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Edward T. Chaney Speaks at 34th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Edward T. Chaney, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke at the University of Texas School of Law’s 34th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, held in Austin, Texas. The Nonprofit Organizations Institute features leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Mr. Chaney presented “The Public Charity Life Cycle: A Compliance Overview.”

Ed Chaney focuses his practice on advising tax-exempt organizations on key tax and corporate matters, including organization formation and governance, 501(c)(3) tax exemption and ongoing compliance, charitable giving, program-related and impact investing, and complex organizational structures, transactions, and transitions. He received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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Jonathan L. Jenkins Named North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star for Third Consecutive Year

We are proud to announce that Jonathan L. Jenkins, a member of the Schell Bray Business Practice Group, was recently selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017 list in the area of Business/Corporate Law for the third consecutive year. Mr. Jenkins focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, startups, and general business matters.

Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers who are under 40 years of age or have been practicing less than ten years. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

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Schell Bray Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers 2017

We are pleased to announce that four of our members were recently selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2017. Schell Bray’s North Carolina Super Lawyers and the area for which each is recognized are:

Holly H. Alderman – Real Estate Law                                              

Michael H. Godwin – Estate Planning and Probate Law      

Jennifer L.J. Koenig – Estate Planning and Probate Law     

Paul H. Livingston, Jr. – Estate Planning and Probate Law

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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Edward T. Chaney Named Partner at Schell Bray PLLC

Schell Bray PLLC is pleased to announce that Edward T. Chaney became a partner in the firm on January 1, 2017. Ed Chaney focuses his practice on advising tax-exempt organizations on key tax and corporate matters, including organization formation and governance, 501(c)(3) tax exemption and ongoing compliance, charitable giving, program-related and impact investing, and complex organizational structures, transactions, and transitions. He works with clients in the firm’s Chapel Hill and Greensboro offices. Mr. Chaney received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. 

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What We Practice
Business Real Estate Trusts and Estates

Our business lawyers serve as regular outside counsel to public and privately held businesses with diverse interests in local, national  and international markets.  » more

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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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Schell Bray’s philanthropy and tax-exempt organizations practice has the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to help our charitable and other nonprofit clients innovate and achieve their missions while keeping compliant with applicable laws. Our attorneys provide high level and practical legal counsel that comes from decades of experience in - and a deep commitment to - the nonprofit sector and its component organizations. » more

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The lawyers in our Commercial Real Estate practice group have a broad range of experience and expertise. We offer sophisticated legal services often associated with large law firms combined with small-firm efficiencies, which we believe provide our clients with the best of both worlds. » more

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At Schell Bray, our Trusts and Estates practice group is involved in all aspects of estate and trust planning and administration, from preparing basic estate planning documents to planning and implementing the most cutting-edge planning techniques to transfer wealth and preserve assets. We provide a full range of estate and trust planning and administration services. We advise beneficiaries and fiduciaries of estates and trusts on their rights and duties, and we form and advise tax-exempt entities. » more

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William B. Aycock II
William B. Aycock II

Bill Brantley Aycock focuses his practice in commercial real estate. Mr. Aycock assists and advises clients in a broad range of commercial real estate matters and transactions, including the representation of owners, developers, buyers and sellers. He provides ongoing counsel…» more

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