Dewey Ballantine opens in North Carolina

US firm Dewey Ballantine has expanded its reach by opening up a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second-largest banking centre in the US.

•US firm Dewey Ballantine has expanded its reach by opening up a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second-largest banking centre in the US. The new office’s first two partners are James Bryant, former managing partner at Dechert‘s Charlotte office, and Todd Stillerman, also a former partner at the same office. The new office has been created to focus on structured finance exercises such as structured real estate products and real estate securitisations.