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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy

    …Our Creditors' Rights 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' pr…

  • 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 …

  • Equine Law

    …Welcome to our Equine Law Practice in North Carolina, where our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services and seasoned "horse sense" to all aspects of the equine ind…

  • Community Associations

    …The Community Associations Practice Group represents owners' associations in condominium, townhome, and single-family communities in addition to commercial/business communities, such as retail shopping…

  • Agribusiness

    …Attorneys in Ward and Smith, P.A.'s Agribusiness Practice Group have the knowledge and experience in agribusiness law to provide high-quality legal representation to a wide variety of agribusinesses th…

25 results found for “” under Our Team

  • 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…

  • Eldridge D. Dodson

    …Eldridge is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. She assists all types of clients in drafting and implementing estate plans…

  • Samuel B. Franck

    …Sam leads the firm's Real Estate practice and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Commercial Transactions. His experience includes all aspects of commercial r…

  • 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…

  • Jordan M. Spanner

    …Jordan helps clients navigate complex disputes related to business, intellectual property, and trusts and estates matters.  She is skilled at interpreting statutory and regulatory schemes, contrac…

  • John R. Sloan

    …John is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and leads the firm's Trusts and Estates practice section. His practice focuses primarily on estate and t…

  • Edward J. "Trip" Coyne, III

    …Trip has recently returned to Ward and Smith after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of an international consumer products company. He also currently serves as the Executive in Residence…

  • Erica B. E. Rogers

    …Erica is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law. She assists individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with a wide array of intellectual property matters. He…

  • Merrill G. Jones, II

    …Merrill's practice experience encompasses a broad range of business law matters, including start-up businesses, business transfers and acquisitions, transactional matters, and tax matters.  He has…

  • Cameron C. Winfrey

    …Cameron serves as a trusted advisor to developers and financial institutions in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, planning, construction and financing of retail developments, mixed-use projects, a…

  • Hayley Upton Cook, MBA

    …Hayley is the firm's Marketing Coordinator of ;Events and Proposals.  In this role, she plans and implements all aspects of client-facing events, ranging from large-scale seminars and conferen…

  • Alexander C. Dale

    …Alex's practice experience encompasses a broad range of business law matters, including experience representing individuals, start-ups, small businesses, and multi-national companies in a variety of fi…

  • Jennifer V. Boyer

    …Jenny is a trusts and estates attorney based in the firm's Asheville office. Her practice focuses on preparing estate plans tailor-made to fit the individual needs of her clients and their familie…

  • Devon D. Williams

    …Devon is one of the firm's Managing Directors. Her practice encompasses a wide range of labor and employment issues, including wage and hour matters, federal contractor compliance, employment discrimin…

  • John M. Martin

    …John's practice experience encompasses various areas of litigation.  He has represented many clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in t…

  • John D. Perry

    …John is a business and tax attorney with extensive experience helping clients navigate complex transactions.  His work involves everything from private equity acquisitions, stock and asset purchas…

  • Hannah M. Daigle

    …Hannah has a multifaceted litigation practice that focuses on commercial litigation, community associations, personal injury, housing authority, land use, and a variety of other matters that progress t…

  • Hayley R. Wells

    …Hayley's practice primarily focuses on alcoholic beverage law, labor and employment law, and civil litigation.  As head of the firm's Alcoholic Beverage Law Practice Group, she regularly advises …

  • 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…

  • X. Lightfoot

    …X.'s practice primarily focuses on labor and employment law, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and civil litigation. As a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, he re…

  • Lauren Taylor Arnette Quinn

    …Lauren leads the Family Law practice and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.  Her experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation with a prim…

  • 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…

  • Angela P. Doughty, CIPP/US

    …Angela is a North Carolina State Bar Board Specialist in Trademark Law and a Certified Information Privacy Professional- United States (CIPP/US) who also serves as the firm's Director of Legal Inn…

  • Michael J. Parrish

    …Michael is a civil litigator with a diverse practice before various federal and state courts, including bankruptcy courts and the North Carolina Business Court. He has significant experience at all sta…

  • Tyler J. Russell

    …Tyler is passionate about the hemp and cannabidiol ("CBD") industries, their products, and their people.  He co-chairs the firm's Hemp Law practice group, and he represents clients in all aspects …

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