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RALEIGH, N.C., AUGUST 7, 2017 — Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce that its partners have elected commercial litigator Daniel G. Cahill as managing partner of the firm, as well as created two new seats on its management committee to support the firm’s succession planning.

“It is humbling to succeed my colleague and friend Bo Dempster as managing partner of our firm,” Cahill said. “Under Bo’s leadership, Poyner Spruill redefined its commitment to service as he became known for reminding us all that ‘we are here because of our clients, not the other way around.’ We look forward to building on his successes in client service and the growth of our business by continuing to develop an infrastructure that meets the evolving needs of our clients throughout the life of their businesses.”

“Our firm has long advised clients on the importance of succession planning to their businesses, and we are pleased to lead by example and share our own approach to nurturing a long-lasting and thriving law firm that will be led by a next generation of attorneys,” said Cahill, who was elected to succeed Joseph B. “Bo” Dempster, Jr., who served as managing partner for 12 years and will be returning to the full-time practice of law.

“Partners Chad Essick and Mike Slipsky have been elected to fill two new seats on the firm’s management committee that were created specifically to develop a path for our up-and-coming attorneys to develop into the next generation of leaders within our firm,” Cahill said. “Chad and Mike will not only have an opportunity to contribute new ideas to the strategic direction, governance and oversight of the firm’s day-to-day operations, but they also will be in a position to be mentored by the long-standing members of the committee who have a track record of successfully leading our firm for many years.”

“Our firm has been intent on making succession planning a part of our business strategy as it is imperative to Poyner Spruill’s ability to continue to serve new and institutional clients well into the future,” Cahill added.

About Poyner Spruill

Poyner Spruill LLP is a full service law firm that provides comprehensive business counsel and litigation services to clients ranging from small family owned companies to publicly traded corporations. As one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, Poyner Spruill has a reputation for professional excellence in client service throughout the Southeast. Poyner Spruill has offices in CharlotteRaleighRocky Mount and Southern Pines. For more information, visit

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