ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Matthew W. Nichols and Associate Sidney O. Simms have been selected among Georgia Trend magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite. Mr. Nichols was included among leading public finance practitioners, and Mr. Simms was recognized among leading corporate law attorneys.
The list ranks Georgia’s top attorneys as selected by their peers. To compile its Legal Elite, Georgia Trend polled several thousand members of the State Bar of Georgia asking them to nominate the most effective attorneys in 10 different practice areas.
Mr. Nichols represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private financings for state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, public power agencies and electric cooperatives. He advises issuers and other transaction participants in bond financings in the energy, airport, surface transportation, health care, education and housing sectors.
Mr. Simms practices commercial finance and private capital law, counseling lenders and borrowers to reach their acquisition goals. He represents commercial and investment banks in creating and administering senior and subordinate credit loans, term loans, revolving credit and syndicated term facilities. His clients are involved in various industries, including telecommunications, timberlands, energy, retail and restaurants.
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