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Top SC Law Firms

This year’s survey of largest law firms proved that for many of them in the Palmetto state, a sense of stabilization—and even some outright growth—is apparent in the numbers. Over half the firms in the survey got larger. And some firms, like Rogers ...

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Sign might remain for awhile, but internal changes underway for Buist (access required)

As the longtime Charleston firm of Buist Moore Smythe McGee readied for its May 2 debut as Womble Carlyle's newest office, one detail seemed to escape managing partners at both firms last week. Would the Womble Carlyle sign be up on the former Buist Moore offices on this first Monday morning after the North Carolina giant completed its April 30 acquisition?

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

Two weeks after North Carolina giant Womble Carlyle announced its acquisition of a Charleston 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 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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20 Largest Law Firms: Past year a mixed bag for biggest law firms (access required)

In March 2010, Nexsen Pruet managing member John A. Sowards was seriously worried that 2010 was going to be a "tough year" business-wise. He wasn't the only one. Managing partners at many of the state's largest firms, having watched the repercussions of 2008's economic meltdown resound throughout 2009, were at best cautiously optimistic that something good might happen during 2010. What a difference a year makes.

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