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April 11, 2024

Nelson Mullins Selects New Class Members for High Potentials Program

Nelson Mullins selected eight partners to join its High Potentials Program class of 2024. The firm’s High Potentials Program is an award-winning, year-long program designed to expand the leadership and business development skills of its participating partners. It’s a unique opportunity for class members to work closely with senior leaders and internal and external marketing coaches to identify each attorney’s unique skillset to elevate their personal profiles, expand leadership capabilities, and tap into their business development potential.     

The class of 2024 includes the following Nelson Mullins partners:

Blake Betheil is based in the firm’s Boca Raton, Florida office and part of the corporate practice group. He primarily focuses on estate planning and asset protection planning for a wide array of affluent individuals and their businesses. 

Sarah Bunce is part of the litigation group in Cleveland. She concentrates her practice on products liability and complex business litigation and has experience representing clients through all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts.

Amy Cheng practices litigation in Atlanta. Amy is an experienced and zealous litigator, representing individuals, companies, and higher education institutions in the full range of labor and employment, business litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations matters. 

Dwayne Barrs, Jr. is an experienced trial attorney part of the firm’s litigation team in Dallas. With more than 25 jury trials under his belt, Dwayne has the proven ability to develop clear and persuasive arguments that advance client positions, and harmonize business objectives with litigation strategy.

Michelle Jessell practices corporate law in Boca Raton. She has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, leasing, and lending related matters and represents lenders and borrowers on commercial loan transactions.

Abe Kannof is in the firm’s Atlanta office and focuses his practice on commercial and real estate transactions. He regularly represents real estate developers, investors, and hotel operators as it relates to the purchase and sale of real estate, title and survey analysis, development work, negotiation of loan documents, joint-venture agreements, and hotel management agreements. 

Lyndsey Stults is a member of the firm’s litigation team in Boston. She concentrates her legal practice on bad-faith insurance defense, commercial business disputes, consumer financial services litigation, products liability litigation, and employment litigation.

Kevin Tran is part of the Financial Regulatory and Corporate team in Nashville. He assists financial institutions and technology clients with financial regulatory, securities, and corporate matters. Kevin focuses on the representation of early stage, mid-stage, and publicly traded FinTech companies.

The Nelson Mullins High Potentials Program is nationally recognized for innovation by Profiles in Diversity, Chambers and Partners, and the Financial Times.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is a full-service Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals with offices across the United States. For more information, go to