March 27, 2018 (CHARLOTTE, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Colin T. Dean to its Charlotte office.
Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate 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.
In his new role at the Forrest Firm, Mr. Dean will represent clients from a variety of industry sectors, with emphasis on commercial business disputes, including those involving contractual duties and non-compete agreements, intellectual property and trade secrets, unfair trade and unfair competition claims, and general business torts. Mr. Dean will also focus his practice on guiding clients through insurance coverage, premises liability, and product liability matters.
Mr. Dean has served clients as the lead attorney in all stages of litigation, including discovery and electronically-stored information disputes, depositions, dispositive motion practice, mediation, and trial. In addition to his work in litigation, Mr. Dean advises clients with regard to operational compliance with state and federal regulations, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).
Mr. Dean launched his legal career in 2011 as an associate attorney at the Birmingham, Alabama firm of Sirote and Permutt, P. C., working on a variety of business litigation and mortgage banking matters for corporate clients of the firm. In 2014, he moved his practice to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, focusing his practice on the litigation, regulatory compliance, risk management, and dispute resolution needs of financial services and mortgage banking industry clients. He moved to Bradley’s Charlotte office in 2015.
Mr. Dean received a bachelor of science degree in public relations in 2008 from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2011, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, earning a juris doctor degree.
Colin Dean is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Florida, and Alabama, and he is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the Alabama State Bar. Mr. Dean is also active in the Defense Research Institute, an organization for civil litigation attorneys and in-house counsel.
“We are pleased to have Colin Dean join our growing team in Charlotte,” said firm founder James Forrest. “While he has built a considerable track record of success serving the needs of the area’s financial services firms, his skills transcend industry and will also serve the needs of Forrest Firm clients representing multiple industries across North Carolina.”
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 corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, creates healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impacts the community.
James Forrest, Founder and Principal Attorney