Attorney Andrew Lax Joins Forrest Firm
April 19, 2018
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.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Lax has worked as a litigator, resolving disputes for clients across a host of industries. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Lax focuses on other forms of risk management, including dispute resolution, litigation avoidance, and claim/case handling.
During his career, he has taken over 200 trials to jury verdicts. Mr. Lax is also a Certified Superior Court Mediator, and he has mediated more than 600 cases in that role.
Mr. Lax began his legal career at the former Golding Meekins Law Firm in Charlotte, specializing in the defense of medical and other professional malpractice cases, along with a variety of other cases involving serious injury, death or significant damages. In 1996, he joined three other attorneys in a boutique firm, Crews & Klein, adding construction law litigation and mediations to his practice.
In 2003, Mr. Lax moved to the Charlotte branch of the McNair Law Firm as a litigator and shareholder. While at McNair, he built his practice across multiple areas of the law, representing clients in disputes related to business and commercial entities, along with complicated injury or death disputes, construction, and insurance issues.
Mr. Lax earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1977 from the College of William and Mary. In 1985, he received a juris doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Andrew Lax is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, where he is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all North Carolina courts, all federal courts based in North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Andy Lax is a great addition to our growing team in Charlotte,” said Ben Hicks, corporate attorney at the Forrest Firm’s Charlotte office. “He brings tremendous acumen, deep experience in risk management, trial work, and other forms of dispute resolution that will help our clients manage risks as they grow.”
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