third consecutive year
03.08.2012
​CHARLOTTE, NC - Jason James, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been selected for the Charlotte Business Journal’s 19th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. ...
Fifteen Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected as 2012 Legal Elite
02.14.2012
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce 15 of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2012 “Legal...
Paul Arena Appointed to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Zoning Board of Adjustment
01.31.2012
Charlotte, NC – Paul Arena, a Partner in the Charlotte office of Poyner Spruill LLP, was recently appointed by the Charlotte City Council as an...
Thirty-One Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.30.2012
​Raleigh, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce 21 of its attorneys have been recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 and another ten...
Poyner Spruill LLP Announces Two New Partners
01.02.2012
​Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Shannon Hoff and Robert Meyer have been elected as new Partners in the firm. Shannon...
Former N. C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr Joins Poyner Spruill
11.27.2011
​RALEIGH, NC– Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr will be joining the firm’s Raleigh...
Poyner Spruill’s Chad Essick Elected Chairman of North Carolina Big Sweep’s Board of Directors
11.06.2011
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is proud to announce that associate Chad Essick has been elected 2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors for North...
Poyner Spruill LLP Ranked Among Top North Carolina Law Firms in 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms®” List
10.31.2011
RALEIGH, NC – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America ranked Poyner Spruill LLP as one of the top law firms in North Carolina in its...
Poyner Spruill LLP Team Steps Out for Diabetes
10.17.2011
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP proudly supported the American Diabetes Association at the Step Out | Walk to STOP Diabetes event in Raleigh on...
Poyner Spruill Opens New Office in Wilmington
Triangle Law Firm Expands to Coast
10.13.2011
Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2011) – Poyner Spruill LLP today announced it has opened an office in Wilmington, N.C. located on the lot at EUE/Screen Gems...
Poyner Spruill Partners Again Named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers
10.10.2011
​RALEIGH, NC – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recognized three Poyner Spruill partners...
Poyner Spruill Supports the Komen Charlotte Race For the Cure
09.29.2011
​ CHARLOTTE, NC -- Poyner Spruill staff and attorneys participated in the 2011 Charlotte Area Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
Twenty-five Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
08.31.2011
​RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 25 of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by...
Richard Prosser Joins the Rocky Mount Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
08.30.2011
Raleigh – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. Prosser has joined the firm as an Associate in its Rocky Mount office as a member...
HabitatWake Recognizes Two Poyner Spruill Paralegals for their Outstanding Service
07.27.2011
RALEIGH, NC - Every year, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County selects a few deserving volunteers from the thousands who provide essential support to...
Poyner Spruill Partner Chris Ayers Appointed to NC Environmental Management Commission
07.10.2011
RALEIGH, NC – Christopher J. Ayers, a Partner in the Raleigh office of Poyner Spruill LLP, has been appointed to the North Carolina Environmental...
Poyner Spruill LLP Honored by Metro Magazine
Law firm recognized with three Standing Ovation awards
07.06.2011
RALEIGH, N.C. – Poyner Spruill LLP has been named by Metro Magazine readers as the best general law firm in the region, receiving the coveted...
Poyner Spruill LLP Receives Top Honors from Chambers USA
07.06.2011
​Raleigh, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that both the firm and six of its attorneys have been given high honors by Chambers USA in...
Poyner Spruill LLP Raises Over $2,100 for 2011 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure®
07.05.2011
RALEIGH, N.C., July 1, 2011 – Poyner Spruill LLP proudly supported Susan G. Komen for the Cure® at the 2011 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure®,...
Poyner Spruill LLP Staff and Attorneys Raise Over $5,000 for Nash County Relay for Life
05.22.2011
ROCKY MOUNT, NC – Poyner Spruill proudly sponsored a team made up of employees, friends and family in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life...
Poyner Spruill’s Julie Hampton Named One of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40
04.03.2011
RALEIGH, NC –Julie Hampton, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been selected as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award recipients....
Poyner Spruill’s Frank Bryant Recognized by Men’s Shelter of Charlotte as 2011 Hero for the Homeless
03.22.2011
Charlotte, NC – Frank Bryant, a partner with Poyner Spruill LLP, was recognized Monday morning at the 3rd annual “Under Our Roof” Community...
Poyner Spruill’s Court Young Selected for Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards
03.20.2011
CHARLOTTE, NC – Court Young, partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, has been selected for the Charlotte Business Journal’s 18th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards....
Poyner Spruill Attorney David M. Warren Hosts Visiting Korean Judges
02.01.2011
Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill Creditor’s Rights Partner David M. Warren hosted a judicial delegation from Korea earlier this month in the firm’s...
Twenty-Seven Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.24.2011
Raleigh, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce 20 of its attorneys have been recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers 2011 and another seven...
Poyner Spruill Attorneys Rob Tyler and Mike Slipsky Advise Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals on Worldwide Pharmaceutical Licensing Transaction
Takeda and Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals Sign Licensing Agreement for Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker in Combination with Pioglitazone
01.09.2011
Osaka, Japan - January 11, 2011 and Durham, NC - January 10, 2011 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today...
Fifteen Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected As Legal Elite
01.06.2011
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is proud to announce fifteen of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2011 “Legal...
Poyner Spruill Announces Four New Partners
01.03.2011
Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Julie Hampton, Elizabeth Johnson, Bardin Simmons, and Court Young have been elected as...
Best Lawyers Recognizes Poyner Spruill Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”
10.31.2010
Raleigh, NC -- Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named two Poyner Spruill lawyers as...
Couch Appointed Immigration Judge
10.14.2010
Poyner Spruill's V. Stuart Couch has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as an Immigration Judge in the Charlotte Immigration...
Poyner Spruill LLP Achieves First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural “Best Law Firms®” List
09.28.2010
Raleigh, NC – The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America have jointly released the inaugural 2010 Best Law Firms®...
Poyner Spruill’s David Barnes Ranked Among Most Influential North Carolina Lobbyists
09.20.2010
RALEIGH, NC – David M. Barnes, a partner in the Raleigh office of Poyner Spruill LLP, is ranked as one of the state’s most influential lobbyists for...
Poyner Spruill LLP Welcomes New Attorney Caroline Payseur
09.13.2010
Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Caroline Payseur has joined the law firm as an Associate. Payseur practices in the...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2011
Twenty-eight Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
08.18.2010
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 28 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most...
Poyner Spruill’s Suzanne Griffin Recognized by Triangle Business Journal with 2010 Women in Business Award
08.11.2010
RALEIGH, NC – Suzanne R. Griffin, a Partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, was recognized today with a Women in Business Award by the Triangle Business...
Poyner Spruill LLP Honored by Metro Magazine With Standing Ovation Award
08.09.2010
RALEIGH, N.C. – Poyner Spruill LLP received top honors with a  “Standing Ovation” award from Metro Magazine readers for best corporate law firm and...
Epstein Appointed to Leadership Positions
07.13.2010
RALEIGH, NC – Steve Epstein, a Partner with the Raleigh office of Poyner Spruill, was recently appointed Chair of the Product Liability Practice...
Chambers USA Recognizes Poyner Spruill LLP With Top Honors
06.14.2010
 RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that both the firm and seven of its attorneys have been given high honors by Chambers USA...
Poyner Spruill Launches New Entertainment Law Website
06.13.2010
RALEIGH, N.C., June 14, 2010 – Poyner Spruill announced today the launch of its new entertainment law website. The site features industry...
Poyner Spruill LLP Staff and Attorneys Raise Nearly $6,000 for Nash County Relay for Life
04.28.2010
Rocky Mount , NC – Poyner Spruill proudly sponsored a team made up of employees, friends and family in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life...
Haywood A. Barnes and Steven B. Epstein Join Poyner Spruill LLP
03.31.2010
RALEIGH, N.C. – Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that Haywood A. Barnes has joined the firm as a partner in the Charlotte office and Steven B....
Poyner Spruill Attorney Josh Durham Chosen as One of "40 Under 40"
03.25.2010
CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Charlotte litigator Joshua B. Durham has received The Charlotte Business Journal’s 40...
Poyner Spruill LLP Team Raises Nearly $6,000 in Rocky Mount Area United Way Campaign
03.21.2010
Rocky Mount, NC -- Poyner Spruill proudly participated in the 2009-2010 Rocky Mount Area United Way campaign with a team effort. The Rocky Mount...
Poyner Spruill’s Jim O’Brien Part of North Carolina Film Office California Mission
Delegation Seeks Growth in State’s Film Industry
03.14.2010
Poyner Spruill partner Jim O’Brien will join Gov. Bev Perdue and a select delegation team in Los Angeles for the state’s California Film Mission,...
Twenty-Six Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored By Super Lawyers
Attorneys at firm’s Raleigh, Charlotte and Rocky Mount offices receive recognition
02.02.2010
Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce 19 of its attorneys have been recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers 2010 and another seven were named...
Poyner Spruill Launches Emerging Technology Companies Practice
01.19.2010
Poyner Spruill today announced the launch of the firm’s new Emerging Technology Companies Practice Group.  The practice group, which will be led by...
Thirteen Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected As Legal Elite
Attorneys at firm’s Raleigh, Charlotte and Rocky Mount offices honored by Business North Carolina
01.06.2010
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill is proud to announce thirteen of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2010 “Legal...
Elizabeth Johnson Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
12.17.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that Elizabeth Johnson has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Raleigh office. She most recently...
Immigration Attorney Jennifer Parser Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
11.30.2009
Raleigh, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that Jennifer Parser has become "of counsel" in its Raleigh office. Parser will practice...
Cecil Harrison Named Raleigh’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer
Best Lawyers recognizes Poyner Spruill partner with highest honors
11.15.2009
Raleigh, NC -- Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Cecil W. Harrison as the...
Poyner Spruill LLP Welcomes Three New Attorneys
09.30.2009
Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce attorneys Danielle Barbour, LaTosha Barnes, and Stephanie Sanders have joined the law firm as...
Marc Harris Relocates to Poyner Spruill’s Southern Pines Office
09.29.2009
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., September 30, 2009 – Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that C. Marcus (Marc) Harris has relocated his practice from the firm’s...
Movers & Shakers, 2009
Business Leader Magazine Recognizes Three Poyner Spruill Attorneys
09.23.2009
Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that three Partners have been recognized as “2009 Triangle Movers & Shakers” by Business Leader magazine. Lisa...
Regional Economic Experts to Speak at Poyner Spruill LLP Seminars
09.10.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Dr. Mike Walden, a Distinguished Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University, will be a special guest speaker at Poyner...
Poyner Spruill’s Deborah Sperati Joins Leadership North Carolina Class of 2009-2010
08.17.2009
ROCKY MOUNT, NC – Poyner Spruill partner Deborah Sperati has been selected as a member of Leadership North Carolina’s Class XVII for 2009-2010....
Jerry Parnell Appointed to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
08.04.2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  E. Fitzgerald “Jerry” Parnell, III of Poyner Spruill LLP of Charlotte, NC has been appointed a special advisor to the American...
Suzanne Griffin Rejoins Poyner Spruill LLP
08.03.2009
Poyner Spruill LLP announced today that Suzanne Griffin has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Raleigh office. She was most recently Deputy...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2010
Twenty-eight Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
07.29.2009
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 28 of its attorneys have been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most...
Litigation Counsel of America Honors Poyner Spruill’s Nick Ellis
07.26.2009
ROCKY MOUNT, NC – Poyner Spruill partner Nick Ellis has been named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  This honor is awarded to...
Poyner Spruill Hires Bob Lyon as Controller
07.15.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Robert  R. (Bob) Lyon has joined the firm in its Raleigh office as the firm-wide...
Poyner Spruill LLP Welcomes Three Summer Associates to the Charlotte Office
07.15.2009
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Poyner Spruill is pleased to have law students Hilary St. Louis, Ashley London and Andrew Freeman in the Charlotte office as summer...
Poyner Spruill LLP Named Top Law Firm by Metro Magazine
Law firm receives top honor five years running
06.30.2009
RALEIGH, N.C. – Poyner Spruill LLP has again been named by Metro Magazine readers as the best general law firm in the region, receiving the coveted...
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Poyner Spruill LLP Announces Seminar on the Greenville Southwest Bypass Project
06.23.2009
ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- Acquiring private land for a public purpose, such as road widening or construction, is often accomplished by governments through...
Poyner Spruill LLP Raises More Than $4,600 for 2009 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure®
06.17.2009
Poyner Spruill LLP proudly supported Susan G. Komen for the Cure® at the 2009 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure®, which took place June 13 at...
Top Honors by Chambers USA
06.11.2009
RALEIGH, NC -- We are pleased to announce that both the firm and five of its attorneys have been given high honors by Chambers USA in the 2009...
Poyner Spruill’s Tom Davis Honored by Litigation Counsel of America
06.03.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill partner Tom Davis has been named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. This honor is awarded to attorneys...
Poyner Spruill LLP Staff and Attorneys Raise Over $6,000 for Nash County Relay for Life
05.12.2009
Rocky Mount , NC – Poyner Spruill proudly sponsored a team made up of employees, friends and family in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life...
Poyner Spruill LLP’s Christopher P. Brewer Elected Partner
05.11.2009
RALEIGH,  NC  -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Christopher P. Brewer has become a partner in the firm's Raleigh office. Brewer joined...
Poyner Spruill LLP Offers "IP 101" Law Seminar
Seminar Designed to Educate Regional Businesses About Protecting Intellectual Property
04.23.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP will host an “IP 101” seminar to provide regional business leaders with an introductory synopsis of intellectual...
Law Firms’ Challenge Benefits New Charlotte Ronald McDonald House
04.23.2009
Tate and Kristin Ogburn understand the importance of a Ronald McDonald House to parents with children undergoing medical care out of town. For the...
Poyner Spruill Partner David Warren Recognized For 15 Years of Bankruptcy Law Specialist Certification
04.21.2009
RALEIGH, NC – David M. Warren, a Partner in Poyner Spruill’s Raleigh and Rocky Mount offices, was recertified by the American Board of Certification...
Poyner Spruill Recognized with Multiple “Your Honor Awards" by the Legal Marketing Association
04.14.2009
Poyner Spruill LLP was awarded four “Your Honor Awards" by the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) at the recent 2009 Annual Conference held in...
David R. Fricke Joins Poyner Spruill
03.31.2009
RALEIGH, NC. -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce David R. Fricke has become a partner in the firm's Raleigh office.   Fricke's practice...
Poyner Spruill Health Care Attorneys Contribute to New Publication
American Health Lawyers Association Announces National Survey
03.12.2009
Raleigh, NC – Ken Burgess and Bill Shenton, partners in Poyner Spruill LLP’s Health Care practice group, are part of a team of writers who...
Steve Rowe Interviewed by Local Media
03.01.2009
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill employment attorney Steve Rowe was interviewed in an article in the Rocky Mount Telegram on the FMLA seminar he...
Poyner Spruill Adds Four New Attorneys in Charlotte Office
02.03.2009
CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Kelsey N.H. Mayo, Charles A. “Chuck” Pettigrew, Shannon E. Hoff and Sarah L. DiFranco...
Poyner Spruill Partner Deborah Sperati Recognized by Rocky Mount Area Chamber for Volunteer Work
01.29.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Deborah Sperati, a partner in the Rocky Mount office of Poyner Spruill LLP, and her husband Matt, a partner at Keel, Lassiter, Duffy...
2009 Super Lawyers Selected
01.26.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Twenty-one lawyers from Poyner Spruill LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Law & Politics ranking of North...
Poyner Spruill LLP Partner Steven Mansfield Shaber Appointed to NC Medical Society’s Physician Hospital Issues Committee
01.19.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Steven Mansfield Shaber, a Partner in Poyner Spruill’s Health Care Practice Group, has been appointed to the North Carolina Medical...
Poyner Spruill Announces New Partner
01.07.2009
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Jason James has been elected as a new Partner in the firm. Jason James focuses his...
Nine Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected As Legal Elite
01.06.2009
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2009 “Legal...
Poyner Spruill Sponsors State Inaugural Ball and Festivities
01.05.2009
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill is proud to be a Grand Benefactor Sponsor of the Junior League of Raleigh's 2009 Inaugural Events. As a sponsor, firm...
Sumner and Warren Interviewed by Local Media
News 14 Carolina and WTVD News Channel 11 Report on Bankruptcies
12.10.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill bankruptcy attorneys Lisa Sumner and David Warren appeared concurrently on two Raleigh television programs on December...
Julie Hampton Appointed by Governor Easley to NC Locksmith Licensing Board
12.01.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Governor Mike Easley has appointed Julie W. Hampton to the North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board. Julie is an attorney with Poyner...
David M. Warren Elected to American Board of Certification BOD
12.01.2008
RALEIGH, NC – David M. Warren, a Partner in Poyner Spruill’s Raleigh and Rocky Mount offices, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board...
Parnell Wins Professionalism Award
Founding Member of Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Recognized
11.18.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC -- On November 14, 2008 Chief Justice Sarah Parker awarded the Chief Justice's Professionalism Award to E. Fitzgerald (Jerry) Parnell,...
Supporting the Charlotte Symphony
Firm Sponsors the “Back to Bourbon Street” Pops Performances This Weekend
11.04.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC  – Poyner Spruill LLP  is a proud sponsor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming “Back to Bourbon Street” concerts this Friday...
Poyner Spruill’s Brad Davis Named to Leadership Positions in ARMA International
10.30.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Bradlee W. “Brad” Davis, Records Manager for Poyner Spruill LLP, was recently elected to his second year as president of the Triangle...
N.C. State Economist Dr. Mike Walden To Speak at Poyner Spruill "Advising the Business Owner" Seminar
10.28.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP today announced Dr. Mike Walden, a distinguished expert on economics and a professor at N.C. State University, will...
Wachovia Bank Chief Economist To Speak at Poyner Spruill "Advising the Business Owner" Seminar
10.28.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP today announced Dr. John Silvia, chief economist for Wachovia Bank, will be the guest speaker at the "New...
Firm Moves to Downtown Raleigh
and Unveils New Brand Identity
10.09.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP today announced that the relocation of its Raleigh headquarters and more than 130 attorneys and staff has begun....
Creditors' Committees Information
10.09.2008
We create customized websites for Creditor Committee cases, allowing unsecured creditors access to up-to-date history and other valuable information...
Poyner Spruill Raises Over $2,000 for Komen Charlotte Race For the Cure
10.05.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Poyner Spruill proudly participated in the 2008 Charlotte Area Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with a team effort. The Charlotte...
Poyner Spruill Welcomes Three New Attorneys
09.24.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce attorneys Drew Erteschik, Jill Walters and Kristen Price have joined the law firm as...
Poyner Spruill's Jim O'Brien Appointed to the North Carolina Film Council by Gov. Mike Easley
Seasoned Attorney Also Recognized with 2008 Triangle Mover & Shaker Award
09.14.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP today announced that James (“Jim”) M. O’Brien III has been appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to serve as a member of the...
The Best Lawyers In America® 2009
Twenty-five Lawyers Selected by Their Peers for Inclusion
09.14.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill today announced that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers...
Poyner Spruill LLP Attorneys Obtain $2,200,000 Judgment Reversal on Appeal
08.17.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC -  On August 19, 2008, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of Mountain Grove Baptist Church (located in...
Condemnation Verdict 7.07.08
USA vs. Moorman Pine Plantations, L.L.C.
07.06.2008
Types of Action: Condemnation. Property Acquired: 685.76 acres Case Name: USA vs. Moorman Pine Plantations, L.L.C. Case Number: 07-CV-2-FL...
New Hospice Rules Released - Medicare and Medicaid Rules take a Patient-Centered Approach
06.15.2008
RALEIGH, NC - On June 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published the Hospice Conditions of Participation Final Rule, and...
Gerald “Jerry” Meek Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
06.11.2008
RALEIGH,  NC – Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, today announced that Gerald “Jerry” Meek has joined the firm...
Poyner Spruill Attorney Graduates from Leadership Raleigh
06.10.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, today announced that Brian F. Corbett is a graduate of the...
Poyner Spruill to Co-Sponsor NC Museum of Art’s 2008 Summer Music and Movie
06.03.2008
RALEIGH, NC -- Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, is a proud co-sponsor of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s...
George Freeman Joins the Raleigh Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
04.30.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce George K. Freeman, Jr. has joined the law firm as of Counsel in its Raleigh office....
Poyner Spruill Health Care Attorney Ken Burgess Receives 2007 Volunteer Of the Year Award for Work in Nicaragua
04.13.2008
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill Partner Ken Burgess has been selected as 2007 national Volunteer of the Year by the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation. The...
Sam And Vel Johnson Recognized by Boy Scouts With Distinguished Citizens Award
04.09.2008
ROCKY MOUNT,  NC – Sam Johnson, a Partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, and his wife Vel Johnson received The Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizens Award at the...
Karen Chapman Joins the Charlotte Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
04.02.2008
CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Karen Chapman has joined the law firm as an Associate in its Charlotte office to practice...
Jessica Lewis Joins the Raleigh Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
03.31.2008
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica M. Lewis has joined the firm to practice in the area of Health Care Law in the...
Poyner Spruill Sponsors Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Meeting
Law firm supports downtown Raleigh as it prepares to relocate to new RBC Plaza
03.25.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, is a proud gold-level sponsor of the Downtown Raleigh...
Poyner Spruill LLP Team Raises Over $5,000 for the Rocky Mount Area United Way Campaign
03.23.2008
ROCKY MOUNT, NC – Poyner Spruill proudly participated in the 2008 Rocky Mount Area United Way campaign with a team effort. The Rocky Mount office...
Raleigh Attorney Helps Bring New Film Bar Starz to Silver Screen
Feature Film to Open in Triangle Theatres March 7
03.02.2008
RALEIGH, NC, March 4, 2008 – Jim O’Brien, entertainment attorney at Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, will...
Poyner Spruill Attorneys Chosen As Super Lawyers
01.24.2008
RALEIGH, NC – Twenty-three lawyers from Poyner Spruill LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Law & Politics ranking of North...
Charlie Lane Named Distinguished Citizen of the Year
01.24.2008
ROCKY MOUNT, NC– Charles T. Lane, an attorney in the Rocky Mount office of Poyner Spruill LLP, was awarded the prestigious Rocky Mount Area Chamber...
William Pate Joins the Southern Pines Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
01.15.2008
SOUTHERN PINES, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce attorney William “Bill” Pate, a native of Southern Pines, has joined the law firm in...
Poyner Spruill Health Care Attorney Ken Burgess Appointed to Industry Legal Committee
01.14.2008
RALEIGH, NC - Kenneth L. Burgess, a Partner with Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh, has been appointed to the legal committee of the American Health Care...
Poyner Spruill Partners with NC Symphony to Pay Tribute to Nat King Cole
Concert pays homage to two legendary performers and Martin Luther King, Jr.
01.10.2008
RALEIGH, NC, – Poyner Spruill LLP, one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest law firms, is a proud sponsor of the North Carolina Symphony’s upcoming...
Poyner Spruill Announces 5 New Partners
01.08.2008
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Paul Arena, Ken Burgess, Brian Corbett, Mark Griffith and Tom Lindgren have become Partners...
Poyner Spruill LLP Partner Ken Burgess Appointed to North Carolina Medical Society's Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee
12.26.2007
RALEIGH, NC – Kenneth L. Burgess, a Partner in Poyner Spruill’s Health Care Practice Group, has been appointed to the North Carolina Medical...
Poyner Spruill Partner Craig Dalton Honored by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
11.29.2007
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill Partner Craig Dalton was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). This honor is...
Poyner Spruill LLP Team Raises Over $6,000 for the Rocky Mount Area United Way Campaign
11.26.2007
ROCKY MOUNT, NC– Poyner Spruill proudly participated in the 2007 Rocky Mount Area United Way campaign with a team effort. Steve Rowe, an attorney...
Kate Paradise Joins the Raleigh Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
11.06.2007
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Kate Paradise has joined the law firm as an Associate in its Raleigh office to practice in...
Condemnation Verdict 10.17.07
Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education vs. Life United Pentecostal Church
10.16.2007
Types of Action: Condemnation. Property Acquired: 7.69 acres and Church. Case Name: Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education vs. Life United...
Poyner Spruill LLP Attorneys Make The Best Lawyers In America® 2008
10.04.2007
RALEIGH, NC - Twenty-two lawyers from Poyner Spruill LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008....
Kevin Ceglowski and Chris Roede Join the Raleigh Office of Poyner Spruill LLP
09.25.2007
RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Kevin M. Ceglowski and Christopher H. Roede have joined the law firm as Associates in its...
Going with the Grain
Reprinted with permission from the Jan. 26, 2000 issue of The Independent Weekly, by Frank Hyman
01.25.2000
At a time when being drafted to serve in Vietnam was still a real possibility, David Dreifus dropped out of school. In 1970, he left academic life at...
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