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Jennifer L.J. Koenig and Christina Freeman Pearsall Honored as Herb Falk Society Fellows

The Greensboro Bar Association recognized its 2014 Herb Falk Society Fellows at its February 19th member dinner at Starmount Forest Country Club. Schell Bray partners Jennifer Koenig and Christina Freeman Pearsall were among those honored for having performed over 75 hours of pro bono service in 2014. 

The Society honors the life and work of the late Herbert S. Falk, Jr., a former Greensboro Bar Association president who was deeply committed to pro bono service.

The firm applauds Jennifer Koenig and Christina Freeman Pearsall on their exceptional commitment to the practice of law and to making their professional services available without charge for the public good.

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Holly H. Alderman Named in the Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers of 2015

Holly Alderman, a member of the Schell Bray Real Estate Practice Group, was recently selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 50 Women. 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. Ms. Alderman is honored to have been recognized as a Super Lawyer from 2009 – 2015, in addition to this year’s Top 50 recognition.

Ms. Alderman focuses her practice on commercial real estate matters and typically represents local, regional and national retail, residential, restaurant, office and mixed-use development clients in the assemblage, acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposition of properties. Ms. Alderman received her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. 

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Michael H. Godwin Named in the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers of 2015

Michael Godwin, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, is recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in North Carolina in the recently published 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. 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.

Mike Godwin’s practice concentrates on assisting clients and their families in passing wealth to their chosen beneficiaries in the most tax-efficient manner and advising closely held businesses and their owners regarding business succession planning. Mr. Godwin received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School at Chapel Hill School of Law.

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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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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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Jonathan L. Jenkins
Jonathan L. Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins focuses his practice in general corporate, transactional and contract matters. Assisting businesses, startups and business owners, Jonathan counsels clients on matters ranging from ongoing corporate governance issues to day-to-day operational legal needs. He has experience working directly with…» more

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