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Nelson Mullins Expands in Florida With the
Opening of a Jacksonville Office

JACKSONVILLE -- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is expanding its presence in Florida with the opening of a Jacksonville office. Daniel B Nunn, Jr., and J. Phillip Gibbs join as partners, while R. Gene Aldridge joins as of counsel. The new office is located at 50 N. Laura St., 28th floor. The office becomes the Firm's 14th and the second in Florida. 

"Jacksonville is a thriving and growing business community, and we are excited to be a part of the legal and business community there," said Nelson Mullins Managing Partner Jim Lehman. "Dan, Phil, and Gene are great additions to our practices and a good fit for the Firm."

Mr. Nunn and Mr. Gibbs focus their practices on business and corporate law. Mr. Nunn, who is serving as the office managing partner, practices in the areas of business and corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities law and finance. He represents buyers, sellers, and management groups in taxable and nontaxable transactions involving public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, including stock acquisitions, divisional asset acquisitions and divestitures, tender offers and exchange offers, restructurings, going-private transactions, distressed company acquisitions, and cross-border transactions.

Mr. Gibbs practices business law including general representation of both privately owned and public companies with an emphasis in business acquisitions and sales, business formation and structuring, joint ventures, securities, corporate finance, private placements, secured lending transactions (real estate and asset based) and commercial leasing. Mr. Gibbs also represents public companies on disclosure and corporate governance issues, directors’ responsibilities and fiduciary duties, and other regulatory and compliance matters.

Mr. Aldridge practices in real estate acquisitions, sales, secured lending transactions (real estate and asset based), commercial leasings, financings, refinancings, workouts, title abstracting, and insurance issues. Mr. Aldridge is also a title insurance agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Jacksonville-based Jana Kolarik Anderson, a partner in Nelson Mullins' Healthcare Practice Group, also will be resident in the Jacksonville office. She previously was associated with the Firm's Washington, DC, office.

"We are excited to help Nelson Mullins expand its footprint in northern Florida," Mr. Nunn said. "We see growth potential in Jacksonville for this office and will work to recruit a variety of attorneys to further enhance the Firm's service to clients."

Nelson Mullins opened its first Florida office in Tallahassee in 2009.  Firm attorneys there work on automotive dealer, distributor, and franchise litigation for the world's manufacturers and importers operating in the United States.

The three Jacksonville attorneys join the Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, and Tax team headed by Atlanta partner Michael Hollingsworth. "This expansion in Florida gives us an opportunity to enhance our services to and grow our client base," Mr. Hollingsworth said. "We welcome Dan, Phil, and Gene and look forward to introducing them to our clients."

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

For additional information, contact: Jan Easterling, Nelson Mullins Communications Coordinator, at 800.237.2000, ext. 9794

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