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Poyner Spruill Announces Two New Partners


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 Lafferty has over 25 years of experience helping financial institution clients of all sizes (some spanning multiple states and countries) with a broad range of complex legal matters, including the development of new products and services, operational issues, merger transitions, and the drafting and negotiating of numerous types of contracts and forms. Richard received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Wake Forest University.  Richard is based in the firm’s Charlotte office and may be reached at 704.342.5269 or

Mike Slipsky focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for companies across a broad range of industries. He represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Additionally, Mike advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate reorganizations and restructurings, commercial contracts, corporate governance, the formation and maintenance of business entities, and securities offerings. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Mike practiced with Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mike received his B.S. from the University of Utah and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina.  Mike is based in the firm’s Raleigh office and may be reached at 919.783.2851 or
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