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As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

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We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


Today, it seems like nothing is simple or uncontested. In an instant, a business deal can become bogged down in politics, overwhelmed by regulation or sidetracked by a bureaucrat.

But, it doesn't have to be that way. With sound advice from experienced lawyers who understand the process and are respected "on both sides of the aisle," business leaders and professionals can navigate the increasingly complicated and often adversarial intersection of business and government.

A Veteran Team

While virtually all of the firm's attorneys are engaged with government and public policy in some way, our core teams for public policy and other government representation include seasoned professionals from across the firm.

The Public Policy and Government Affairs team is headed by David Ferrell in North Carolina and Bob Coble in South Carolina.

The Government Contracts team is led by David Robinson.

The Governmental Litigation team is led by Dennis J. Lynch and Travis Wheeler.

Each of these teams rely on attorneys from across the firm, especially those with previous service in government in North and South Carolina, including former South Carolina Senator Paul Campbell, former South Carolina Revenue Commissioners Rick Reames, and Burnie Maybank, and others.

More than lobbying

Don't make the mistake of thinking that government and public policy is all about lobbying. Sure, some clients want help getting laws passed and regulations changed. But, that's only a part of it.

Virtually every business in every industry can need help in this area. A few examples:

  • In economic development, work on incentive deals needs to begin long before sites are selected.
  • In the restaurant industry, having the correct alcohol licenses can make or break your business.
  • In real estate and construction, zoning and permitting issues often arise at critical times, demanding quick and efficient action.
  • In health care and pharmaceuticals, state inspectors and federal regulators can come calling at any time.
  • In human resources, immigration audits and wage and hour checks can be unannounced.





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