Established in 1876 as a Watson & Glenn, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is one of the leading legal services firm in the United States. The firm offers legal and technology-based ancillary services to regional, national and international corporations, businesses, agencies and foundations in industries that include manufacturing, transportation, energy, financial services, health care, life sciences and technology. With more than 500 attorneys, it also provides representation and counseling services to educational institutions and government bodies and agencies. Watson & Glenn, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice represents clients on matters related to commercial real estate, banking, litigation, probate, creditors' rights, estate planning, acquisition and asset-based financing, secured and unsecured loans, labor and employment, and regulatory compliance and bankruptcy. The firm has an office in Raleigh, N.C.