Seven Attorneys Join Robinson Bradshaw



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April 14, 2021

Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to welcome seven attorneys. This continues a pattern of steady growth for the firm, which opened a Raleigh office in the fall.

“We are very intentional in our hiring, and our growth has always been in response to clients’ needs,” said Allen Robertson, managing partner. “This talented group will add capabilities in areas including real estate, litigation, securities and finance.”

Kirk P. Altman is a transactional attorney who focuses his practice primarily on corporate finance. His experience includes representing both lenders and borrowers in many types of term loan, revolving, cross-border and multicurrency credit facilities, both secured and unsecured. He also has experience working with startups and venture capital groups on a variety of formation, fundraising and general corporate issues.

Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, Altman was an attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright in Dallas. He earned his law degree, MBA and bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Patrick H. Hill represents businesses across various industries in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts. He has experience navigating complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation, class actions and nationwide mass torts, and has defended clients against product liability, RICO, public nuisance, wrongful death, high-value personal injury, employment discrimination, premises liability and medical malpractice claims.

Hill was an attorney with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta before joining Robinson Bradshaw. He previously served as law clerk to Judge Frank M. Hull of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama. Hill graduated with high honors from Emory University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Matthew D. Kusel focuses his practice on representing private and publicly traded companies in a variety of securities transactions and compliance matters, including advising clients on compliance and disclosure issues under the federal securities laws. He also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in registered and 144A/Reg S debt offerings, liability management transactions, corporate restructurings and acquisition financings.

Kusel was previously an attorney at Milbank LLP in New York. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Preetha Suresh Rini represents clients in complex business litigation and appeals. She has wide-ranging experience, including contract disputes and business torts involving allegations of fraud, copyright and trademark infringement cases, First Amendment violations, and unfair and deceptive trade practice claims.

Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Rini was an attorney at Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh. She previously served as law clerk to Judge Mark A. Davis of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Rini graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Centre College.

Emily J. Schultz is an experienced class action and complex commercial disputes litigator. She has defended numerous companies and financial institutions facing putative class actions for alleged violations of federal securities laws; represented major clients in complex commercial disputes and federal antitrust litigation; and counseled clients through high-stakes DOJ, SEC and internal investigations.

Schultz previously practiced at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. She earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and her bachelor’s degree cum laude from The College of William & Mary.

Lauren M. Talboom focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions. She has broad experience representing institutional lenders in a variety of single property and portfolio loan originations and modifications, as well as representing landlords and tenants in retail and office leasing transactions. Talboom also has experience representing sellers in the purchase of large-scale multifamily residential properties.

Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Talboom was an attorney with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in New York. She earned her law degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Clemson University.

Rosemary Chandler Wells practices corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She represents public and privately held companies and private equity firms and their portfolio companies in corporate transactions across industries, including health care, manufacturing and technology. Wells also advises clients on corporate governance matters, commercial agreements and equity-based incentive compensation programs.

Wells was previously an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte. She graduated cum laude from Duke University School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston College.

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