RALEIGH – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked six practice areas and twelve 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:
- Banking & Finance (Band 4)
- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)
- Environment (Band 3)
- Healthcare (Band 2)
- Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)
- Real Estate (Band 3)
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: Well-resourced team with a solid statewide practice. Covers compliance work, day-to-day bank operations and commercial lending.
“They know banks, regulatory laws, and the prevailing regulatory changes which affect our business and lending practices.”
Bankruptcy/Restructuring – What the team is known for: Acts for a number of banking and financial services clients on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy issues. Offers a particularly broad geographical coverage across the state.
“Excellent quality – especially in their understanding of our industry.”
Environment – What the team is known for: Well-established group with experience in advocacy before regulatory bodies and expertise in areas such as waste, air, contamination and Superfund litigation. Clients include a number of local authorities.
“They have broad areas of expertise and a good understanding of municipal issues. They are professional and responsive.”
Healthcare – What the team is known for: Growing team offering advice on a wide array of matters, focusing on healthcare business transactions and Medicaid and Medicare work, among other areas. Represents hospitals, pharmacies, equipment and service providers and nursing homes, among other clients.
“I have a very favorable impression of the firm. The lawyers are particularly attentive to customer service in that they are extremely responsive to client requests. They are also extremely thorough.”
Litigation – What the team is known for: Maintains a strong reputation in areas as diverse as state and local government litigation, financial services disputes, legal malpractice defense and general commercial litigation.
“The firm has an ability to do the scholarly work necessary for a successful defense and represent their clients without being negative. They are admired by both the judges and fellow lawyers.”
“A very, very good firm with excellent attorneys and high standards.”
Real Estate – What the team is known for: Notable breadth of expertise attracts clients such as developers, building companies and lenders. Involved in an array of real estate matters, including leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and rezoning.
“A very good team overall – very business-savvy, very skilled and very experienced, with great knowledge of the local market.”
“They are very straightforward and practical. There is a good balance between what the law says and the outcome that we as a business want.”
“An excellent regional firm with some very good real estate lawyers.”
The complete list of Poyner Spruill attorneys listed in Chambers USA in 2015 includes:
Kenneth L. Burgess Healthcare
Brian F. Corbett Banking & Finance
H. Glenn T. Dunn Environment
David Fricke Real Estate
Susanna K. Gibbons Labor & Employment
Wilson Hayman Healthcare
Bradley J. Herring Banking & Finance
Keith H. Johnson Environment
David R. Krosner Corporate/M&A
Steven M. Shaber Healthcare
Timothy P. Sullivan Environment
Lisa P. Sumner Bankruptcy/Restructuring