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Rob BetheaAdams and Reese Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Team Leader and Executive Committee Member Rob Bethea has been selected by Business Today among the “Top 10 Corporate/M&A Lawyers Steering South Carolina’s Business Landscape” published in conjunction with the publication’s 2023 Lawyer Awards.

“Robert Bethea of Adams and Reese LLP has a broad client base extending to manufacturing, healthcare, and industrial businesses,” writes Business Today. “Bethea is proficient in M&A, regulatory compliance, and tax matters operating primarily in the southeastern United States and further afield. As a lawyer, he receives consistent commendations for his work.”

In addition to serving as Middle Market M&A practice team leader, Bethea advises clients on business transactions in the southeastern United States and beyond, covering a range of industries including health care, professional services, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, marine products, specialty software, and industrial services. He provides counsel on startups, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, recapitalizations, taxation, business contracts and agreements, corporate governance, succession planning, franchising, securities and finance.

With advanced training in tax law, Bethea has extensive experience advising clients on the often-complex tax consequences of business decisions and deal structures. He has represented clients in contractual and business disputes, as well as in government and regulatory investigations and compliance matters. He also provides counsel on the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property, including restrictive covenants, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements.