November 12, 2018

Poyner Spruill LLP

Phone: 919-783-6400

Poyner Spruill  is a 115 attorney multidisciplinary law firm, with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Rocky Mount, and Southern Pines, North Carolina, giving it a statewide presence. The firm’s size enables it to foster individual attorney excellence in such diverse practice areas as bankruptcy, workouts, creditors’ rights, employment law, commercial real estate, employee benefits, banking law, venture capital, public utilities, health care law, governmental relations, environmental law, securities law, municipal law, construction law, white collar criminal defense, as well as trials and appeals in all state, federal and administrative courts and tribunals and alternative dispute resolution. The firm brings to bear the resources, talent and experience of all four offices to serve the needs of its clients. In addition, its reputation, size, and client base enable Poyner Spruill to effectively represent the national and regional interests of its clients.

Who We Are

We want to amaze our clients.

Poyner Spruill attorneys are frequently recognized in peer-to-peer publications such as Super Lawyers magazine and Best Lawyers in America, and also appear on lists in industry media such as Business North Carolina's “Legal Elite” list.  While we are proud of these external recognitions, we are most pleased that our clients find a depth and breadth of experience here that they entrust us to efficiently and effectively handle their business-related legal matters.

We care about each other.

Our culture is one of mutual respect. We work in teams and look for people who share our work ethic, our enthusiasm for what we do, and our sense of doing our very best for our clients.

Contributing authors from Poyner Spruill LLP:

Paul A. Arena, real estate transactions lawyer, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Paul's practice focuses on acquisition, disposition, financing, development, capitalization and leasing of real property. He represents lenders and borrowers in real estate loan...
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Haywood A. Barnes, Commercial Finance Lawyer, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Haywood’s practice focuses on the representation of banks, commercial finance companies and factors in a wide variety of commercial lending and factoring transactions, as well as in the...
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William T. Belcher, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Estate Planning Attorney
Partner
Bill practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, taxation and business transactions. He has substantial experience in a variety of trust and estate matters...
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Christopher P. Brewer, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Healthcare Enforcement Attorney
Partner
Chris joined Poyner Spruill from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office where he served as Director of North Carolina's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for 17 years.  He is regarded as...
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H. Chalk Broughton, Estate Planning Lawyer, Succession Planning Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Chalk assists clients and closely held companies with estate and succession planning issues. He advises individuals, families, and closely-held business owners on all aspects of their...
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Nancy C. Brower, Employee benefits lawyer, ERISA Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Nancy practices in the area of employee benefits and ERISA. She has significant experience designing and documenting retirement plans and executive compensation plans as well as providing...
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David Broyles, Health Care Attorney, Proyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
David joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from the firm of Bode Hemphill, LLP. He focuses his practice on the representation of health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate of...
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Kara M. Brunk, Poyner Spruill, Employer Plan Designation Lawyer, Executive Compensation Plans Attorney,
Associate
Kara joined Poyner Spruill in January 2015. She will focus her practice in employee benefits. Kara will assist in representing public, private, governmental and non-profit employers in...
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Kenneth L. Burgess, Health Care Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Ken is a health care attorney with more than 28 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, reimbursement, litigation, compliance and operations issues.  His...
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Kevin M. Ceglowski, Employment and Labor Lawyer, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Partner
Kevin represents employers in many areas of labor and employment law, including race, age, gender, religion, national original, and disability employment discrimination claims, wrongful...
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Tara N. Cho, Poyner Spruill Law Firm, Privacy Attorney
Associate
Tara’s practice focuses on privacy and information security.  She advises on privacy issuesand identification of potential risks and the development of associated policies and procedures to...
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Michael S. Colo, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer
Partner
Mike has more than 40 years of experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with complex mergers and acquisition transactions. He has extensive expertise in a wide variety of corporate...
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Partner
Brian has a diverse financial practice and represents a wide array of clients in commercial loan and banking transactions, loan portfolio dispositions, commercial lease transactions and...
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Craig G. Dalton Jr., Poyner Spruill Law firm, Tax Lawyer, Trusts and Estates Attorney
Partner
Craig practices in the areas of taxation and trusts and estates. He has substantial experience in estate planning for owners of closely held businesses and tax planning for closely held...
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Brenna Davenport, Poyner Spruil Law Firm, Employee Benefits Attorney
Associate
Brenna practices primarily in two areas of law, employee benefits and business law. In the area of employee benefits, she represents clients in the design, implementation and administration...
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Thomas H. Davis Jr., Poyner Spruill Law firm, Property Litigator, Arbitration Attorney
Partner
Tom is a partner in the firm’s litigation section and has more than 25 years of experience in the litigation and arbitration of complex cases. Tom regularly represents property owners,...
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Hugh W. Davis II, Employee Benefits Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm Raleigh, NC
Partner
Hugh practices in the area of Employee Benefits.  He is currently representing corporations and other entities in the design and operation of retirement and welfare benefit plans and...
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Jillian  DeCamp, Government Relations Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Jillian is a member of the Government Relations section, and works on a broad array of issues including lobbying and monitoring legislative activities.   Prior to joining Poyner Spruill, ...
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Sarah L. DiFranco, Poyner Law Firm, Business Attorney
Associate
As a member of the Litigation Section, Sarah's practice focuses primarily in the areas of business, financial services, tort, construction and commercial landlord tenant litigation.  Sarah...
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Glenn Dunn, Environmental Law Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Glenn has over thirty years of experience over the full range of environmental law practice. He has represented cities, counties, developers, industries and lenders regarding compliance...
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Joshua B. Durham, Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
For more than fifteen years now, Josh has helped businesses in North Carolina and the Southeast through all stages of the litigation process, from early case evaluations and settlements all...
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Associate
Chris joined Poyner Spruill on September 1, 2015, and concentrates his practice onbusiness law and banking/financial services. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina...
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J. Nicholas Ellis, Poyner Spruill Law firm, North Carolina Litigator
Partner
Nick has been trying cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina since 1987. He has served as lead counsel in jury trials in federal court and in 13 different counties in...
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Employers today face expanding and complex employment legislation as well as a growing body of regulatory requirements that govern the employment relationship. Lawsuits brought by employees...
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Steven B. Epstein, Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Steve’s litigation practice concentrates on product liability defense, trucking and vehicular accident defense, mass tort defense, plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death, complex...
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Andrew H. Erteschik, Civil Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Drew focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appeals. His litigation experience covers a wide array of substantive areas including complex business litigation, government-...
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Chad W. Essick, Real Estate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Chad primarily represents land owners and developers before local Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions, City Councils, and County Commissioners on matters related to zoning,...
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Matthew A. Fisher, Poyner Spruill, Certificate of Need Litigation Attorney, health Care Representation Attorney
Partner
Matt Fisher joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from the firm of Bode Hemphill, LLP.  His practice focuses on the representation of health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate...
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Paul M. Fogleman, Financial Services, Real Estate Lawyer, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Associate
Paul focuses his practice on financial services and real estate law.  He represents financial institutions, lenders, and real estate developers in commercial loan and banking transactions,...
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Diane P. Furr, Bankruptcy Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Diane has over 20 years of experience in the areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy, banking and commercial law. She represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases...
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Susanna Knutson Gibbons, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Employment Compliance Attorney
Partner
Susie practices in the areas of employment compliance law, employment defense in litigation and administrative proceedings, and ERISA litigation. She regularly advises and defends clients...
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Caitlin Goforth, Employment Attorney, harassment, discrimination, Poyner SPruill Law Firm
Associate
Caitlin practices in the areas of employment law and litigation. She representsemployers in litigation under all federal and state employment laws, including cases involving harassment,...
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Eugene S. Griggs, Employee Benefits Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Gene has practiced in the employee benefits and executive compensation area for over 20 years advising public, private, nonprofit and governmental employers with regional, national and...
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Julie W. Hampton, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Julie is a commercial litigator, pursuing and defending primarily contract-based claims on behalf of her clients in the construction, real estate, health care, and financial services...
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C. Marcus Harris, Labor, Employment, attorney, Poyner Spruill, law firm
Attorney at Law
Marc divides his time between two primary areas of practice, employee benefits and corporate and business law.  In the area of employee benefits, he represents clients in the design,...
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Wilson Hayman, Health Care Law Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Wilson's practice focuses on Health Care Law, Appellate Law, Civil Law, and Administrative Law. Wilson has represented public and private hospital systems as lead counsel in the acquisition...
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S. Todd Hemphill, Poyner Spruill, Strategic Planning Lawyer, Health Care Transactions Attorney
Partner
Todd joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from Bode Hemphill, LLP. His practice in Health Law involves representing health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate of Need law.  His...
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Todd Hemprill, Healthcare Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
​Todd joined Poyner Spruill on June 1, 2014 from Bode Hemphill, LLP. His practice in Health Law involves representing health care providers, with an emphasis on Certificate of Need law.  ...
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Shannon E. Hoff, Bankruptcy Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Shannon practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, frequently representing secured creditors, committees, purchasers of assets, and unsecured trade creditors in contested...
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Elizabeth Johnson, Privacy, Information Security Attorney, Poyner Spruill, law
Partner
Elizabeth’s practice focuses on privacy, information security, and records management. Her comprehensive, practical approach to privacy law is reflected by the diversity of her clients,...
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Keith H. Johnson, Environmental Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Keith’s practice focuses on environmental and municipal law, and commercial litigation. He has guided clients through virtually every state program designed to address contaminated property...
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Samuel W. Johnson, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Business and Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Partner
Sam practices in the areas of Business and Commercial Real Estate Law. He has represented business entities in corporate and other entity structure, organization and capitalization issues,...
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David R. Krosner, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Partner
Dave has extensive experience in all aspects of business transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance under both the 1933 and 1934 Act. Dave has served...
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Richard Q. Lafferty, Finance Attorney,Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Richard has over 25 years of experience helping financial institution clients of all sizes (some spanning multiple states and countries) with a broad range of complex legal matters,...
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Jacob A. Lopes, Privacy & Information Security Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Jake's practice focuses on privacy and information security. He advises on privacy issues and identification of potential risks and the development of associated policies and procedures to...
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Caroline P. Mackie, Business, Litigation, Attorney, Poyner Spruill, Law Firm
Associate
Caroline concentrates her practice in litigation, and focuses on commercial, construction, and general litigation. She represents financial service institutions, closely-held corporations,...
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James Martin, Of Counsel, Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Of Counsel
Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sector representing clients in legislative and administrative matters before state and local governmental agencies and...
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Kelsey H. Mayo, Employee Benefits Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Kelsey's practice is focused in the areas of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.  She has extensive experience working with governmental, non-profit, and for-profit employers on...
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Carrie V. McMillan, Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Associate
Carrie concentrates her practice in litigation, and focuses primarily in the areas of business, financial services, tort, construction and commercial landlord tenant litigation.  She...
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Robert B. Meyer, Labor and Employment Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Robert’s practice focuses on the representation of management in multiple areas of labor and employment law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with...
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James M. O'Brien, III, Business, Entertainment Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Jim's practice spanstwo distinct but related practice areas:  Corporate law and entertainment law. He is a corporate deal lawyer who represents many established and emerging growth...
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Thomas L. Ogburn, Poyner Spruill Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
Tate focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation.  Tate regularly represents banking and other financial institutions in workouts, foreclosure actions...
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Bob Orr, Litigation Attorney, Legislative Regulatory, Poyner  Spruill Law Firm
Of Counsel
​Justice Orr joined Poyner Spruill in 2012 as Of Counsel after a 35-year career in the public and private sector. Justice Orr served as a member of the N.C. Court of Appeals for eight years...
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Jennifer G. Parser Immigration Law Attorney Poyner Spruill Law Firm Raleigh, NC
Of Counsel
Jennifer’s practice includes a broad range of immigration and labor and employment matters. She is a multi-lingual attorney able to handle all immigration matters, including H-1B visas, L-...
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Associate
​Lynn's practice focuses on privacy, information security, and records management including compliance and risk associated with these areas. He assists in responding to security breaches,...
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Poyner Spruill  is a 115 attorney multidisciplinary law firm, with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Rocky Mount, and Southern Pines, North Carolina, giving it a statewide presence. The firm’s...
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Meghan E. B.  Pridemore, Bankruptcy Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Meghan is a member of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section.  She regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases in all three...
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Richard Prosser, Creditors Rights, Bankruptcy, Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Richard concentrates his practice in the area of creditor representation,  including collections, commercial litigation, foreclosure, collateral recovery, bankruptcy, and creditor defense. ...
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Christopher H. Roede, Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Chris works primarily in the commercial real estate and collections area. He frequently works with secured lenders providing advice and analysis regarding troubled asset loans, including...
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Steven A. Rowe, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Employment Matters Attorney
Partner
Steve represents employers in a wide variety of employment matters in state and federal court and before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, United States Equal Employment Opportunity...
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Stephanie Sanders, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Transactional Lawyer
Associate
Stephanie has experience representing clients in a broad range of transactional matters. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Law and Banking, Credit & Financial Services practice...
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Pamela A. Scott, Civil Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
Pam represents businesses and professionals in administrative and civil litigation and appeals pertaining to a wide variety of regulatory compliance issues and professional licensure, as...
919-783-2954
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Steven Mansfield Shaber, Poyner Spruill Law Firm, Health Law Attorney
Partner
Steve has spent his entire career in health law -- first with the North Carolina Attorney General's Office and, since 1985, in private practice. His clients range from large hospitals to...
919-783-2906
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John L. Shaw, Poyner Spruill Law firm
Partner
John represents lenders, owners, general contractors, and engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers involving public and private projects (commercial, institutional, industrial...
919-783-2809
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William R. Shenton, Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Partner
Bill's areas of expertise include health and hospital law, civil litigation, and administrative law. His practice has involved advising and representing health care facilities and...
919-783-2947
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Amanda L Sherin, Transactional Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
​Amanda assists in representing clients in a broad range of transactional matters. She is a member of the firm's Business Law and Financial Services practice groups. Prior Legal Experience...
919.783.1112
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E. Bardin Simmons, Transactional, Finance, Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Bardin has experience representing and advising clients in a broad range of regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He regularly advises financial institution clients regarding...
919-783-1031
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Michael E. Slipsky, Corporate Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Mike is an attorney in the Business Organizations group and has practiced with the firm since 2005. Mike focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for companies across a broad range...
919-783-2851
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Deborah E. Sperati, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Creditor's Rights Lawyer, Bankruptcy Attorney
Partner
Deborah practices in the areas of Creditors' Rights, Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy. She frequently represents creditors in workouts, foreclosures, collections,...
252-972-7095
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Lee A. Spinks, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Partner
Lee's practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Business and Commercial Law, and Health Care Law.  He represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and...
704-342-5278
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Westray B. Veasey, estates, trusts, tax attorney, PoynerSpruill law firm
Of Counsel
Westray advises individuals and closely held entities in the areas of estate planning, business succession, income tax planning and estate administration. She assists her clients in all...
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Jill C. Walters, Bankruptcy Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Jill is a member of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section.  She regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases in all three North...
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Thomas R. West, Poyner Spruill Law firm, Health Care Attorney
Partner
Tom has been actively involved in Administrative Law issues since 1986 when he was among the first five people appointed to serve as a North Carolina Administrative Law Judge. While serving...
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Danielle Barbour Wilson, Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill Law Firm
Associate
Danielle’s practice is focused in the areas of Litigation and Employment Law. She represents private and public employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Danielle has...
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David L. Woodard, Employment Litigation Attorney, Poyner Spruill, Law firm
Partner
David practices in the area of employment litigation.  He regularly advises and defends clients in race, age, disability and sex discrimination and harassment cases; reviews handbooks and...
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