The Triad Business Journal has named Jeff Wolfe of the Forrest Firm’s Winston-Salem office to its “40 Under 40” listing of young leaders in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.
To be eligible for the 40 Under 40 list, nominees must be over the age of 21 and under 40 by the time of the awards ceremony taking place on February 22, 2019. Nominees must be leaders within their respective organizations, have had significant career achievements, and must have substantial community involvement outside their day-to-day jobs. Finally, nominees must work and be civically engaged in the Triad community, which is defined as the 12 counties including Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.
Jeff Wolfe joined the Forrest Firm in 2014 and first worked in the firm’s original Durham location. In 2015, Jeff moved his family to Winston-Salem to plant a church and launch the Forrest Firm’s first office outside the Triangle market.
In his law practice, Jeff works with entrepreneurs and executives at startups, mature businesses, and non-profits on issues including formation, financings, day-to-day contracts, and exits. His transactional background includes deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, and debt financings.
A dedicated servant to entrepreneurs in the Triad, Jeff enjoys mentoring and coaching business leaders. He has served as a mentor for Creative Startups, a coach for Triad Startup Weekend, and he provides monthly one-on-one mentoring as a counselor with the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center.
Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors for JusticeMatters, a North Carolina non-profit that provides empowering legal services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas as they rebuild their lives.
A graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Jeff has served as Managing Attorney of the Forrest Firm since 2017, lending his operational sophistication to the firm during the period of its greatest growth. He earned undergraduate degrees in political science and economics from Indiana University, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Jeff has provided legal education to members of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the National Business Institute, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He has earned recognition from his legal peers across the state, including selection by Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.
“We thank the Triad Business Journal for this much-deserved recognition for Jeff Wolfe, one of the pillars of our firm,” said Forrest Firm founder James Forrest. “From his first days out of law school, Jeff has shown a passion for developing himself into a first-class corporate attorney. Since joining our firm nearly five years ago, he has led us to sustained growth, helping us attract and retain the right people and build a firm we can all be proud of. All the while, he has kept his family and community first, from being a committed husband and father to a wonderful wife and three children, to giving back to his church and committing substantial pro bono and community service time to the Triad community year after year.”