December 15, 2017

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Phone: 800-998-1102

Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895.  Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm.  Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients.  We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology.  We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.  

Ward and Smith is committed to building and maintaining relationships with every client because we understand that every client has unique needs.  We work to become fully acquainted with the management style and operations of our clients.  This enables us to provide timely and effective legal services.  Our attorneys are dedicated to providing frequent and full communication to our clients with respect to pending and anticipated legal issues that may affect them.  We advocate a proactive and preventive approach to our clients' legal issues so that through proper planning and maintenance our clients can avoid legal difficulties and costs.  We believe that this approach provides our clients with responsive, high-quality, and cost-effective legal services. 

Contributing authors from Ward and Smith, P.A.:

Derek Allen, Ward and Smith Law Firm, Alcoholic Beverage and Land Use Attorney
Derek leads the Alcoholic Beverage Law, Real Estate Development, and Zoning and Land Use practices.  He has extensive experience with craft breweries ranging in size from small startups to...
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Deborah B. Andrews, Ward Smith, complex tax matters lawyer, Employee Benefits Attorney
Deborah's practice encompasses a broad range of complex tax matters. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and regularly advises individuals, businesses and tax-exempt entities on...
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Thomas S. Babel, Ward Smith Law Firm, Vendor Agreements Lawyer, Products Liability Attorney
Tom's practice experience encompasses various areas of litigation. He has pretrial, trial, and appellate experience in trademark, trade secret, patent, real estate, products liability,...
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 Joanne H. Badr, Ward Smith, Commercial Real Estate Attorney Representing Lenders and Developers
Joanne's practice emphasizes the representation of banks and other financial institutions in commercial loan transactions involving asset-based and real estate secured loans, including new...
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Adam M. Beaudoin, Ward Smith, business entity formation lawyer, articles of incorporation attorney
Adam's practice experience encompasses a broad range of business law and transactional matters, including preparation of all components of business entity formation, including articles of...
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Marla S. Bowman, Ward Smith, business, civil, and commercial litigation matters
Marla's practice experience focuses on a broad range of business, civil, and commercial litigation matters in state and federal court.  Clients rely on Marla for her advice regarding...
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Drake Brinkley, Ward Smith Law Firm, Commercial Real Property Attorney and LEED Green Associate
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...
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Wes J. Camden, Ward Smith, White Collar Defense and Investigations Attorney
Wes helps businesses and professionals respond to government investigations or criminal prosecutions. A former federal prosecutor, Wes uses his insight to frame his client’s situation,...
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Virginia Carter, Estates, Trusts, Living Will, Attorney, Ward and Smith Law Firm
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...
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John R. Cella, Jr., Ward Smith, minors trusts lawyer, irrevocable life insurance trusts attorney
John counsels clients in estate and business planning matters. He prepares estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts, minors trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts,...
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Whitney Campbell Christensen, Ward Smith Law Firm, business liability, internet privacy attorney
Government Relations Attorney
Whitney is a government relations attorney who represents clients before the North Carolina General Assembly, where for seven legislative sessions she has monitored, evaluated, drafted,...
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Edward J. "Trip" Coyne, Litigation Attorney, Ward and Smith, Law firm, Corporate, construction, commercial, class action, maritime, and real property litigation
Trip maintains a diverse litigation and general business practice. He has significant experience in corporate, construction, commercial, class action, maritime, and real property litigation...
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James Creekman, Financial Institution Attorney, Regulations, Raleigh, North Carolina, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Financial Institutions and Regulatory Attorney
For the first fourteen years of his professional career, Jim was a general practitioner and "country lawyer" in Hendersonville, North Carolina. In 1988, he disengaged from the private...
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Robert Crouse, Patent Attorney, Ward and Smith, Negotiating Disputes
Patent Attorney
Over his 20 year legal career, Bob has been responsible for the management of patent matters for a wide range of clients including one of the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer...
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Eldridge Dodson, Trusts, Estates Attorney, Ward and Smith Law Firm
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...
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Trademark Specialist
Angela leads the firm's Intellectual Property practice and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law.  She routinely counsels and assists clients with...
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E. Bradley Evans, Ward Smith, Litigation lawyer, mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, and appeals
Brad is one of the firm's Managing Directors.  His experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation in both the federal and state courts.  He has experience in all aspects of civil ...
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Lynwood P. Evans, Ward Smith, Civil Litigation lawyer, Pre Suit Negotiation
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...
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Paul Fanning, Bankruptcy Law, Ward and Smith Law FIrm
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...
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J. Michael Fields, Health Care Attorney, Ward and Smith, Law Firm, Mediation, Bankruptcy
Health Care Attorney
Michael leads the Health Care practice.  He counsels physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters.  He represents all types of...
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 Merrill G. Jones II, business attorney, Greenville, North Carolina, Ward and Smith, business formation, construction, design contracts, mergers, acquisitions,
Business Attorney
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...
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Benji Taylor Jones, Ward and Smith, corporate and Securities Attorney, growing public and private companies, Raleigh, North Carolina, interstate crowdfunding exemptions, NC PACES, peer2peer real estate loans,
Corporate and Securities Attorney
Corporate attorney Benji Taylor Jones recently joined the Raleigh office of Ward and Smith.  She has been a trusted counselor to numerous private and public companies in a variety of...
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Zac is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  His practice experience encompasses estate planning, estate and trust...
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Shawna Lemon, Patent attorney, IP, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Shawna serves as outside patent counsel to pharmaceutical and biotechnology management teams and universities where she engages in the formulation and implementation of global patent...
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Norman Leonard, Intellectual Property, Creditors Rights, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Norman's practice encompasses a broad range of creditors' rights and intellectual property matters.  His creditors' rights practice includes the representation of lenders, trade creditors,...
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Justin M. Lewis, Ward Smith Law Firm, Real Estate construction Developments Lawyer, Home loan agreements Attorney
Justin's practice experience includes a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate matters, including the representation of sellers and buyers in the negotiation and preparation...
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Lance P. Martin, North Carolina Board Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law, Attorney, Ward and Smith Law Firm
North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law
Lance represents creditors in bankruptcy, collections, foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code security agreement enforcement, and structured liquidations and workouts.  He also represents...
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Emily Massey attorney WardandSmith
attorney
Emily's practice focuses on a wide range of labor and employment law issues. EDUCATION J.D., magna cum laude, Campbell Law School, 2017. Editor in Chief, Campbell Law Review. Teaching...
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Caroline B. McLean, Ward Smith, Products Liability lawyer, intellectual property litigation attorney
Caroline's practice experience encompasses various areas of commercial and business litigation.  She tries products liability, property disputes, intellectual property litigation, including...
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Robert M. Meeks, Ward Smith, Raleigh, Patent Infringement Counseling Attorney, Innovation Licensing, Lawyer,
Bob has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for electronic, telecommunications, software, semiconductor, and electromechanical inventions, with...
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James Nordent, Government Relations Attorney, Ward and Smith Law FIrm
Government Relations Attorney
Jamie works regularly with individuals, corporations, and governmental entities on a variety of complex legal matters.  His experience in substantive areas of the law includes government...
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Grant Osborne, Labor Employment Attorney, Ward Smith Law Firm
Labor and Employment Attorney
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,...
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Caroline Outten, Business Transaction Attorney, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Caroline's practice encompasses a broad range of business law and transactional matters.  She assists clients with the formation of new business entities, stock purchase transactions, asset...
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Parrish, litigation, Ward
Litigation Attorney
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...
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Attorney
Cliff's practice experience includes representing individual and corporate clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of...
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Practice Group
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...
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 E. Knox Proctor V, Ward Smith, financial institutions lawyer, regulatory background attorney
Knox is a general business attorney with a financial institutions and regulatory background. He helps large, mid-sized, and small businesses with general corporate and business issues,...
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Erica B. E. Rogers, Ward Smith, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Copyright Registration Attorney
Erica practices in an array of intellectual property law areas. She assists with copyright and trademark registration, management, and application. J.D., University of New Hampshire School...
Tyler Russell, Bankruptcy Attorney, Creditors Rights, Raleigh, North Carolina, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Business and Creditor's Rights Attorney
Tyler's creditors' rights practice encompasses bankruptcy, collections, and lender liability issues.  He concentrates his practice on the representation of creditors in bankruptcy cases and...
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Stanley Sams, Real Estate, Attorney
Stanley has many years of experience in a broad range of real estate, business, and transactional matters, including business start-ups, financing, contracts, and transfers.  He regularly...
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Jerry Sayre, FLSA, FMLA, Employment Attorney, Ward and Smith Law Firm
Jerry's practice experience encompasses all aspects of federal and state employment law, including Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age...
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Patent Attorney
Liz is a patent attorney whose practice includes preparing, filing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the electrical arts including telecommunications,...
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Matthew W. Thompson, Ward Smith, estate and trust administration issues lawyer,
Matt focuses his practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration issues.  He has experience working with closely-held business owners on succession planning, tax, and other...
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 James R Todd, real estate lawyer, Ward and Smith, Wilmington, North Carolina, residential, commercial, real estate
James' practice includes a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate matters. EDUCATION J.D., summa cum laude, Campbell Law School, 2017.  Chief Submissions Editor, Campbell...
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Allen N. Trask III, Litigation Attorney, Ward Smith, Wilmington, North Carolina, business, civil, commercial litigation
Litigation Attorney
Allen focuses his practice on assisting those who own, manage, and invest in real estate and common interest communities.  He regularly works with real estate developers and the residential...
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 James F. Verdonik, Ward Smith, Securities Attorney, Advisor for Technology and Science Based Businesses
Attorney
Jim leads the firm's Securities practice.  He focuses his practice on matters involving corporate and securities law.  He advises entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors about how to...
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Amy P. Wang, Ward Smith, conducting due diligence lawyer, remediating contaminated properties attorney
Amy leads the Environmental practice with a focus on the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions, including coastal development.  She has built trust with her clients...
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Hayley R Wells, Alcoholic Beverage and Employment Attorney, Ward and Smith, Asheville, North Carolina, University of Georgia, wage and hour, litigation
Alcoholic Beverage and Employment Attorney
Hayley's practice primarily focuses on labor and employment law and alcoholic beverage law.  She regularly advises individual and corporate clients in matters of covenants not to compete,...
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Jeremy M. Wilson, Ward Smith, professional malpractice lawyer, premises liability attorney, law firm
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...
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