GREENVILLE, SC - The 2009 listing of The Best Lawyers in America Lawyers of the Year includes Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Mark R. Holmes, who was named "Greenville Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year." The recognition is the first of its kind from Best Lawyers, which releases a list of highly rated attorneys according to practice area each year.
Holmes, a leader in Smith Moore Leatherwood's commercial real estate practice in its Greenville office, concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, zoning and land use issues. An attorney and agent for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Title Insurance Company, Holmes holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year is a list of outstanding attorneys compiled through a comprehensive peer review survey in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The attorneys honored as "Lawyers of the Year" received high ratings in the surveys and maintained a high level of respect among their peers based on their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
In all, two Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys achieved "Lawyer of the Year" ratings. In addition to Holmes, Larry B. Sitton of the firm's Charlotte office earned the distinction of "Charlotte Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year."
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