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Nick Ellis and Susie Gibbons Named 2017 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Raleigh
08.15.2016
Raleigh, NC, United States – August 15, 2016 - Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys J. Nicholas Ellis and Susanna K. Gibbons were recently selected as 2016...
31 Poyner Spruill Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America List
08.15.2016
Raleigh, NC, United States -- Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that 31 lawyers have been named to the 2017...
Ken Burgess and Karen Chapman Chosen as North Carolina Leaders in the Law
07.25.2016
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that Ken Burgess and Karen Chapman have been selected as honorees of the North Carolina Lawyers...
Lumbees Thank McIntyre
07.10.2016
This article was originally published in The Robesonian. PEMBROKE — Former U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre was honored Saturday for his years of support for...
Saad Gul Joins Poyner Spruill
06.15.2016
​Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Saad Gul has become Partner with the firm. Saad practiced law in Washington, D.C. for five years...
Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Chambers USA in Five Practice Areas
05.30.2016
​RALEIGH – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked five practice areas and fourteen Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys as leaders...
Poyner Spruill is Pleased to Announce our 2016 Summer Clerks
05.26.2016
​RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce our 2016 Summer Clerks. Cheslie Kryst, Hannah Munn, Elizabeth Nye, Travonte Warren, and Gabriel...
Ken Burgess Honored with 2016 NCBA Health Law Distinguished Service Award
05.18.2016
​Kenneth L. Burgess, a Partner in Poyner Spruill’s Health Care Practice Group, has been honored with the North Carolina Bar Association 2016 Health...
Parnell and Erteschik quoted in article on State Bar Structural Reforms
05.02.2016
​This article is reprinted from the April 19, 2016 edition of NC Lawyers Weekly.
Former Congressman Mike McIntyre Shares Leadership Lessons with Midshipmen
04.19.2016
Poyner Spruill partner and former U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre returned to the U.S. Naval Academy in March to teach nine classes on leadership...
Chalk Broughton named a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
04.14.2016
​SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., April 15, 2016 — Poyner Spruill Partner H. Chalk Broughton Jr. has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and...
Poyner Spruill Joins Southeastern Partnership as an Investor
Former Congressman McIntyre Appointed to Board
03.16.2016
​Elizabethtown, NC -- March 14, 2016.  Poyner Spruill has joined The Southeastern Partnership as the organization’s latest investor. With offices in...
Poyner Spruill’s David Broyles honored by East Carolina University for his impact
03.14.2016
As an East Carolina University undergraduate David Broyles made an impact on the field as a four-year, Division 1 men’s soccer letter winner and in...
Successful Living from the Brunswick Beacon
03.03.2016
​This article was originally published in The Brunswick Beacon by staff writer Brian Slattery. Congressman Mike McIntyre stepped out of the...
Poyner Spruill LLP Attorneys Speak at American Mortgage Conference
03.01.2016
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is proud to be a part of the North Carolina Bankers Association’s 2016 American Mortgage Conference. The conference will...
Mike McIntyre's Congressional Collection on Display at Randall Library
02.11.2016
​A collection of congressional papers and artifacts of former Congressman Mike McIntyre will be on display beginning this month at the William...
Poyner Spruill LLP ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms"
01.26.2016
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings. Poyner Spruill LLP...
Poyner Spruill Named a Martindale-Hubbell 2016 Top Ranked Law Firm
01.25.2016
Poyner Spruill has been named by Martindale-Hubbell as one of its 2016 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms. The ranking recognizes the country’s top firms, as...
Thirty-four Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.21.2016
​RALEIGH, NC - Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 13 were...
Eight Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected as 2016 Legal Elite
01.14.2016
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce eight of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2016 “Legal...
Lisa P. Sumner Named 2016 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Raleigh
01.14.2016
​Poyner Spruill LLP attorney Lisa P. Sumner was recently selected as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /...
Chief Justice presents Friend of the Court Award to Partner Jerry Parnell
01.10.2016
​​Chief Justice Mark Martin has presented the Friend of the Court award to Jerry Parnell, a Partner in our Charlotte office. It is the highest award...
Poyner Spruill Announces Three New Partners
12.31.2015
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that Kelsey Mayo, Kristen Miller, and Richard Prosser have been elected as new Partners in...
John L. Shaw Named 2016 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Raleigh
12.31.2015
Poyner Spruill LLP attorney John L. Shaw was recently selected as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation/ Construction in the Raleigh...
Poyner Spruill's Mike McIntyre Helps Launch UNC-Pembroke Incubator
12.27.2015
​RALEIGH, N.C. —Mike McIntyre, senior advisor and director of Poyner Spruill’s government relations practice, helped launch UNC-Pembroke’s...
Drew Erteschik Becomes Board-Certified Appellate Practice Specialist
11.30.2015
​The North Carolina State Bar has named Poyner Spruill partner Drew Erteschik as a board-certified specialist in appellate practice. Drew joins only...
Robin Pipkin Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
11.02.2015
Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Robin Pipkin has become a Partner with the firm. He is a corporate attorney with more than 30...
Poyner Spruill lawyer David Broyles elected President of North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
10.18.2015
RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill attorney David Broyles has been elected president of the NCSHCA. Broyles served as the NCSHCA President-Elect for...
Iain Stauffer Joins Poyner Spruill LLP
10.13.2015
​Raleigh, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce Iain Stauffer has joined our Raleigh office.  His practice will focus on Health Law. Iain came...
Attorney contributes to chapter in law firm marketing book
09.27.2015
​RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill attorney Deborah E. Sperati was featured in a new American Bar Association book about women attorneys across the...
Drew Erteschik Appointed to Newly Created State Commission
09.14.2015
​Poyner Spruill partner Drew Erteschik has been appointed to the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. ...
NCBA Presents Pro Bono Award to Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section
08.11.2015
​Each year, the North Carolina Bar Association recognizes members or sections of the Bar through the ProBono Awards. This year, at its June 19th...
33 Poyner Spruill Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List
08.05.2015
Raleigh, NC, United States -- Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -- Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that 33 lawyers have been named to the 2016...
Poyner Spruill lawyer elected to American Bar Association Board of Governors
08.04.2015
​RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill attorney E. Fitzgerald “Jerry” Parnell has been elected to the American Bar Association’s 40-member Board of...
Poyner Spruill Voted Best Local Law Firm
by Triangle Downtowner Magazine
06.25.2015
​Poyner Spruill was voted best local law firm by Triangle Downtowner Magazine readers in the Best of Downtowner Awards 2015. The magazine lists...
Sam Johnson Awarded North Carolina Citizen Lawyer
06.18.2015
​Samuel W. Johnson, Partner in Poyner Spruill's Rocky Mount office has been awarded the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award (in...
Former Congressman Mike McIntyre Joins Poyner Spruill
05.31.2015
Former Congressman Mike McIntyre Joins Poyner Spruill​ RALEIGH, N.C. — Former U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre joins Poyner Spruill LLP today, June 1, as...
Poyner Spruill Honored by Chambers USA in Six Practice Areas
05.19.2015
Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Chambers USA in Six Practice Areas RALEIGH – Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked six...
Deborah Sperati recipient of the 2015 Norma Turnage Humanitarian Award
03.31.2015
​A heart felt congratulations goes out to our Partner, Deborah Sperati for being presented the 2015 Norma Turnage Humanitarian Award presented by the...
Fifteen Poyner Spruill Attorneys Selected as 2015 Legal Elite
01.25.2015
​Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce 15 of its attorneys have been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2014 “Legal Elite.” For the...
Thirty-two Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers
01.25.2015
​Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that 20 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 12 were named as 2015...
Poyner Spruill LLP Sponsors First NC Craft Brewers Conference
11.04.2014
RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is proud to be a sponsor of the NC Craft Brewers Conference.  The guild’s first statewide conference and trade show...
Poyner Spruill Ranked in 2015 "Best Law Firms"
11.02.2014
​ RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP has been ranked in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®...
Poyner Spruill LLP Celebrates 25 Years in Charlotte
Firm Donates $15,000 to Claire’s Army through Firm-Sponsored Charity Events
10.09.2014
​CHARLOTTE, NC – Poyner Spruill LLP celebrated with clients and friends at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road on October 9th, marking 25 years of...
Congratulations to Poyner Spruill Partner Deborah Sperati
Winner of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Women of Justice Award
09.30.2014
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that Deborah Sperati has been selected as an honoree for the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2014...
Poyner Spruill’s Deborah Sperati to Receive 2014 Leaders in the Law Award
08.13.2014
​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that Deborah Sperati has been selected as an honoree for the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2014...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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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