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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd expands into North Carolina

Firm opens Raleigh office in response to growing client demand

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. has expanded into North Carolina with the opening of a new office in Raleigh. The firm, which currently has 118 attorneys in four South Carolina offices, has seen steady growth in client demand from North Carolina. William C. McKinney, who rejoined the firm last summer after serving as general counsel to the Governor of North Carolina, will serve as lead office partner in Raleigh.

The firm’s new Raleigh office is in The Dillon at 223 South West Street, the first mixed-use development of its kind in downtown Raleigh’s rapidly expanding, vibrant Warehouse District.

“We have been considering a move into North Carolina for several years as we have seen more and more work coming from clients in the state,” said Nick Nicholson, the firm’s managing director. “When William decided to join us again, it was the perfect opportunity to make that a reality. We are excited about our new location in a growing area of Raleigh. It is a good anchor for us as we pursue this next step in our development as a firm and put down roots in this thriving community.”

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has a long history in South Carolina, with offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. A full-service law firm, HSB attorneys have consistently been recognized for their work by clients and peers. The firm’s Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate practices are ranked by Chambers and Partners and the firm has been named a top-tier firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the past 12 years.

McKinney focuses his practice in the areas of state and local government, economic development, and business litigation. Committed to public and not-for-profit service, he serves as Secretary on the SouthArts board and as a member of the Edenton Street United Methodist Church Children’s Development Center Board. He has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, and was recently appointed as Chair of the North Carolina – Catawba Compact Certification Commission.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd provides business, litigation and financial legal services to local, national and international clients. With a history dating back to 1887, it is one of the largest law firms in South Carolina, with 118 attorneys. The firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and recently expanded to Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit


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