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  • Tax

    …Attorneys in our Tax Practice Group regularly advise clients on local, state, federal, and international tax matters.  Such matters involve income, estate, gift, employment, excise, sales and use,…

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • Divorce

    …Forever doesn't always last.  The unfortunate fact is that sometimes a marriage is irretrievably broken, and the only option is divorce. When faced with this life-altering decision, you…

  • Child Custody

    …Going through a separation or divorce is already an emotionally-charged, financially taxing, and intricate legal process.  When children are involved, it adds another level of complexity tha…

  • Family Law

    …Our Family Law Practice serves individuals in eastern North Carolina and throughout the state.  Our attorneys, with the assistance of local counsel, also represent clients in family law matte…

  • 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…

  • Appellate

    …The Appellate Practice Group of Ward and Smith, P.A. assists clients in all aspects of state and federal appellate practice. To better assist our clients, we draw upon the experience and knowledge of a…

  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

    …Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Military training facility located on the coast of North Carolina. The United States Marine Corps base has housed and employed millions of people in Easter…

  • Name, Image, and Likeness

    …For NCAA college athletes, the game changed, literally, overnight. In 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) promulgated rules allowing student-athletes to monetize their name, imag…

  • Online Liability Waiver Review

    …The COVID-19 virus brings to light new risks to businesses, and you need to mitigate that risk. We can help. Introducing the Liability Waiver Review Service from Ward and Smith You are doing all you…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Online Commercial Lease Review Service

    …The Online Commercial Lease Review Service has been temporarily suspended. If you need help regarding any issues related to leasing agreements or disputes, contact one of our Real Estate attorneys. We…

  • 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…

  • Workplace Safety + Health

    …Ward and Smith, P.A.'s Workplace Safety and Health attorneys are your boots on the ground when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, North Carolina Department of Labor – OSH Division…

  • Workouts + Restructuring

    …When a lender suspects that its borrower is in danger of default, or when the borrower defaults on its obligations, we counsel our clients in the most effective methods of curing defective loan documen…

  • Water-Related + Other Transportation Accidents

    …Boating accidents, plane crashes and other transportation accidents Whether on vacation, having fun on the weekend, or traveling for business, there are serious risks involved in every mode of transpo…

  • Trusts + Estates Litigation

    …Ward and Smith, P.A.'s Trusts and Estates Litigation Practice Group represents clients in a wide variety of trust and estate disputes, including will caveats, challenges to trust provisions, fiduciary …

  • 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…

  • Truck + 18-Wheeler Accidents

    …A single moment is all it takes. A moment of distraction or fatigue for a long-haul trucker. The failure of a tire or brakes or safety equipment on a tractor trailer. Bad weather and high speed that a …

  • Trade Secrets

    …Our attorneys whose practices include trade secrets matters provide not only counsel regarding the identification, preservation, and protection of trade secrets, but also representation under circumsta…

19 results found for “” under Our Team

  • Rachel E. Harrell

    …Rachel is a trusted advisor to clients looking to secure and make sound financial decisions about their future. She brings a holistic approach to her work, assisting individuals and businesses in a var…

  • Madeline C. Lipe

    …Madeline has a diverse practice, focusing on community associations, business, and zoning and land use matters.  As a community associations attorney, Madeline frequently advises boards and membe…

  • Isabelle M. Chammas

    …Isabelle helps clients navigate complex business, intellectual property, and product liability disputes. She also assists clients with other general litigation matters. Isabelle works with clients at e…

  • Olivia G. Lewis

    …Olivia's mission is to help clients navigate the day-to-day challenges and legal hurdles of running a business by providing vital counsel throughout the life cycle of a company.  In her practice,…

  • Whitney Campbell Christensen

    …Whitney represents clients before the North Carolina General Assembly, where for more than a decade, she has evaluated, drafted, supported, amended, and opposed legislation in accordance with client ne…

  • Lilian L. Faulconer

    …Lily's practice focuses on a variety of creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and corporate matters.  She assists a range of stakeholders, including lenders, banks, financial institutions, and other cred…

  • 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…

  • Josey L. Newman

    …Josey's practice focuses on business and complex civil litigation disputes in both state and federal courts.  She handles a wide variety of pre-litigation and litigation matters.  Before…

  • J. Drake Brinkley

    …Drake works with entities and individuals in transactions involving commercial real property. A substantial portion of his practice is focused on representing both landlords and tenants in commercial …

  • Jennifer Ritter-Tomasik, CPTM

    …Jen is the firm's Technical Trainer and Help Desk Support Specialist.  In this role, she is responsible for providing technical support to the Firm's end-users as well as creating, curating and de…

  • 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…

  • Taylor B. Rodney

    …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…

  • Bryan J. Preston

    …Bryan is responsible for contacting potential clients requesting our services and pairing them with appropriate legal counsel. He gathers the information necessary to assess our staff's ability to look…

  • Cyndie D. Hancock

    …Cyndie is responsible for hiring, training, and mentoring litigation paralegals.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a litigation paralegal, primarily in the areas of personal injury…

  • Justin T. Hill

    …Justin focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He works with businesses, employers, and human resources professionals across the state.  Additionally, Justin is a member of the firm…

  • Virginia S. Carter

    …Virginia practices in the area of estate planning and estate administration.  She assists in the preparation of all components of estate plans, wills, revocable trusts, durable powers of attorney,…

  • 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…

  • Amy G. Fitzhugh

    …Amy represents licensed health care professionals faced with licensing issues in obtaining initial licensure, renewing or reinstating a license, and navigating allegations or complaints of practice vio…

  • J. Troy Smith, Jr.

    …Troy's practice experience encompasses a wide range of business law, from start-up businesses to complex transactional matters.  He also represents health care providers, both private and institut…

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