Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce its ranking as a leading North Carolina firm for the Corporate/M&A and Litigation practices in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. The annual rankings are compiled as a result of thousands of client and industry interviews and research focusing on technical ability, efficiency, client service, industry knowledge, and professional conduct.
For the eleventh consecutive year, Chambers ranked the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice noting “a dedicated bench of corporate specialists”, extensive representation of private equity shops from across the country, and “a strong roster of public company clients”. Chambers research also indicates the firm’s “notable strength in the life sciences space” with the firm frequently advising companies that are acquisition targets.
Sources note that the firm is “excellent at addressing legal issues with practical solutions and great at managing client expectations and emotions.” Another source appreciated Wyrick Robbins attorneys’ pragmatic approach to counsel and commended their ability to distill and articulate complex legal issues.
Chambers research notes that the Commercial Litigation team is best known for its “considerable abilities” across a wide range of matters for corporate clients, including healthcare, environmental, employment, and securities disputes in addition to myriad business litigation matters.
A source shared with Chambers researchers that the Commercial Litigation group is “staffed with experienced and expert attorneys who can handle all our needs.”
In addition to the firm’s Corporate/M&A and Litigation rankings, Chambers recognized the following attorneys:
- Jeffrey J. Johnson – Real Estate
Chambers recognizes Jeff for his “extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions,” and adds “[h]e acts for buyers, sellers, borrowers and lenders on leasings, zoning issues and financings.”
- Frank S. Kirschbaum – Healthcare
According to Chambers research, Frank “comes particularly recommended for his expert CON practice. He also advises on a broader range of regulatory matters, including Stark Law compliance and Medicare issues.”
- Donald R. Reynolds – Corporate/M&A
Chambers shares that Don is a “well-regarded practitioner with a wealth of experience in corporate matters. He has notable expertise in representing clients in initial public offerings, as well as in M&A and venture capital transactions.”
- Larry E. Robbins – Corporate/M&A
Chambers commentary states that Larry “remains a popular choice for clients seeking counsel on corporate matters. He offers extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, finance issues and venture capital transactions.”
- Lee M. Whitman – Litigation: Healthcare
Chambers calls Lee a “distinguished litigator commended for his work in shareholder derivative actions,” adding “[h]e is further noted for his deft management of healthcare certificate of need cases. He regularly appears before North Carolina business, trial and appellate courts.”
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