DALLAS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial crisis litigation boutique law firm Talcott Franklin P.C. announced today the opening of a North Carolina office. The firm initiated its first lawsuit in North Carolina last month when it joined Guilford County Attorney J. Mark Payne and Deputy Guilford County Attorney Matthew J. Turcola in bringing a lawsuit against some of the nation's largest financial institutions on behalf of Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen (Case No. 12-CVS-4531, Guilford County Superior Court) (see http://www.restorepublicrecords.com for a copy of the Complaint and associated documents).
The firm's initial foray into North Carolina left a favorable impression. "They deserve their reputation as the preeminent securitization litigation firm in the country," said Payne. "They have a remarkable grasp of these complicated transactions, they are able to organize an impressive amount of detailed information in a short period of time, and they can communicate complex issues in common language."
"We see North Carolina as an incredible opportunity," said firm managing shareholder J. Alexander Boone. "There are many excellent firms here with sophisticated banking practices, but the vast majority of them cannot sue the banks due to conflicts. Plus, we are fortunate to have an attorney who spent ten years as a member of the judicial staff at the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, which provides us with tremendous insight into local federal practices."
The firm presently has three attorneys licensed in North Carolina:
- Shannon E. Brown, who graduated magna cum laude from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1993, where she was Editor in Chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif;
- Talcott J. Franklin, who graduated magna cum laude from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1995, where he also was Editor in Chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif; and
- Andrew D. Shore, who graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1993, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
"Opening an office is unusual for us because our infrastructure allows our attorneys to live and work anywhere in the country," said Boone. "But we opened this office to say 'we are here and we are committed to staying here and growing here.'"
Boone said the firm plans to expand its roster of attorneys licensed in North Carolina. The firm seeks to employ only senior lawyers with in-house or government experience, and does not employ associates.
"The lawyers we presently have licensed in North Carolina are indicative of the quality of attorney we are looking to add," said Boone.
The firm specializes in litigating complex financing transactions, with an emphasis on representing investors in mortgage-backed securities. The firm strives to bring precedent-setting cases that benefit investors, consumers, and the general public.
The North Carolina office represents a homecoming of sorts for Franklin and Shore, who began their careers practicing in Charlotte. In 1997, Franklin was the recipient of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono Attorney Award for Exemplary Service to the Indigent.
The address for the North Carolina office is 200 North Harbor Place, Suite 200, Davidson, NC 28036, Phone: 704.246.3896, Fax: 877.577.1356, with a web site at www.talcottfranklin.com.
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SOURCE Talcott Franklin P.C.