Wyche Attorneys Secure a $1.4 Million Verdict for Frank Betz Associates, Inc. in Architectural Works Copyright Infringement Case

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche attorneys Wallace K. Lightsey and Troy A. Tessier secured a $1.4 million verdict for Frank Betz Associates, Inc. (“Betz”) in an architectural works copyright infringement case against Signature Homes, Inc., Brian Burns, and Signature Partnership, LLC. This verdict, one of the largest ever for an architectural works copyright case, was announced…
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Greenville defense contractor sold

The Greenville News The February 3, 2012 edition of The Greenville News features an article entitled “Greenville defense contractor sold,” highlighting Ranger International Services Group, Inc.’s recent acquisition by the Berger Group of Companies. Ranger, a Greenville-based defense contractor providing aviation, logistics, and engineering services at various sites around the world, is now a subsidiary…
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Ranger International Buyout Recognized as Deal of the Decade by The M&A Advisor Magazine

Marketwatch.com Marketwatch.com, part of The Wall Street Digital Network, included an article on January 11, 2012, recognizing Ranger International Services Group, a private equity consolidator specializing in technical services, for its recent award from The M&A Advisor magazine for its acquisition of US Logistics. The merger of US Logistics into Ranger International was deemed one…
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Jo Hackl Named One of the 50 Most Influential in Greenville for 2011

Greenville Business Magazine The January 2012 edition of Greenville Business Magazine names Jo Watson Hackl of Wyche one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential for 2011. This is the second year in a row that Jo has received this recognition. In the article, Brandy Woods Snow and Kristi Keenan of Greenville Business Magazine have identified the…
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Wyche Expands Its Corporate and Litigation Groups with Three New Associates

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche has augmented its corporate and litigation groups with the hiring of three new associates in those areas, David K. Anna, Natalie R. Dunham, and Wade S. Kolb III. David K. Anna joins Wyche as a corporate associate, concentrating his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, and private equity.…
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Wallace Lightsey Named the Greenville Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2012

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Wallace K. Lightsey has been named the Best Lawyers’ Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2012 in Greenville, S.C. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.…
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Twenty Wyche Lawyers Listed in the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche is pleased to announce that 20 Wyche lawyers were recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers In America® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) is a leading legal referral guide that has been published annually since 1983 and is based on an extensive…
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Matthew Richardson Chosen to Serve as President-Elect of the South Carolina Association for Justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Matthew T. Richardson was recently chosen to serve as President-Elect of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). SCAJ, formerly the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, has been keeping South Carolina families safe by giving a voice to families and workers for over 50…
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Wallace Lightsey is Now President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Wallace K. Lightsey is now serving as President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar whose mission is to fund programs that improve access to justice, educate the public about the legal system, and…
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Greenville lawyer to lead SC Bar Foundation

GSA Business GSA Business published an article on July 12 entitled “Greenville lawyer to lead S.C. Bar Foundation,” which highlights Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey‘s new position as President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. The GSA Business staff report that Lightsey is a partner with Wyche in Greenville and has been in practice for 25…
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Linking firms in a shrinking world

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The June 13th edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly includes an article written by Fred Horlbeck entitled “Linking firms in a shrinking world,” which delves into international legal networks and the value they deliver clients. Horlbeck begins the article with an anecdote from Wyche attorney Henry Parr about an assignment he…
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Wyche is Recognized in Every Category for South Carolina in the 2011 Edition of Chambers USA

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is recognized in every practice area listed for the state of South Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers). These practice areas are Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, eight Wyche attorneys were singled out as leading…
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Join the Effort to Expand Jones Gap

The Greenville News By Marshall Winn The June 13th edition of The Greenville News featured an op-ed written by Wyche attorney Marshall Winn entitled “Join the Effort to Expand Jones Gap.” The full piece is included below: In my work I meet people from across the country and indeed around the world who are visiting…
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Serve and Protect

TOWN Magazine The June 2011 edition of TOWN Magazine includes an Editor’s Letter from Jack Bacot entitled “Serve and Protect.” In this letter, Bacot talks about the beautiful Upstate landscape known as the “Blue Wall,” formerly known as the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment. He praises the efforts that have gone into ensuring that more than…
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Leadership Greenville graduates 37th class

The Greenville News The May 31st edition of The Greenville News features an article entitled “Leadership Greenville graduates 37th class.” The Greenville News writes that “Leadership Greenville is designed to help develop informed, committed, and qualified leaders for Greenville County. It requires a 10-month commitment. Participants are selected through an application process based upon their…
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Federal jury sides with Walhalla land owners

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The May 23rd edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly features an article entitled “Federal jury sides with Walhalla land owners.” The SC Lawyers Weekly staff writes about Courtney v. Ingersoll-Rand, a case brought by property owners, Jacque and Ron Courtney, who claimed an industrial plant’s conta­mination of their property tainted any…
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A Third of Wyche Members Named to South Carolina Super Lawyers List

GREENVILLE,S.C. – Wyche received excellent coverage in the 2011 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers, with one third of all firm shareholders selected for inclusion. Super Lawyers is a rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection…
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Conservation Legends Honored

The State The May 5th edition of The State recognizes Wyche attorney, Tommy Wyche, in an article entitled “Conservation ‘legends’ honored.” The article covers a recent awards program held by the S.C. Wildlife Federation, which celebrated its 80th birthday and also recognized 16 conservationists in the state of the same age. The wildlife organization calls…
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Formalized ADR means better resolutions, fewer trials, lawyers say

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Wyche attorney, John Moylan, was recently featured in article entitled “Formalized ADR means better resolutions, fewer trials, lawyers say,” written by Paul Tharp of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The article discusses the rise in formalized alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in South Carolina trial courts and the fact that attorneys agree that…
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Age 90 and getting younger

GSA Business The April 25 – May 8, 2011 edition of GSA Business includes a feature article about Wyche entitled “Age 90 and getting younger.” Scott Miller of GSA Business writes, “After 90 years, downtown Greenville’s Wyche law firm has a new name and a new proficiency, as both the firm’s leaders and clients are…
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Developer gets $930K verdict in environmental cleanup dispute

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The April 25th edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly features an article entitled “Developer gets $930K verdict in environmental cleanup dispute.” Senior staff writer for South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Fred Horlbeck, writes that “A jury has awarded a real estate development company more than $930,000 plus attorney’s fees in a breach-of-contract…
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90-year-old Greenville firm enters ‘new era’ with new name

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The April 18th edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly features an article entitled “90-year-old Greenville firm enters ‘new era’ with new name.” Fred Horlbeck of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly writes about the Wyche firm’s celebration that took place on Tuesday, April 12 honoring the firm’s 90 years of service in Greenville,…
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The Wyche Law Firm Embraces the Future While Celebrating the Past

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Wyche law firm hosted a celebration Tuesday, April 12, to share its vision of a bright future and mark 90 years of service to the Greenville community. Greenville Mayor Knox White was on hand to issue a proclamation honoring the prestigious firm. Long known for outstanding academic credentials and an unsurpassed…
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Venerable law firm gets makeover

The Greenville News The April 10th edition of The Greenville News features an article entitled “Venerable law firm gets makeover: celebration on Tuesday to mark changes, 90 years in Greenville.” Staff writer for The Greenville News, Angelia Davis, spoke with Wallace Lightsey, chair of the Wyche executive committee, to get his thoughts on the Wyche…
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High court awards fees in failed election challenge

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The April 8th edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly features an article entitled “High court awards fees in failed election challenge.” Senior staff writer at South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Fred Horlbeck, writes about a recent decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court to not only deny three political candidates requests for…
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Wyche firm celebrates 90 years, branches out

The Greenville Journal The April 1st edition of The Greenville Journal features an article entitled “Wyche firm celebrates 90 years, branches out.” Charlie Sowell of The Greenville Journal writes that “The Wyche firm has become a Greenville Institution in the 90 years that the various partners have been practicing law. They did it the old…
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Jo Watson Hackl named one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential 2010 by Greenville Business Magazine

Greenville Business Magazine The January 2011 edition of Greenville Business Magazine names Jo Watson Hackl of Wyche one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential in 2010. Mikayla Sharpe and Kristi Keenan of Greenville Business Magazine say the magazine has selected the people they believe have made the most impact on Greenville specific to 2010 in business,…
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Wyche donates land

The Greenville Journal The November 26, 2010 edition of The Greenville Journal included an article entitled “Wyche donates land,” written by staff writer, Charles Sowell. Sowell talks about the 305 acres of land that Wyche attorney and conservationist, Tommy Wyche, along with Naturaland Trust, donated to Jones Gap State Park. The land is on a…
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Chambers USA Law Directory Names The Wyche Law Firm Among Leading South Carolina Law Firms

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A. has been named a leading law firm in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and commercial litigation in South Carolina in the recently published 2010 edition of Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers cites Cary Hall for his corporate and tax law practice, including major…
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GADC Selects Jo Watson Hackl of the Wyche Law Firm to Chair the Board of Directors

Greenville, S.C. — The Greenville Area Development Corporation has selected Jo Watson Hackl as Chair of the 2010-11 Board of Directors. Ms. Hackl, an attorney with Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A., has served on the GADC Board since 2007, where she previously held the office of Vice Chair of the Board and served as…
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Leadership Greenville Selects Rita Barker for Class 37

Greenville, S.C. — Rita Bolt Barker, an associate attorney with Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A., has been selected as a member of Class 37 of the Leadership Greenville program. The program is designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive…
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Legal Eagle: Attorney, pilot, and mom Tally Parham pushes the envelope

The May 2010 edition of G – The Magazine of Greenville, featured an article entitled “Legal Eagle: Attorney, pilot and mom Tally Parham pushes the envelope,” written by Jac Chebatoris. Chebatoris starts off the article saying “Tally Parham is a study in contrasts: growing up, she took ballet, but also Okinawan karate. She is delicately…
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Greenville Forward Announces New Board Chair and Board Members

On February 18, 2010, Greenville Forward issued a media alert announcing their new Board Chair and new Board Members. Sally Sarratt of McMillan Pazdan Smith was was elected as Chair of the Board of Directors and Wyche attorney Rita Barker was welcomed to the board, along with Ralph Sweeney of Pleasant Valley Connection, Lori Center…
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Matthew Richardson Named one of South Carolina’s “20 Under 40” by The State

The State Each year, The State showcases young Midlands professionals who have made their mark before age 40 and who look like they will continue their contributions for years to come. Wyche attorney Matthew Richardson was selected as one of South Carolina’s “20 Under 40” for 2009. Matthew has an impressive background, having been the…
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Downtown proves it’s a great place

The Greenville News The October 9, 2009 edition of The Greenville News included an article entitled “Downtown proves it’s a great place,” which recognizes Wyche attorney Tommy Wyche for his role in the rebirth of downtown Greenville. The article mentions that Greenville’s Main Street was recently sited as one of the 10 “great streets” by…
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Wyche Burgess advises textile maker Milliken on deal

Deal Watch – The Blog Deal Watch featured an article entitled “Wyche Burgess advises textile maker Milliken on deal” on its blog on October 9, 2009. The article, written by Andy Peters, provides details on a recent acquisition by Milliken, one of the largest U.S.-based textile manufacturers, of Constantine LLC. A team of Wyche corporate…
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Greenville’s Leading Lawyers

The August 2009 edition of Greenville Business Magazine includes a section entitled “Greenville’s Leading Lawyers,” with a feature on Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey. The article written by Kristi Keenan of the Greenville Business Magazine includes the full list of South Carolina’s Leading Lawyers put out by Chambers and Partners, with features on the highest ranking…
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US Senate confirms new consumer safety chief

From Reuters A former South Carolina state education superintendent won U.S. Senate confirmation on Friday to head the U.S. Product Safety Commission, an agency criticized for failing to aggressively protect consumers during the Bush administration. Inez Tenenbaum was nominated for the job in May by President Barack Obama, who said he intended to increase the…
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Defending Design: Firm builds practice focused on architecture copyrights

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly The June 22, 2009 edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly includes an article entitled “Defending Design: Firm builds practice focused on architecture copyrights,” written by senior staff writer, Fred Horlbeck. Horlbeck starts the article saying “A South Carolina law firm is reaching out to clients nationwide in a practice area that…
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Obama to Nominate New Head of Consumer Safety

from The New York Times By HELENE COOPER WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Inez Moore Tenenbaum, South Carolina’s former school superintendent, to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the White House announced on Tuesday. Mr. Obama also is asking that the troubled agency, which has been criticized as being too close to corporate America,…
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Wyche Expands Its Ranks to 38 Attorneys

Greenville, S.C. — Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A., law firm has announced the naming of a new shareholder of the firm and the addition of two associates, as well as an of counsel attorney. Alice W. W. (Tally) Parham has been invited to be a shareholder in the firm, and Rita Bolt Barker and…
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Wyche Client obtains judgment of $3.6 million, including $2.6 million in attorneys’ fees and costs, in federal trademark trial.

In April of last year, Wyche’s Frank Holleman and Jill Pietrini of Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips of Los Angeles successfully conducted a week-long trademark trial in federal court to a $400,000 jury verdict in favor of our client, the Mattel Corporation. On March 31, 2009, after considering extensive post-trial briefing, US District Court Judge Henry…
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Creating a corporate culture of giving

G – The Magazine of Greenville The March/April 2009 edition of G – The Magazine of Greenville includes an article entitled “Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham: creating a corporate culture of giving,” written by Lydia Dishman. Dishman starts the article saying “Not many businesses in Greenville have come as close to changing the landscape, both…
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Eighteen Wyche Attorneys Named by Best Lawyers in America for 2008

Greenville, S.C. — More than two thirds of the members of Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham law firm have been selected by their peers as among the best attorneys in their respective fields of practice in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers In America. The Wyche firm is ranked first in Greenville, South Carolina,…
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Wyche Law Firm Names Two Members and Adds Two New Associates

Greenville, S.C. — The law firm of Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A. announced today that William M. Wilson III and Matthew T. Richardson have been invited to membership in the firm and John S. Harvey and David H. Koysza have joined the firm as associates. Mr. Wilson joined the Wyche firm in 2000 and…
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Best Lawyers In America Selects 17 from Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A.

Greenville, S.C. — More than two thirds of the members of Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham law firm have been selected by their peers as among the best attorneys in their respective fields of practice in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers In America. The Wyche firm is ranked first in Greenville and fifth…
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MUSC doctors settle lawsuit

The Post and Courier The April 5, 2000 edition of The Post and Courier features an article entitled “MUSC doctors settle lawsuit” written by Jonathan Maze. Maze reports, “Physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina will pay the federal government and four former employees $5.2 million over five years to end a billing fraud…
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