Sixty-Nine Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named ‘2014 Best Lawyers in America’

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Aug. 15, 2013

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, one of the state’s leading corporate and commercial law firms, has announced that 69 attorneys have been named Best Lawyers in America® for 2014.

Best Lawyers compiles an annual listing of outstanding attorneys through confidential peer-review surveys. Rankings included in the current 20th edition are based on nearly 4 million professional peer reviews.

Robinson Bradshaw had more attorneys included than any other firm at each of its office locations – Charlotte, Chapel Hill and Rock Hill, S.C. Five of the firm’s attorneys included in the rankings are based in the Research Triangle and Rock Hill.

Robinson Bradshaw also was the top-listed North Carolina firm in 16 categories: Corporate Law (15 attorneys); Banking and Finance Law (10); Bet-the-Company Litigation (10); Corporate Governance Law (six); Litigation – Labor & Employment (five*); Public Finance Law (five); Appellate Practice (two*); International Trade and Finance Law (two); Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (two*); Securities Regulation (two*); Sports Law (two); Corporate Compliance Law (one*); Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (one*); Litigation – Municipal (one*); Natural Resources Law (one*); Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (one*). Each asterisk denotes a tie with one or more other firms.

The 69 Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson attorneys included in the 2013 rankings, and the first year in which they were included in the listing, are:

Alice Pinckney Adams (2009) - Public Finance Law

Allain C. Andry IV (2012) - Banking and Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law

Benjamin W. Baldwin (2007) - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law

Louis A. Bledsoe III (2007) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment

Carl R. Boehm (2010) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Everett J. Bowman (2003) - Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Litigation – Antitrust

Martin L. Brackett, Jr. (1993) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Robert M. Bryan (2011) - Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law

Patrick S. Bryant (2007) - Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation

Peter C. Buck (2001) - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law

Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr. (2003) - Banking and Finance Law; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television; Sports Law

Glen E. Caplan, Chapel Hill (2013) - Venture Capital Law

John H. Carmichael (2007) - Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate

Garland S. Cassada (2006) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Matthew S. Churchill (2009) -  Corporate Governance Law

Stephen M. Cox, Rock Hill (2010) - Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Real Estate Law

R. Steven DeGeorge (2011) -  Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Environmental

John M. Fogg, Chapel Hill (2010) - Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law

Robert W. Fuller (2003) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions

John B. Garver III (2010) - Corporate Law; Public Finance Law

T. Thomas Gates (2012) - Real Estate Law

Richard W. Gibson, Jr. (2003) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Karen A. Gledhill (2003) - Health Care Law

Robert G. Griffin (2003) - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Julie Zydron Griggs (1995) - Trusts and Estates

Robert E. Harrington (2010) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance

Jeffrey C. Hart, Chapel Hill (2010) - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law

Edward F. Hennessey IV (2007) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law

Jeffrey A. Henson (2013) - Banking and Finance Law

John M. Herring (2010) - Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

Thomas P. Holderness (2008) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Graham D. Holding, Jr. (1995) - Trusts and Estates

Douglas M. Jarrell (2009) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment

Benjamin A. Johnson, Rock Hill (2008) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment

Charles E. Johnson (2006) - Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Stuart H. Johnson (2011) - Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Haynes P. Lea (2003) - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law

Christopher W. Loeb (2005) - Real Estate Law

Kelly Luongo Loving (2013) - Banking and Finance Law

Edwin F. Lucas III (2003) - Public Finance Law

Stephen M. Lynch (2003) - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation

Richard L. Mack (2010) - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law

Katherine Gordon Maynard (2013) - Commercial Litigation

Kent J. McCready (2006) - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

A. Ward McKeithen (1983) - Appellate Practice; Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Mediation

Mark W. Merritt (1999) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Securities

John R. Miller (2005) - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Lawrence C. Moore III (2010) - Antitrust Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property

Henry H. Ralston (2006) - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Jane S. Ratteree (2006) - Real Estate Law

Christy Eve Reid (1995) - Trusts and Estates

Allen K. Robertson (2003) - Public Finance Law

Russell M. Robinson II (1983) - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

S. Graham Robinson (2007) - Banking and Finance Law

Heidi E. Royal (2013) - Trusts and Estates

D. Blaine Sanders (2006) - Sports Law

David M. Schilli (2009) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Caroline Wannamaker Sink (2008) - Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law

Robert C. Sink (1991) - Construction Law; Real Estate Law

Herman Spence III (2007) - Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Richard S. Starling (2009) - Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law

William W. Toole (2006) - Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law

Brent A. Torstrick (2001) - Real Estate Law

Angelique R. Vincent-Hamacher (2013) - Litigation – Labor & Employment

Richard A. Vinroot (2007) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Municipal

John R. Wester (1993) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities

Stephan J. Willen (2013) - Mergers & Acquisitions Law

David C. Wright III (2006) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Julian H. Wright, Jr. (2007) - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment

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