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Ted Edwards Recognized for Work with RBC Plaza

Ted Edwards Recognized for Work with RBC Plaza

May 4, 2009

CPN presents Star Award to members involved in the construction project

RALEIGH, NC — Ted Edwards, a partner and leader in Smith Moore Leatherwood's construction law practice, is one of 12 members of the Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina (CPN) who were recently honored for their work on downtown Raleigh's RBC Plaza.  The RBC Plaza was recognized with a Star Award, a merit of honor bestowed each year by the CPN, in the $10 million and over project category.

"Ted Edwards is a true professional," says Highwoods Properties Director of Development Randy Roberson.  "Ted did a masterful job for our development group of working with the design and construction plans on this project."  The $136 million RBC Plaza, owned by Highwoods Properties, was officially completed in October and has virtually reshaped the Raleigh skyline thanks to its 33-story tower.

Edwards, who focuses his practice on construction litigation and counseling owners and developers on construction administration issues, served as project counsel for Highwoods Properties, Inc., and assisted the development group in the negotiation of the contracts with the project architect and building contractors.

According to the CPN, the Star Award is a symbol designed to recognize and reward professionalism and excellence "star quality" construction projects.  The award honors the chosen project as the most outstanding new construction project in the state of North Carolina and is selected based on the merits and challenges of the project.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23


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