Established in 1883, Poyner & Spruill is a full-service law firm. It is a member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, which is an association of more than 50 independent law firms worldwide. Poyner & Spruill offers legal representation and advisory services to various trades, industries, institutions and individuals. Its practice areas include estates, trusts and exempt organizations tort litigation, banking, credit and financial services, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, mergers and acquisitions, health care and appellate intellectual property. In addition, the firm offers legal expertise on dispute resolution, employment law, commercial real estate, employee benefits, venture capital and public utilities, as well as trials and appeals in state, federal and administrative courts and tribunals. Poyner & Spruill has an office in Charlotte, N.C.