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Three Parker Poe Attorneys Named Legal Elite of the Upstate

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  • August 02, 2018

Greenville, S.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Amy Allen Hinson, Tyler Smith, and Tim St. Clair were selected by their peers as among the “Legal Elite of the Upstate” for 2018.

Each year, Greenville Business Magazine asks all the attorneys in the Upstate who the top lawyers are across a variety of practice areas. Attorneys are not allowed to vote for themselves. The winners are drawn from a pool of peer-nominated candidates and regarded as among the best in their fields.

Amy Allen Hinson was named Legal Elite for intellectual property. Amy is a registered U.S. patent attorney who counsels clients on developing broad protections for their intellectual property both nationally and internationally. She serves as a strategic business partner to clients in a variety of industries and represents them in obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, as well as defending against threats of intellectual property infringement.

Tyler Smith was named Legal Elite for banking and finance. Tyler has served various financial institutions in the Southeast and borrowers in relation to conventional loans, letters of credit, and taxable and tax-advantaged financings, including bond issues and deals eligible for other beneficial tax treatment. He has substantial experience in the field of new markets tax credits, as well as in interest rate swaps and other derivative transactions.

Tim St. Clair was named Legal Elite for intellectual property. Tim is a registered patent attorney who focuses exclusively on the protection, commercialization, and litigation of intellectual property. He represents clients nationally and internationally in preparing and pursuing patents and trademark registrations. He also has considerable experience in patent and trademark litigation in U.S. federal courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to some of the largest companies and local governments in the region.

Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, which was named the Global Network of the Year at The Lawyer's annual European Awards in 2018. With 155 member law firms and more than 17,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources clients need to conduct seamless business worldwide.