July 7, 2012

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is once again recognized in every practice area listed for the state of South Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”). These practice areas are Litigation, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, nine Wyche attorneys were singled out as leading lawyers in South Carolina in their respective practice areas. Chambers determines its rankings by conducting interviews with clients and peers of the attorneys.

Wyche is ranked as a top tier South Carolina firm in Litigation again for 2012. The guide recognizes Wyche for its bench strength in this area, noting “This 20-strong litigation team is praised by sources for the quality of its attorneys and its extensive experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions, antitrust and general commercial litigation.” Attorneys Wallace Lightsey, Henry Parr, and Troy Tessier are singled out as leading lawyers in this practice area.

Wyche’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions team is also highly ranked again this year. Chambers notes that “This 12-lawyer group is hailed by clients for its strong corporate and transactional practice, and for the impressive pedigree of its attorneys. The team has been busy in acquisitions, sales, stock offerings, financings and other matters on behalf of clients.” Wyche attorneys Eric Amstutz and Cary Hall are highlighted as leading lawyers in this practice area.

Wyche is also recognized as a leading law firm in South Carolina for its Labor & Employment practice group. The guide says that “Wyche operates with a small but effective team of attorneys, who earn praise for their excellent attention to client service. The team advises educational institutions… and large manufacturing companies… on a variety of employer-employee and employer-union disputes.” Wyche attorneys Ted Gentry and Mark Bakker are named leading lawyers in this practice area.

Wyche’s Real Estate practice area is recognized again this year as well. Sources tell Chambers that “We find the Wyche firm to be an oasis of intellect in the market and it has a good history of bringing in fresh faces and people that have great experience and new ideas.“ Jim Warren, who chairs the firm’s real estate group, was recognized as a leading lawyer in the state for his work in this area. Maurie Lawrence was also recognized for the first time this year as an “Up and Coming” Real Estate lawyer.

Based in London, Chambers and Partners has been publishing leading legal directories worldwide for more than 20 years and prides itself on the independence and objectivity of its research. With over 100 full-time researchers, the publication evaluates the strengths and reputations of law firms and individuals through extensive interviews with lawyers and clients.

About Wyche
Wyche is a full-service law firm which has practiced law and served the Greenville community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.