RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked six practice areas and 13 firm attorneys as leaders in their respective fields in its 2019 guide.

Practice groups at Poyner Spruill recognized for their outstanding work as leaders in North Carolina included Banking & Finance, Construction, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, and Litigation: General Commercial. Notably, the Healthcare group received a Band 2 ranking, followed by Construction, Environment, and Labor & Employment ranked in Band 3, and Banking & Finance and Litigation: General Commercial ranked in Band 4.

“They are dedicated and the advice they provide is always thorough and in line with our business needs and requirements. They understand our operation,” one source said of Poyner Spruill’s Labor & Employment Group. “The firm is extremely sound. The attorneys know the law but also understand our company’s rules and processes, and help us navigate through the laws and regulations,” another added.

One source said of the firm’s Construction group: “The team has always proven to be approachable and well prepared for any legal counsel needed by our company.”

Finally, a source complimented the Environment group by saying, “The team is very impressive and has a wide range of talents that complement each other.”

Ken Burgess received a Band 1 ranking — the top honor — for Poyner Spruill’s Healthcare group, while Wilson Hayman and Todd Hemphill were both Band 2 in the same category. Other Poyner Spruill attorneys to receive Band 2 rankings included Tate Ogburn (Construction) and Chad Essick (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use).

Kevin Ceglowski was again recognized as an Up and Coming attorney for Poyner Spruill in Labor & Employment.

Other attorneys at Poyner Spruill to receive rankings in 2019 included:

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.

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