Raleigh, N.C. (August 21, 2020) – Smith Debnam today announced that four Smith Debnam lawyers were included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Best Lawyers® is one of the most respected attorney peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers. Recognition by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.
Smith Debnam congratulates the following attorneys for being included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
- Joseph Davies – Davies is a member of the firm’s construction law group. He has an extensive background in lien filings and construction litigation, representing construction companies and small business owners in lease negotiations and complex litigation matters. Davies received recognition in the 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Construction Litigation.
- Christina McAlpin Taylor – Taylor is a partner in the firm and member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights practice group where she represents a wide range of businesses through all stages of creditor representation, including pre-suit collection efforts, lawsuits, judgments, and executions. Taylor has earned numerous awards within the legal community for her leadership and professionalism. Taylor was included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
- Andrew Bullard – Bullard is a member of the firm’s Trust and Estates practice area where he primarily represents clients in matters involving estate planning, estate administration, special needs law and elder law. Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, Bullard attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. Bullard was included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Trusts & Estates.
- Brian Register – Register is a partner at Smith Debnam and a member of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Law practice group. Register earned recognition in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Real Estate Law.
Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is a leading, multi-practice regional law firm for institutions and private individuals who value a responsible and caring approach from an accomplished team of experienced legal professionals. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm represents clients in Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing, Construction, Mortgage Servicing, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries. Smith Debnam has extensive experience in state and federal courts across a diverse list of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Foreclosures, Creditor Representation, Consumer Collections, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Trusts & Estates, Probate Litigation, and Tax Law.