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About Poyner Spruill

Hailing from the land of sweet tea and NCAA hoops, Poyner Spruill is a North Carolina firm through and through with four offices all located in the Tar Heel state. The firm practices across myriad areas, with particular strength in health care, employment law, and employee benefits.

A Tale of Two North Carolina Greats

In 1986, two well-established North Carolina firms—Poyner, Geraghty, Hartsfield & Townsend and Spruill & Spruill—decided to join forces, creating what is now known as Poyner Spruill LLP. Today the firm has remained true to its roots, and it takes those roots very seriously, especially in terms of its community involvement. The firm and its attorneys dedicate time to such organizations as Claire’s Army, Haven House Services, Meals on Wheels Wake County, Dress for Success Charlotte, North Carolina Community Foundation, and more.

Something for Everyone

Poyner Spruill has a host of practice areas, and it categorizes them in a telling way—according to the user: For Your Business, For Your Industry, For Local Government, and For You and Your Family. This client-focused approach aligns with the firm’s messaging that “we want every client to have an engaging experience.”

Among the industries that Poyner Spruill serves are banking, construction, entertainment, energy, fintech, food and beverage, government, health care, insurance, nonprofit, real estate development, and transportation. The firm is adept at handling its clients’ transactional needs and also features a strong litigation group.

The firm has been recognized for its work in employment law, which not only includes handling litigation and regulatory matters but also counseling clients on how they can avoid liability. Another stand-out area for the firm is health care. Poyner Spruill advises all types of clients in the health care realm—from hospitals and nursing homes to physicians and home health agencies to medical device manufacturers and dialysis centers, and more. The firm has experience assisting those in the health care industry regarding administrative rules; licensing, credentialing, and certification; litigation; regulatory and compliance issues; and transactional matters—among others.

Feedback Welcome

Some firms may be known to have egos—Poyner Spruill isn’t one of them. In fact, the firm actually welcomes constructive feedback from its clients, providing a dedicated email address for comments and survey on its site to share one’s experience with the firm. The firm also proactively reaches out to clients to request feedback.

Poyner Spruill

301 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 783-6400

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Daniel Cahill
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
50 - 100

Employment Contact

No. of U.S. Offices: 4

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Rocky Mount, NC
Southern Pines, NC

Major Departments

Business Organizations & Transactions
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
Data Privacy & Information Security
Economic Development
Eminent Doman & Condemnation
Family Law
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Financial Services
Government Relations
Intellectual Property
Land Use, Zoning, & Environmental
Trusts & Estates
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.