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, intellectual property, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation.
The firm’s new Durham address is 406 Blackwell St, Suite 420, Durham, NC 27701 (in the Crowe Building). Since its founding as a solo practice in 2011, the Forrest Firm has grown from its original Durham location to include offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Asheville. The eight Forrest Firm offices are home to over 40 legal professionals.
The firm is poised for new growth in Durham with the move to the ATC. Current practicing attorneys at the Durham office include founder James Forrest, as well as David Morris, Adam Wanee, and Lyle Gravatt. Operations Manager Alexis Gore is also based in the Durham office.
“At the Forrest Firm, we believe that business can be a force for good,” said Forrest, who launched the firm in January 2011. “In the case of the ATC, the redevelopment of the American Tobacco warehouses into a modern work/play complex anchored by a home for the iconic Durham Bulls Baseball Club proved to be a catalyst for Durham’s emergence as one of America’s best cities to start a business.”
The urban renewal spurred by the ATC’s redevelopment has seen the additions of the wildly successful Durham Performing Arts Center, an Aloft Hotel, multiple restaurants, and multiple corporate offices. “Perhaps the greatest contributor to the sustained success of the historic district’s turnaround is Forrest Firm client and fellow ATC tenant American Underground, a hub and incubator for entrepreneurs and investors,” explained Forrest. “Since our founding, we have been involved in Durham’s ecosystem for supporting entrepreneurs, executives, and investors, and now we are proud to be neighbors, too.”
About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation with eight North Carolina offices. The firm’s mission is to provide legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, create healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impact communities across North Carolina.
James Forrest, Founder and President