Attorney William Mann Selected for the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

William A. Mann, partner at Ragsdale Liggett law firm has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in American in the Real Estate Law practice area.

Raleigh, NC, September 14, 2011 --( A partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, William A. Mann, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey and inclusion is considered a singular honor.

At the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett, Bill practices primarily in the fields of real estate lending, tax and entity structuring for commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions and international law. He currently represents commercial real estate lenders and acts as counsel for the eleventh largest private student housing manager in the United States. He is general counsel to a developer of federally leased projects. Bill helps clients form joint ventures for the financing of all manner of real estate projects, including multi-family residential and mixed use projects, office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and multi-family housing.

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About William A. Mann:
Bill joined Ragsdale Liggett in 1994 as head of the firm’s commercial real estate department. He was a former managing partner at the international law firm of Graham & Jones. He is a member of the American, North Carolina and Wake County Bar Associations, as well as the North Carolina Bar Association’s and the American Bar Association’s Real Property and Tax Section. He belongs to the Christian Legal Society (CLS) and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Additionally, he has received the prestigious “AV” Peer Review highest rating from Lexis-Nexis Martindale Hubbell, a rating which reflects the opinions of lawyers outside of the firm as to his competence and ethics. Bill received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968 and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. He has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

About Best Lawyers®:
Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. It compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 18th edition 2012 of The Best Lawyers in America is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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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