Raleigh, NC (December 12, 2011) – Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that Carl Patterson, Don Tucker, Chris Smith, Jackson Moore, and Cliff Brinson, partners in the Smith Anderson’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, have been honored by Benchmark Litigation for 2012.
Mr. Patterson, the Firm’s managing partner, represents financial institutions, officers, directors, lenders and professional advisors in corporate, securities and commercial litigation. He also counsels clients to identify, evaluate, avoid and manage risk in a variety of corporate and commercial contexts.
Mr. Tucker heads the firm’s commercial litigation practice and handles multi-party cases, class actions, claims under the federal securities laws, shareholder and partnership disputes, and contract disputes of many types.
Mr. Smith is the assistant team leader of the firm’s commercial litigation practice and his experience focuses on business disputes, risk management and trial work. He has significant experience in business disputes, trade secrets, and environmental litigation.
Mr. Brinson has experience taking cases to trial and handling appeals in both federal and state courts, including the North Carolina Business Court. He also represents clients in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Moore handles complex civil litigation, including class actions, shareholder and internal corporate disputes, breaches of contract and trade practices, government contracting, and investor and employment litigation.
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About Smith Anderson
Since its inception in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest law firms in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment to our clients also extends to our community and profession.