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My Forrest Firm Experience

By Tenesha McDuffie As a student at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, I recently had the opportunity to volunteer with attorney David Morris of the Forrest Firm. When I first started searching for… Read More

Due Diligence: Part Seven, Litigation

At the Forrest Firm, we often represent clients as they negotiate and enter into strategic transactions with other companies, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures and licensing. One of our… Read More

A Law Firm as a B Corporation?

By James Forrest Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a Harvard Law School student regarding our status as a B Corporation.  This student reached out to me in connection with writing… Read More

Attorney John Love Joins Forrest Firm

May 1, 2017 (Raleigh, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney John Love to its Raleigh office. Now in its seventh… Read More

Who Should Be Your Successor Trustee?

By Cory Howes If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your own financial affairs. Eventually, someone will need to step in… Read More

Employee Leave: Reviewing the Basics

By Leslie Lasher Employers often find themselves in legal entanglements regarding the administration of leave policies. I often receive questions about how or whether the employer is required to provide different types of… Read More

Forrest Firm Joins Duke Angel Network

March 15, 2017 (DURHAM, NC) As part of its ongoing commitment to entrepreneurs and startups in North Carolina, the Forrest Firm has joined the Duke Angel Network (DAN) as a supporting corporate… Read More

Due Diligence: Part Five, Financing Documents

By Jeff Wolfe At the Forrest Firm, we often represent clients as they negotiate and enter into strategic transactions with other companies, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures and… Read More

Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples

By Cory Howes Cultural norms are changing in America, especially with regard to marriage. Many Americans are starting their lives together without formalizing their relationships. For some of you, these statistics will be… Read More

FORREST FIRM’S MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES MODEL

By James Forrest All companies have regular and diverse legal needs. These needs often include contract negotiation and review, employment issues, intellectual property, commercial real estate, tax, corporate governance issues, regulatory matters and… Read More

DUE DILIGENCE: PART THREE, CORPORATE RECORDS

By Jeff Wolfe At the Forrest Firm, we often represent clients as they negotiate and enter into strategic transactions with other companies, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures, and… Read More

#FF5: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

By James Forrest 2016 was a big year for us, as we celebrated the firm’s fifth anniversary (we’ll be 6 on January 1, 2017!). At the beginning of the year, our then… Read More

THREE REASONS TO AVOID PROBATE

By Cory Howes When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car,… Read More

EMPLOYMENT LAW: GET YOUR CLASSIFICATION RIGHT

By Leslie Lasher One of the first considerations when hiring new employees is ensuring that they are properly classified as employees or contractors. While many businesses perceive classification as an area of simplicity,… Read More

DUE DILIGENCE: PART ONE, THE BIG PICTURE

By Jeff Wolfe As business attorneys at the Forrest Firm, we often represent clients as they negotiate and enter into strategic transactions with other companies, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances,… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: GREATESTFAN

  Forrest Firm client GreatestFan is a technology and marketing company comprised of the family of Blue Blood Rivalry products and the My.GreatestFan.com crowdfunding tool geared to disrupt the… Read More

2017 PREDICTIONS FOR CORPORATE LAW

By Jeff Wolfe Every year as we approach the holidays, business tends to do one of two things: (1) slow down as people slip away for well-deserved and overdue vacations, or (2) as… Read More

2017 PREDICTIONS FOR CORPORATE LAW

By Jeff Wolfe Every year as we approach the holidays, business tends to do one of two things: (1) slow down as people slip away for well-deserved and overdue vacations, or (2) as… Read More

INSIDE THE MIND OF AN ENTREPRENEUR: AARON GARD

This past summer, Aaron Gard joined the Forrest Firm as an attorney with a practice focused on assisting entrepreneurs. After playing varsity soccer and earning his undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill, Aaron received… Read More

ATTORNEY JENNIFER HOVERSTAD JOINS FORREST FIRM

December 1, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Jennifer Hoverstad. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2016, the Forrest… Read More

ALTERNATIVES TO DISINHERITING YOUR CHILD

By Cory Howes It’s most common that parents choose to leave their estates in equal shares to their children. There are situations, however, when parents intentionally leave one or more children out of… Read More

A SEASON TO BE GRATEFUL

By James Forrest In the book of Ecclesiastes, there’s a quite well-known passage that’s inspired many through the years: “to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”… Read More

FORREST FIRM SPONSORS CODE THE DREAM

In honor of the firm’s fifth anniversary, the Forrest Firm is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Code the Dream, a program aimed at bringing greater minority and immigrant participation in the tech… Read More

ESTATE PLANNING FOR NEWLYWEDS

By Cory Howes As we head into colder weather, many of us have wrapped up a special year attending the weddings of loved ones. If you were one of the lucky people to… Read More

SELECTING A GUARDIAN FOR MINOR CHILDREN

By Cory Howes Almost everyone knows that a key part of estate planning for parents of minor children involves selecting a guardian in the event that both parents die before their children reach… Read More

PROBLEMS WITH DESIGNATING BENEFICIARIES

By Cory Howes Designating beneficiaries is a common practice for asset distribution, and for good reason. Many of our clients utilize beneficiary designation, as several significant asset types, including life insurance policies, individual… Read More

ESTATE PLANNING: PROVIDING FOR YOUR PARENTS

By Cory Howes Perhaps you’ve heard of the “Sandwich Generation,” which includes many Baby Boomers. People in the sandwich generation are those that find themselves caring not only for their children, but also their… Read More

FORREST FIRM SPONSORS RECITY NETWORK

October 20, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Durham non-profit ReCity Network. Read More

NC PROVIDES DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

By Leslie Lasher Late last week, the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES), announced that workers, self-employed individuals and some business owners qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in the wake of… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: HELP KEEP HOPE

By James Forrest Back in April, we decided to run our firm’s first Non-Profit Challenge, where we’d take submissions from social entrepreneurs and award a chosen few (five, in honor of our… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: CREATIVE ALLIES

You’ve read in this very space about some of Raleigh entrepreneur Donald Thompson’s ventures, such as I-Cubed, a maker of applications for engineering, web development and digital strategies firm iCIDIGITAL. One of his companies,… Read More

PUBLIC EMPLOYERS: FOLLOW YOUR POLICIES

By Leslie Lasher A standard piece of advice employment lawyers always give is to “follow your policy.” That tiny piece of advice just became a lot more important for public employers, as the… Read More

FORREST FIRM ANNOUNCES NACE PARTNERSHIP

September 6, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces its partnership with the Triangle chapter of NACE, the National Association for Catering… Read More