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Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot: David Taft Courie (DUI/ DWI defense, 2016) is representing a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg who was detained by authorities after he brought his assault rifle to the Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. The infantryman, who was by all accounts cooperative with the police, said he is pursuing an acting and modelling career and was at the mall to have professional head shots taken to send to the casting director of a new Captain America film.

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard: Kearns Davis (bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; criminal defense: white-collar, 2010) is president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association.

James McElroy & Diehl: Katherine S. Holliday (family law, 2008) received the 2015 Distinguished Pro Bono Service award, sponsored by the Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte, the Council for Children’s Rights, and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, in recognition of her work representing children pro bono and advocating for children’s rights. Nexsen Pruet: R. Harper Heckman (construction law, 2008) was selected to chair the American Bar Association forum on construction law. Christopher Kouri (corporate law, 2014) joined Nexsen Pruet’s Charlotte office from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

Smith Moore Leatherwood: Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (alternative dispute resolution; appellate practice, 2007), was named Trustee Emeritus of Barton College in Wilson. Before retiring this year, Eagles served as chair and vice chair on the college’s Board of Trustees. Kirk G. Warner (betthe-company litigation; commercial litigation; product liability litigation, 2006) has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Williams Mullen: Edward S. Schenk III (workers’ compensation law, 2013) joined the firm from Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice: Debbie W. Harden (banking and finance law; commercial litigation; employee benefits [ERISA] law; mergers & acquisitions law; trusts and estates, 2005) is part of a team representing Pepsi in a dispute with a company that operates 50 Wendy’s fast-food franchises in the Carolinas. These 50 Wendy’s restaurants are among the last in the country to serve Pepsi products, after the national franchise decided to switch to Coke in 1998. The local franchise operator is seeking to kill its agreement with Pepsi to purchase a total of 10 million gallons of soft drink mix; the soft drink giant says it is still owed $8.8 million.

Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker: Winton-Salem firms Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker and Jenkins Law Group merged. Managing committee members of the newly formed firm include Gordon Jenkins (elder law; trusts and estates, 2008) and Rebecca L. Smitherman (elder law; trusts and estates, 2013). Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog: F. Marshall Wall (product liability litigation, 2016) has been named managing partner of the firm. Ferguson Chambers & Sumter: James E. Ferguson II (civil rights law; criminal defense: non-whitecollar; criminal defense: white-collar; medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation; 1983) was honored at the National Bar Association’s 2015 Wiley A. Branton Symposium and Awards dinner for his work on Racial Justice Act cases in North Carolina.

Ragsdale Liggett: Robert J. Ramseur, Jr. (real estate law, 2013), was appointed by Governor McCrory to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, which regulates real estate agents and firms across the state.

Smith Anderson: Gerald F. Roach (corporate law; mergers & acquisitions law; securities / capital markets law; venture capital law, 2003) was elected vice chair of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees.

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AS A BORN-AND-R AISED TAR HEEL , I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the inaugural edition of North Carolina’s Best Lawyers. In conjunction with Our State, this special supplement excerpts the North Carolina chapter of the twenty-second edition of The Best Lawyers in Amer ica, published November 2015 by Woodward/White. In order to create the 2016 list of Best Law yers, more than 6.7 million peer evaluations were gathered and reviewed. The results are impressive: 1,821 North Carolina lawyers from 486 firms practicing in 118 key areas of specialization are included, from Asheville to Wilmington and everywhere in between. Our aim is to connect you with a qualified, dedicated attorney to handle the wide range of legal matters that you, your family, and business may require. We are pleased to offer recognition to the 174 lawyers newly selected for 2016 by highlighting their names in green throughout the publication, and to announce this year’s recipients of the “Lawyer of the Year” award on page 12. Only one lawyer per practice area per metropolitan zone is granted this distinction, based on the highest peer ratings received. Wondering why some lawyers are listed in blue? They are attorneys with online profiles, which may be found at BestLawyers.com/North-Carolina. If you’re reading this from your iPad, you’ll find that each blue listing is a hyperlink, so you can click straight through to the desired profile right from the digital edition. We congratulate all who have earned a place in this year’s guide and encourage you to save this special supplement for a rainy day. Because it’s inevitable—at some point in your life, you’re going to need a lawyer, and you won’t always be able to predict when that need will arise. The lawyers listed in this guide are here to help.

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ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW����������������������������6 ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW��������������������������������������6 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION������������������������������6 ANTITRUST LAW * ��������������������������������������������������������������6 APPELLATE PRACTICE��������������������������������������������������������6 BANKING AND FINANCE LAW��������������������������������������������6 BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW * ����������������6 BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION��������������������������������������7 BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW��������������������������������������������������������7 BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS) ����������������������7 CIVIL RIGHTS LAW��������������������������������������������������������������7 CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW ��������������������������������������8 COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW ��������������������������������8 COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW���������������������������������������������8 COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ������������������������������������������������8 COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS / UCC LAW����������������������8 COMMUNICATIONS LAW����������������������������������������������������8 CONSTRUCTION LAW * ������������������������������������������������������8 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE LAW������8 CORPORATE LAW ����������������������������������������������������������������8 CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR ��������������������9 CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR������������������������������9 DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW����������������������������������13 DUI/DWI DEFENSE������������������������������������������������������������13 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW��������������������������������������13 EDUCATION LAW����������������������������������������������������������������13 ELDER LAW��������������������������������������������������������������������������13 EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW��������������13 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW *������������������������������13 ENERGY LAW����������������������������������������������������������������������13 ENERGY REGULATORY LAW����������������������������������������������13 ENTERTAINMENT LAW������������������������������������������������������13 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW * ��������������������������������������������������13 EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW����������������������������������������������13 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW ��13 FAMILY LAW������������������������������������������������������������������������13 FAMILY LAW MEDIATION��������������������������������������������������14 FIRST AMENDMENT LAW *������������������������������������������������14 FRANCHISE LAW����������������������������������������������������������������14 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE����������������������������14 HEALTH CARE LAW *����������������������������������������������������������14 IMMIGRATION LAW������������������������������������������������������������14 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW����������������������������������14 INSURANCE LAW *������������������������������������������������������������14 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW��������������������������������������14 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW ����������������14 LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW ��������������������������������������14 LAND USE & ZONING LAW *����������������������������������������������15 LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW����������������������������������������������15 LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY LAW������������������������������������15 LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW������15 LITIGATION - 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time marriages, combining and separating marital property and debt has become as complex and unique as the lives of the people involved. As a result, we are commonly retained as associate counsel and mediators to other attorneys in matters requiring complex forensic financial analysis. We help people work through the financial and emotional issues that come with transformation and change. Our attorneys help guide clients through the nuances of marital and financial upheaval, which often occur in the same event. Our clients deserve quality, experienced legal representation. That is exactly what we provide.

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Six Lawyers of the Year for estate planning help navigate the complicated and sensitive terrain of their practice area. Federal Transfer Tax Considerations in a Client’s Estate Plan The traditional emphasis on minimizing a client’s estate tax liability has decreased significantly as a result of tax law changes in 2012. Currently, a married couple must have assets in excess of approximately $11 million to incur federal estate tax at the death of the surviving spouse. Portability of estate tax exemption between spouses has caused many clients to simplify their estate plan and leave assets outright to the surviving spouse, as an exemption/ family trust share is not required to preserve the decedent spouse’s federal estate tax exemption. However, unlike the estate tax exemption, any Generation Skipping Transfer Tax (“GST”) exemption which is not used by the decedent spouse may not be used later by the surviving spouse. The GST is a separate penalty tax that may be imposed on assets that pass to individuals in a client’s grandchildren’s generation or below. Maximizing a client’s GST exemption is a powerful tool that can create multigenerational legacy planning for clients who may not incur a federal estate tax liability. Incorporating GST-exempt trust shares into a client’s estate plan will permit the trust assets to grow over multiple generations without being subjected to transfer tax while remaining in trust. An individual has a GST tax exemption of $5.45 million in 2016; therefore, with proper planning significant assets can be preserved transfer tax free for future generations. Although the focus of estate planning has shifted away from minimizing estate tax for a majority of clients, there are still opportunities to minimize transfer taxes that will greatly benefit future generations of a client’s family.

Kimberly H. Stogner Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Greensboro, NC 10

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Defending Your Client’s Intent The primary focus for any estate planning attorney has always been to accurately express the client’s intent regarding the disposition of their assets. Of course, it is the practitioner’s obligation to ensure that this is done in a practical and tax-efficient manner. Working with the client during his or her life to formulate the appropriate plan is only one half of the client relationship. Estate planning practitioners have to be prepared to work with the survivors and the client’s personal representative to ensure that the plan is respected and properly implemented after the death of the former client. Estate planning lawyers frequently face disgruntled or disappointed family members that had different expectations than those expressed in the client’s documents. Often this is where the challenging work begins for the attorney—to defend your client’s intentions (and your own documents) against any challenge of incapacity or undue influence. For these clients, it is important for the estate planning attorney to fully understand the potential challenges that can be asserted through a caveat or declaratory judgement action. Where appropriate, some resolutions can consider competing needs and subsequent facts to reach compromise through a family settlement agreement. This useful tool allows the attorney to use his or her creativity to preserve the testator’s intent and still find some accommodation to resolve a dispute. A recent tax court case confirms that these resolutions can be reached through a settlement agreement without negative tax consequences where there is a legitimate underlying controversy. Estate of Redstone vs. Commissioner, 145 T.C. 11 (October 30, 2015). In addition to these traditional tools, as of August 2015, estate planning lawyers in North Carolina can formally establish the validity of a will before the testator’s death. This new “living probate” provision is found in N.C.G.S. 28A-2B-1, and while it offers unique relief in the right situations, it must be considered with caution. This new provision requires notice to all interested parties and full disclosure of the terms of the proposed will. Not all clients will want to fully disclose their intentions to all family members during their lifetime.

David T. Lewis Johnston, Allison & Hord Charlotte, NC

Business Succession Planning A business succession plan is essentially an exit strategy for a business owner. A succession plan helps facilitate the orderly transfer of a business from the current owners to the next generation of family members or to other parties, such as employees. Most business owners are reluctant to face the challenge of developing an effective succession plan because it forces them to confront their own retirement, and because it is a time consuming process. However, it is important for business owners to plan for the future of their businesses in order to monetize their investments and secure the continuation of their business. In contrast, the absence of a succession plan leaves much to chance, as disputes between heirs of a deceased owner or between heirs and employees can lead to unintended and disappointing results. Due to the complexities involved in developing a comprehensive estate and succession plan, it is essential for business owners to seek professional advice. Business owners should look to estate planning or business attorneys experienced in business succession planning. An attorney experienced in succession planning can provide valuable personal, business, and legal advice. Succession planning involves negotiating with the chosen successor, as well as drafting simple but effective legal documents. Important questions for the business owner to ask an attorney include business valuation, financing terms, possible earn-out, employment agreement including non-compete provision, buy-sell agreement terms, and keyman and purchase price funding insurance. These issues are essential considerations when structuring an effective succession plan.

William R. Culp, Jr. Culp Elliott & Carpenter Charlotte, NC


X Trust Planning

Charitable Gift Planning

The Final Chapter of Estate Planning

Trust planning requires advising clients regarding their options for structuring trusts to best meet the non-tax needs of their family. Trusts are an oft-used estate planning tool largely because of their flexibility to meet a variety of changing circumstances. Some common scenarios in which trusts are considered to be the best planning option include: 1. How to provide support for a surviving spouse without threatening the inheritance by children of a deceased spouse who are not the children of the surviving spouse. Suggestion: a Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) Trust 2. How to protect an inheritance from the creditors of a beneficiary who has, or may have in the future, creditor issues. Suggestion: a Discretionary Trust (Asset Protection Trust) 3. How to avoid suddenly distributing a substantial inheritance to a beneficiary, usually a child or grandchild, who has no knowledge or experience investing large sums and is vulnerable to those who are motivated to convert assets to fees and commissions. Suggestion: a Co-Trusteeship for a period of time to allow mentoring by an experienced Co-Trustee 4. How to provide for beneficiaries who are not yet adults. Suggestion: Trusts to provide time and opportunities for maturing and learning by beneficiaries—distribution in stages at different ages. 5. How to provide an inheritance in a form that motivates beneficiaries rather than demotivates, i.e., avoids creating “trust babies.” Suggestion: Incentive Trusts 6. How to insure that children and grandchildren inherit and not a controlling spouse of a beneficiary? Suggestion: a Discretionary Trust to or for the benefit of children and grandchildren exclusively.

While there are many charitable giving techniques available to a client, the right fit, whether outright gift, charitable trust, charitable gift annuity, or private foundation, can be determined by considering the following:

Eventually, estate planning becomes estate administration. The client dies, leaving his family to deal with his carefully crafted estate plan—or lack thereof. The process can be overwhelming for some family members and a nuisance to others, all occurring at an emotionally difficult time. The lawyer working with the family needs to understand the difficult situation the family is dealing with, and not add to the difficulty, while taking care of the estate administration mechanics and creatively solving the problems left by the decedent. First, estate administration is mechanics. The will is probated, putting in place an executor to wrap up the decedent’s affairs. The executor gives notice to potential creditors to time bar their claims and creates an inventory of assets for the court and accountings detailing funds coming in or out of the estate. The executor files all necessary income tax returns and, for larger estates, an estate tax return. Eventually, the assets are distributed to the beneficiaries and the estate closes: The mechanics of estate administration are done. But there is the other side of estate administration—even the most careful decedent will leave some “problems,” since, generally, people don’t plan up to the moment of death. The lawyer working with the estate has to solve those problems, which takes both knowledge and creativity. For example, a perfectly constructed tax plan done in, say, 2009 likely doesn’t maximize tax savings in 2015. An experienced estates lawyer can use many post-mortem techniques to improve a situation unintentionally left by a decedent. And even if the plan is perfect, there are decisions during estate administration, including many tax elections. For example, should portability be used to preserve a firstdeceased spouse’s estate tax exemption, or is that an unnecessary and, frankly, pretty painful exercise? Should the marital deduction be used and is alternate valuation appropriate? Again knowledgeable estates counsel needs to help determine the best options. There is an old saying that the best laid plans can often go astray—the estates lawyer, during estate administration, needs to make sure they don’t.

Robert H. Haggard The Van Winkle Law Firm Asheville, NC

(i) the type of property the client wants to contribute and whether such property has built-in capital gain, (ii) the type of charity the client wants to make a contribution to—public charity or private foundation, (iii) whether the client has current income (this year and in the next five years) to utilize a charitable income tax deduction, (iv) whether the client’s estate will be potentially subject to estate taxes at death, (v) whether the client or a beneficiary of the client needs to utilize an income stream from the asset during lifetime or for a term of years, (vi) the impact of interest rates or a bear or bull market in determining if a charitable remainder trust is appropriate and how that trust should be structured, and (vii) whether the client has chosen a current charity to benefit or whether the client wants to benefit many charities which may change over time, or appoint family members or others to choose charities. Outright gifts remain the most popular with clients due to the ease of naming a charity in estate planning documents, but if a client has retirement accounts, naming the charity as beneficiary of the client’s retirement accounts yields a better income tax result for the client’s beneficiaries, as individual beneficiaries will pay income tax on distributions from retirement accounts (non-ROTH), and charities will not.

Jill R. Peters Smith Moore Leatherwood Wilmington, NC

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fter college, Rob Harrington considered divinity school and the ministry or a career in academia teaching history before he settled on the law. After completing his juris doctor at Duke and clerking for a New Orleans federal district court judge, Harrington jumped into practice in New Orleans, representing, he says, “mostly out of town business clients who were getting sued for whatever reason while doing business in Louisiana or along the Gulf Coast.” After about a decade in practice, Robert E. Harrington Harrington decided to join Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, home to Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo, and one of the nation’s hottest financial centers. Now, at the top of his game after 16 years in Charlotte, the banking and finance attorney humbly acknowledges that he’s had a happy path. “Looking back, mid-career—generously mid-career, anyway, since I don’t know if I’ll practice for 60 years—it’s been great to have a good practice that has been interesting, to do a bunch of things in and hopefully for the profession, and to have been fortunate enough to be pulled into doing a few good things in the community. That balance has been a real pleasure.” One thing bridging the legal profession and the community that Harrington has done is co-chair the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for two years, working with lawyers in Washington, D.C., who are experts in employment, education, and housing discrimination, and voting rights law to find collaborators to fight civil rights cases around the country. Harrington continues his involvement with the Lawyers’ Committee and also works with Legal Aid of North Carolina, which does similar high-impact civil rights litigation on the state level. In his practice, too, as one might expect, Harrington excels. He speaks proudly of his role in a recently concluded multi-party banking case that had been almost seven years in litigation. After the marathon case was filed in 2007, one of the defendants—not Harrington’s client—took it on a detour to the North Carolina Court of Appeals over an arbitration clause. The case was held up in the appellate court for some time, then other factors, again not involving Harrington’s client, held the trial up even longer: “It was a very document intensive case,” Harrington says by way of explanation. Finally, when Harrington and his client had their shot in court, he successfully resolved the case for his client after two days of trial. “If there was one case over the last year that really distinguished my work,” Harrington says, “it was probably that case.”

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2016 SURVEY RESULTS MCNAIR LAW FIRM Chase B. Saunders MICHAEL W. DRYE Michael W. Drye MONTGOMERY FAMILY LAW Raleigh, NC Charles H. Montgomery 919.816.9002 | page 18 MORROW PORTER VERMITSKY FOWLER AND TAYLOR John F. Morrow NICHOLSONPHAM Sharon Thompson ROBINSON & LAWING C. Ray Grantham, Jr. S. REED WARREN S. Reed Warren SALLENGER & BROWN Thomas R. Sallenger SANDLIN FAMILY LAW GROUP Deborah Sandlin SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS Raleigh, NC Alicia Jurney, Lynn McNally, John W. Narron, Rose H. Stout 919.250.2000 | page 13 SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD Marilyn Feuchs-Marker SUSAN GRAY LAW Susan H. Gray TASH & KURTZ Caleigh H. Evans, Monica R. Guy, Jon B. Kurtz, Elise M. Whitley THARRINGTON SMITH Lynn P. Burleson, Evan Horwitz, Jill Schnabel Jackson, Steven D. Mansbery, Jaye Meyer, Fred M. Morelock, Alice C. Stubbs THE ARMSTRONG LAW FIRM Marcia H. Armstrong THE JONAS LAW FIRM Johnathan L. Rhyne, Jr. THE LEA, SCHULTZ LAW FIRM Wilmington, NC James W. Lea III 910.239.5990 | page 18 VERNON LAW Wiley P. Wooten VITALE FAMILY LAW Lorion M. Vitale WAKE FAMILY LAW GROUP Nancy L. Grace, Julianne Rothert, Michael F. Schilawski, Marc W. Sokol WALKER LAMBE RHUDY COSTLEY & GILL William O. King WARD AND SMITH William S. Durr, John M. Martin WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Mary Craven Adams, Jimmy H. Barnhill WOODRUFF FAMILY LAW GROUP Carolyn J. Woodruff WYATT EARLY HARRIS WHEELER A. Doyle Early, Jr. WYRICK ROBBINS YATES & PONTON Heidi C. Bloom, Charles W. Clanton, Robert A. Ponton, Jr. FAMILY LAW MEDIATION BARBARA R. MORGENSTERN Barbara R. Morgenstern BELL, DAVIS & PITT Robin J. Stinson COLTRANE & OVERFIELD Charles W. Coltrane GABRIEL BERRY WESTON & WELLS M. Douglas Berry HORACK TALLEY Tate K. Sterrett KIRKMAN LAW FIRM John W. Kirkman, Jr. MAXWELL, FREEMAN & BOWMAN John A. Bowman MICHAEL W. DRYE Michael W. Drye THARRINGTON SMITH Fred M. Morelock WALKER LAMBE RHUDY COSTLEY & GILL William O. King FIRST AMENDMENT LAW BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, HUMPHREY & LEONARD Raleigh, NC Wade H. Hargrove, Mark J. Prak**, Marcus W. Trathen 919.839.0300 | page 5 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Adam H. Charnes* MCGUIREWOODS Jonathan Edward Buchan*, Bradley R. Kutrow*

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Founded in 1982, Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC is a dynamic law firm serving affluent families, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Clients throughout the Southeast trust Culp Elliott & Carpenter to handle their tax, business, estate planning, and real estate matters. From mergers and acquisitions, to sophisticated estate planning matters, to complex commercial real estate deals, the firm uses its abundant tax and business law expertise to obtain unparalleled results for its clients. *Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016 Litigation and Controversy – Tax – Charlotte **Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016 Litigation – Trusts and Estates – Charlotte

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Moore & Van Allen recognizes its Triangle attorneys included in 2016 Best Lawyers. David E. Fox Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation– Construction Litigation– Environmental Arlene D. Hanks Trademark Law Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh

Joseph D. Joyner, Jr. Equipment Finance Law Tax Law Reich L. Welborn Corporate Law Health Care Law Real Estate Law John A. Zaloom Litigation– Labor & Employment

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STEVE HOROWITZ TAX LAW Milazzo Schaffer Webb Law, PLLC, extends congratulations to Steve Horowitz, a North Carolina’s Best Lawyer! Steve joined the firm in 2015 focusing on taxation, including civil and criminal IRS and North Carolina tax controversy; IRS and state tax collection matters; corporate, partnership, individual, and estate taxation; income and estate tax planning matters; general business and contract matters. The firm, founded by Brandy Milazzo, Suzanne Schaffer, and Danielle Webb, all formerly with large, AM200 law firms, recognized the challenges clients faced in dealing within the legal market. They created a firm that would provide high-quality legal services while offering excellent client service, flexibility, and efficiency that a small firm is uniquely positioned to provide. Though they offer the same level of impeccable service as a big firm, they place a much higher premium on building deep relationships with clients to deliver the most professional yet personalized legal experience possible. Now, more than ever, it is critical to have legal counsel with the ability to navigate legal requirements and regulations, and to devise creative solutions that provide the greatest advantage and benefit. The firm’s vision is to more broadly provide the highestquality legal service in a most efficient manner.

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● David Rudolf (Top 100) Named to The Best Lawyers in America for: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White Collar and Non-White-Collar; Litigation – Securities. Recipient of 2013 Lawyer of the Year Award for Criminal Defense White Collar; and 2014 Lawyer of the Year Award for Criminal Defense Non-White Collar. ● M. Gordon Widenhouse, Jr. Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White Collar and Non-White Collar ● Christopher C. Fialko Named 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Charlotte, Criminal Defense Non-White Collar; Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White Collar. 225 East Worthington Ave., Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28203 | phone 704.333.9945 312 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | phone 919.967.4900

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 225 East Worthington Avenue
 Charlotte, NC 28203
 (704) 247-3245 Joshua Van Kampen

Representing employment discrimination and sexual harassment victims in North Carolina is not for the faint of heart. North Carolina is a conservative state with conservative judges. Yet, at Van Kampen Law, we successfully bring big firm savvy and expertise to bare on behalf of individuals in employment disputes from the factory floor to the board room. Josh’s career as an employment lawyer began in Chicago, Illinois, where, from 1998 to 2004, he worked as an associate at two nationally recognized employment law defense firms: Seyfarth Shaw and Franczek Radelet. In 2004, Josh flipped the script and opened a practice in Charotte devoted exclusively to representing employees. The hallmark to Josh’s litigation approach starts with fearlessness. “We’ve had clients come to us and say that other attorneys were scared to take the case. We don’t get scared. We get excited.” We also understand the challenges ahead and know that we have to pick the right cases, work harder and be better prepared than our defense colleagues. At Van Kampen Law, we’ve carefully built our reputation one case at a time. We like to think that our next client will benefit from the work we’ve done for our last.

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JAMES W. LEA III FAMILY LAW

2016 SURVEY RESULTS HUNTON & WILLIAMS Robert J. Hahn (S) JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL Richard B. Fennell (S*) K&L GATES MURCHISON, TAYLOR & GIBSON John H. Culver III (S), Sean M. Jones Joseph O. Taylor, Jr. (R, S), J. Norfleet Pruden III (R, S) NARRON & HOLDFORD KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Reginald W. Harrison, Jr. W. Randy Eaddy (R, S), G. William NEXSEN PRUET Joyner III (S), James H. Kelly, Jr. (S*), Margaret Shea Burnham**, Daniel R. Taylor, Jr. (S*), Clay C. M. Jay DeVaney**, Robert H. Wheeler (S*) Hull, David S. Pokela** KING & SPALDING NICHOLS LAW William H. Fuller III (S) Charles E. Nichols, Jr. MCGUIREWOODS PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Kenneth D. Bell (S*), Peter J. Jeffrey A. Bandini, Ashley L. Covington (S*), Bradley R. Kutrow Hogewood, Jr., Craig T. Lynch, (S*), Catherine E. Thompson (S*), Brent M. Milgrom, Jr.**, Thomas M. Richard W. Viola (R, S), Elizabeth G. Quirk, Charles E. Raynal IV, A. Grant Wren (R, S) Whitney, Jr. MOORE & VAN ALLEN PITTMAN & STEELE Dumont Clarke IV (S), Stephen D. Joseph J. Kalo IV, Charles Thomas Hope (S), James P. McLoughlin, Steele, Jr. Jr. (S*), James R. Wyche (R, S) POYNER SPRUILL NELSON MULLINS RILEY & William S. Cherry, Jr., Joseph B. SCARBOROUGH Dempster, Jr., Thomas D. Eatman, B.T. Atkinson (S) Jr., J. Nicholas Ellis*, David R. Fricke NEXSEN PRUET RAGSDALE LIGGETT James C. Smith (S*) Benjamin R. Kuhn, Robert J. PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Ramseur, Jr., Eric R. Spence** R. Douglas Harmon (R, S) ROBBINS MAY & RICH PENRY RIEMANN John M. May J. Anthony Penry (S*), Neil Riemann ROBERTS & STEVENS (S*) David L. English, Mark C. Kurdys*, Marc S. Rudow, Sheryl H. Williams** POYNER SPRUILL David W. Long (S*) ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON PURRINGTON MOODY WEILL John H. Carmichael*, T. Thomas A. Nicholas Purrington (S) Gates, Christopher W. Loeb, Jane S. Ratteree, Robert C. Sink, Caroline ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Wannamaker Sink, Brent A. Torstrick Allain C. Andry IV (S), Patrick S. Bryant (R, S), Peter C. Buck (S), ROUNTREE LOSEE John M. Fogg (S), Jeffrey C. Hart (S), George Rountree III* Stephen M. Lynch (R, S), Mark W. SCHELL BRAY Merritt (S*), John R. Wester (S*) Holly H. Alderman, Barbara R. Christy RUDOLF WIDENHOUSE & FIALKO SHANKLIN & NICHOLS Charlotte, NC Kenneth A. Shanklin** David S. Rudolf (S*) SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK 704.333.9945 | page 17 John H. Northey III SCHELL BRAY SMITH ANDERSON Doris R. Bray (R, S) Francis C. Bagbey, C. Steven Mason, Scott A. Miskimon*, Michael W. SHARPLESS & STAVOLA Mitchell, Lacy H. Reaves, Michael R. Frederick K. Sharpless (S*) Thornton, C. Allen York SMITH ANDERSON SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD Amy Meyers Batten (S), Christopher Brian W. Byrd, Brett T. Hanna, Gregory B. Capel (R, S), John L. Jernigan (S), G. Holland*, Stephen E. Klee, Robert Byron B. Kirkland (S), Merrill M. R. Marcus*, Charles E. Melvin, Jr., E. Mason (S), Carl N. Patterson, Jr. (S*), Garrett Walker Gerald F. Roach (R, S), Margaret N. Rosenfeld (S), Michael P. Saber (S) SWINDELL & BOND Gary W. Swindell SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD E. Kent Auberry (R, S), Robert R. THE VAN WINKLE LAW FIRM Marcus (S*) Jones P. Byrd, Sr.*, Esther E. Manheimer* TUTTLE LAW Melanie Samson Tuttle (S) TROUTMAN SANDERS G. Lee Cory, Jr., Walter D. Fisher, Jr., WARD AND SMITH David H. Jones, Patrick L. Ridinger, Jenna Fruechtenicht Butler (S*) Ashley H. Story, Michael F. Tomlinson WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE WARD AND SMITH Ronald R. Davis (S*), Ronald R. William E. Martin, C. H. Pope, Jr., Clint Davis (S*), Jane Jeffries Jones (R), G. D. Routson, Ryal W. Tayloe* Thomas Lee (S), Christopher E. Leon (S), Pressly M. Millen (S*), Dorinda WIELECHOWSKI & FULLER L. Peacock (S), William C. Raper Michael Wielechowski (S*), Kenneth N. Shelton (S), Greg WILLIAMS MULLEN L. Smith (S) Reuben G. Clark III, David R. Dorton, Gilbert C. Laite III**, Ronald R. Rogers WYATT & BLAKE James F. Wyatt III (S*) WINSTEAD WYRICK ROBBINS YATES & PONTON Brian S. Short Alexander M. Donaldson (S), J. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Christopher Lynch (S), Carolyn W. Alfred G. Adams, Robert G. Brinkley, Minshall (S), Donald R. Reynolds (R, S) Leslie E. Browder, Jim D. Cooley*, Donald A. Donadio, Hardin G. SECURITIZATION AND Halsey, Trent E. Jernigan, William C. STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW Matthews, Jr., Elizabeth LeVan Riley, ALSTON & BIRD Scott A. Schaaf, Nellie K. Shipley J. Patrick Hayden, Kristin P. Hinson WYRICK ROBBINS YATES & PONTON CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Jeffrey J. Johnson James P. Carroll, Steven N. Cohen, Stuart N. Goldstein SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW HUNTON & WILLIAMS ALSTON & BIRD Michael Nedzbala H. Bryan Ives III (S), MAYER BROWN Gary C. Ivey (R, S) Christopher J. Brady, Jeffrey P. BARRETT LAW Cantrell, Carol A. Hitselberger, Keith Jonathan A. Barrett (S) F. Oberkfell BELL, DAVIS & PITT MOORE & VAN ALLEN James R. Fox (S*) Paul G. Murphy BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, NELSON MULLINS RILEY & HUMPHREY & LEONARD SCARBOROUGH Greensboro, NC John Nicholas Suhr, Jr. James C. Adams II (S*), Mark Davidson (S), Jim W. Phillips, Jr. (S*), SPORTS LAW Jennifer K. Van Zant (S*) GACH & NOLEN FIRM 336.373.8850 | page 5 Gregory H. Gach ELLIS & WINTERS ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Jonathan D. Sasser (S*), Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr., D. Blaine Matthew W. Sawchak (S*) Sanders HIGGINS & OWENS Sara W. Higgins (S*) MULLEN HOLLAND & COOPER Charlotte, NC Jane Foy Painter 704.864.6751 | page 20

James W. Lea, III, practices in the area of family law and civil litigation and has done so for the last 35 years of practice. Mr. Lea serves on The North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Council, a select group of family lawyers that sets policies and recommends changes to family law. He has been named in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for nine straight years. Mr. Lea has been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for 19 years and The Best Lawyers in America for nine years in the area of family law. He was recently ranked Tier 3 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for family law in Wilmington 2016.

THE LEA, SCHULTZ LAW FIRM 1121 Military Cutoff Road, Suite P | Wilmington, NC 28405 phone 910.239.5990 | fax 910.239.5992 email jwl@theleaschultzlawfirm.com www.theleaschultzlawfirm.com

CHARLES H. MONTGOMERY FAMILY LAW

Charles H. Montgomery is the founding partner of Montgomery Family Law, founded in 1992. He has more than 39 years of experience as a family lawyer and litigator. He has been a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 1995. He has served as chair of the Family Law Sections of both the NC Bar Association and the NC Advocates for Justice. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest professional rating), recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for family law. Charles graduated from Vanderbilt Law School and with honors from Duke. He has served as a Wake County Commissioner and Cary Town Councilman in addition to his law practice.

MONTGOMERY FAMILY LAW 590 New Waverly Place, Suite 110 | Cary, NC 27518 phone 919.816.9002 | fax 919.816.9003 email Charles@montgomeryfamilylaw.com www.montgomeryfamilylaw.com

JANET WARD BLACK PERSONAL INJURY MASS TORT LITIGATION

Janet Ward Black concentrates her practice on plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, including mass torts and complex products liability litigation. Black is a past president of the North Carolina Bar Association (2007-2008) and a past president of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (2002-2003). She was the second attorney in history to serve as president of both organizations. The program she created while president of the 16,000-member bar association, 4ALL, has been used as a model in the U.S. and Canada for providing free legal services to the poor. Black has been named in North Carolina Super Lawyers each year since 2006, including in the Top 50 Women attorneys list; and in The Best Lawyers in America multiple times.

WARD BLACK LAW 208 West Wendover Avenue | Greensboro, NC 27401 phone 336.333.2244 | fax 336.379.9415 email info@wardblacklaw.com www.wardblacklaw.com

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TAX LAW WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Elizabeth K. Arias**, Janice C. ALSTON & BIRD Baldwin, Ranlet S. Bell, Michael John F. Baron, Jasper L. R. Cashin, Cornelius W. Coghill III, Cummings, Jr.** Michael D. Gunter, Jeffrey T. Lawyer, BAILEY & DIXON Elizabeth L. Quick, George A. Ragland, Sabra J. Faires Greg L. Smith, Kimberly H. Stogner, William R. Whitehurst, C. Mark BELL, DAVIS & PITT Wiley**, William Wright John A. Cocklereece, Jr.**, James M. Iseman Jr., Amy K. Smith WYRICK ROBBINS YATES & PONTON Thomas H. Cook, Jr. BLANCO TACKABERY & MATAMOROS Neal E. Tackabery TECHNOLOGY LAW BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, HUTCHISON HUMPHREY & LEONARD Fred D. Hutchison, Justyn J. Kasierski Greensboro, NC PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Mark Davidson, William G. McNairy, Michael A. Tobin Robert W. Saunders**, Howard L. WARD AND SMITH Williams** James F. Verdonik 336.373.8850 | page 5 CARRUTHERS & ROTH Keith A. Wood COLOMBO KITCHIN ATTORNEYS Michael A. Colombo CULP ELLIOTT & CARPENTER Charlotte, NC John J. Carpenter**, William R. Culp, Jr.**, W. Curtis Elliott, Jr.**, Christopher E. Hannum, Paul M. Hattenhauer, Mark L. Richardson 704.372.6322 | page 15 DAVIS MANGUM W. B. Rodman Davis ISAACSON ISAACSON SHERIDAN FOUNTAIN & LEFTWICH Desmond G. Sheridan** JOHNSTON, ALLISON & HORD David T. Lewis K&L GATES Jared D. Mobley, Raleigh A. Shoemaker KEZIAH GATES Charles E. Lynch, Jr. KIRK PALMER & THIGPEN H. William Palmer, Jr. MANNING FULTON David D. Dahl, W. Gerald Thornton MAYER BROWN Hayden D. Brown, Jeffrey P. Cantrell, Robert L. Mendenhall MCGUIREWOODS Andrea C. Chomakos, E. Graham McGoogan, Jr., J. Michael Wilson MILAZZO SCHAFFER WEBB LAW Charlotte, NC Steve C. Horowitz 704.464.0460 | page 16 MOORE & VAN ALLEN Raleigh, NC Robert V. Baker, Bernard B. Clark, Christopher J.C. Jones, Joseph D. Joyner, Jr., Neill G. McBryde**, William H. Moore, Jr. 919.286.8000 | page 16 NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH C. Wells Hall III, Charles H. Mercer, Jr. NEXSEN PRUET William M. Wilcox IV PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN James N. Greene III, Steven B. Long PITTMAN & STEELE Dorn C. Pittman, Jr. POYNER SPRUILL Lemuel H. Gibbons III ROBERTS & STEVENS Jackson D. Hamilton** ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Herman Spence III** SCHELL BRAY Michael R. Abel SHARPLESS & STAVOLA Frederick K. Sharpless* SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Warren P. Kean** SMITH ANDERSON R. Donavon Munford, Jr.**, William W. Nelson, Walter R. Rogers, Jr. SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD E. Kent Auberry, David L. Kyger, Barbara C. Ruby THE WOOTEN LAW FIRM Louis E. Wooten III** TUGGLE DUGGINS James N. Duggins, Jr.**, H. Vaughn Ramsey, Michael J. Wenig** WARD AND SMITH Michael L. Miller WILLIAMS MULLEN Charles B. Neely, Jr.*, Nancy S. Rendleman**, Charles L. Steel IV** WILLIFORD MCCAULEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW R. Williford McCauley

TIMBER LAW WARD AND SMITH C. H. Pope, Jr. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Hardin G. Halsey, Kenneth N. Shelton TRADE SECRETS LAW BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, HUMPHREY & LEONARD Greensboro, NC David W. Sar 336.373.8850 | page 5 CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE John F. Morrow, Jr., Randel S. Springer TRANSPORTATION LAW ROBERTS & STEVENS Mark C. Kurdys, F. Lachicotte Zemp, Jr. TRUSTS AND ESTATES BADDOUR, PARKER & HINE John C. Hine BATTS, BATTS & BELL Michael S. Batts BELL, DAVIS & PITT James M. Iseman Jr., Amy K. Smith, Kevin G. Williams* BLANCO TACKABERY & MATAMOROS Neal E. Tackabery BRINKLEY WALSER STONER David E. Inabinett BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, HUMPHREY & LEONARD Greensboro, NC Edgar B. Fisher, Jr., W. Erwin Fuller, Jr., William G. McNairy, Ginger S. Shields 336.373.8850 | page 5 BROWN ESTATE PLANNING & ELDER LAW Charlie D. Brown CARRUTHERS & ROTH J. Stanley Atwell, Gregory Williams COLOMBO KITCHIN ATTORNEYS Michael A. Colombo CRAIGE JENKINS LIIPFERT & WALKER Gordon W. Jenkins**, Rebecca L. Smitherman CULP ELLIOTT & CARPENTER Charlotte, NC John J. Carpenter**, William R. Culp, Jr.**, W. Curtis Elliott, Jr.**, Mark L. Richardson 704.372.6322 | page 15 DAVIES LAW Janice L. Davies DEBRA L. FOSTER Debra L. Foster EDWARDS CRAVER VEACH C. Penn Craver, Jr., Robert Leon Edwards, Marcus L. Moxley HAGAN DAVIS MANGUM BARRETT & LANGLEY Robert D. Douglas III* HARKEY LAMBETH & GUNTER Averill C. Harkey* HOWARD, STALLINGS, FROM, HUTSON, ATKINS, ANGELL & DAVIS John N. Hutson, Jr.* HUNTON & WILLIAMS Jean Gordon Carter JOHNSTON, ALLISON & HORD Ray S. Farris**, David T. Lewis, Holly B. Norvell, J. Darrell Shealy, N. Lucille Siler JOSEPH B. HENNINGER Joseph B. Henninger, Jr.** K&L GATES Leslee Daugherty, Michael S. Hawley KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Carl W. Hibbert, James H. Kelly, Jr.*

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MCGUIREWOODS Harrison L. Marshall, Jr. ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Glen E. Caplan, John M. Fogg, Jeffrey C. Hart, Haynes P. Lea, Richard S. Starling SMITH ANDERSON Curtis C. Brewer IV, Christopher B. Capel, Byron B. Kirkland, Merrill M. Mason, Gerald F. Roach, Michael P. Saber TROUTMAN SANDERS Paul A. Steffens WARD AND SMITH James F. Verdonik WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Jeffrey S. Hay WYRICK ROBBINS YATES & PONTON Kenneth E. Eheman, Jr., J. Christopher Lynch, Larry E. Robbins, David L. Wilke WATER LAW BROOKS, PIERCE, MCLENDON, HUMPHREY & LEONARD Greensboro, NC George W. House 336.373.8850 | page 5 POYNER SPRUILL H. Glenn T. Dunn WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW BARWICK MEDIATION P. Collins Barwick III (E) BELL, DAVIS & PITT Charlot F. Wood (E) BROWN, MOORE & ASSOCIATES Jon R. Moore (C) CHARLES G. MONNETT III & ASSOCIATES Charles G. Monnett III (C) CLIFFORD CLENDENIN & O’HALE Harry H. Clendenin III (C) COPELEY JOHNSON & GRONINGER Leto Copeley (C), Valerie A. Johnson (C) CRANFILL SUMNER & HARTZOG M. Andrew Avram (E), Paul L. Cranfill (E), Leanne Livengood Dale (E), W. Scott Fuller (E), Jennifer M. Jones (E), Kirk D. Kuhns (E), C.D. Taylor Pace (E), David A. Rhoades (E), Erin F. Taylor (E), Robin H. Terry (E) CRUMLEY ROBERTS Michael T. Brown (C) DEITER MEDIATION Kathryn A. Deiter-Maradei (E) DENNIS MEDIATIONS George W. Dennis III (E) DEUTERMAN LAW GROUP Daniel L. Deuterman (C) DEVORE, ACTON & STAFFORD William D. Acton Jr. (C) DICKIE, MCCAMEY & CHILCOTE Michael W. Ballance (E), Susan H. Briggs (E) ELLIOT MORGAN PARSONAGE J. Griffin Morgan (C) FARAH & CAMMARANO Gina E. Cammarano (C), N. Victor Farah (C) GANLY & RAMER Thomas F. Ramer (C) GRIMES TEICH ANDERSON Henry E. Teich (C) HARDISON & COCHRAN Benjamin T. Cochran (C) HARPER LAW OFFICE Richard B. Harper (C) HEDRICK GARDNER KINCHELOE & GAROFALO Shelley W. Coleman (E), Jeffrey A. Doyle (E), Matthew Glidewell (E), Jeffrey A. Kadis (E), Hatcher B. Kincheloe (E), Paul C. Lawrence (E), Thomas W. Page (E), Jennifer V. Ruiz (E), Martha W. Surles (E) HUTCHENS LAW FIRM Raleigh, NC William L. Senter (C) 910.226.2228 | page 7 HUTCHENS LAW FIRM Wilmington, NC Maggie Senter Bennington 910.226.2228 | page 7

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he Law Firm of Mullen Holland & Cooper P.A. has been known for years as one of North Carolina’s finest law firms. Its lawyers are active in numerous community organizations. The firm is among those firms which have been awarded the highest rating of any law firm in the country, an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national publication which rates attorneys. The firm’s members have been included in the lists of Legal Elite, NC Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America, and the firm is listed as one of the Best Law Firms by US News & World Report. The North Carolina Bar Association has recognized the firm for its pro bono work in which it provides free services to people who cannot afford to pay. The firm is a full service law firm and handles a wide range of personal and business matters. Founded in 1950 by James Mullen and J. Mack Holland, its partners have included a North Carolina Bar Association President, several Gaston County Bar Association Presidents, three members of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, a member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners and a Federal District Court Judge. Its members frequently lecture at continuing legal education programs.

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