Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, founded in 1979, is a law firm that offers legal services to its clients. Its areas of expertise include antitrust and trade regulation, appellate advocacy, business law, commercial real estate and development, property management and government affairs. The firm s expertise also includes construction, election, environmental, family, franchise, securities, health care, and labor and employment law. It also has expertise in intellectual property protection and licensing, taxation and litigation that includes mediation, arbitration and commercial litigation. The practice areas of the firm also include mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; life science and biotechnology; creditors rights and bankruptcy; and venture capital and private equity financings. Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton publishes a newsletter that provides information on law education. The firm is located in Raleigh, N.C.