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Two Experienced Leaders Added to Back Office

The Forrest Firm is excited to welcome two new leaders to the Firm: Lauren Fuhrer, Operations Director, and Sylina Phelan, HR & Finance Director. She has previously served in Operations, Marketing, Finance, Project Management, and… Read More

Test Your Contracts Before COVID-19 Does

By John D. Burns Have you considered that Coronavirus could potentially affect your business’s supply chain? Your events? Even your sponsorships? With the outbreak of a novel Coronavirus called COVID-19 in Wuhan province in… Read More

The Forrest Firm Gives Back

At the Forrest Firm, we are dedicated to putting people over profits.  Our attorneys adhere to a pro bono and volunteerism policy that encourages each full-time employee to participate in pro bono work as well… Read More

An Overview of the Holding Company

Whether you’re relatively new to business or you’re a longtime entrepreneur or investor, you are likely familiar, at least to some degree, with the concept of a holding company. Many entrepreneurs and investors use holding… Read More

Department of Labor establishes new rule

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor made a final rule which, among other things, increases the minimum salary threshold required for employees to be classified as “exempt” under the white… Read More

Lessons Learned from Maternity Leave

Leslie Lasher is an employment law attorney with the Forrest Firm. Earlier this year, she had her second child and took 12 weeks of maternity leave. In April, Leslie returned to the firm with… Read More

Attorney June Allison Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney June Allison to the firm’s Charlotte office. June Allison The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Attorney Ashley Johnson Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Ashley Johnson in an of counsel role in the firm’s Raleigh office. Ashley Johnson The Forrest… Read More

Attorney Travis Albea Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Travis Albea to the firm’s Wilmington office. Travis Albea The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Attorney Melvin Davis Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Melvin Davis to the firm’s Durham office. Melvin Davis The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Attorney Heather Benjamin Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Heather Benjamin as of counsel to the firm’s Durham office. Heather Benjamin The Forrest Firm is… Read More

Attorney Beth Stanfield Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Beth Stanfield to the firm’s Wilmington office. Beth Stanfield The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Forrest Firm Sponsors NCCU Ignite Case Competition

Next weekend, one lucky group of bright undergraduate students will receive a potentially life-changing opportunity: to impress industry professionals and gain real-world experience in a two-day case competition and hackathon. The North Carolina Central… Read More

Attorney Sonya Rikhye Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Sonya Rikhye to the firm’s Asheville office. The Forrest Firm is a provider of legal services… Read More

Forrest Firm Attorneys Named to 2019 Super Lawyers

The Forrest Firm is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have earned recognition in the annual ranking of North Carolina attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine. Among the honored attorneys are Monica Webb-Shackleford, Kelli… Read More

Attorney Virginia Pleasants Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Virginia Pleasants to its Winston-Salem office. Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest… Read More

Client Spotlight: Urban Axes

On October 9, Stu Jones, along with his three business partners, are bringing their Urban Axes phenomenon to downtown Durham’s Geer Street entertainment district. At Urban Axes, first launched a couple of years ago… Read More

Trademarks and Copyrights: The Basics

As an intellectual property attorney, I naturally field a lot of questions about trademarks and copyrights from entrepreneurs, business owners, non-profit executives, inventors, and artists.  There’s some confusion out there, and I enjoy setting the… Read More

Client Spotlight: Health Coach CEO

Justin Thomas is one of those people unafraid to change in his pursuit of servant leadership, living his faith, and helping others to grow. Thomas is perhaps best known in Triangle business circles as… Read More

Keeping the Peace after You’re Gone

Planning With an Aim Towards Building Unity By Cory Howes A contested will or trust can wreak havoc on families. The conflict can result in possibly irreparable resentment and loss of familial communication. Old… Read More

Attorney Kelli Ovies Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Kelli Ovies to the firm’s Raleigh office. Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest… Read More