Pope Flynn Receives Two Tier 1 Public Finance Rankings For Columbia and Charlotte, One Tier 2 Public Finance National Ranking from the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® "Best Law Firms" List

December 3, 2018

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Pope Flynn, a Columbia-headquartered law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, has received two Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in public finance — one for Columbia, SC, and one for Charlotte NC — by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” in 2019. In addition, Pope Flynn has received its seventh national ranking, a Tier 2, in Public Finance, as well as two Tier 2 metropolitan rankings for Columbia in Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Best Lawyers ® collaborates with U.S. News & World Report to rank more than 13,000 U.S. law firms by practice area and collects data through “client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.”

To be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, a firm also must have at least one individual lawyer included in the annual Best Lawyers peer-review ranking. Pope Flynn has five such attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in the area of public finance law: Margaret Pope, who has been listed in Best Lawyers for 17 years; Joe Lucas, who has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2005; Bill Musser, who has been listed since 2010; Matt Davis, who has been listed since 2016; and Lawrence Flynn, listed for the first time for 2019. Musser has also been listed for both Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law since 2007. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled through “conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.”

“We are honored by the acknowledgement of our peers in South and North Carolina,” said Margaret Pope, founding attorney with Pope Flynn. “All of us at Pope Flynn love what we do. Together over the years we have developed and implemented creative ways of financing critical infrastructure and represented the interests of public entities and institutions. Every day our attorneys in Columbia, Charlotte, Charleston, and Spartanburg can pass projects and public buildings on their drive into the office where Pope Flynn has played a part. We are privileged to participate in the growth and prosperity of the Carolinas.”

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