Five Pope Flynn Attorneys Receive Legal Elite Listings in Banking & Finance Law, Government, and Construction Categories

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Five attorneys with Pope Flynn, a law firm concentrating in public finance, governmental law, and construction and procurement, have been included in the 2018 Legal Elite listings for the Midlands, the Upstate, and the Lowcountry by Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine, and Charleston Business Magazine. Lawrence Flynn and Margaret Pope were listed in Banking & Finance Law in Legal Elite of the Midlands, Gary T. Pope, Jr. in Banking & Finance Law and Government Law in Legal Elite of the Upstate, C.D. Rhodes in Government Law in Legal Elite of the Midlands, and Michael Allen in Construction in Legal Elite of the Lowcountry. Flynn was also chosen for the feature biography and Q&A in the Banking & Finance Law category for the Midlands.

The Legal Elite listings are peer-nominated for 20 different categories by active attorneys who practice in the region. Flynn and Margaret Pope, who practice in public finance, were one of eleven attorneys listed in the Banking and Finance category in the Midlands. Gary Pope was one of seventeen attorneys listed in the Banking & Finance category, and one of twelve attorneys listed in the Government category, both in the Upstate. Rhodes was one of eleven attorneys listed in the Government category in the Midlands. Allen was one of fourteen attorneys listed in the Construction category in the Lowcountry.

"We are honored to be recognized by our peers in South Carolina," said Margaret Pope, founding attorney with Pope Flynn. "All of us at Pope Flynn love what we do. Together over the years we have developed and implemented creative and innovative means of financing critical infrastructure and represented the interests of public entities and institutions all around the State. We have been privileged to participate in the growth and prosperity of South Carolina."

Flynn, a public finance attorney for ten years, received a Leadership in Law Award from SC Lawyers Weekly in 2018. Gary Pope, a public finance attorney for eight years, received the Rising Star designation from South Carolina Super Lawyers in 2018. Margaret Pope, founding attorney of Pope Flynn and past President of the American College of Bond Counsel, has been a public finance attorney for more than forty years. Rhodes, a public finance attorney for five years, is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Advocates of the Historic Columbia Foundation. Allen was recently appointed by the Charleston County Council to a four-year term with the Charleston County Community Development Advisory Committee.