February 29, 2024Press Release

Michael Best Firm Strengthens Charlotte Presence with Key Additions, William Bray and Team

Michael Best is pleased to announce the addition of William Bray and Brian McCully, two lawyers from Bray & Long, along with one paralegal and support professional, in a strategic combination to further strengthen the firm’s presence in Charlotte and the greater North Carolina market.

Bray & Long is highly regarded full-service business law firm based in Charlotte. Since its inception in 2003, the firm has proudly represented clients with tailored solutions in practice areas such as corporate transactions, litigation, real estate, and more. Representing numerous small to mid-size companies, Bray and McCully have extensive experience in an array of industries including commercial real estate, construction, financial services, healthcare, motorsports, private equity, and technology.

“William and Brian bring deep connections in the Charlotte business community along with a focus on tailored client service,” said Andy Jones, Managing Partner of the firm’s North Carolina offices. “The arrival of this accomplished team further solidifies our position as a go-to legal partner and strategic business advisor for businesses in the region.”

Charlotte’s vibrant business community and entrepreneurial spirit positions it as an ideal hub for growth, and the duo has built a reputation as a trusted legal partner across the region. Their holistic client approach aligns with Michael Best’s strategic vision to strengthen engagement in our clients’ communities.

“Our shared commitment to client success is at the heart of this move,” said William Bray, Founding Member of Bray & Long. “We were drawn to Michael Best because of their client service, but also their innovation, growth, and community service on a much larger scale.”

Michael Best entered the North Carolina market in 2017, with an established 12 offices and 260 legal professionals across the US. Since then, the firm has grown in authority and credibility across an innovative client base. The Charlotte office is home to five legal professionals, bringing the firm to over 60 legal professionals and consultants across the state and more than 400 across the country.

The emphasis to onboard talent from Bray & Long serves as another notable benchmark in Michael Best’s 176-year history and continued strategic expansion. Along with growth in both revenue and attorney numbers over the past few years, Michael Best has solidified its position as a leading national firm consisting of highly skilled, diverse professionals who prioritize client service.

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