Two North Carolina attorneys promoted to partner at Shumaker

Two Charlotte area attorneys are being promoted to partner in the Shumaker law firm.

Tom BenGera and Terrance Reynolds are among two of four attorneys with the form to be elevated to partner. Nicolas Linares of Ohio and Thomas McDonnell from Florida were also promoted.

“We are extremely proud of our new partners who have earned a reputation for providing high-quality legal advice, a commitment to client service, and deep experience in their areas of practice” Shumaker Management Committee Chair and Sarasota Managing Partner Jennifer Compton said. “They have contributed significantly to the firm, and we are excited for their continued successes and contributions to our clients and our firm.”

BenGera is an intellectual property lawyer and focuses on trademark, patent and copyright law. He represents and counsels technology clients on IP issues, including pre-suit diligence, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, depositions and at trial. 

BenGera represents clients in federal courts nationwide, including in California, Delaware, Texas and Nevada. He has provided counsel to clients on offense and defense of patent, antitrust and trademark disputes and has represented some of the world’s premier multinational corporations. 

Reynolds focuses his practice primarily on defending medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury litigation on behalf of medical providers and institutions. Reynolds has more than a decade of experience, including on diverse civil litigation defense spanning cases on professional liability, construction defect, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and motor vehicle negligence. 

Reynolds has successfully secured several defense verdicts and awards for his clients as lead counsel in both jury trials and arbitration.  

“This talented group enriches our culture and legal capabilities through their profound knowledge, broad experience, and business acumen,”  Shumaker Management Committee Vice Chair Jaime Austrich said.

Shumaker was founded in 1925 and employs more than 300 lawyers and advisors, with offices in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

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