Corporate Board Member magazine and Chambers & Partners recently recognized Smith Moore LLP as a top business law firm in the Triad region. Corporate Board Member ranked Smith Moore among the region's top five firms for corporate law in its June 2003, special legal issue. The firm also received high marks in the 2003-2004 Chambers & Partners USA Directory of America's Leading Business Lawyers with two practice areas and four attorneys listed.
Corporate Board Member included Smith Moore in its rankings based on the recommendations of directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and other business leaders in the region and across the nation. The survey, which included 50 metropolitan areas, gathered responses from 2,000 board members, who shared the names of the most respected corporate law firms in their communities. Smith Moore also was ranked among the top five firms in the region by the publication in 2002.
Within the recently released Chambers & Partners USA Directory, the firm's litigation and real estate teams were recognized for their counsel, ability to handle complex litigation matters, and thorough understanding of their clients' businesses. The directory noted consensus among both peers and clients that Smith Moore is the premier Greensboro real estate outfit with a depth of experience in development, financing and zoning issues. The four Smith Moore attorneys highlighted in the directory included litigation attorneys Donald Cowan and Larry Sitton, real estate attorney Charles Melvin, and labor and employment attorney Martin Erwin.
Chambers & Partners developed the directory based on more than 4,500 in-depth, telephone interviews conducted with clients and attorneys across the United States. Researchers assessed each firm and attorney on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, and commitment.
Smith Moore's recent recognitions by Corporate Board Member and Chambers & Partners add to a string of noteworthy accomplishments in the past year. Seventeen Smith Moore attorneys were honored with inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2003-2004, and 13 of its attorneys were named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite listing of the best lawyers in their field by peers statewide in January 2003.
Contact: Kathryn Viets (919) 277-1162