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Friends of the UNCG Libraries Elect Jennifer L.J. Koenig Vice-Chair/Chair Elect

Schell Bray is pleased to announce that Jennifer L.J. Koenig, a partner in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, was recently elected by the Friends of UNCG Libraries as Vice-Chair/Chair Elect at their recent annual meeting. Koenig’s practice focuses on issues ranging from simple wills and powers of attorney to very complex estate planning and wealth preservation techniques, including GRATs (grantor retained annuity trusts), limited liability companies (LLCs), complex charitable planning, and succession planning for family-owned businesses. She received her A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Jennifer L.J. Koenig and Barbara R. Christy Honored As Herb Falk Society Fellows

The Greensboro Bar Association recognized its 2015 Herb Falk Society Fellows at its March 17th luncheon. Schell Bray partners Jennifer Koenig and Barbara Christy were among those honored for having performed over 75 hours of pro bono service in 2015. 

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 Barbara Christy 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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Galina P. Petrova Authors Article Titled “The New Partnership Tax Audit Regime: 20 Takeaways”

Galina P. Petrova, a member of the Business Practice Group, authors an article titled “The New Partnership Tax Audit Regime: 20 Takeaways.” The article appears in Tax Assessments, a publication of the Tax Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Galina Petrova focuses her practice on advising businesses and investors on transactional taxation matters, entity formation, reorganizations, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. She also assists clients with corporate law matters, including governance and compliance, and with advising tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Petrova received her J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she also obtained an LL.M. degree in Taxation. She holds an LL.M. degree in Global Economic Law from The Sorbonne in Paris.

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Jonathan L. Jenkins Presents at the NCBA Business Law Section Annual Meeting

Jonathan L. Jenkins, a member of the Schell Bray Business Practice Group, presented on February 19, 2016 at the NCBA Business Law & International Law Sections Joint Annual Meeting. The topic was “Anticipating Closely-Held Entity Owner Disputes: A Discussion From a Drafter’s and Litigator’s Perspective”, with an emphasis on buy-sell provisions and valuation considerations, employment matters, spousal ownership, and alternative dispute resolutions. Mr. Jenkins discussed issues to be considered by closely-held entities, their owners and their counsel when negotiating and drafting provisions in governing documents. The co-presenter for the presentation was Jeremy M. Falcone from Ellis & Winters LLP, who provided a litigator’s perspective.

Jonathan Jenkins focuses his practice on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters. He practices in both the firm’s Chapel Hill and Greensboro offices.

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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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Doris J. Wiggen
Doris J. Wiggen

Dori Wiggen’s practice concentrates on elder law, special needs, and trusts and estates. She counsels clients on issues including special needs planning, guardianships, Medicaid, veterans benefits, wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, and living wills.…» more

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