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Poyner Spruill LLP

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Managing Partners: Daniel G. Cahill
Number of partners: 63 Number of lawyers: 89
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Poyner Spruill is a business law firm providing litigation, transactional, and financial services to companies in the business sector. The firm also serves its clients in matters related to employment and benefits law, government relations, environmental law, and has nationally recognized experience in privacy/information security and health law. Poyner Spruill partners work with clients to deliver creative, strategic legal advice and provide the best solutions to their legal and business needs.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Financial Services
Business Law
Coastal Law
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
Employee Benefits/Employment (incl. Immigration)
Environmental & Sustainability Law
Estate Planning & Tax
Local Government (Municipal, Utilities)
Government Relations
Intellectual Property & Trade Secret Protection
Privacy & Information Security
Real Estate & Zoning/Land Use
White Collar Criminal Defense

Banking & Finance:
12 partners, 5 fee earners based in North Carolina
■The firm has extensive practice in representing banks, savings and loans, and other financial institutions, as well as agriculture, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and real estate. Attorneys have a reputation for providing prompt, cost-effective, professional legal services. Attorneys match firm resources with clients’ needs/cost restrictions, enabling efficiency in a wide array of legal needs and transactions, ranging in value from a few thousand to hundreds of millions of dollars. Experience includes assisting lending clients in developing form loan documents as well as advising on compliance with federal and/or state statutory/regulatory changes. The firm counsels clients on impact of proposed regulations, compliance with regulations and agency guidance, and effect of regulatory overhaul and reorganization (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act). Attorneys also assist and defend clients in regulatory compliance reviews, examinations, audits, and enforcement actions. The firm has also recently increased its engagement with matters related to the FinTech industry
Key Clients: BB&T, First Citizens Bank, PNC Bank
Contact: Brad Herring  Tel: 252 972 7081
Email: [email protected]

Health Law:
6 partners, 2 fee earners in North Carolina
■Poyner Spruill has eight attorneys focusing exclusively in health law. The firm advises clients on healthcare business formation, acquisition, divestiture, licensing, Medicaid and Medicare certification, and reimbursement. Attorneys handle all aspects of health law for hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living providers, physicians, oncology and dialysis providers, pharmacy, durable medical equipment, and virtually every other sector of healthcare industry
Key Clients: Duke University Health System, Med-El Corporation, Sava Senior Care, LLC
Contact: Ken Burgess  Tel: 919 783 2917
Email: [email protected]

Privacy & Information Security:
2 partners, 2 fee earners based in North Carolina
■Poyner Spruill has a team of attorneys focused exclusively on privacy, information security, and records management. Diverse clients come from a variety of industries including health care, financial services, insurance, retail, telecom, utility, technology, and consumer goods. Attorneys have worked with organizations of various size and scope, ranging from Fortune 100 companies with international reach to local charities. The firm assists clients in understanding and complying with laws/regulations governing the collection, use, storage, disclosure, and disposal of information. The firm also assists clients in staying abreast of the changing landscape of privacy/information security law
Contact: Saad Gul  Tel: 919 783 1170
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation:
19 partners, 9 fee earners based in North Carolina
■Litigation attorneys focus on both creative resolution and trial of complex business, professional, and personal disputes. The firm has extensive experience representing individuals, local businesses, national and international corporations, professionals, financial institutions, and both state and local level government-related entities in all types of litigation that impacts businesses - consumer class actions, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement litigation, disputes between buyers and sellers of businesses, disputes among owners of businesses, disputes involving banking, securities and accounting issues, defense of class actions, employment disputes, environmental, zoning and land use issues, and condemnation/ eminent domain
Contact: Nick Ellis  Tel: 252 972 7115
Email: [email protected]

Employee Benefits & Employment:
9 partners, 6 fee earners based in North Carolina
■Poyner Spruill’s employment law section ccomprises 15 attorneys, with five attorneys focusing exclusively on employee benefits matters. The firm’s employee benefits group represents a diverse group of employers including publicly traded and closelyheld companies, international companies, nonprofit groups, hospitals, associations, and governmental entities. The section counsels employers on a full range of benefit programs including 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, pension plans, 403(b) and 457 plans for tax-exempt and governmental employers, employee stock ownership plans, executive compensation, stock-based plans, group insurance, health and welfare, self-funded health and disability plans, customer-driven healthcare solutions, cafeteria plans, fringe benefits, COBRA and HIPAA issues, association plans, multiemployer and multiple employer plans, and fiduciary responsibilities. The firm’s employment lawyers advise clients on creation and implementation of employment policies, and regularly assist them through difficult situations involving disciplinary action, termination, employee counseling internal complaints of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other complex issues. If a claim cannot be avoided, they position employers in a strong defensible position in preparation for litigation
Contact: Kelsey Mayo  Tel: 704 342 5307
Email: [email protected]


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