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Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP is pleased to announce that Investment Management Practice Chair Paul Foley and Litigation partner Bryan Scott have been listed as "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine for 2022. Since 2002, Business North Carolina has honored North Carolina lawyers by publishing the "Legal Elite," a listing of the state's top lawyers in business-related categories. Foley was listed under Business and Scott under Construction. Both lawyers practice in the firm’s Winston-Salem office.

Foley focuses his practice on corporate, securities, and business law, with a particular focus on investment fund formation, investment adviser regulation, private securities offerings, securities enforcement, and corporate representation. He represents investment advisers, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, hedge funds, issuers, institutional investors, broker-dealers, financial institutions, and other entities in complex federal and state securities regulatory matters.

In his construction law practice, Scott represents public and private owners, developers, contractors, lenders, and insurers on the full scope of issues that may arise in the construction industry, including contracting, lending, and bidding issues, compliance and operational concerns, and the resolution through trial, arbitration or otherwise of disputes involving mechanic’s lien and payment issues, cost impact and delay claims, defect or design claims, insurance coverage, licensing, and other matters.

About Akerman

Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward-thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth.


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