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Troutman Sanders Names New Managing Partner in Raleigh


RALEIGH, N.C. – January 2, 2019 – Accomplished financial services litigator Kyle Deak has been named managing partner of Troutman Sanders’ Raleigh office. Deak succeeds Walter Fisher, who has managed the Raleigh office since 2016, most recently overseeing its strategic relocation to North Hills. Fisher will continue to manage the firm’s Charlotte office, which he has managed since it opened in 2014, and focus on his busy commercial real estate practice.

“We appreciate Walter’s leadership. He has effectively managed both the Raleigh and Charlotte offices – achieving significant milestones – all while maintaining a successful practice,” said Steve Lewis, firm-wide managing partner. “Kyle will continue to build upon the strong foundation in Raleigh and will draw upon his background as a trial attorney and ties to the local business community to best serve our clients.”

Deak has extensive experience both serving as the first chair in jury trials and handling appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His practice primarily involves the representation of financial institutions, loan servicers, and mortgage investors, in lender liability actions, real property financing disputes, foreclosures, and other commercial disputes.

“I look forward to continuing to advance Troutman Sanders in Raleigh,” said Deak, who has been with the firm for more than a decade, operating out of both its Raleigh and Charlotte offices. “We remain focused on providing the best client experience by delivering practical legal solutions for our local, national and international clients.”

Deak has significant leadership experience and is a graduate of both the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh Program and the statewide program Leadership North Carolina. In July 2018, Benchmark Litigation named Deak to its 40 & Under Hot List, which includes those who have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities by peers and clients.

Troutman Sanders’ Raleigh office, which opened in 2003, is located midway between North Carolina’s internationally known Research Triangle Park and the state capitol. The practice of the office includes real estate development and finance, environmental matters, governmental affairs, corporate and transactional matters, energy, intellectual property, financial services and other complex litigation. Attorneys serve clients with interests, operations and headquarters across North Carolina, nationwide and internationally.

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