Ellis Lawhorne Announces Hill as a New Shareholder in the Firm

February 10, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – February 10, 2009 – Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A., is pleased to announce Matthew B. Hill as its newest shareholder. Hill is a member of the Business, Real Estate and Finance Practice Group.

Hill began working with Ellis Lawhorne ten years ago as a law clerk. In November 2001, he joined the firm as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice on general corporate matters and transactions that involve the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of commercial real estate. Hill provides legal counsel to individuals, lending institutions, corporate entities, and real estate developers.

“Matt is an example of ‘growing our own talent’—he has literally grown up within the ranks of Ellis Lawhorne,” says managing shareholder Bill McElveen. “Over the past ten years, he has matured into a very knowledgeable attorney capable of handling complex matters for our clients. We are pleased to have him as a shareholder and confident he will continue to demonstrate his leadership and professional abilities.”

Hill earned his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1997. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2001. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Richland County Bar Association.

About Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A.

Established in 1980, Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A., is among South Carolina’s largest law firms, with more than 35 attorneys. The Firm serves regional and national corporate and individual clients in four main practice groups: Business, Real Estate and Finance; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Trusts and Estates; and Workers’ Compensation.  For additional information about the Firm, visit www.ellislawhorne.com.