Schell Bray PLLC has received a Tier 1 ranking in seven practice areas in the Greensboro metropolitan market by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in its 2014 rankings of "Best Law Firms," the fourth edition of this national survey.
Schell Bray practice areas ranked as "Tier One" in the Greensboro market include:
- Corporate Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities / Capital Markets Law
- Securities Regulation
- Tax Law
- Trusts & Estates Law
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Wiggen is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in the subject of Elder Law. Ms. Wiggen serves on the council for the Elder and Special Needs Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and as an officer with the board of the NC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Appalachian State University and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Jennifer Koenig, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke on September 27, 2013 at the NC Bar Association’s 2013 Estate Planning & Probate Law Survey Course, which was presented live and via webcast. Ms. Koenig’s topic was “Gift Tax”.
Jennifer Koenig regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of estate planning, estate administration, and charitable giving issues. Ms. Koenig is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She received her A.B. degree with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1997.
We are pleased that Schell Bray has had members of the firm listed in Best Lawyers for more than twenty years. Our listed attorneys this year are:
Michael R. Abel - Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law
Holly H. Alderman - Real Estate Law
Doris R. Bray - Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
Barbara R. Christy - Real Estate Law
Michael H. Godwin - Trusts and Estates
Garland G. Graham - Corporate Law
J. Craig Kiser - Real Estate Law
Jennifer L. J. Koenig - Trusts and Estates
Paul H. Livingston, Jr. - Trusts and Estates
Thomas C. Watkins - Banking and Finance Law, and Corporate Law
Ms. Bray has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions Law. She has been named to the Best Lawyers listing since 1989 in the areas of Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation.
Mr. Abel has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year in the area of Tax Law. He has been named to the Best Lawyers listing since 1993 in the areas of Corporate Law, Employee Benefits Law and Tax Law.
The Triad Business Journal - Business of Law – August 2, 2013
Schell Bray attorney Jonathan L. Jenkins authors article on the General Advertising Permitted: New Rules for Private Placement.
Amy H. Kincaid, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, and a partner in the firm, spoke at the NC Bar Association’s 34th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program in Kiawah Island, SC on July 19, 2013. Ms. Kincaid’s topic was “Estate Planning with Martial Trust: An Impossible Task”.
Amy Kincaid regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of estate planning and tax issues, including simple and complex charitable giving techniques, formation and use of family limited liability companies, modification and terminations of trusts, and estate and income taxation of estates and trusts. Ms. Kincaid also advises individual and corporate fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, with regard to estate and trust administration.
Schell Bray PLLC is pleased to announce that Christina Freeman Pearsall became a partner in the firm on July 1, 2013. Ms. Pearsall’s practice is concentrated in commercial real estate.
The Greensboro Bar Association’s Herb Falk Society honored Schell Bray attorney Jennifer L.J. Koenig at the Society’s third annual recognition dinner held May 22, 2013. Ms. Koenig was recognized for having performed over 75 pro bono hours in 2012.
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 on her exceptional commitment to the practice of law and to making her services available without charge for the public good.
Jennifer Koenig, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke on May 3, 2013 at the NC Bar Association’s live and webcast CLE program on Transfer Taxation, Transfer Tax Audits & Estate Administration. Ms. Koenig’s topic was “Gifting Techniques”.
Ms. Koenig regularly counsels Schell Bray clients 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.
- Partner Amy H. Kincaid honored as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- Barbara R. Christy and Jennifer L.J. Koenig honored as Herb Falk Society Fellows
- Barbara R. Christy and Christina Freeman Pearsall speak at NC Bar Association Program
- Doris R. Bray and Barbara R. Christy named Lawyers of the Year in 2015 Best Lawyers in America©
- Eleven Schell Bray members named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America©
- Barbara R. Christy Named 2014 Leaders in the Law by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
- Schell Bray’s Amy Kincaid Named NCBA Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Vice Chair
- Schell Bray’s Dori Wiggen Named NCBA Elder and Special Needs Law Section Vice Chair
- Amy H. Kincaid panelist at the NC Bar Association Program
- What Does Portability of the Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Mean for You?