RALEIGH – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked six practice areas and eleven Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. Poyner Spruill received rankings, which identify the firm as a leader in North Carolina for outstanding work in the following practice areas:

Chambers USA was launched in 2003 as a means of ranking attorneys and practice groups in tiers that serve as an annual comparison with other firms across the state. Interviews with thousands of peers and clients are conducted across the country each year to compile the rankings.

Here are some of the comments from sources who were contacted about Poyner Spruill’s attorneys and practice areas:

Banking & Finance – What the team is known for: A broad banking and financial services practice encompassing regulatory work, commercial lending and bank operations.

“They have deep knowledge of the companies, clients and key players in these markets.”

“I think their presence in Eastern North Carolina, their attorney’s ties to the area, expertise and reasonable cost structures are reasons banks prefer to utilize Poyner Spruill for legal services.”

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – What the team is known for: A respected creditors’ rights and bankruptcy offering, acting for financial institutions and national, regional and community banks.

“Excellent case management skills, outstanding representation, comprehensive knowledge of the legal process and the ability to provide quality legal services at competitive prices.”

“Sound, solid, timely advice. Excellent follow-up and availability.”

Environment – What the team is known for: Respected for its enviable client base, which includes municipalities as well as financial institutions and manufacturers. Broad-based practice includes deep experience in appearing before bodies such as the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Healthcare – What the team is known for: Experienced healthcare practice advising on a broad array of matters, including palliative care, nursing home and physician practice work. Also adept at advising on allegations of healthcare fraud.

“The team is business-friendly, easy to work with and offers excellent value.”

“I have also found the individuals I’ve worked with to be very personable and willing to let me be assertive in collaborative decision-making, but they will provide appropriate structure and will push back when necessary.”

Litigation – What the team is known for: Offers proven skill in handling commercial disputes including construction, banking and IP matters.

“Extremely competent and professional with my lawsuit. The attention to detail offered is amazing.”

Real Estate – What the team is known for: Recommended for its representation of a broad client roster which includes academic institutions, developers and municipalities. Regularly works on commercial transactions and financing, while also handling significant development work.

“I am very pleased to highly recommend Poyner Spruill without any qualifications to anyone who needs a great real estate lawyer!”

The complete list of Poyner Spruill attorneys listed in Chambers USA in 2014 includes:

Kenneth L. Burgess Healthcare

Brian F. Corbett Banking & Finance

H. Glenn T. Dunn Environment

Susanna K. Gibbons Labor & Employment

Wilson Hayman Healthcare

Bradley J. Herring Banking & Finance

Keith H. Johnson Environment

T. Richard Kane Environment

David R. Krosner Corporate/M&A

Steven M. Shaber Healthcare

Lisa P. Sumner Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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