coryDecember 3, 2015 (DURHAM, NC) James Forrest, founder and principal attorney of Forrest Firm, P.C., announces the addition of attorney Cory Howes to advise the firm’s business executives on estate planning and administrative matters.

The Forrest Firm, based in the state’s Research Triangle region, is a provider of corporate legal services to companies and executives. The firm works in multiple areas relevant to businesses at every stage of their life cycles. Core practice areas include corporate formation, capital raises and securities, commercial real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, intellectual property and contract dispute resolution.

In his new role as an of counsel attorney at the Forrest Firm, Mr. Howes will work with executives and entrepreneurs with solutions to meet their estate planning and administration needs. During his tenure as an estate attorney, Mr. Howes has provided customized estate and business planning services to families and business owners. He has assisted clients with estate administration, probate, and trust administration. In addition to providing counsel to clients, Mr. Howes has taught multiple courses on estate and business planning for continuing education.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Howes worked as a financial advisor and consultant to professionals and companies at MassMutual and other North Carolina agencies. He also served as a tax analyst and auditor for Durham-based financial services firm ZC Sterling.

Cory Howes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wake Forest University in 1999, and he received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2008.

“I’m honored to join the Forrest Firm,” stated Howes. “We’re eager to get to work with the firm’s clients, a great group of executives and entrepreneurs representing dynamic companies from diverse industries across the Triangle and North Carolina. They will soon be as empowered with regard to their personal estate matters as the Forrest Firm team has made them in multiple areas of business law.”

“The addition of Cory Howes and his estate planning expertise to the Forrest Firm is a huge win for our clients,” stated Forrest. “We are regularly asked by our clients for estate planning services. Cory brings many perspectives to his work, from his time as a tax analyst and auditor and financial advisor, in addition to the sharp legal mind he has shown as an estate attorney in the Raleigh-Durham market. We’ve seen his work first-hand, and he aspires to our same values: flexibility, transparency, accessibility, and setting new standards of excellence for legal service. He’s a natural fit.”

About the Forrest Firm, P.C.

The Forrest Firm provides sophisticated, full-service corporate legal counsel in a manner that is creative and customized to the client’s needs and expectations related to pricing, responsiveness and accessibility.

Media Contact:

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