Ellis & Winters Ranked as a Leading Firm in North Carolina by Chambers USA 2018
Charles N. Anderson, Jr.
Ellis & Winters LLP is again ranked as a leading firm in North Carolina in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm has been given high ratings in each of its primary areas of practice: antitrust, bankruptcy/restructuring, litigation, and real estate.
The firm’s full rankings can be viewed HERE.
Chambers USA gives its top rating in North Carolina to the firm’s litigation practice, stating the firm is an “Excellent litigation boutique with in-depth experience of state and federal courts, as well as a variety of arbitral tribunals. Specializes in handling complex business disputes, including securities, franchising and antitrust cases. Also handles medical malpractice disputes.” Clients gave the firm high praise, describing Ellis & Winters as “… a very good boutique litigation firm,” adding: “They have a very good trial group.”
The firm also received Chambers’ highest rating in the state in antitrust. The organization calls the firm’s antitrust practice a “well-regarded group undertaking the spectrum of antitrust work, including government investigations, civil litigation and counseling. Particularly active within the healthcare market, fielding significant experience in acting for state licensing boards. Demonstrates additional experience handling federal as well as state antitrust matters.”
The publication commended the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that the group is known as having “expertise in both transactional and litigation matters. Predominantly acts for creditors and possesses experience in complex areas such as intercreditor agreements, forbearance and asset sales. Strong commercial real estate practice. Also offers expertise in handling complex lien issues.”
The firm’s real estate practice is also highly rated, with Chambers noting that the team is known for “comprehensive offering in the commercial real estate space, with particular expertise in transactional and leasing matters. Particular niche expertise in the challenges surrounding ‘smart growth’ strategies promoted by state governments. Also advises lenders on financing transactions such as construction loans and revolving credit facilities, and provides expertise on the real estate implications of bankruptcies.” Clients state “Ellis & Winters is a great client-driven law firm. The firm’s culture is one dedicated to client service and transparency in all aspects from the founding partners to the paralegals.”
In addition, the following nine Ellis & Winters attorneys were identified as leading lawyers in their fields:
- Charles N. Anderson, Jr.: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Real Estate, Real Estate: Finance
- Jonathan A. Berkelhammer: Litigation: General Commercial
- Stephen D. Feldman: Antitrust
- Alex J. Hagan: Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice
- Leslie C. Packer: Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice
- George F. Sanderson, III: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
- Jonathan D. Sasser: Litigation: General Commercial
- Dixie T. Wells: Litigation: General Commercial
- Michael G. Winters: Real Estate
The Chambers USA directory is published annually by UK-based Chambers and Partners. The independent guide is compiled by a team of more than 50 researchers based on thousands of in-depth telephone interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States.