December 12, 2019

Poyner Spruill LLP

Poyner Spruill  is a 90 attorney multidisciplinary law firm, with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Rocky Mount, and Southern Pines, North Carolina, giving it a statewide presence. The firm’s size enables it to foster individual attorney excellence in such diverse practice areas as bankruptcy, workouts, creditors’ rights, employment law, commercial real estate, employee benefits, banking law, public utilities, health care law, governmental relations, environmental law, securities law, municipal law, construction law, white collar criminal defense, as well as trials and appeals in all state, federal, and administrative courts and tribunals, and alternative dispute resolution. The firm brings to bear the resources, talent, and experience of all four offices to serve the needs of its clients. In addition, its reputation, size, and client base enable Poyner Spruill to effectively represent the national and regional interests of its clients.

Who We Are

We want to amaze our clients.

Poyner Spruill attorneys are frequently recognized in peer-to-peer publications such as Super Lawyers magazine and Best Lawyers in America, and also appear on lists in industry media such as Business North Carolina's “Legal Elite” list.  While we are proud of these external recognitions, we are most pleased that our clients find a depth and breadth of experience here that they entrust us to efficiently and effectively handle their business-related legal matters.

We care about each other.

Our culture is one of mutual respect. We work in teams and look for people who share our work ethic, our enthusiasm for what we do, and our sense of doing our very best for our clients.

Contributing authors from Poyner Spruill LLP:

The banking industry is constantly evolving. Long-standing banking institutions are fighting to stay viable and relevant in today’s competitive marketplace. We understand the business of...
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H. Chalk Broughton, Estate Planning Lawyer, Succession Planning Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Chalk assists clients and closely held companies with estate and succession planning issues. He advises individuals, families, and closely-held business owners on all aspects of their...
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Kenneth L. Burgess, Health Care Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Ken is a health care attorney with more than 28 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, reimbursement, litigation, compliance and operations issues.  His...
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Kevin M. Ceglowski, Employment and Labor Lawyer, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Partner
Kevin represents employers in many areas of labor and employment law, including race, age, gender, religion, national original, and disability employment discrimination claims, wrongful...
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Michael S. Colo, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer
Partner
Mike has more than 40 years of experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with complex mergers and acquisition transactions. He has extensive expertise in a wide variety of corporate...
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Brian Corbett Finance Attorney Poyner Spruill
Partner
Brian Corbett represents banks, financial institutions and other corporate clients in a wide array of commercial, corporate and real estate finance transactions, banking transactions and...
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Our clients include secured and unsecured creditors, including banks, factors, insurance companies, manufacturers, and other business clients in bankruptcy and workout matters. We represent...
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Data is a vital asset to any business. And, in many cases, data is the enterprise’s most valuable asset, regardless of whether it’s a high-tech company with significant intellectual...
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Thomas H. Davis Jr., Poyner Spruill Law firm, Property Litigator, Arbitration Attorney
Partner
Tom is a partner in the firm’s litigation section and has more than 25 years of experience in the litigation and arbitration of complex cases. Tom regularly represents property owners,...
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Hugh W. Davis II, Employee Benefits Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm Raleigh, NC
Partner
Hugh practices in the area of Employee Benefits.  He is currently representing corporations and other entities in the design and operation of retirement and welfare benefit plans and...
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Sarah DiFranco Litigation Lawyer Poyner Spruill
Partner
Sarah DiFranco represents businesses, financial institutions, contractors, and material suppliers in a variety of litigation matters in both North Carolina and South Carolina in state and...
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Glenn Dunn, Environmental Law Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Glenn has over thirty years of experience over the full range of environmental law practice. He has represented cities, counties, developers, industries and lenders regarding compliance...
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Christopher Dwight Financial Services Lawyer Poyner Spruill
Associate
Chris joined Poyner Spruill on September 1, 2015, and concentrates his practice onbusiness law and banking/financial services. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina...
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J. Nicholas Ellis, Poyner Spruill Law firm, North Carolina Litigator
Partner
Nick has been trying cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina since 1987. He has served as lead counsel in jury trials in federal court and in 13 different counties in...
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Employers today face expanding and complex employment legislation as well as a growing body of regulatory requirements that govern the employment relationship. Lawsuits brought by employees...
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Sustainability and renewable energy are more important than ever before. New technologies and disruption in the industry have made sustainable practices more prevalent and newer power...
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Steven B. Epstein, Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Steve’s litigation practice concentrates on product liability defense, trucking and vehicular accident defense, mass tort defense, plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death, complex...
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Andrew H. Erteschik, Civil Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Drew focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appeals. His litigation experience covers a wide array of substantive areas including complex business litigation, government-...
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Chad W. Essick, Real Estate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Chad primarily represents land owners and developers before local Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions, City Councils, and County Commissioners on matters related to zoning,...
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Matthew A. Fisher, Poyner Spruill, Certificate of Need Litigation Attorney, health Care Representation Attorney
Partner
Matt Fisher joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from the firm of Bode Hemphill, LLP.  His practice focuses on the representation of health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate...
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Paul M. Fogleman, Financial Services, Real Estate Lawyer, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Partner
Paul M. Fogleman represents financial institutions, borrowers, and real estate owners in a variety of transactional matters. Paul assists banks, non-traditional lenders, and borrowers in a...
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Susanna Knutson Gibbons, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Employment Compliance Attorney
Partner
Susie practices in the areas of employment compliance law, employment defense in litigation and administrative proceedings, and ERISA litigation. She regularly advises and defends clients...
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Over the years, we have represented a number of different clients on a multitude of different issues that cut across the ideological spectrum.  As a result, we have had the opportunity to...
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C. Marcus Harris, Labor, Employment, attorney, Poyner Spruill, law firm
Attorney at Law
Marc divides his time between two primary areas of practice, employee benefits and corporate and business law.  In the area of employee benefits, he represents clients in the design,...
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Wilson Hayman, Health Care Law Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Wilson's practice focuses on Health Care Law, Appellate Law, Civil Law, and Administrative Law. Wilson has represented public and private hospital systems as lead counsel in the acquisition...
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With change constant, and accelerating, health care organizations encounter ever widening obstacles to their success. They need legal guidance from a law firm that understands the...
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Todd Hemprill, Healthcare Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
​Todd joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from Bode Hemphill, LLP. His practice in Health Law involves representing health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate of Need law.  ...
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Keith H. Johnson, Environmental Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Keith’s practice focuses on environmental and municipal law, and commercial litigation. He has guided clients through virtually every state program designed to address contaminated property...
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Samuel W. Johnson, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Business and Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Partner
Sam practices in the areas of Business and Commercial Real Estate Law. He has represented business entities in corporate and other entity structure, organization and capitalization issues,...
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David R. Krosner, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Partner
Dave has extensive experience in all aspects of business transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance under both the 1933 and 1934 Act. Dave has served...
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Richard Q. Lafferty, Finance Attorney,Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Richard has over 25 years of experience helping financial institution clients of all sizes (some spanning multiple states and countries) with a broad range of complex legal matters,...
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Litigation is often a necessary part of doing business – either in defending one’s business or self, or in pursuit of remedies and protections for the same. When the need for litigation...
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Caroline P. Mackie, Business, Litigation, Attorney, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Partner
Caroline Mackie concentrates her practice on complex commercial and governmental litigation. Caroline represents financial services institutions, governmental entities, and companies...
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Kelsey H. Mayo, Employee Benefits Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Kelsey Mayo has extensive experience working with governmental, non-profit, and for-profit employers on all aspects of qualified and non-qualified plans, welfare benefit plans, fringe...
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Robert B. Meyer, Labor and Employment Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Robert’s practice focuses on the representation of management in multiple areas of labor and employment law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with...
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James M. O'Brien, III, Business, Entertainment Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Jim's practice spanstwo distinct but related practice areas:  Corporate law and entertainment law. He is a corporate deal lawyer who represents many established and emerging growth...
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Thomas L. Ogburn, Poyner Spruill Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
Tate focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation.  Tate regularly represents banking and other financial institutions in workouts, foreclosure actions...
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Jennifer G. Parser Immigration Law Attorney Poyner Spruill Law Firm Raleigh, NC
Of Counsel
Jennifer’s practice includes a broad range of immigration and labor and employment matters. She is a multi-lingual attorney able to handle all immigration matters, including H-1B visas, L-...
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Businesses and developers must navigate a diverse range of legal issues in the development process. From zoning and land use matters to construction issues and real estate loans, we help...
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Christopher H. Roede, Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Chris Roede works primarily in the financial services industry, working with banks, FinTech companies, and others on regulatory and lending matters. Chris’s practice includes regulatory and...
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Steven A. Rowe, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Employment Matters Attorney
Partner
Steve represents employers in a wide variety of employment matters in state and federal court and before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, United States Equal Employment Opportunity...
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Stephanie Sanders, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Corporate Lawyer
Partner
Stephanie Sanders focuses her practice primarily on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, and development of commercial properties....
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Steven Mansfield Shaber, Poyner Spruill Law Firm, Health Law Attorney
Partner
Steve has spent his entire career in health law -- first with the North Carolina Attorney General's Office and, since 1985, in private practice. His clients range from large hospitals to...
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William R. Shenton Health Attorney Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Partner
Bill's areas of expertise include health and hospital law, civil litigation, and administrative law. His practice has involved advising and representing health care facilities and...
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Amanda L Sherin, Transactional Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
​Amanda assists in representing clients in a broad range of transactional matters. She is a member of the firm's Business Law and Financial Services practice groups. Prior Legal Experience...
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E. Bardin Simmons, Transactional, Finance, Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Bardin has experience representing and advising clients in a broad range of regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He regularly advises financial institution clients regarding...
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Michael E. Slipsky, Corporate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Mike is an attorney in the Business Organizations group and has practiced with the firm since 2005. Mike focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for companies across a broad range...
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Deborah E. Sperati, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Creditor's Rights Lawyer, Bankruptcy Attorney
Partner
Deborah practices in the areas of Creditors' Rights, Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy. She frequently represents creditors in workouts, foreclosures, collections,...
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Lee A. Spinks, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Lee's practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Business and Commercial Law, and Health Care Law.  He represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and...
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Iain Stauffer, Poyner Spruill, Health Care Attorney
Of Counsel
​Iain joined Poyner Spruill October 1, 2015. He came to the firm from the NorthCarolina Attorney General’s Office where he served as an attorney for 12 years, most recently with the Public...
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Partner
Eric focuses his practice on intellectual property law and commercial litigation. Eric has substantial experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation, including...
919-783-1017
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Tax
Taxation is an important factor in everything from choosing a business structure, to creating a plan for retirement, to deciding where and howmuch  to give charitably. We have experience in...
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Trusts can be a valuable tool to manage your assets while living. Estate planning can be invaluable to your legacy. We represent a wide variety of estate planning clients including owners...
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David L. Woodard, Employment Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Partner
David practices in the area of employment litigation.  He regularly advises and defends clients in race, age, disability and sex discrimination and harassment cases; reviews handbooks and...
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