June 12, 2018 (ASHEVILLE, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Martha Bradley and the opening of its Asheville office.
Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest Firm is a provider of legal services to businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Core practice areas include corporate transactions, financings and capital raises, commercial real estate, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation.
With Bradley’s arrival, the firm is opening its Asheville office at the Collider, a climate innovation center and climate sciences hub located at 1 Haywood Street in west Asheville. In addition to working with clients in all aspects of civil litigation at trial and appellate court levels, Ms. Bradley will serve as the Asheville office’s point of contact with the Forrest Firm’s full complement of legal services for North Carolina businesses, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Ms. Bradley began her law practice at the Johnston County firm of Lucas, Denning, & Ellerbe, PA in 2013. In her work as an associate attorney in litigation, she managed depositions, discovery requests and responses, led mediation settlement conferences, and conducted hearings on motions in Superior Court throughout eastern and central North Carolina. In 2014, Martha moved her practice to the mountains of North Carolina, joining Cannon Law, PC in Waynesville. At Cannon Law, she expanded her practice to cover business and real estate litigation at trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Bradley began her legal career in 2012 as a clerk for the Honorable Ann Marie Calabria of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Martha Bradley earned bachelor of arts degrees in history and anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. In 2012, she received a juris doctor degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in Raleigh.
Ms. Bradley is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, where she is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all North Carolina courts, the Cherokee Tribal Court, and federal courts in the Western District of North Carolina.
Active in the North Carolina legal community, Ms. Bradley is currently involved with the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Division; the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court; and the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, where she serves as a division director.
Also committed to community service, Ms. Bradley serves on the board of directors for Haywood Habitat for Humanity and Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, and she is President of the Rotary Club of Waynesville-Sunrise. Martha currently chairs the Haywood Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals. She is also a member of the Town of Waynesville’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.
“We are very happy to announce the opening of our Asheville office at the Collider with the addition of such a talented lawyer in Martha Bradley,” said firm founder James Forrest. “We believe that the Forrest Firm’s values of responsive, client-centered legal services, sustainable work environments for professionals, and a radical commitment to benefitting our communities is a great fit for the Asheville market and surrounding mountain communities. We look forward to serving mountain businesses and entrepreneurs with Martha and our growing team in Asheville and statewide.”
About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation with offices across North Carolina. The firm provides legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, creates healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impacts communities across North Carolina.
About the Collider
The Collider is a nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions. Headquartered in “Climate City” — Asheville, North Carolina — The Collider is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that exists to bring together diverse expertise and stimulate a new industry: climate products and services. Offering world-class cowork and office suites for businesses focused on climate innovation, the Collider’s facility is just a “campus walk” away from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, housing the world’s largest collection of weather, climate and environmental data.
James Forrest, Founder and President