The Forrest Firm, a certified B corporation and provider of corporate legal services to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, non-profits, and individuals, has been named to Business North Carolina’s 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina list.
Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest Firm is one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing law firms, with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Wilmington. Practice areas include corporate and transactional law, commercial real estate, intellectual property, litigation, employment law, tax law, banking and financial services, and estate planning and administration.
The 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina, released in the May edition of Business North Carolina magazine, is the result of a two-part assessment of North Carolina companies across multiple business sectors. In part one of the assessment, the Employer Benefits and Policies Questionnaire, employers answer multiple questions detailing company policies, practices, and demographics.
In part two of the assessment, the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, employees assess their companies on 78 statements related to categories like Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits, and Overall Engagement.
The assessment administrator, Best Companies, tabulates the results and selects the Best Employers in North Carolina honorees, dividing the list into a small-to-medium employer group (from 15-249 employees) and a large employer group (more than 250 employees). With 35 professionals on staff, the Forrest Firm earned recognition in the small-to-medium group.
“We are honored to be named to Business North Carolina’s 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina list,” said firm founder James Forrest. “I’m especially proud because this is a direct reflection of the culture and environment we’re all building together at this firm, focusing on value for clients, taking care of each other as professionals, and channeling much of our hard work into better communities across our great state. While we have much work yet to do to fulfill our vision as a destination firm for elite legal professionals, this assessment and award validate the direction where we are headed.”