leslielasherAugust 15, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Leslie Lasher.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2016, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate legal services to entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The firm works in multiple areas relevant to businesses at every stage of their life cycles. Core practice areas include business formation, angel and venture financings, intellectual property, commercial real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

In her new role at the firm, Lasher brings seven years’ experience in advising clients on issues related to compliance with state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and NC REDA. Lasher regularly reviews and drafts employment contracts, handbooks and policies for employers and executives.  She also works with employers when charges, audits, or litigation occur. With her educational background and focus on the public sector, Ms. Lasher also brings a unique perspective and systematic approach to working with government entities at all levels.

Ms. Lasher began her career in 2009 with the Raleigh firm of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. While at Teague Campbell, she advised and defended employers, health care providers, and businesses on a variety of different internal and civil litigation matters, and developed effective tools for advising her clients on the best ways to avoid risk.

Leslie Lasher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration and political science, and a Juris Doctor degree, both from Elon University. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and is admitted to practice in North Carolina.

“Leslie Lasher will be a tremendous asset to our clients at the Forrest Firm,” said principal attorney and founder James Forrest. “Her approach to employment law is comprehensive, and she is equally skilled at proactive risk management and advising clients in dispute resolution as matters arise.”

About the Forrest Firm, P.C.

The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation based in Durham, North Carolina. The firm endeavors to provide corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, to create healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and to positively impact the surrounding community.

Media Contact:
James Forrest, Principal Attorney
Phone: 919-313-4707