We genuinely care about the community we work and live in.
And we feel empowered to support and sponsor events that are making a difference in our communities. So for the month of July, as we honor our nation's Independence, we're remembering those who serve, celebrating leadership, and encouraging involvement within the profession. Here's a list of events, which are important to us, happening throughout July. We hope you will join us!
Through July 7
There's only a few more days to see an impressive display of patriotism in Greenville, North Carolina. The Greenville Noon Rotary club created a field of American Flags in honor of our nation's veterans. Ward and Smith is proud to support the organization's "Field of Honor."
About 500 American flag, over seven feet tall, will be on display through July 7. The "Field of Honor" is located at Greenville's Town Common.
We're teaming up with the Association of Corporate Counsel to host a one-of-a-kind lunch-and-learn CLE conference designed to help companies identify and treat criminal and regulatory issues. Whether you work for a publicly-traded company or start-up, operate in a highly-regulated industry like healthcare, or manage the daily risk exposure created by employees, the "Diagnosing a Criminal or Regulatory Matter" Conference is for you. White collar defense attorneys, Wes Camden and Caitlin Poe, will walk attendees through sample cases in this 90-minute session.
The conference will be held at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. The event is free for law students, full-time law school faculty and staff, and RTAC-ACC member and their non-attorney colleagues. ACC-eligible non-members must pay a $25. Follow this link.
You only have two more chances to attend one of Leadership Asheville's Buzz Summer Breakfast Programs, sponsored by Ward and Smith. The series highlights new initiatives and leaders that impact the community. It is open to the public, and it is designed to engage community members with issues that affect them. This second Buzz Breakfast will tackle the topics of sexual and gender diversity and how to promote it. Key speakers will be Tina Madison White, the executive director of Blue Ridge Pride Center, and Laura Webb, president of Webb Investment Services.
The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 18 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here.
The Triangle Business Journal is hosting a panel that will discuss challenges and obstacles Family-owned business face. Through a success story of a multi-generational family, the speakers, including the firm's very own attorney Deana Labriola, will engage in conversation about what owners should do when dealing with the next generation, what buy-sell agreements are and their importance, what are the pitfalls of marriage and divorces and how they impact the business and more.
The Family Business Conversation event starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Vidrio in Raleigh. Tickets are $25. Sign up here.
The North Carolina Bar Association will be hosting its 39th annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law program. This three day event will cover significant estate planning, administration and tax issues which will be presented by an array of new and experienced lawyers. Some of the topics that will be included in this year's session will be federal and state developments, planning under the new tax act, planning and administration for clients under the 706 filing threshold, intersection of family law an estate planning and more.
Attorney Zachary Lamb will be featured as a speaker, and will discuss the importance of legal counsel, as well as tax and non-tax issues in the context of the recent increases to the federal estate tax exemption, as well as the abolishment of North Carolina's separate state estate tax tempt.
To learn more about the program and sessions, click here.