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Dec. 15, 2020

Nelson Mullins Elects 26 Attorneys to Partnership

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected 26 attorneys to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2021.


  • Shawtina Lewis, Los Angeles. Lewis is a seasoned litigator in the defense of product liability, toxic tort, automotive warranty litigation, and California Proposition 65 compliance.


  • Blake G. Betheil, Boca Raton. Betheil’s practice primarily focuses on estate planning and asset protection planning for a wide array of affluent individuals and their businesses.
  • Kimberly Freedman, Miami. Freedman focuses her practice on litigation and appellate matters including appellate advocacy and sophisticated motion practice.
  • Jamie Gelfman, Boca Raton. Gelfman focuses her practice in health law, representing healthcare providers and suppliers in a variety of regulatory, compliance, reimbursement, and licensure matters.
  • Gary Itskovich, Boca Raton. Itskovich focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions involving acquisition, disposition, financing and development of commercial and residential real estate projects, including apartment projects, office buildings, student housing, and shopping centers.
  • Sean C. Langton, Boca Raton. Langton focuses his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration.
  • Ryan K. Todd, Miami. Todd represents clients in commercial and business disputes, as well as white collar defense actions.
  • Raul Valero, Boca Raton. Valero focuses his practice on real estate transactions, commercial financing and lending.
  • Kelly Dunn Waters, Jacksonville. Waters practices in the corporate group and the real estate group, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities law.


  • Seth M. Bloomfield, Atlanta. Bloomfield focuses his practice in the areas of commercial finance and real estate capital markets representing commercial banks, life insurance companies, national CMBS lenders and other fixed-income lenders in corporate and real estate finance transactions.
  • Marquetta Bryan, Atlanta. Bryan  focuses her litigation practice in the areas of education, employment, and general litigation, including defending public and private entities in general, business, and employment litigation brought under federal and state laws.
  • Jenna Lasseter Carroll, Atlanta. A core focus of her practice involves her representation of a variety of national and regional retailers, restaurant operating companies, and other corporations in commercial leasing transactions comprising a variety of structures throughout the country.
  • Alex Shin, Atlanta. Shin practices in the areas of commercial real estate lending and real estate capital markets, in addition to offering general corporate advisement.


  • Christine Kingston, Boston. Kingston practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts, focusing on complex business litigation, commercial disputes, and consumer financial services litigation.

North Carolina:

  • Ariel Harris Roberson, Raleigh. Roberson’s practice focuses primarily on business litigation, which includes complex commercial disputes, employment law, and financial services matters. 

South Carolina:

  • Matt Abee, Columbia. Abee practices with the tax lien, escrow, lost property and redemption group. He also works in the areas of appellate, business litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and employment litigation.
  • David Dill, Greenville. In his practice, Dill emphasizes creative and strategic approaches to complex litigation, investigations, contracts, and governmental relations.
  • Joseph E. Fornadel, III, Columbia. Fornadel focuses his practice in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, product liability, e-discovery, and antitrust litigation.
  • Lee Kiser, Greenville. Kiser focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, and corporate governance matters.
  • Brittany McIntosh, Greenville. McIntosh focuses her practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.
  • Graham Mitchell, Columbia. Mitchell’s practice is in bankruptcy and creditors' rights, consumer financial services litigation, and financial institutions.
  • Patrick Quinn, Columbia. Quinn concentrates his practice in the area of complex civil litigation, including automotive franchise and distribution litigation and counseling.
  • Lindsay Van Slambrook, Charleston. Van Slambrook focuses her practice on commercial real estate development and land use, including the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate.

Washington, D.C.:

  • Mike Bradshaw, D.C. Bradshaw practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, including matters related to public and private offerings of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, and bank compliance.
  • Hannah Levinson Cross, D.C. Cross focuses her practice in the area of healthcare law and has experience advising and counseling hospital systems, physician practice groups, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers.
  • Rob Hawkins, D.C. Hawkins focuses his practice in the areas of D.C. government relations, administrative law, federal government relations, and public relations strategies.