COLUMBIA, SC – June 16, 2008 – McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. IS RECOGNIZED AGAIN THIS YEAR BY CHAMBERS USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 ® FOR ITS PRACTICE AREAS OF CORPORATE/MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, GENERAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION and REAL ESTATE and EIGHT McNAIR ATTORNEYS ARE COMMENDED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING LEGAL ABILITIES.
CORPORATE/MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS
CHAMBERS states that “’This team will keep you on track’ when it comes to corporate and M&A transactions and inspires confidence through its ‘comprehensive knowledge of transactions.’ With eight offices in South Carolina and a large number of experts, the group’s size is indicative of its strength, and major deals are handled with as much dexterity as smaller, local ones. The firm closed a $600 million development in Myrtle Beach and is now working on a development of similar proportions with a nonprofit organization. Corporate and securities work is thoroughly represented for both private and public companies, and the firm often acts as local counsel in multistate transactions. Clients can rest easy in the service the lawyers provide: ‘They keep me out of trouble, so I sleep well at night,’ commented one client.”
CHAMBERS specifically mentions three McNAIR lawyers in this area of practice, John W. Currie and William M. Musser (both in McNAIR’s Columbia office) and David J. Tigges (in McNAIR’s Hilton Head Island office).
CHAMBERS says, “The ‘truly exceptional’ John Currie is praised for his ‘ease in dealing with sensitive situations’ and his ‘common sense and business-focused approach.’ His knowledge of both public company and private client work is well known.”
John W. Currie
CHAMBERS goes on to say that, “Bill Musser has a ‘practical, hands-on approach,’ and he deals with both corporate work and municipal finance.”
William M. Musser
CHAMBERS also comments that, “David Tigges is an up-and-coming lawyer whose clients have faith in his dedication: ‘He always has his clients’ interests at heart.’”
David J. Tigges
GENERAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
CHAMBERS states, “Noted for its ‘invaluable depth of expertise’ and ubiquitous presence across South Carolina, this firm is highly qualified in many areas of litigation, making it a go-to outfit for large corporate clients working in the state. The group’s ‘excellent relationships with local counsel’ is another key asset, sources say. As well as receiving plaudits for its aggressive litigation style, the team is commended as ‘excellent in knowing when to litigate,’ a skill that clients particularly appreciate, given the growing cost of litigation. There are around 60 litigators in total at the firm, with a significant number of experts in construction and healthcare litigation. Home-building company Pulte is among the firm’s major clients.”
CHAMBERS singles out Celeste T. Jones (McNAIR’s Columbia office) saying she “…is an ‘aggressive and tenacious litigator,’ and an expert in medical malpractice cases. In addition, ‘she gives the most compelling summation – she has the panel riveted every time,’ sources say.”
Celeste T. Jones
CHAMBERS singles out this practice area of McNAIR saying, “With eight offices across the state, this firm is recognized as an established local institution with good local coverage. The practice is also commended for its ‘extremely well-qualified lawyers’ who ‘will go to great lengths to protect their clients’ interests.’” CHAMBERS goes on to say “…attorneys continue to undertake a significant number of impressive deals, advising an enviable clientele. For instance, the lawyers recently represented a major franchise of a national restaurant chain, advising on licensing and franchising matters. The group is also working on large-scale mixed-use projects. The clientele is composed of developers, financial institutions, manufacturers and industrial companies.”
CHAMBERS profiles four McNAIR lawyers in the real estate practice group, J. Sidney Boone, Jr. (McNAIR’s Charleston office), Joel E. Gottlieb, Judith L. McInnis and M. Todd Smith (McNAIR’s Columbia office).
CHAMBERS states of Sid Boone that “…Sidney Boone is widely described as ‘the dean of the McNair real estate lawyers.’ He is almost exclusively involved on the development side of the sector and is currently overseeing a 6,000-acre development in Dorchester County.”
CHAMBERS says that further that, “With ‘huge experience and talent,’ Joel Gottlieb maintains his profile as one of the finest attorneys for retail development work.”
CHAMBERS states, “Judith McInnis is another standout figure at the firm. She acts for developers and lenders on the sale of land, among other matters.”
CHAMBERS goes on to say, “Toddy Smith’s practice concentrates mostly on timberland development and he is reported to be ‘the best man’ for this type of work.”
McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. has eight offices in South Carolina and one in North Carolina. To learn more about the Firm or its attorneys please visit www.mcnair.net. For more information on CHAMBERS USA and the complete directory listing, visit www.chambersandpartners.co.uk .