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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Erika Newsom Honored for Contributions to Greenville

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Erika Newsom Honored for Contributions to Greenville


October 12, 2010

Greenville, SC – Erika Newsom, attorney for Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, was named to the 2010 class of Greenville First Bank's Best & Brightest 35 and Under at an awards event September 28th at the BMW Performance Center and Zentrum auditorium.

Best & Brightest 35 and Under, a program of Greenville Business Magazine currently in its 17th year, was created to honor Greenville's young leaders for their professional and community contributions. 35 honorees were chosen this year from a record pool of nominations. Honorees were selected based on professional achievements, community contributions and educational background.

With both a MBA and a law degree from the University of South Carolina, Newsom works primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, general corporate law and healthcare. She represents private companies in a variety of transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, private placements, equity and debt financings and corporate reorganizations. Her practice also includes the representation of physicians and medical practices.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Newsom has served on the executive committee and board of directors of Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands and says, "Goodwill is an amazing organization that gives people the training and resources they need to become self-sufficient. By giving people hope and opportunity, you can really change lives." Newsom is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 36, chairing the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the class project at the Ronald McDonald House. She also serves as a mentor at the Frazee Center, is a Hands on Greenville volunteer, and is an active member of Grace Church.

Greenville Business Magazine is the only monthly publication dedicated to delivering an insightful perspective on the business of the Greenville community. The magazine takes readers behind the scenes to learn about the businesses that keep Greenville alive and moving forward. With the help of industry experts, the publication looks at national trends and their local impact, revealing Greenville's place in a changing business climate. For more information on Greenville First’s Best & Brightest program, contact Lori Coon at 864-271-1105.

For more information, contact:
Luci Givens (lucig@hughesagency.org)
Brandy Humphries (brandyh@hughesagency.org)
864.271.0718

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