Brooks Pierce Partners Named as North Carolina's 2008 Legal Elite

January 14, 2008
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Business North Carolina magazine

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 15 of the firm's partners are named as Business North Carolina magazine's 2008 "Legal Elite."

Partner Derek Allen is the 2008 winner in the Young Guns (Best Under 40) category. Derek practices in the areas of land use and development and general business litigation. He often represents commercial and residential developers in all areas of their land use and development needs, including zoning and related matters.

First time recognition is given to Jennifer K. Van Zant (Young Guns) and Howard L. Williams (Tax Law). Other Brooks Pierce partners recognized as 2008 Legal Elite include:

Mark Davidson
Business Law, Tax/Estate Planning

Kearns Davis 
Criminal and Young Guns

Robert J. King, III

Jeffrey E. Oleynik
Antitrust & Bankruptcy 

Jim W. Phillips, Jr. 

S. Leigh "Bo" Rodenbough, IV
Real Estate

David W. Sar 
Patents/Intellectual Property and Young Guns

John H. Small 

Mack Sperling 

Edward C. Winslow
Business Law

Hall of Fame members include James T. Williams, Jr., named as the state's top lawyer in Litigation (2002), and George W. House, named as state's top lawyer in Environmental Law (2005).

About Legal Elite
Business North Carolina's Legal Elite is a statewide listing of North Carolina lawyers ranked the current best in specific practice areas as voted by their peers. Ballots are mailed to every member of the State Bar living in North Carolina and less than 4% of members receive enough votes to make the list.

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