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Former Lt. Governor Dennis Wicker Named Impact Business Leader

Helms Mulliss & Wicker’s Dennis A. Wicker has been selected by Business Leader magazine as a Triangle area Impact Business Leader for 2008.

Raleigh, NC, January 30, 2008 --( Former Lt. Governor Dennis Wicker Named Impact Business Leader; Featured Profile to Appear in Business Leader Magazine.

Helms Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC, (HMW) a law firm specializing in litigation, finance and corporate law, announced today Partner Dennis A. Wicker has been selected by Business Leader magazine as a Triangle area Impact Business Leader for 2008.

Wicker was chosen for recognition based on his leadership, management and impact within the Triangle business community, as well as for bringing out the best in employees and overcoming unusual professional challenges. Wicker was selected as one of 24 Impact Business Leaders in the Triangle area and will be profiled in February’s Triangle edition of Business Leader magazine.

"We are extremely proud that Business Leader magazine has recognized Dennis,'" said Peter Covington, managing partner of HMW. "Dennis has always had his finger on the pulse of North Carolina business, not only in the Triangle, but throughout the state. When something big is happening in our state, chances are Dennis is involved. It's a tremendous honor for Dennis and our firm to have Business Leader recognize the high level of skill that he has brought to bear for our clients and the impact his efforts have had on the business community."

Wicker is the practice area leader for the firm’s government relations practice located in Raleigh, N.C. In addition, Wicker is general counsel for the Carolina Hurricanes. Prior to joining the firm, he served two terms as North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, from 1993-2001. Wicker serves on the board of directors for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, First Bancorp, the Lee County Education Foundation and the N.C. State Treasurer's Fiscal Literacy Foundation.

All of the Triangle Impact Business Leaders will be honored at a gala on March 3 at the North Raleigh Hilton. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the gala are available by visiting

About Business Leader Of The Year and Impact Business Leaders:
Business Leader Media awards its Business Leader of the Year and Impact Business Leaders annually in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte. A Triangle Business Leader of the Year has been chosen since 1997. There were 80 nominations submitted to the magazine this year. For more information, visit

About Helms Mulliss & Wicker:
HMW is recognized as one of America’s Best Law Firms by Corporate Board Member magazine, ranked as a Top Ten Bond Counsel by The Bond Buyer and is named a Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm employs more than 145 lawyers, including 18 who are designated Super Lawyers in the 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and 23 who are designated as Best Lawyers in America. HMW focuses on three major practice areas: commercial litigation, complex finance and corporate law. Specialty areas include: government relations, securities, mergers & acquisitions, employer services, private equity and others. The firm represents Fortune 100 companies, including the nation’s largest financial institutions as well as many high-growth and start-up companies. Helms Mulliss & Wicker’s offices are in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. For additional information, visit


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