Envisage Law is proud to announce that three of its attorneys, William Pinna, Anthony Biller, and Adam Banks, have been recognized by their peers as leaders in their respective areas of practice. Envisage Law would also like to congratulate James Lawrence for his exceptional work on a groundbreaking case that has garnered national attention.
Envisage Law Partners William “Bill” Pinna and Anthony “Tony” Biller were both recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 12.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys, and unlike other awards, no participation fee or payment is allowed. These principles make the Best Lawyers in America Award one of the most highly regarded awards for clients and other professionals.
This marks the second time Bill has been identified for his outstanding work in Tax Law by Best Lawyers in America. With over 50 years of experience, Bill has assisted clients in navigating the complexities of tax, estate, corporate, and business law. In addition to his legal work, Bill has taught tax law at North Carolina State and Duke universities and served as Chairman of the North Carolina Property Commission for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
For the fifth straight year, Tony has been nominated and received the Best Lawyers in America Award for his work in Litigation – Intellectual Property and Patent Law. As a former Army Airborne Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division, Tony knows that hard work pays off. Tony has litigated hundreds of commercial disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country and has helped clients resolve and avoid even more disputes without costly litigation. He also has extensive experience assisting clients with their trademark and IP needs worldwide.
For the third year, Adam Banks has been selected as a 2023 North Carolina Rising Star. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in North Carolina are included in this prestigious list of attorneys. Adam is a JAG officer with the North Carolina National Guard and has served in both Kuwait and Iraq. Adam regularly handles commercial disputes, unfair competition claims, construction defects, warranty claims, insurance coverage and bonding conflicts, and other commercial litigation. Adam and Tony, together with the other litigators at Envisage, also litigate civil rights and constitutional law claims.
These latest awards come after James Lawrence’s national recognition for innovative work on a recent case. James served as lead counsel for independent journalist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson in his lawsuit against Twitter. A path-breaking case, Mr. Berenson’s lawsuit led to his reinstatement on the platform, the first known reinstatement of its kind. Documents obtained as part of that lawsuit also demonstrate that actors in the federal government were actively involved in encouraging Twitter to censor its users. National outlets have reported on the case, including Revolver News, Breitbart, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. In addition, the outcome has been discussed on national podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience and TimCast.
The Envisage Law Firm was founded in January 2021 when the attorneys of Pinna, Johnston & Burwell, P.A. joined with Anthony Biller, PA, to create a full-service commercial law firm focused on civil litigation, business transactions, tax and estate planning, and commercial real estate.