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Many of the attorneys in the Law Firm Alliance author articles and thought leadership pieces on important topics and trends covering a wide variety of practices.  

While these articles are correct on matters of law when they are produced, verdicts, rulings, legislation and other actions may affect the applicability of some of the information. Please consult your legal advisor before making decisions on the information you read here.

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Can I Recover Attorneys' Fees in Bankruptcy?

February 11, 2019
Lance Martin, Ward and Smith, P.A.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit — which covers federal courts in North Carolina — recently handed a big victory to lenders whose borrowers file for bankruptcy protection. 


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Ethics and Professional Responsibility in the #MeToo Era

February 8, 2019
In-House-Counsel Seminar Insights
Jerry Sayre, Ward and Smith, P.A.

In an interactive and engaging session, the two attorneys covered some of the key principles of employment discrimination and harassment law and also flagged trends to which in-house lawyers need to be alert.


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Discovery for a Modern Age: E-Discovery, Metadata, and Cost Savings

February 8, 2019
Chris Edwards, Ward and Smith, P.A.

As the law becomes more technology-driven, e-discovery is quickly becoming a key tool in the sophisticated litigator's belt. This article provides a quick primer on e-discovery.  Hopefully, it will help you utilize this important technique in your practice.


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EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended

February 5, 2019
Labor and Employment Law
Subhash Viswanathan, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
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New Cybersecurity Threat Identification and Prevention Guidance from HHS

February 4, 2019
Ruth T. Griggs

Sands Anderson attorney Ruth T. Griggs writes on a new resource published by the Department of Health and Human Services on Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices.


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Selling Your Business: It Starts Before the Sale

February 1, 2019
Deana A. Labriola, Ward and Smith, P.A.

The sale process doesn’t happen overnight, and there are many things before the sale that can greatly impact the sale.


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Hey, Careful, Man, There’s a Beverage Here! TTB, CBD, and the Production of Beer

February 1, 2019
Derek J. Allen, Tyler J. Russell, and Allen N. Trask, III, Ward and Smith, P.A.

In a world of ever-increasing craft producers and shrinking market share, many brewers view the use of hemp and hemp-derived products, like CBD, as an opportunity to expand both their customer and products base.


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An Estate Planner's Guide to Family Law Presumptions

February 1, 2019
Lorin B. Bender and Priscilla N. Hatton, Donahue Fitzgerald
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Here We Go Again? NY Considers Consumer Privacy Bill

February 1, 2019
Caroline Outten, Ward and Smith, P.A.

On the heels of the California Consumer Privacy Act("CCPA"), the state of New York has kicked off the New Year with proposed legislation in the same vein as the CCPA. 


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