Margaret Pope receives Leadership in Law Award

April 30, 2013

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Margaret Pope, a public finance partner with Pope Flynn law firm, has received a Leadership in Law award from SC Lawyers Weekly, a weekly journal that delivers state legal news to practicing attorneys. The 2013 Leadership in Law award recognized the work of 24 attorneys in South Carolina who demonstrate leadership in the legal profession as well as the community, specifically in “mentoring, civic duty, generosity and, naturally, success on behalf of clients.” Award recipients were nominated by peers in the legal profession and selected by a panel of judges, and were honored at an event in Charleston.

Features of Pope’s award profile included her work co-founding Pope Flynn, which concentrates in public finance, government, and utilities law, and her volunteer activities on the boards for the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation and the Historic Columbia Foundation, and as president and founding member of The Crescent Society, a group dedicated to “recognizing and inspiring leadership excellence in South Carolina women.”

“After I graduated from college with majors in history and political science, my father asked me ‘what is your plan?’ I could not have dreamed that could have led so many years later to such a rewarding career in the law,” said Pope. “I really began to enjoy the law when the late Huger Sinkler in Charleston mentored me so many years ago in public finance law. My career in public finance has given me the unique opportunity to help public entities around the state develop and thrive, and I’ve been able to be a small part of South Carolina history as a result.”

Pope graduated with a degree in political science from Emory University, then went on to receive a JD from USC’s School of Law. She is a member of the board of directors and past president of the American College of Bond Counsel, past chair of the South Carolina Commission on Women, and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

With offices in Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC, Pope Flynn represents government agencies, public utilities, cities and towns, counties, water and sewer districts, hospitals, school districts, state institutions and other public entities particularly in creating cost-effective and secure structures for financing important projects.

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