Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have become Partners in the Firm. The new partners include Jeffrey A. Bandini, George T. Brady and Brian D. Darer in Raleigh, Bryan L. Walpole in Charleston and W. Lewis Glenn, Lori R. Keeton and Thomas M. Quirk in Charlotte.
Jeff Bandini is a member of the Governmental Practice Group and concentrates his practice on real estate development and transportation issues, including zoning, land use and related regulatory matters. He received a J.D. in 1997, a M.R.P. in 1997 and a B.A., with highest honors, in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Bandini is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
George Brady, a member of the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group, focuses his practice on a variety of corporate lawyer issues, with a special emphasis on merger and acquisition transactions of public and privately-owned companies. He received his J.D., with honors, in 1998 and his B.S., with distinction, in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Brady is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
Brian Darer is a member of the Commercial Contracts Practice Group and focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights issues. He received his J.D. in 1998 and a B.A., with honors, in 1995 from the University of Virginia. Mr. Darer is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
Bryan Walpole is a member of the Banking and Capital Markets Practice Group. He represents mortgage portfolio servicers in connection with defeasances of commercial mortgage loans. Mr. Walpole received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in 1997 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Clemson University in 1991. He is admitted to the South Carolina State Bar.
Lew Glenn, a member of Parker Poe’s Torts, Trial and Insurance Practice Group, focuses his practice on real estate litigation, insurance coverage disputes and product liability and personal injury defense. He received his J.D. in 1998 from the William and Mary School of Law and his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy in 1990. Mr. Glenn is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
Lori Keeton is a member of the Torts, Trial and Insurance Practice Group. She has defended manufacturers, healthcare providers, nursing homes, entertainment entities and other businesses in a variety of matters including medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury claims and class action litigation. She received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida in 1998 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Stetson University in 1995. Ms. Keeton is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
Tom Quirk is a member of the Real Estate and Commercial Development Practice Group. He represents developers, landlords and tenants in connection with the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial properties. Mr. Quirk received a J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1998 and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1992. He is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.
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