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Law Firms of Ragsdale Liggett and Clifton & Singer Announce Partnerships

Two of the most prestigious law firms in Raleigh, NC will join forces and enter into a partnership. The law firm of Clifton & Singer, LLP will join Ragsdale Liggett effective May 1, 2011. Clifton & Singer will continue to practice under the name Ragsdale Liggett PLLC.

Raleigh, NC, April 13, 2011 --( Law Firms of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC and Clifton & Singer, LLP Announce Partnership

Two of Raleigh’s oldest and most prestigious law firms have announced that they will join forces and enter into a partnership. Clifton & Singer, LLP, founded in 1978 by Benjamin F. Clifton, Jr. and Richard G. Singer, will join Ragsdale Liggett PLLC effective May 1, 2011. Clifton & Singer, LLP will bring fifteen lawyers, paralegals and support personnel to the new firm, and will continue to practice under the name Ragsdale Liggett PLLC.

“This is a growth strategy which provides us with unique advantages in the marketplace,” says David K. Liggett, Managing Partner of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. “The blending of two exceptional law practices, particularly two with extensive experience and practice diversity, will allow us to offer our clients a wider range of legal services. Our firms are a perfect complement to each other.”

Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, one of the most respected law firms in North Carolina, was formed in 1972 by Frank R. Liggett III and George R. Ragsdale. Since its inception, the firm has enjoyed recognition for its success in the courtroom and for its innovation in the corporate sector. The firm has a thriving construction law practice and a diverse real estate practice group.

Clifton & Singer, LLP boasts one of the largest residential real estate practices in the Triangle. In addition to real estate, its practice areas include estate planning and family law.

The combination of the firms further expands Ragsdale Liggett’s presence in the real estate market. “This union will make us the 'go-to' real estate law firm in the area,” says Robert J. Ramseur, Jr., Chair of the Ragsdale Liggett Real Estate Department. “Our combined firm’s experience, knowledge and efficiency in the practice of real estate law will be unlike any other in the Triangle market.”

Ben Clifton talked with other firms before deciding that Ragsdale Liggett was the right fit. “The reputation, experience and culture of Ragsdale Liggett were the best match for our firm,” says Clifton. “We are excited to join them because of the value that we know they will bring to our clients.”

About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC:
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Ragsdale Liggett is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies, regardless of size. The diverse real estate group handles a wide variety of transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions, and the privatization of university student housing. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has maintained an extraordinary reputation in civil litigation and appellate practice, enjoying significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practicing in such areas of insurance/ reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, accountants’ liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes, Ragsdale Liggett also maintains a well respected lobbying government relations and mediation groups.

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For further contact:
Robert J. Ramseur, Jr., 919/881-2207,
David K. Liggett, 919/881-2209,
Benjamin F. Clifton, Jr., 919/790-7000,

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