December 5, 2018 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Jen Hoverstad to its Raleigh office in a full-time role.
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.
Ms. Hoverstad joined the Forrest Firm in an of counsel role in December of 2016, leading technology initiatives at the firm and advising clients in corporate matters, with emphasis on employment law. In her full-time capacity at the firm, Hoverstad will continue to focus on business law and expand her practice to advise entrepreneurs and executives in estate planning.
“I have enjoyed my work with the Forrest Firm over the last couple of years, and I decided that the time was right to fully embrace the opportunity here to work with entrepreneurs and executives as they grow their businesses and take care of their families,” said Hoverstad. “After my breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year, I began rethinking a lot of aspects of my own life, what’s important to me, and how I can best serve others. Expanding my practice into estate planning makes a lot of sense in that regard, as I can not only look out for my clients as business people, but as spouses, mothers, and fathers, too.”
Ms. Hoverstad brings a wealth of experience in developing relationships and business strategies for a diverse roster of companies, with deep experience in the food and beverage industry, including Chick-fil-A, NC Craft Brewers Guild, and the Wolfpack Club. In her most recent corporate role, she served as brand manager at Durham-based Counter Culture Coffee. She has also worked in human resources and client services in the corporate sector and founded a digital marketing agency serving small to medium-sized businesses.
Jen Hoverstad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, with a concentration in marketing, from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science degree in sports studies from the University of Tennessee. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Elon University School of Law and is a member of the North Carolina Bar.
“Jen Hoverstad has played a key role in the growth of our firm, helping us become a firm of choice for attorneys who desire more control over their practices and better balance with their family lives,” said Jeff Wolfe, Managing Attorney at the Forrest Firm. “As a lawyer, she brings great strategic perspectives from a rare combination of legal and professional experience, working with some of America’s best companies as an attorney and in-house executive in marketing, human resources, and customer service. Our estate planning clients will enjoy working with someone who has a real passion for people and seeing them protect those they love.”
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 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.
James Forrest, Founder and President