Pope Flynn Receives Two Tier 1 Public Finance Rankings For Columbia and Charlotte, One Tier 2 Public Finance National Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021

Columbia, South Carolina – February 8, 2021 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 2021. In addition, Pope Flynn has received its ninth 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. To be eligible for a "Best Law Firms" ranking, a firm also must have at least one individual lawyer included in The Best Lawyers in America© annual peer-review ranking. Pope Flynn has had five such attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® in the area of public finance law: Margaret Pope, who has been listed in Best Lawyers for 19 years; Joe Lucas, who has been listed since 2005; Bill Musser, who has been listed for public finance since 2010; Matt Davis, who has been listed since 2016; and Lawrence Flynn, listed since 2019. Musser has also been listed for both Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law since 2007.

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"It is a great privilege to be a part of the wonderful growth of South and North Carolina," said Joe Lucas, managing member with Pope Flynn. "Our entire firm of public finance and governmental lawyers is focused on creative ways to assist cities, counties, school districts, special purpose districts, and other public entities in financing our two states' most vital infrastructure projects -- from ports to schools, stadiums to fire stations. We are very pleased to be recognized by our professional peers for the attention to detail, creativity, and client service that we emphasize."

Pope Flynn is headquartered in Columbia, SC, with additional offices in Charleston, Spartanburg, and Charlotte, NC.

With offices in Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, Charleston, SC, and Spartanburg, SC, Pope Flynn focuses in public finance and governmental counsel and represents cities and towns, counties, special purpose districts, school districts, state institutions, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other public entities, as well as private entities, including banks, underwriters, and nonprofit institutions. Pope Flynn also maintains an active practice focusing in procurement, construction, and design defects to complement the firm’s focus on public finance and the representation of state and local governments. For more information on Pope Flynn, visit http://www.popeflynn.com or call Joe Lucas at 803-354-4916.

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