Moore & Van Allen is a regional law firm in the Southeast, with close to 300 total lawyers and offices in Charlotte, the Research Triangle and Charleston. The firm offers a full range of legal services and is particularly well known for its banking practice, taking advantage of Charlotte's status as a major financial hub by representing clients such as Charles Schwab and Bank of America, among others. The firm employs more than 25 attorneys in North Carolina who handle varying degrees of intellectual property work, with particular strengths in transactional IP, combining expertise in technical matters with an ingrained focus on the business needs of clients. Moreover, the firm's commitment to building its IP capabilities has been notably on the rise, say peers. Star names singled out for praise include Arlene Hanks, Charles Moore, Henry Ward and IP group leader, Dickson Lupo.