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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Inducted Into Academic Hall Of Fame

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Inducted Into Academic Hall Of Fame

December 6, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attorney Diana Palecek from the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood was recently inducted into Erskine College's Academic Hall of Fame. Palecek graduated magna cum laude from Erskine College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. The Erskine College Board of Counselors recognized inductees, including Palecek, who were honored as the "best of the best" in terms of academic achievement, support and service, at a recent banquet.

"We congratulate Diana for this noteworthy accomplishment," said Rob Marcus, chairman of the firm's management committee. "This is a presitigous and well-deserved honor."

Palecek is a member of the firm's banking and finance and real estate development practice groups. Her practice area focuses on commercial real estate transactions and commercial lending, including leasing, lending, and workouts and foreclosures. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Palecek served as in-house counsel for Wachiova Bank in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Delaware Investment Advisers, the investment division of the Lincoln Financial Group (formerly Jefferson Pilot Financial) in Greensboro, N.C. She is a 1992 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.

Palecek has served as an Erskine College Alumni Board member for three years, is a former board member of Erskine College Board of Counselors, a CREW Charlotte, Inc., committee member and is involved in a variety of other civic service organizations.

Along with Palecek, two other Erskine alumni and one faculty member were also inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame.

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