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Poyner Spruill maintains a tight grip on the legal market in North Carolina. The firm, with four offices throughout the state, enables a diverse practice with expertise in a wide range of areas and industry sectors. "[The] firm is reputable, well-respected, [and] responsive to all litigation needs," voiced a client, adding, "Their legal knowledge, research abilities, expertise and strategic thinking are second to none." Another client continued to sing the firm's praises: "I have been consistently impressed with the team's ability and willingness to work long 12-14-hour days, sometimes seven days a week in order to meet our needs. They have gone above and beyond with their investigative services, often identifying new information before I was made aware of it through other channels. They are passionately committed to client service and success." Edwin Speas, who regularly litigates in matters of educational policies and practices, tax policy, and employment practices, obtained a significant victory serving as lead counsel representing 28 plaintiffs in a constitutional challenge to North Carolina's state legislative districts. After a five-day trial before a panel of three federal judges, it was determined that the districts are racial gerrymanders and were designed to weaken the influence of Democratic voters, most notably within the African-American community. It was also decided that new districts be redrawn before the 2018 election. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was affirmed that 28 legislative districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, but also that North Carolina does not have to hold special elections ahead of the 2018 session. "[He is a] wonderful litigator and great resource" stated a peer. Andrew Erteschik is regularly involved in high-profile government litigation, as well as complex business disputes. He currently represents the State Board of Education in two separate constitutional challenges against the state legislature, both which include statewide issues of historic importance for public education in North Carolina. One of the cases is a suit challenging a state agency's nullification of the Board's rules governing the state's public schools, and the second suit challenges a more recent attempt by the legislature to strip the Board of its constitutional powers. The first suit was won by the Board on the merits, which is now on appeal. A temporary restraining order was secured on the second case pending the outcome of a hearing on the merits. A peer describes Erteschik as "the real bed rock and cornerstone of their firm." Tim Wilson served as lead counsel representing the Johnson's in an eminent domain/condemnation lawsuit filed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) in which DOT took and condemned approximately 20 acres from the middle of the client's mine. Through expert geological and appraisal testimony, the firm was able to prove that there were significant saleable limestone deposits on the land, and the taking would prevent the mining of any of it. As a result, the DOT settled for $3 million more than the original proposed offer.
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