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Nexsen Pruet Named as Top Firm by Chambers USA

Legal Guide Recognizes 24 Attorneys & 7 Practice Areas

Chambers & Partners USA

May 27, 2016

Nexsen Pruet is again ranked as a leading firm in the Carolinas in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

The legal guide acknowledges twenty-four attorneys as "Leaders in Their Field" and ranked seven practice areas.

A complete listing of Nexsen Pruet’s rankings is available online at Chambers USA 2016.

Notably, Tommy Lavender is listed as a Star Individual, a designation which is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

This is the twelfth consecutive year that the firm has been ranked in the areas of Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Labor & Employment and Litigation.


Firm Rankings

North Carolina:


South Carolina: 

Corporate/M&A, Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate


Individual Attorney Rankings:

North Carolina:

Christy Myatt: Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Charlie Carter: Environment
Tom Johnson: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Joe Kahn: Health Care

South Carolina:

Cherie Blackburn: Labor & Employment
George Bullwinkel: Real Estate
Molly Cherry: Labor & Employment
Marvin Infinger: Litigation: General Commercial
Neil Robinson: Real Estate
Mary Shahid: Environment

Jones DuBose: Corporate/M&A
David Dubberly: Labor & Employment
Joan Hartley: Environment
Mark Knight: Corporate/M&A
Tommy Lavender: Environment
Alan Lipsitz: Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance
Leighton Lord: Real Estate
Marc Manos: Litigation: General Commercial
Susi McWilliams: Litigation: General Commercial
Ed Menzie: Corporate/M&A; Real Estate
William Wilkins: Litigation: General Commercial

Jennie Cluverius: Labor & Employment
Phil Conner: Environment
David Gossett: Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance; Real Estate



Rankings in Chambers USA are based on more than 10,000 interviews conducted across the country. Attorneys are rated based on factors including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued by clients. Lawyers and firms making the list are widely considered to be leaders in the fields.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.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