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  • 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…

  • Sports, Parks, Outdoor Recreation, and Tourism

    …Sports, tourism, and recreation businesses need solid advice and counsel to pull ahead in their active and competitive industry. With offices in the mountains, on the coast, and in between, our e…

  • 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…

  • 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. From helping bus…

  • Resources for COVID-19 Response

    …Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak We are writing about the outbreak on a regular basis, and plan to keep our clients updated about key issues as they happen. Bookmark this page to stay up to date…

  • 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…

  • 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 You may have no estate planning in place or outdated plans.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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Public Housing Authorities

    …Ward and Smith, P.A. represents a substantial number of public housing authorities, including Ayden, Eastern Carolina Regional, Mid-East Regional, New Bern, and Washington Housing Authorities.  Co…

  • Product Liability

    …We live in a world of technological marvels. Medical devices are engineered to fit inside our bodies to revive failing organs or replace worn out joints. Airbags and seatbelts in our cars react in an i…

  • Premises Liability

    …A routine shopping trip. A vacation. A weekend at a beach house. None of these should be dangerous activities. But, sometimes, they are. Hotels, apartments, beach houses, shopping centers and stores…

  • Physician's Practices

    …As a full service law firm, we are in a unique position to provide legal service to group and solo practices on a multitude of issues.  Have a human resources issue?  Our labor and employment…

  • Personal Injury + Wrongful Death

    …Perhaps you or a family member were seriously injured. Perhaps a loved one lost his or her life. It’s hard to know what to do and where to get help. We know, because we’ve been there with m…

  • 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…

  • Other Accidents, Injuries + Wrongful Deaths

    …When someone else’s actions or negligence results in accidents, injuries or even death, you don’t have to “just accept it.” A catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death can…

  • Commercial Associations

    …In addition to representing owners' associations in residential condominium, townhome, and single-family communities, Ward and Smith, P.A.'s Community Associations Practice Group represents owners' ass…

  • 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…

  • Community Associations Fiduciary Litigation

    …Community associations (a.k.a. "homeowners associations" or "HOAs") dominate residential living in North Carolina.  In fact, nearly all new residential construction is associated with one.  …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

23 results found for “” under Our Team

  • Erica B. E. Rogers

    …Erica assists individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with a wide array of intellectual property matters.  Her practice focuses on trademark selection and clearance, trademark prosec…

  • 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…

  • Juliana S. Inman

    …Juliana's practice focuses on family law and related commercial or estate litigation. She also assists in public housing authorities work and is associated with matters before the N…

  • Kimberly W. Allen

    …With a career that spans nearly 30 years in the legal profession, Kim is a business paralegal in the firm's Raleigh office. She is well knowledgable in business-related matters and assists attorneys in…

  • John R. Cella, Jr.

    …John counsels clients in estate and business planning matters. He prepares estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts, minors trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and charitable…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Jason T. Strickland

    …Jason represents and assists contractors, subcontractors, owners, lenders, and design professionals in all areas of the construction and development process.  His goal is to help clients through t…

  • Gary J. Rickner

    …Gary is a diverse trial lawyer whose litigation practice includes all forms of commercial and business disputes and product liability defense.  He has tried to verdict in excess of 70 jury trials,…

  • Gregory T. Peacock

    …Greg is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA).  He also is certified by the North Carolina State Bar both as a Board Certified Specialist in Estat…

  • Grant B. Osborne

    …Grant's practice experience of more than 30 years encompasses a wide range of issues that arise in employment and labor law.  He provides counsel to clients in the health care, financial, hos…

  • William A. Oden, III

    …Will's practice experience encompasses various areas of employment and workplace-related counseling and civil litigation in both the federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.  He…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • S. McKinley Gray, III

    …Ken leads the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. His practice experience encompasses various areas of employment-related litigation.  He advises clients and litigates cases involving…

  • Allen N. Trask, III

    …Allen began his career as a litigator focused on business and real estate disputes, and he continues to focus his practice on representing those who own, develop, manage, and work the land. Although li…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Emily G. Massey

    …Emily's practice focuses on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including personnel policies and handbooks, background checks, employment discrimination and harassment, employee discipline…

  • Paige E. Inman

    …Paige practices family law and estate litigation from our Wilmington office. She helps families and individuals navigate complicated family law legal processes during times of family uph…

  • Whitney Campbell Christensen

    …Whitney is a government relations attorney who represents clients before the North Carolina General Assembly, where for eleven regular legislative sessions she has monitored, evaluated, drafted, suppor…

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  • Speakers

    …2020 In-House Counsel Seminar speakers include: Angela Doughty, CIPP/US Intellectual Property and Privacy Attorney Angela is a North Carolina State Bar Board Specialist in Trademark Law and a…

  • Agenda

    …The In-House Counsel Seminar will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020.  The virtual sessions include: Flag on the Play: Employment Issues During a Pandemic Speakers: Ken G…

  • FAQs

    …You have questions, we have answers! If there is something else you'd like to know, message us at rsvp@wardandsmith.com. Who should attend? This program is designed for in-house and general counsel …

  • Accreditation

    …Ward and Smith has submitted a sponsor CLE form to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for pre-approval of CLE credits for each session.  Upon confirmation of pre-appr…

  • Registration

    …The In-House Counsel Seminar on Thursday, December 3, 2020, is free to attend, but a confirmed registration is required. Please register here. Registration Policies: Your registration is not valid…

  • Seminar Materials

    …We are happy to be able to provide all of our 2019 In-House Counsel Seminar materials. Click on any of the links below to download. Agenda Speaker Bios Intro Presentations Don't Rain on My P…

  • Conference Venue

    …The Umstead Hotel & Spa This year's Seminar will take place at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina. The Umstead is a 5-star hotel that features a variety of luxury accommodations a…

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