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May 2, 2019

Experienced Corporate Lawyers Join Nelson Mullins in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that corporate/mergers and acquisitions attorney Michael D. Bryan and commercial real estate and business law attorney Ashley Dantzler Wright have joined the firm as partner and of counsel, respectively, in Charleston.

“We are excited that Mike is returning and Ashley is joining our office,” said Charleston Managing Partner John McElwaine. “The two bring considerable experience and skill sets that will enhance our corporate team.”

Bryan, who was previously a Nelson Mullins partner, focuses his practice on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing, and debt and equity offerings. He advises clients in the agricultural and industrial biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries. He was co-head of the Agribusiness, Food, and Beverage Industry Group at his previous firm and also has served as associate general counsel of Monsanto Co.

He earned his JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1983 and a BBA with a concentration in finance,  also from the University of Kentucky, in 1980.

Wright represents developers and owners in connection with real estate acquisition, development, leasing, and financing transactions and has extensive experience in the preparation of third-party legal opinions. She advises lenders in all aspects of commercial lending transactions. In addition to her corporate practice at her previous firm, she has been associated with another Charleston firm where she practiced business litigation, creditor's rights, real estate litigation, and construction litigation.

She earned her JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2003 and a B.A., cum laude, in 2000 also from the University of South Carolina. 

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 785 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

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