CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood has annouced the addition of six attorneys in several of the firm's North and South Carolina offices. The attorneys bring new depth and experience to key firm practice areas, including corporate law, health care, labor and employment, and litigation.
"We welcome these new attorneys to our firm," said Rob Marcus, Chair of the firm's Management Committee. "Each attorney brings a wide range of experience, as well as great diligence and enthusiasm to the individual practice groups, and we look forward to the fresh insights and ideas each attorney will provide to the firm and our clients."
The following attorneys have recently joined Smith Moore Leatherwood:
- Timothy Lendino has joined the firm's Charlotte office as an associate. Lendino's practice at Smith Moore Leatherwood will focus primarily on commercial disputes and business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Lendino served as a law clerk for the Honorable John R. Jolly, Jr., of the North Carolina Business Court.
- Lisa Arthur has joined the firm's Greensboro office as a litigation associate. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Arthur worked at the firm as a summer associate, where she gained significant experience in litigation, health care law, workers' compensation and family law. She also worked for Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring equal access to justice by providing free legal services in civil matters to low-income individuals.
- Brian Lemon has joined the firm's Raleigh office as an attorney of counsel. He brings to the firm more than 17 years of corporate tax experience. Lemon's practice at Smith Moore Leatherwood will focus on federal taxation and federal tax controversies on behalf of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He will also advise clients on the federal tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, and international tax issues.
- Toni Peck has joined the firm's Raleigh office as a health care associate. Prior to joining the firm, she built her practice assisting health care providers on a variety of health care matters, including fraud and abuse, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physician recruitment, medical staff issues and regulatory compliance. She also advised health care providers on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures and other corporate matters.
- Mary B. Ramsay has joined the firm's Charleston office as a litigation associate. She previously served as a judicial law clerk under Judge Roger M. Young in the Circuit Court of South Carolina.
- T. Foster Haselden has joined the firm's Greenville office as an associate in the firm's labor and employment and litigation practice groups. Haselden comes from Washington, D.C. where he worked at a law firm; as special assistant to the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor; as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense; and as a law clerk for the Honorable Terry L. Wooten of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. Prior to returning to law school, Haselden worked as a deputy press secretary and speechwriter for a U.S. Senator.