Chambers & Partners recognizes Wyrick for its Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, Healthcare, and Tax Practices in 2024 Guide

Commercial Litigation Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions

In its 2024 edition, Chambers USA, a leading authority in the evaluation of law firms and attorneys, has recognized Wyrick Robbins’ Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, and Healthcare practice groups as top-tier practices in North Carolina. Additionally, seven of the firm’s attorneys across various practice areas have been acknowledged as among the best lawyers in the state.

Corporate and M&A Highlights

The Corporate/M&A practice was noted for providing an excellent platform for entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and private equity and venture capital firms across the startup spectrum, including services in formation, investment, capital markets and M&A work. Chambers research highlighted Wyrick’s experience advising pharmaceutical and fintech companies, and expertise in the technology and life science industries more broadly, in addition to the firm’s representation of financial institutions and companies of all sizes from startups to more mature and public companies. Sources interviewed by Chambers recognized the corporate team for their expertise in a variety of areas and for “making the client feel like the priority.”

Commercial Litigation Highlights

Chambers research noted that the Commercial Litigation group demonstrates considerable abilities across a wide range of litigation for corporate clients with one source sharing, “The team is very adept at handling complexity and is able to explain the issues and alternatives in layman’s terms.” Another source shared with Chambers USA that the Wyrick Robbins team is “extremely customer-centric,” and “responsive” to their needs.

Healthcare Highlights

The firm’s Healthcare practice was recognized for its capabilities in navigating financial and regulatory challenges on behalf of its broad client base, which includes physician groups and hospitals, among others. Chambers emphasized the firm’s proficiency in healthcare litigation, Certificate of Need (CON) matters, and regulatory issues including Stark Law compliance and Medicare. Clients praised members of the team for their expertise, professionalism, dependability, and deep commitment to client service.

Notable Individuals

Seven attorneys across four practices were recognized in the 2024 guide:

  • Tom Cook – Tax
    • Chambers notes that Tom offers “strength in state and local tax,” with a practice focused on handling the tax aspects of various corporate transactions.
  • Mike DeFrank – Litigation
    • A source praised Mike’s legal acumen telling Chambers, “Michael provides great quality client services and has a great legal ability. He knows our business very well, provides a complete service, and is very responsive.”
  • Frank Kirschbaum – Healthcare
    • A source tells Chambers, “[Frank is] prominent in the [healthcare] space and does a great job for his clients.”
  • Don Reynolds – Corporate/M&A
    • Chambers notes that Don “enjoys an excellent reputation for his track record in advising startups,” and is “held in particularly high esteem for his abilities in securities offerings.”
  • Larry Robbins – Corporate/M&A
    • Chambers notes that Larry is “considered a first port of call for clients requiring expertise in issues affecting startup and emerging companies.”
  • Sam Slater – Litigation
    • A source tells Chambers that Sam is “personable, measured,” with another source noting his “common sense approach to litigation that really benefits his clients.”
  • Lee Whitman – Litigation, Healthcare
    • A source tells Chambers, “Lee is extremely intelligent, responsive, and works with incredible passion as though he were part of the customer’s company.”

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