Ward and Smith Welcomes Two Attorneys to Raleigh Office

COVID-19 has impacted our state tremendously in recent days, but Ward and Smith's ability to provide comprehensive legal services to our clients not only remains steadfast but has grown, with the addition of two new attorneys.

The firm recently welcomed commercial litigator Amy Wooten and business attorney Michael Kohagen to the firm's Raleigh office. They will be working remotely until North Carolina's "stay at home" order expires or is lifted.

"As we adjust to a new normal caused by the spread of COVID-19, it's not lost on us the devastating impact the coronavirus is having on businesses and our clients," stated Brad Evans, Ward and Smith's Co-Managing Director. "The arrival of Amy Wooten and Michael Kohagen will help strengthen the firm's bench and increase our ability to respond to the needs of our clients during this uncertain time. We're fortunate to have them both."

Amy Wooten is an experienced litigator with a diverse practice that includes complex commercial litigation, professional licensure matters, employment disputes, construction litigation, and HOA issues. Additionally, she has significant experience representing clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair and deceptive trade practices claims. Amy is licensed in North and South Carolina.

Michael Kohagen is a corporate attorney with experience advising businesses- from emerging growth companies to public companies and investment firms- in a broad range of industries, including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and education.  His practice generally comprises day-to-day contract negotiation, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt and equity financings, and corporate governance. He also has experience negotiating agreements related to privacy and information security law.

Contact Amy H. Wooten:
ahwooten@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9130

Contact Michael E. Kohagen:
mekohagen@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9183

About Ward and Smith, P.A.
Ward and Smith, P.A. is a full-service law firm with more than 90 attorneys working as a team from offices in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington. For more information, visit us online at www.Wardandsmith.com.

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