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  • Online Estate Planning Documents

    …Ward and Smith now offers a fixed-price "Essentials Package" of the five key estate planning documents every adult should have. You may have no estate planning in place or outdated plans.  O…

  • Professional Licensing

    …When your professional reputation is at stake, you want experienced counsel to guide you through the review or investigation. Ward and Smith can help. North Carolina requires more than 180 occupations…

  • Bankruptcy + Creditors' Rights

    …Our Bankruptcy Practice Group is comprised of attorneys practicing in all of our offices located across the state.  Our goal is to seek pragmatic solutions to our clients' problems,…

  • Defense + Government Contracting

    …Our law firm and government relations practice has a long history of representing clients in the defense industry in North Carolina. Ward and Smith is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal counse…

  • International

    …Our goal is simple: give our international clients doing business in North Carolina the local competitive edge. In our global marketplace, we value relationships, timeline, and the task at hand. …

  • Intellectual Property

    …With an economy that places a higher value on the intellectual assets of companies, and the need to address business decisions on a global level, the Intellectual Property practice stands ready to assi…

  • Economic Development

    …Our Economic Development Practice Group is working statewide on business and economic development to help our clients, citizens, and communities and to build a stronger North Carolina. With communitie…

  • Government Relations

    …Ward and Smith, P.A.'s government relations professionals have decades of experience helping clients with government relations needs.  Our Government Relations Practice Group services include trad…

  • Maximize Loan Forgiveness Under the PPP

    …We want you to maximize your loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program. And we have developed a tool to help. June 4, 2020 Update: We expect significant changes to the PPP…

  • Zoning + Land Use Planning

    …Zoning and land use laws enacted by the state and federal governments, counties, and municipalities significantly affect the acquisition, sale, development, and use of real property.  Government a…

  • Trusts + Estates

    …Ward and Smith, P.A.'s Trusts and Estates Practice Group provides estate planning, estate administration, and related services to individuals, charitable organizations, foundations, and corporate fiduc…

  • Litigation

    …Attorneys in our Litigation Practice Group represent individuals and all types and sizes of businesses, from the family-owned small businesses to the large, multi-national corporations in North Carolin…

  • Privacy and Data Security

    …Privacy and data security issues are among the most challenging and rapidly-evolving areas of risk for companies across a wide variety of sectors and industries.  Privacy laws govern the collectio…

  • Trademark

    …We understand that trademarks are a critical asset of every business, and our focus is to provide comprehensive, practical advice aimed at developing, expanding, and enforcing this valuable asset.…

  • Technology

    …We provide technology based companies with integrated services to fit their specific needs. Our clients include growth companies, founders, management, shareholders, directors, and investors in a …

  • Real Estate

    …Attorneys in our Real Estate Practice Group provide advice and counsel to clients on the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and sale of real property and improvements and the various related…

  • Patent

    …Our registered patent attorneys routinely practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and have experience in all areas of both domestic and international patent law. Our pat…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    …We close deals. That's our mission, regardless of whether we are representing a financial or strategic buyer seeking to expand and grow its business through an acquisitive transaction, a seller seekin…

  • Labor + Employment

    …Since the sweeping labor and employment laws of the mid-1960s, employers have faced an ever-increasing number of laws and regulatory agencies governing their businesses and employee relations.  Nu…

  • In-House Counsel

    …We understand in-house counsel. Ward and Smith works closely with in-house counsel to help achieve their company's goals within budget and the preferred timeframe. We are continuously seeking improvem…

  • Health Care

    …The attorneys in our Health Care Practice Group serve all types of health care providers and practices, including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, mid-level providers, nurses, hospital…

  • Closely Held Companies

    …We help the owners of closely-held businesses, whatever their needs, each and every day. Our law firm "grew up" in small towns across eastern North Carolina, serving family-owned and locally managed b…

  • Business

    …The Business Practice Group provides clients with a range of services from starting a business and handling daily legal concerns to dealing with complex matters such as mergers, acquisitions, and sales…

  • Artificial Intelligence

    …Welcome to our AI law practice, where experienced (and naturally intelligent) attorneys are dedicated to helping businesses, government, and non-profits harness the power of AI while reducing regulator…

  • Family Law Appeals

    …Domestic or family law cases often have multiple issues and can go on for years. Beyond simply divorce, family law cases may encompass other issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, and …

25 results found for “” under Our Team

  • Ryan K. Simmons

    …Ryan's practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property ("IP") matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He is a registered patent attorney with extensive experien…

  • Joseph A. Schouten

    …Joe is an experienced litigator who focuses on intellectual property disputes.  In particular, Joe handles patent, trademark, and copyright infringement claims, as well as claims dealing with misa…

  • Arthur J. DeBaugh

    …Art is a highly experienced North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Trademark Law, with over three decades of success advocating for clients' intellectual property rights. His background as an…

  • Angela P. Doughty, CIPP/US, AIGP

    …Angela is a North Carolina State Bar Board Specialist in Trademark Law, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-United States (CIPP/US), and an AI Governance Professional who also serves as the fi…

  • Jeffery I. Stoddard

    …Jeff is a construction litigator who represents and advises contractors, subcontractors, owners, lenders, and design professionals throughout all phases of the construction and development process. Wit…

  • Thomas C. Wolff

    …Thomas' practice encompasses a wide range of creditors' rights law and business transactions. His creditors' rights experience includes representation of financial institutions, lenders, community asso…

  • J. Albert Clyburn

    …Al is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law with decades of experience advocating for his clients' best interests. He handles a wide range of family law cases, through all…

  • Tyler J. Russell

    …Tyler's practice experience includes a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including drafting and negotiating corporate agreements and documents, managing all aspects of mergers, acquis…

  • Allen N. Trask, III

    …Allen began his career as a traditional litigator focused on business and real estate disputes. Over time, his practice has expanded to include clients from a variety of markets with a variety of needs…

  • Amy H. Wooten

    …Amy's litigation practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, fiduciary duty claims, unfair and deceptive trade practices claims, and community association matters.  Amy also has significant e…

  • Paul A. Fanning

    …Paul leads the Creditors' Rights practice and is certified by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankrupt…

  • Lance P. Martin

    …Lance represents creditors in bankruptcy, collections, foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code security agreement enforcement, and structured liquidations and workouts.  He also represents clients i…

  • James A. Wilson

    …A veteran professional licensing attorney for the past 30 years, Jim has a long history of helping clients protect their livelihoods and careers. He represents health care professionals in obtaining l…

  • Hugh R. Overholt

    …Hugh is a retired Major General of the U.S. Army and served on the North Carolina State Board of Transportation from 2009-2022.  His practice experience encompasses federal and state gov…

  • A. Charles Ellis

    …Charles' practice experience encompasses federal and state court litigation in various areas, including claims for wrongful death and serious personal injury.  He has also litigated numerous cases…

  • Joseph Thomas Knott, III

    …Joe found his calling in the Federal and State courtrooms of North Carolina over 40 years ago. He has worked as a trial attorney ever since.  He is familiar with many of the insurance professional…

  • Taylor Rodney Marks

    …Taylor's practice focuses on a broad range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death claims in cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability…

  • Jeremy M. Wilson

    …Jeremy leads the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice.  He has extensive experience litigating claims for wrongful death, serious personal injury, and a broad range of civil litigation befo…

  • Lynwood P. Evans

    …Lynwood leads the Litigation practice.  His experience encompasses a wide variety of civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in all aspects of litigatio…

  • W. Ellis Boyle

    …Ellis is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer with a proven track record of success in handling highly complex legal disputes in courtrooms across North Carolina. His experience encompasses an im…

  • Jane Francis Nowell

    …Jane Francis' practice focuses on business and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and general business counseling. She also regularly assists clients …

  • Emily G. Massey

    …Emily's practice focuses on helping employers navigate complex employment law issues.  She has become a trusted advisor to businesses and organizations in facilitating compliance in the rapidly-ch…

  • William S. Durr

    …Bill's practice experience encompasses civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He has represented clients in a broad variety of complex construction, business, and commercial disputes.&n…

  • Amy G. Fitzhugh

    …Amy represents professionals faced with licensing issues in obtaining initial licensure, renewal or reinstating a license, and navigating allegations or complaints of practice violations reported to oc…

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