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“Best Lawyers®” Recognizes 65 Smith Anderson Lawyers, Names Six “Lawyers of the Year”

08.15.2017

The Best Lawyers in America© has named 65 Smith Anderson lawyers as “Best Lawyers” in the 2018 guide, the most in the firm’s history. Six Smith Anderson lawyers were named “Lawyers of the Year” for Raleigh.

The 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” for Raleigh are:

  • Byron B. Kirkland – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Caryn Coppedge McNeill – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Curtis C. Brewer IV – Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Gerald F. Roach – Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Lacy H. Reaves – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • R. Donovon Munford, Jr. – Litigation – Trusts and Estates

The following is a full list of Smith Anderson’s 2018 Best Lawyers® and their areas of recognition:

  1. Geoffrey W. Adams (Banking & Finance Law)
  2. Deanna Davis Anderson (Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants)
  3. Zebulon D. Anderson (Employment Law - Management); Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  4. J. Mitch Armbruster (Commercial Litigation)
  5. R. Marks Arnold (Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  6. Francis C. Bagbey (Real Estate Law)
  7. Amy Meyers Batten (Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  8. David W. Berry (Environmental Law)
  9. Julian D. Bobbitt, Jr. (Health Care Law)
  10. Curtis C. Brewer IV (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Venture Capital Law)
  11. Martin H. Brinkley (Business Organizations; Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  12. Clifton L. Brinson (Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Litigation – Securities)
  13. Joshua D. Bryant (Tax Law)
  14. Christopher B. Capel (Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law)
  15. David B. Clement (Corporate Law)
  16. James K. Dorsett III (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)
  17. Robert E. Duggins (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  18. Sarah W. Fox (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  19. Timothy S. Goettel (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  20. Susan H. Hargrove (Commercial Litigation)
  21. Jamison H. Hinkle (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  22. B. Davis Horne, Jr. (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice)
  23. John L. Jernigan (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  24. Rosemary G. Kenyon (Employment Law – Management)
  25. Christopher R. Kiger (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  26. Lee M. Kirby, Jr. (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law)
  27. Byron B. Kirkland (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law)
  28. Kimberly J. Korando (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)
  29. Geoffrey R. Krouse (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  30. Timothy P. Lehan (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  31. John D. Madden (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  32. Wayne K. Maiorano (Construction Law, Litigation - Construction)
  33. Peter J. Marino (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  34. Jason L. Martinez (Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  35. C. Steven Mason (Real Estate Law)
  36. Merrill M. Mason (Biotechnology Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law)
  37. Caryn Coppedge McNeill (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  38. Scott A. Miskimon (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate)
  39. Henry A. Mitchell, Jr. (Corporate Law)
  40. Michael W. Mitchell (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Law)
  41. R. Joseph Morris (Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent)
  42. William H. Moss (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  43. R. Donavon Munford, Jr. (Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  44. William W. Nelson (Tax Law)
  45. Stephen T. Parascandola (Environmental Law)
  46. Carl N. Patterson, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities)
  47. Armand A. Perry (Banking and Finance Law)
  48. Amos U. Priester IV (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  49. Lacy H. Reaves (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law)
  50. Matthew D. Rhoad (Real Estate Law)
  51. Gerald F. Roach (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law)
  52. Walter R. Rogers, Jr. (Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  53. Margaret N. Rosenfeld (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  54. Michael P. Saber (Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law)
  55. Steven M. Sartorio (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Insurance)
  56. Kerry A. Shad (Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment)
  57. Dana E. Simpson (Government Relations Practice)
  58. Christopher G. Smith (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental)
  59. Kimberly Quarles Swintosky (Tax Law)
  60. Samuel G. Thompson (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  61. Michael R. Thornton (Real Estate Law)
  62. Donald H. Tucker, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation –  Mergers and Acquisitions)
  63. Kirk G. Warner (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  64. Craig B. Wheaton (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  65. C. Allen York (Real Estate Law)

For more information about The Best Lawyers in America, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

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