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Smith Moore opens new SC office, takes on established lawyers (access required)

Two weeks after North Carolina giant Womble Carlyle announced its acquisition of a Charleston, S.C., firm, the regional law firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood also has opened an office in the port city. The move expands the firm's footprint in the Southeast and positions it for growth in an area of economic vitality, Smith Moore Leatherwood chairman Rob Marcus (pictured) told Lawyers Weekly. "Charleston is becoming a very vibrant business market," Marcus said. "We've been excited to see Charleston grow and we wanted to be part of that growth."

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Nexsen Pruet expands in NC with addition of Lake and litigation trio (access required)

Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. (pictured) and a trio of veteran lawyers have joined the Raleigh office of Nexsen Pruet, according to the South Carolina-based law firm. The move is part of a push into North Carolina that began in 1994, according to its chairman, John Sowards. "Our growth strategy is focused almost exclusively on expanding our practice in existing markets, with a very strong emphasis on expanding our presence in North Carolina," Sowards told Lawyers Weekly.

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