WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Kim Kelly Mann is the new Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Winston-Salem office.
Mann is a long-time Partner in the firm’s Financial Institutions and Real Estate sectors. For more than 30 years, she has advised national and regional banks in both secured and unsecured financings, including complex commercial real estate construction financings. Banking industry clients rely on Mann to negotiate, execute and oversee lending transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Chambers USA named her one of the nation’s leading lawyers for real estate finance in its 2017 report.
Mann is active in the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, a national organization of executive women in the commercial real estate industry. She was active in the formation of the CREW Piedmont Triad Chapter and served as one of the original board members of the chapter and as its first president. She is also actively involved in and a member of CREW Charlotte.
“It is a tremendous honor to be asked by my colleagues to lead the Winston-Salem office,” Mann said. “Our firm has been in Winston-Salem since 1876, and we have a special bond with this community. I intend to ensure that Womble Bond Dickinson will remain an active, engaged corporate citizen in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.”
Mann replaces Bill Whitehurst, who will remain a Partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits practice. Whitehurst had led the Winston-Salem office since 2013.
“Kim is devoted to our firm and dedicated to our clients, many of whom she’s served for decades. She exemplifies the ‘trusted relationships’ we try to build with our clients, and she is widely respected throughout the firm. I believe she will be an outstanding leader for the Winston-Salem office, and build on the excellent work Bill has done as Managing Partner,” said Womble Bond Dickinson Co-Chair Betty Temple.
As Winston-Salem Office Managing Partner, Mann will lead a team of more than 100 lawyers and nearly 500 total team members. The Winston-Salem office is firm’s largest.
About Womble Bond Dickinson
Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers based in 27 UK and US office locations. The firm provides core legal services including: Commercial, Corporate, Employment, Pensions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Finance, Banking, Restructuring, Insolvency, IP, Technology and Data, Private Wealth, Projects, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Regulatory Law.
Womble Bond Dickinson has a particular focus on eleven key sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer, Transport & Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Communications & Technology and Private Wealth.
The firm’s UK offices are in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth and Southampton. The US offices are in Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, Calif.; Wilmington, Del; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons, Va.; and Washington, D.C.
Through the firm’s association with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, Womble Bond Dickinson also can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries.