Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche as One of the Country's Leading Law Firms« All News
May 28, 2014
GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has earned high rankings in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”). Chambers recognizes Wyche for its work in Litigation, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Environment. Chambers also identifies 13 Wyche attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas based on in-depth client and peer reviews.
Chambers ranks Wyche as one of the country’s top law firms in the Litigation practice area. Wyche attorneys Wallace Lightsey, Henry Parr, Matthew Richardson, and Troy Tessier are listed as leading lawyers in this practice area. Chambers comments that Wyche is “highly regarded for its extensive civil litigation capabilities across diverse areas such as insurance, real estate, and construction disputes.” The guide goes on to say that Wyche “has the strength and experience to handle complex, high-end disputes in state and federal courts.”
Wyche is also acknowledged as a leading firm in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, with particular recognition for Cary Hall, Eric Amstutz, and Melinda Davis Lux. Sources tell Chambers that "Wyche has some of the best attorneys in the world, who take the time to understand the issues and effectively assist in addressing these issues."
Wyche received high rankings for its Labor & Employment practice as well, with recognition of Mark Bakker and Ted Gentry as leading lawyers. Chambers notes that Wyche “demonstrates strength across a range of employment law matters, acting for companies and individuals in such diverse areas as disability rights, WARN Act claims, and harassment litigation.”
Wyche also achieved high rankings for its work in Real Estate. Jim Warren and Maurie Lawrence received recognition as leading Real Estate lawyers. Chambers indicates that Wyche “maintains impressive transactional capabilities in the commercial real estate space, handling matters such as large-scale development projects, financing, and leasing.”
Environmental Law was recognized in South Carolina for the first time by Chambers this year. Wyche is highlighted as one of the leading law firms in the country in this category as well, with Rita Bolt Barker and Greg English listed as top lawyers. Chambers interviewed a source who said, "rarely can you find such excellent, practical, well-priced, and responsive advice."
Based in London, Chambers and Partners has been publishing leading legal directories worldwide for more than 20 years and prides itself on the independence and objectivity of its research. With 150 full-time researchers, the publication evaluates the strengths and reputations of law firms and individuals through extensive interviews with lawyers and clients.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served the Greenville community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.