April 7, 2015 (DURHAM, NC) James Forrest, founder and principal attorney at the Forrest Firm, P.C., announces the addition of attorney and entrepreneur Jeffrey Fisher to advise the firm’s diverse roster of business clients in North Carolina.

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

In his new of-counsel role at the Forrest Firm, Mr. Fisher will work with clients on real estate investment and transactional matters.  An accomplished entrepreneur, Fisher has spent the last 10 years leading Unique Places, LLC, a land conservation, restoration and management real estate consulting company with offices in Durham, Asheville, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Unique Places LLC manages over 45,000 acres of land in North Carolina, making it one of the largest private land managers in the State of North Carolina, and exposing Mr. Fisher to a very wide array of complex real estate issues.

Before launching Unique Places LLC, Fisher served as Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Delta Project in Arkansas and as Executive Director of the Tar River Land Conservancy. During his career, Fisher has facilitated more than $500 million in land transactions and generated over $250 million for land conservation.

“The Forrest Firm is a perfect place for me to practice law,” said Fisher. “The attorneys in the firm complement and expand upon my areas of expertise, and the firm’s core values align perfectly with values Unique Places LLC has employed in developing its client relationships over the past ten years. On a personal level, my son, Forrest Fisher, also thinks it is ‘too cool’ that his dad has joined a firm “named after him.”

Fisher earned his undergraduate degree in political science from North Carolina State University. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Law School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Masters of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.   He is also a former Fulbright Scholar, and speaks Spanish fluently.

“The addition of Jeff Fisher to our team is very exciting,” stated Forrest. “Jeff brings a wide range of real estate experience to the firm and his skills will be very valuable for our clients. Perhaps just as important to our clients is the acumen Jeff brings from his considerable record of success as an entrepreneur and investor, as he has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to see through projects of scale and complexity. We are proud to have him on board, and we know he will be a real difference-maker.”

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.

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James Forrest, Principal Attorney

Phone:  919-313-4707