Smith Anderson Welcomes Three Attorneys in First Quarter 2023

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Smith Anderson, the largest business and litigation law firm in the Triangle, is pleased to announce that three attorneys have joined the firm in the first quarter of 2023, further deepening the bench of support of the firm’s litigation, tax, private equity and real estate practice groups.

Chase Parker is an attorney with Smith Anderson’s Litigation group, with a focus on asbestos and toxic torts, and other environmental exposure liability cases. His practice encompasses the defending companies in products liability, catastrophic injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, mass tort and class actions. He has represented clients in courts throughout the Southeast in a variety of industries, with in-court experience serving as lead trial counsel and appellate counsel at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Before joining Smith Anderson, Chase worked for a national law firm in Savannah, Georgia. He earned his J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law.

Peter “PJ” Cline focuses his practice on tax, private equity and fund formation matters. He routinely advises clients on the federal and state tax aspects of equity investments and mergers and acquisitions as well as a wide range of other tax and corporate law matters including business formation and capitalization transactions. PJ also regularly advises non-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, PJ practiced in the asset management group of an international law firm. He obtained his J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law.

Tess Rogers is a member of Smith Anderson’s Real Estate Development and Litigation practice groups.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Tess practiced in the business litigation group of an international law firm, working with financial, construction and other clients in connection with internal investigations, compliance with financial, securities, banking and licensing regulations and evaluating risk of potential litigation. Tess earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.



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