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Aug. 18, 2022

Firm Attorneys Recognized in 2023 ‘Best Lawyers’

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023.

They are:

In California:

  • Mike Hurvitz, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Philip R. Cosgrove, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

In Colorado:

  • Colin L. Barnacle, Employment Law -- Management
  • Mark T. Clouatre, Commercial Litigation

In the District of Columbia:

  • Steven A. Augustino, Communications Law
  • John J. Heitmann, Communications Law
  • James P. Moran, Jr., Government Relations Practice
  • Samuel Rosenthal, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Dylan D. Trache, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Andrew M. Tucker, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Solomon L. Wisenberg, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

In Florida:

  • Kristin Ahr, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert Alfert, Jr., Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation -- Construction
  • Randal M. Alligood, Real Estate Law
  • Andy Bertron, Commercial Litigation
  • Michael J. Bittman, Health Care Law
  • Ginger Barry Boyd, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Anne Novick Branan, Health Care Law
  • C. David Brown II, Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Joe B. Cox, Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey A. Deutch, Real Estate Law
  • Lauren Deutch, Real Estate Law
  • Steven Ellison, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation -- Real Estate
  • Gary M. Freedman, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation -- Bankruptcy
  • Peter R. Goldman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Jonathan E. Gopman, Trusts and Estates
  • Rachel L. Herlache, Real Estate Law
  • Clifford I. Hertz, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Gabriel L. Imperato, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David Itskovich, Real Estate Law
  • Gary Itskovich, Real Estate Law
  • Arvin J. Jaffe, Banking and Finance Law
  • Diane D. Karst, Real Estate Law
  • Scott Knapp, Commercial Litigation
  • David F. Leon, Real Estate Law
  • Carlos E. Loumiet, Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law
  • George G. Mahfood, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Jacqueline S. Miller, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel S. Newman, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
  • Todd Norman, Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel B. Nunn, Jr., Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Roman Petra, Tax Law
  • Beverly A. Pohl, Appellate Practice
  • Regina Rabitaille, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Trusts and Estates
  • Mark F. Raymond, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Securities, Public Finance Law
  • Paul Renner, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • Wayne Rich, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Douglas L. Rillstone, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Carl V. Romano, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Carl S. Rosen, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Jon A. Sale, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Zana Scarlett, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Peter Schoemann, Corporate Law
  • Mike Segal, Health Care Law
  • James E. Slater, Real Estate Law
  • Jeremy Springhart, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Douglas E. Starcher, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Michelle F. Tanzer, Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Frank P. Terzo, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jo O. Thacker, Real Estate Law
  • Nicolette Corso Vilmos, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation -- Bankruptcy
  • Lee D. Wedekind III, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • James J. Wheeler, Real Estate Law
  • Jayne C. Weintraub, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Michael K. Wilson, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

In Georgia:

  • Jeffrey A. Allred, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Erika C. Birg, Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets Law
  • Marquetta J. Bryan, Employment Law – Management
  • William J. Ching, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Philip A. Cooper, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Taylor Tapley Daly, Mediation
  • Bradley J. Denson, Real Estate Law
  • Douglas M. Flaum, Real Estate Law
  • Brian Galison, Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sanjay Ghosh, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Gina Ginn Greenwood, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Lee B. Hart, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Richard K. Hines, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael E. Hollingworth, Corporate Governance Law
  • Stanley S. Jones, Jr., Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law
  • Robert D. Klingler, Banking and Finance Law
  • Andrew Litvak, Real Estate Law
  • Russell Love, Trusts and Estates
  • Jennifer D. Malinovsky, Health Care Law
  • S. Wade Malone, Commercial Litigation
  • Adrienne E. Marting, Litigation – Health Care
  • Richard B. North, Jr., Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Andrew J. Rosenzweig, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael E. Rubinger, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel S. Sanders, Jr., Corporate Law
  • Larry W. Shackelford, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Gregory Taube, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Earle R. Taylor III – Public Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Mark S. VanderBroek, Franchise Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Charles D. Vaughn, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Eric R. Wilensky, Real Estate Law
  • Rhys T. Wilson, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

In Maryland:

  • Michael A. Brown, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael J. Halaiko, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Timothy A. Hodge, Jr., Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
  • Colleen Pleasant Kline, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Venture Capital Law
  • Kraig Long, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Leianne S. McEvoy, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Alexandra P. Moylan, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Rita Piel, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Scott J. Richman, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Alicia N. Ritchie, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Peter W. Sheehan, Jr., Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Matthew S. Sturtz, Commercial Litigation
  • Deborah K. St. Lawrence Thompson, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Thurman W. Zollicoffer Jr., Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants

In Massachusetts:

  • John G. Balboni, Real Estate Law
  • Susan W. Davis, Real Estate Law
  • Jane E. Remillard, Patent Law
  • Robert O. Sheridan, Litigation – Labor and Employment

In Minnesota:

  • Alana Bassin, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defense, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants

In New York:

  • Mitchell Boyarsky, Employment Law – Management
  • Edward J. Hansen, Technology Law
  • Susan Plaxsun, Real Estate Law

In North Carolina:

  • Travis A. Bustamante, Litigation – Health Care
  • John E. Branch III, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Joseph W. Eason, Insurance Law
  • Thomas A. Farr, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Candace S. Friel, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Health Care
  • Jeffrey J. Goebel, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Denise M. Gunter, Antitrust Law, Health Care Law, Litigation – Antitrust
  • C. Wells Hall III, Tax Law
  • Brett T. Hanna, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Linda L. Helms, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Thomas G. Hooper, Commercial Litigation
  • Noah H. Huffstetler III, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Susan S. Jackson, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Patrick L. Kartes, Patent Law
  • Craig N. Killen, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Patricia A. Markus, Health Care Law
  • Charles H. Mercer, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Tax Law
  • Brandon S. Neuman, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Paul J. Osowski, Personal Injury Litigation -- Defendants
  • Larry L. Ostema, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Donald R. Pocock, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • Mark A. Stafford, Commercial Litigation
  • Philip J. Strach, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • John Nicholas Suhr, Jr., Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • George M. Teague, Government Relations Practice, Insurance Law
  • Tracy E. Tomlin, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Elizabeth C. Trahos, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Dennis A. Wicker, Government Relations Practice
  • G. Gray Wilson, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Robert L. Wilson, Jr., Health Care
  • Fred M. Wood, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Noelle E. Wooten, Commercial Litigation

In Ohio:

  • John Q. Lewis, Commercial Litigation
  • Dustin Rawlin, Commercial Litigation

In South Carolina:

  • Merritt G. Abney, Commercial Litigation
  • Weston Adams III, Appellate Practice, Energy Regulatory Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Jody A. Bedenbaugh, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • A. Mattison Bogan, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • C. Mitchell Brown, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • William S. Brown, Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas A. Brumgardt, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Lindsay L. Builder, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert C. Calamari, Personal Injury Litigation -- Defendants
  • John M. Campbell, Jr., Tax Law
  • Jay S. Claypoole IV, Real Estate Law
  • Michael T. Cole, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Miles Coleman, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, Litigation – First Amendment
  • E. Bart Daniel, Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Government Relations Practice
  • Christopher J. Daniels, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jennifer Williams Davis, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Lane W. Davis, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Travis Dayhuff, Health Care Law
  • Gus M. Dixon, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Dwight F. Drake, Government Relations Practice
  • David E. Dukes, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Securities, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mark C. Dukes, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Debbie Whittle Durban, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sarah T. Eibling, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Robert W. Foster, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Daniel J. Fritze, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Eric K. Graben, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • James C. Gray, Jr., Administrative/Regulatory Law, Insurance Law
  • Neil E. Grayson, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • John B. Hagerty, Corporate Law
  • Sue Erwin Harper, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Bernard F. Hawkins, Jr., Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Michael W. Hogue, Commercial Litigation
  • P. Mason Hogue, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
  • S. Keith Hutto, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Kenneth A. Janik, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – ERISA, Tax Law
  • John M. Jennings, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • J. Mark Jones, Commercial Litigation
  • Neil C. Jones, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Edward G. Kluiters, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Frank B. B. Knowlton, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • D. Larry Kristinik III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities
  • John F. Kuppens, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • James K. Lehman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
  • Cory E. Manning, Commercial Litigation, Crimial Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Securities
  • James F. McCrackin, Trusts and Estates
  • John C. McElwaine, Copyright Law, Trademark Law
  • Thomas William McGee III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Qui Tam Law
  • Steven A. McKelvey, Jr., Franchise Law
  • Robert O. Meriwether, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • John T. Moore, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Elizabeth Scott Moïse, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas F. Moran, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Charles R. Norris, Insurance Law
  • Samuel W. Outten, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law -- Defendants
  • Eric A. Paine, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • G. Mark Phillips, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Edward E. Poliakoff, Government Relations Practice
  • Keith Poston, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • James F. Rogers, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Bo Russell, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Giles M. Schanen, Jr., Litigation – Labor and Employment, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants
  • B. Rush Smith III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Newman Jackson Smith, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law
  • Rivers S. Stilwell, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction
  • Carmen Harper Thomas, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -- Defendants
  • David G. Traylor, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Howard A. VanDine III, Litigation – Construction
  • Charles S. Verdin IV, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • John C. von Lehe, Jr., Appellate Practice, Tax Law
  • Courtney E. Walsh, Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel J. Westbrook, Health Care Law
  • Thad H. Westbrook, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Edward K. White, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Shawn R. Willis, Banking and Finance Law, Community Association Law, Real Estate Law
  • David H. Wilkins, Government Relations Practice, International Trade and Finance Law
  • George B. Wolfe, Economic Development Law, Government Relations Practice

In Tennessee:

  • Gary M. Brown, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Thomas J. Cullen, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jason I. Epstein, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Technology Law
  • Mark L. Miller, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Laurence M. Papel, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Shane G. Ramsey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Wes Scott, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Kate Skagerberg, Commercial Litigation
  • Kevin Tran, Corporate Law, Finance Services Regulation Law
  • David J. White, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law

In Texas:

  • David Stone, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • J. Karl Viehman, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

In West Virginia:

  • Melissa Foster Bird, Railroad Law
  • Thomas M. Hancock, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants
  • Kendra L. Huff, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Robert L. Massie, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law
  • Randall L. Saunders, Banking and Finance Law, Consumer Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Marc E. Williams, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law

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 is an Am law 100 firm that has more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

 



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