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Aug. 20, 2020

46 Nelson Mullins Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Ones to Watch’

Best Lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Forty-six Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch.

The Atlanta lawyers in this publication are:

  • George F. Akers, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Ashley A. Akins, Education Law
  • Emily H. Breece, Real Estate Law
  • Amy B. Cheng, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Labor and Employment Law -- Management
  • Jeffrey R. Daniel, Education Law
  • Abraham Kannof, Real Estate Law
  • Eugenia Kim, Leverage Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Rebekah D. McCorvey, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jenaé Moxie, Corporate Law
  • Amanda Holcomb Sheneman, Real Estate Law
  • Tai Hyun (Alex) Shin, Real Estate Law
  • Jessica R. Watson, Commercial Litigation

The Baltimore lawyers listed are:

  • Yodeski Y. Acquie, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Daniel L. Fitzgerald, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

The Boca Raton, Fla. lawyers listed are:

  • Nathaniel G. Dutt, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

The Boston lawyers listed are:

The Charleston, S.C. lawyers listed are:

The Charlotte, N.C. lawyers listed are:

  • Benjamin Chesson, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Lianna Donovan, Commercial Litigation
  • Ariel Harris Roberson, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law -- Management
  • Josh Smith, Securities/Capital Markets Law

The Columbia, S.C. lawyers listed are:

  • Matt Abee, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Amber M. Hendrick, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants
  • Jonathan M. Knicely, Commercial Litigation
  • Graham Mitchell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Donna Tillis, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law -- Management
  • Blake T. Williams, Commercial Litigation

The Denver lawyers listed are:

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. lawyers listed are:

The Greenville, S.C. lawyers listed are:

  • David C. Dill, Government Relations Practice
  • Brittany M. McIntosh, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Regulation
  • Katie E. Towery, Commercial Litigation

The Huntington, W.V. lawyers listed are:

  • Megan Basham Davis, Commercial Litigation

The Los Angeles, Calif. lawyers listed are:

The Miami, Fla. listed lawyers are:

  • TerryAnn Howell, Trusts and Estates

The Nashville, Tenn. lawyers listed are:

  • John T. Baxter, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Woods Drinkwater, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation

The Orlando, Fla. lawyers listed are:

  • Amanda Gunter, Commercial Litigation
  • Edward R. Philpot, Commercial Litigation
  • Shaun A. Rechsteiner, Commercial Litigation

The Raleigh, N.C. lawyers listed are:

  • Ariel Harris Roberson, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law -- Management

The Washington, D.C. listed lawyers are:

  • Hannah L. Cross, Healthcare
  • Katherine A. DeStefano, Commercial Litigation

Recognition is given to attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers (with five to nine years of experience) for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

According to the organization, lawyers are selected for inclusion based on a peer-review survey. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers is based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areas and legal practice area.

Learn more about the methodology.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. The firm does business in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. For more information on the firm, go to