Emily C. Martchek

Business Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email ecmartchek@wardandsmith.com
910.794.4855 Fax 910.794.4877
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Emily is a business attorney focused on helping clients navigate complex legal issues related to corporate law and non-profit issues. She leverages her business background to offer strategic advice to companies, entities, and individuals on a wide range of matters. Her services include entity selection and formation, non-profit exemption applications, financing transactions, securities compliance, drafting and negotiating contracts, and other general corporate governance issues.


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2023
  • B.B.A., magna cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 2017

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2023

About Me

My motto: "For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others."   -Eleanor Roosevelt

The best thing about Ward and Smith is: the client-focused business model supported by all attorneys in the firm. Each client gets the best service because they are paired with the attorney best suited to help them.

I became a lawyer because: I enjoy learning new things, and the law changes every day. 

One surprising thing people don't know about me is: I sang acapella for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Constitution Center in Washington, DC. Our performance was broadcast on C-SPAN. 

Where I'd most like to live and why: Japan because of the culture and food (and the public transportation). I love sushi!

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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