Sandy Sands Joins Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh; Former State Senator Expands Public Policy Group August 2, 2012
Nexsen Pruet announced today that former North Carolina State Senator Alexander “Sandy” Sands has joined the firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group.
Sands, who has been consistently ranked as one of the top lobbyists in North Carolina, joins a team that is also well-established and connected at the Capitol, including former Governor Jim Holshouser, former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly Lake and former Assistant Commerce Secretary Ernie Pearson.
"As our clients grow in North Carolina, we are seeing a greater need for representation at the Legislature,” said Joe Kahn, managing member of the firm’s Raleigh office. “Sandy knows first-hand how state government works and having him on our team will provide great value for the businesses and professionals who need assistance in navigating the waters of the Statehouse.”
Sands served in the North Carolina Senate from 1986 until 1994. Since leaving office he has continued to development relationships with members of the General Assembly, focusing a large part of his practice on economic development.
Since Nexsen Pruet joined with the former Sanford Holshouser firm in January of 2009 the firm has nearly tripled its number of attorneys and moved from Cary to the Glenwood area of Raleigh. With Sands addition, the firm now has 19 attorneys in the Triangle.
Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 185 attorneys and offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. as well as Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. For further information, see www.nexsenpruet.com.