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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Columbia
  • Meridian, 17th Floor
  • 1320 Main Street
  • Columbia
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29201
  • Tel:+1 803 799 2000
  • Fax:+1 803 256 7500
  • Web:Visit website
  • Managing Partner: James K Lehman
  • Marketing Partner: Gus Dixon
  • Number of partners: 282
  • Number of other lawyers: 178

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1897, Nelson Mullins maintains offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee, West Virginia and Washington, DC. With more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing in 13 offices, the firm has more than 50 diversified practice areas and represents a wide variety of clients ranging from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

Main Areas of Practice:
Financial Services:
Attorneys in this group provide counsel throughout the United States in the areas of business, securities and financial fraud, business torts, antitrust matters, lending liability claims, contract disputes, and other areas.

Corporate Finance:
Firm attorneys handle a broad range of securities, finance and regulatory matters for development stage private companies and large publicly held companies in a wide range of industries.

Intellectual Property:
These attorneys and technical specialists provide comprehensive patent, trademark, and copyright services to a large base of domestic and international corporations.

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices:
Firm attorneys have extensive knowledge in many areas of science and technology and effectively handle claims regarding clients’ products and services. The attorneys have experience with mass torts and multi-district litigation, requiring co-ordination with attorneys from across the United States.

Firm attorneys provide comprehensive client services to healthcare clients in corporate transactions, regulatory and governmental affairs, litigation, finance, and tax.

Mass Tort Litigation:
Firm attorneys are equipped to handle or co-ordinate the defense of mass tort claims on an individual, regional or national basis, and serve as national trial and coordinating counsel for leading US companies.

Government Relations:
These attorneys have extensive experience with a wide range of clients in many areas of lobbying and legislative analysis.

Labor & Employment:
This diverse group of attorneys defends companies in all facets of labor and employment disputes.

International Work:
The Nelson Mullins International Practice Group serves clients around the world in international business, commercial and trade matters, business immigration, and matters before federal courts, international agencies, and tribunals.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Labor & Employment


  • Meridian, 17th Floor,
  • 1320 Main Street,
  • Columbia,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29201
  • Tel +1 803 799 2000
  • Fax +1 803 256 7500
  • Website : www.nelsonmullins.com
  • Liberty Center,
  • Suite 600,
  • 151 Meeting Street,
  • Charleston,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29401-2239
  • Tel +1 843 853 5200
  • Fax +1 843 722 8700
  • Poinsett Plaza, Suite 900,
  • 104 South Main Street,
  • Greenville,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29601-2122
  • Tel +1 864 250 2300
  • Fax +1 864 232 2925
  • Beach First Center,
  • 3rd Floor,
  • 3571 Robert M Grissom Parkway,
  • Myrtle Beach,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29577
  • Tel +1 843 448 3500
  • Fax +1 843 448 3437
  • One Post Office Square,
  • 30th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109-2127
  • Tel +1 617 573 4700
  • Fax +1 617 573 4710
  • 101 Constitution Avenue NW,
  • Suite 900,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001
  • Tel 202 712 2800
  • Fax 202 712 2860
  • 3600 Maclay Blvd. South,
  • Tallahassee,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 32312-1267
  • Tel 850 907 2500
  • Fax 850 907 2501
  • Atlantic Station,
  • 201 17th Street, NW,
  • Suite 1700,
  • Atlanta,
  • Georgia
  • USA
  • GA 30363
  • Tel +1 404 322 6000
  • Fax +1 404 322 6050
  • Bank of America Corporate Center,
  • 42nd Floor,
  • 100 North Tyron Street,
  • Charlotte,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 28202-4007
  • Tel +1 704 417 3000
  • Fax +1 704 377 4814
  • Glenlake One, Suite 200,
  • 4140 Parklake Avenue,
  • Raleigh,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 27612
  • Tel +1 919 877 3800
  • Fax +1 919 877 3799
  • The Knollwood,
  • Suite 530,
  • 380 Knollwood Street,
  • Winston-Salem,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 27103
  • Tel +1 336 774 3300
  • Fax +1 336 774 3299
  • 949 Third Avenue,
  • Suite 200,
  • Huntington,
  • West Virginia
  • USA
  • WV 25701
  • Tel 304 526 3500
  • Fax 304 526 3599
  • 315 Deaderick Street,
  • 18th Floor,
  • Nashville,
  • Tennessee
  • USA
  • TN 37238
  • Tel +1 615 664 5300
  • Fax +1 615 664 5399

Corporate/M&A - Georgia

THE FIRM A variety of market sources extol the corporate capabilities of this Southeastern firm. The attorneys in its Atlanta office are able to undertake various complex transactional matters, and clients regularly praise the level of service offered which they feel is commensurate with the firm's strong standing within the legal community.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Acknowledged as being a "really good lawyer" with a "dynamic personality," Michael Hollingsworth is recommended for his aptitude in a range of transactional matters.

Healthcare - Georgia

THE FIRM This firm's expanding healthcare practice provides counsel upon a wide range of issues, including litigation, whistle-blower actions and certificate of need matters. The Georgia team works primarily with healthcare providers and healthcare service companies and is renowned for its ability to draw upon an extensive array of industry-specific national resources to provide pertinent and practical advice.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Stanley Jones is regarded by sources as an "effective advocate in the lobbying space, particularly in behavioral health issues." He is vastly experienced and is habitually engaged in connection to many of the more complex matters undertaken by the firm.

Products Liability - Nationwide

THE FIRM This practice offers a diverse range of expertise, having worked on cases concerning products ranging from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to automobiles and asbestos. It is particularly well positioned to advise clients based on the East Coast. Clients are pleased that the firm offers not only excellent litigation support but also regulatory advice and business counseling.

Sources say: "They are very thorough and efficient, putting the right people in the right places when staffing cases and getting the best results for their clients."

KEY INDIVIDUALS David Dukes is a "very talented trial lawyer who is very skilled in his examinations." His charismatic approach and ability to try cases in challenging jurisdictions also win him praise. He is highly experienced in medical device and pharmaceutical matters.

Corporate/M&A - South Carolina

THE FIRM This large regional firm garners high praise from peers and clients as a well-established corporate practice. The group retains immense talent in the corporate, M&A, securities and finance spaces with attorneys that cover counseling, contracts, public offerings and venture capital financings. The firm's breadth of experience allows it to serve a roster of clients across a range of industries, including banking, investment, healthcare and technology. 

Sources say: "They were very efficient, professional, and provided invaluable advice during the process. Their depth of knowledge and experience in this area was evident."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Augustus Dixon has a broad corporate practice, and is particularly well regarded for his M&A and corporate finance work. Sources say: "He's excellent - great attention to detail, great work ethic, and high integrity."

Neil Grayson has an excellent reputation in the corporate finance and banking arena, and is sought after by many financial institutions for his securities and M&A expertise.

John Moore leads the financial institutions team and is highly regarded for his bankruptcy and creditors rights practice.

The well-regarded Daniel Fritze concentrates on the areas of corporate, M&A, finance and securities law, with particular expertise in corporate formations and governance.

Mason Hogue is an experienced corporate attorney who is also well-versed in IP and technology law. Sources say: "He has led our negotiations, and I have found he is very helpful and easy to work with."

John Jennings has a broad corporate practice which encompasses securities offerings, M&A, regulatory compliance and executive compensation.

Litigation - South Carolina

THE FIRM This regional firm is recognized as having one of the finest litigation practices in the state. The group's size and scope of expertise makes it a formidable force, providing top-quality advice and counsel in areas including commercial, employment, products liability and technology litigation. The team is also able to cover complex disputes and class actions on behalf of its clients in areas such as healthcare, consumer products and the automotive industries.

KEY INDIVIDUALS The well-regarded David Dukes handles business and patent litigation, with expertise in drug and devices law.

Mark Phillips concentrates on products liability lawsuits and is regarded as an "excellent" attorney for this area of expertise.

Marvin Quattlebaum is hailed as an "outstanding lawyer," and focuses on products liability and commercial litigation.

Samuel Outten recently joined the team from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. Outten is lauded as an "excellent litigator," and works with clients in various industries on business litigation, commercial disputes and products liability cases.