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Jonathan L. Jenkins Named North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star

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 2015 list in the area of Business/Corporate Law. Mr. Jenkins focuses his practice on startups, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and general corporate 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 2015

We are pleased to announce that five of our members were recently selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2015. Schell Bray’s North Carolina Super Lawyers and the area for which each is recognized are:

Michael R. Abel – Business/Corporate Law              

Holly H. Alderman – Real Estate Law                                              

Michael H. Godwin – Estate Planning and Probate              

Jennifer L.J. Koenig – Estate Planning and Probate             

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 speaks at 32nd 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 32nd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, held in Austin, Texas. Nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law firms, finance and government discussed the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Mr. Chaney presented “UBIT 101” and co-presented “Executive Compensation, Related Party Transactions and Intermediate Sanctions.”

Ed Chaney focuses his practice on advising tax-exempt organizations on a broad range of tax and corporate matters, including organization formation, structure, and governance, obtaining tax exemption, ongoing tax and regulatory compliance, unrelated business income taxation, charitable giving, investment management of charitable assets, lobbying compliance and disclosure, and complex organizational structures and transactions. He received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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Jonathan L. Jenkins speaks at GTCC 2015 Small Business Summit

Jonathan L. Jenkins, a member of Schell Bray’s Business Practice Group, spoke on January 9, 2015 at the Guilford Technical Community College “2015 Small Business Summit”. Jonathan’s topic was “Legal Structures for Startups: Choosing Your Business Entity”.

Jonathan focuses his practice on startups, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital matters. He practices in both the firm’s Chapel Hill and Greensboro offices. Mr. Jenkins received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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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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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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Schell Bray’s tax-exempt organizations practice has the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to help our charitable and nonprofit clients innovate and achieve their missions while keeping compliant with applicable laws. Our attorneys provide high level, 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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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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Christina Freeman Pearsall
Christina Freeman Pearsall

Christina Freeman Pearsall focuses her practice primarily in transactional commercial real estate. She assists developers, property managers, individual and corporate investors, and other businesses with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real property. Her work includes preparing organizational documents…» more

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