October 11, 2018 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Stephanie Fields to the firm’s Durham 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, intellectual property, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation.
In her practice at the Forrest Firm, Ms. Fields advises entrepreneurs and executives in a wide range of legal matters pertinent to every stage of the business life cycle, with particular emphasis on the needs of early-stage companies, including entity formation, venture financings, and governance.
Ms. Fields arrives at the Forrest Firm after earning her law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on the heels of eight years of service as a legal administrative assistant and paralegal at Triangle-area law firms.
While in law school, Ms. Fields gained valuable perspectives on the needs of the life sciences sector at Chiesi USA. In addition, she was a fellow with some of North Carolina’s premier startup organizations, including NC IDEA, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, and Kickstart Venture Services at UNC.
Stephanie Fields received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2012, she earned paralegal certification from UNC’s Friday Center, and in 2018, she received a juris doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Ms. Fields is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, where she is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.
“We are grateful that Stephanie Fields has joined the Forrest Firm, and we’re eager for her to work with our early-stage clients across North Carolina ,” said firm founder James Forrest. “With her experience developed as a paralegal, as well as her work with key members of the startup ecosystem like NC IDEA and the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Stephanie has developed a deep understanding of the needs of startups and their leadership teams. She will be a great asset to our clients from day one.”
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