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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

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About Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

For more than a century, Parker Poe has represented many of the Southeast's largest companies and local governments in transactions, regulatory issues, and complex litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the education, energy, financial services, government, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, and real estate industries. Parker Poe has more than 225 attorneys serving clients from eight offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Washington, D.C.

Lawyers in each of our offices are rated among the highest quality attorneys across their respective states, recognized for effective and efficient service. The Best Lawyers in America lists nearly 90 of our attorneys in its rankings, and we are also well-recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Chambers USA, and other ratings publications.

Competitive Fees
Independent surveys by financial, accounting, and research organizations rate Parker Poe among the top law firms for high-value, quality service. Research by PwC reveals our rates to be in the midrange of competing firms, both regionally and nationally.

Quality Service
Service satisfaction research by Altman Weil and BTI identifies Parker Poe among the leaders in client satisfaction and loyalty. For 2020, Parker Poe was named to the BTI Client Service A-Team, which is the gold standard used by law firms and corporate counsel to measure client service. Parker Poe has received that recognition 11 of the past 12 years.

Ongoing, independent surveys of the largest clients of Parker Poe find service satisfaction scores average higher than 9.0 on a 10-point scale. These surveys of nearly 20 top clients have found that every study participant values Parker Poe's service and attorneys, would recommend Parker Poe, and would consider our firm for service in additional legal areas.

Civic Engagement
Community service is ingrained in our culture at Parker Poe. Our lawyers have served as mayors, city attorneys, state legislators, and Supreme Court justices. They have served on boards of universities and K-12 schools. They have been elected as presidents of the state bar and state and local bar associations. Members of our firm ? lawyers and staff ? have also been deeply involved in charitable and arts organizations. These commitments are part of how we seek a better future for our clients, our community, and each other.

Diversity & Inclusion
Parker Poe recognizes that promoting diversity is not only the right thing to do ? it is essential to the success of the firm, our lawyers, employees, and clients. When people from various backgrounds feel welcome and respected, it leads to creative ideas and new perspectives, thus enriching the practice of law. To that end, Parker Poe is building on initiatives to improve the diversity and inclusion of our employees, developing a pipeline for minority students interested in the legal profession, and collaborating with clients and local organizations who share our commitment to giving everyone a voice at the table. To learn more, please click here.

International Scope
More than 35 years ago, Parker Poe was the first Carolinas-based firm with a dedicated international practice group. The practice was an outgrowth of our firm's service to companies based in Germany. Today, our international practice represents clients based across Europe and Asia, as well as in Africa, Australia, and South America. Parker Poe is also a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.

Office Description:

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is regarded as one of the premier locations in the Southeast to live and conduct business. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is home to roughly 860,000 residents, and it's part of a broader metropolitan area with a population of 2.5 million, according to census data. Heriot Clarkson, former justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, founded Parker Poe in Charlotte in 1884. Today with more than 130 years of experience, the firm offers one of the region's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, banking, environmental law, tax law, real estate, and lending. Charlotte has a banking community that is the second largest in the nation, behind only New York. More than half of all Fortune 500 companies have a presence here, and six are headquartered in the Charlotte area: Bank of America, Duke Energy, Lowe's, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, and Sealed Air. The region's favorable business environment continues to attract foreign corporations seeking a presence in the United States. More than 1,000 foreign-owned firms have established facilities in the area, according to the Charlotte Chamber. Centrally Located Located in the center of Uptown, the Charlotte office of Parker Poe is close to major businesses and some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in North Carolina. Charlotte's central location in the Carolinas also provides easy access to Atlantic coast beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Charlotte area appeals to families, singles, and young couples alike, all of whom enjoy the city's vibrant and expanding social and community activities. Residents can take advantage of the strong local colleges and universities, including UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson College, and Central Piedmont Community College. Entertainment & Culture Home to the Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights, and Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte is a haven for sports fans. Charlotte often hosts the PGA's Wells Fargo Championship, which brings in golf professionals and enthusiasts from across the country. In addition, the area has a rich NASCAR tradition with races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The city also offers a strong and growing cultural dimension with the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Ballet, the Mint Museums, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Historic Latta Plantation, and the Levine Museum of the New South. In addition, Johnson & Wales University and its renowned culinary program has invigorated the area's restaurant and gourmet offerings.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 8

Total Attorneys: 265

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Atlanta, GA 40
Charleston, SC 17
Charlotte, NC 95
Columbia, SC 24
Greenville, SC 12
Raleigh, NC 66
Spartanburg, SC 4
Washington, DC 8

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 5
Corporate 38
Education 12
Energy and Oil & Gas 3
Environmental and Land Use 6
ERISA/Executive Compensation 3
Finance - Banking 14
Government 9
Government and Government Relations 5
Health Care 10
IP 21
Labor & Employment 16
Litigation 83
Real Estate 41
Tax 10
Trusts and Estates 2

Practice Area Rankings by Region

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