Brooks Pierce Announces Five New Partners

09.23.2021

Leading North Carolina law firm Brooks Pierce is delighted to announce that Tanisha Palvia, Natalie Sanders, Anna Tison, Elizabeth Troutman and Matt Tynan have been named partners in the firm.

“These five highly accomplished attorneys have demonstrated a passion for the law and the ability to get great results on behalf of our clients,” said Reid Phillips, the firm’s managing partner. “We’re pleased to have them as our newest partners.”

A former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, Palvia represents individuals and organizations facing governmental investigations and white-collar criminal charges. She helps companies and universities conduct internal investigations and handles complex civil litigation. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Robertson Scholar and her juris doctor from Emory University School of Law.

Sanders advises clients on how to remain compliant with state and federal regulations and how to best position themselves against future litigation as they navigate the complexities of employment-related tasks. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has played a key role in educating businesses on how to best navigate the rapidly changing employment landscape and evolving regulations. She was selected as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business” in 2021 and recognized as a “Visionary Leader” by the Rotary Club of Greensboro in 2019. Sanders earned her bachelor’s degree at Buena Vista University and her juris doctor from Duke University School of Law.

Tison represents owners, developers, investors and lenders with the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. She has worked with both lenders and borrowers and has experience handling complex real estate transactions locally and nationally. Tison was selected by her peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in the Young Guns category (2021), in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” for Real Estate Law (2021-2022) and recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Real Estate Law (2021). She received her bachelor’s degree from UNC and her juris doctor from UNC School of Law.

Troutman advises public school boards of education, private educational institutions, colleges and universities on a wide range of education issues and litigates on their behalf in state and federal courts. She also helps clients in a variety of industries navigate the complexities of human resources and employment law issues, including employment policies and employee separation. She has received numerous awards including being selected by her peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in the Young Guns category (2021) and in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” for Education Law (2021-2022), Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022). She was recognized as a “Rising Star” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly‚Äč (2019) and a North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Schools and Education Law (2019-2021). She was named one of the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40 in 2019.” Troutman received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and her juris doctor from UNC School of Law.

Tynan focuses his practice on business litigation and environmental law, advising clients on a diverse range of energy law issues and environmental regulatory matters. He also advises clients in disputes relating to the purchase and sale of renewable energy credits and in disputes relating to the interconnection of independent solar power generation resources. Tynan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law.

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