The Texas Court of Appeals recently affirmed that Brooks Pierce client Hydroscience, Inc., a subsidiary of TIMCO Aviation Services, rightfully owns 45% of Hydroscience Technologies, Inc. Attorneys Bob King, Elizabeth Taylor, and Dan Smith represented Hydroscience, Inc.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Edwin L. West III was recently appointed by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to the Southeastern Economic Development Commission for a four-year term.
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that partner Patricia W. Goodson was installed as North American Chair of the Labour Law Practice Group at the Geneva Group International (“GGI”) European Conference in Lisbon, Portugal in April.
Attorneys Melissa Weaver and Julie Song recently published "The Affordable Care Act - It's Time to Start Counting Hours."
Attorney Bill Cary has written an article on the proposed legistration currently before the North Carolina legislature concerning the siting of Wind Energy Facilities ("WEFs").
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys have recently been selected to become the newest partners of the firm. These exemplary lawyers are Benjamin R. Norman and Wes J. Camden.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P. partner Wade Hargrove was recently named, among lawyers in all of the nation’s law firms, as one of the nation’s top five media lawyers for the television industry by TV News Check’s Executive Outlook magazine.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce the return of William P.H. Cary to the firm. Last spring, Bill accepted an appointment by Governor Perdue to serve as General Counsel of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Previously, Bill had worked at Brooks Pierce for 35 years.
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the "Legal Elite," lawyers throughout the state rated the best in their fields. In 2013, nineteen Brooks Pierce attorneys were named to the list.
Chris McClure, an experienced communications, lobbying and campaign professional, has joined North Carolina law firm Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP as a Government Relations & Policy Advisor.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Wilmington, N.C. and that attorneys Charles S. Baldwin IV, Edwin L. West III, and Thomas G. Varnum have joined the firm in Wilmington. With these additions, Brooks Pierce has 95 lawyers practicing across North Carolina from offices in Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
The possibility of wind energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off North Carolina’s shores moved one step closer to fruition last week, as the Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its Call for Information and Notice of Intent regarding leasing and site assessments.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that partner James T. Williams, Jr. recently received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the North Carolina State Bar.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Over 4.5 million North Carolinians voted in the 2012 general election on Tuesday, November 6, and those voters made a number of important decisions. This article gives a brief overview of what happened with some discussion of the implications of the election results.
The American College of Trial Lawyers, composed of preeminent trial lawyers in the U.S. and Canada, inducted Brooks Pierce partner Robert J. King III as a Fellow at its 62nd annual meeting in New York City on October 21. The induction occurred in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Under the North Carolina and United States Constitutions, the state of North Carolina has the right to take private property for public purposes through the exercise of the power of "eminent domain". The state's Department of Transportation exercises that power virtually every day to take private land in order to build public highways. The catch is, the NCDOT must pay the property owner "fair market value" -- in the words of the Constitution, "just compensation" -- for the land taken. When the state and the property owner cannot agree on fair market value, the state has the power to take the property and does so by filing a lawsuit against the property owner. The only issue in that lawsuit is, what amount is the property owner entitled to receive as just compensation for the land taken by the state?
Brooks Pierce litigator John Buford recently won summary judgment for two appraiser clients in a recent opinion from the North Carolina Business Court. These two appraisers were sued by two dozen plaintiffs over a mountain-view real estate development in McDowell County that failed when the developer went bankrupt. In the ruling, the Business Court clarified several outstanding legal issues that will benefit North Carolina appraisers in future cases.
Brooks Pierce entertainment lawyer Coe Ramsey presented "The Top 10 Things DJs Should Know About Music Copyright Law" at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ on August 14, 2012.
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Taylor has rejoined the firm after almost ten years with TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc.
Brooks Pierce attorney David Smyth was quoted in Forbes on July 31 in "Move Over, DOJ: The SEC Can Charge Private-Sector Bribery Too."
The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2012 session. Often referred to as the "short session" since its primary purpose is to adjust the second year of the biennial budget adopted in 2011, Legislators also considered a number of matters other than the budget during their seven weeks in Raleigh. In this article, Ed Turlington and Elizabeth Biser offer some highlights from this year's session.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited fleeting indecency decision yesterday in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. and FCC v. ABC, Inc. Raleigh law firm Brooks Pierce represented the ABC Television Affiliates Association and dozens of individual stations challenging the imposition of a $1.24 million fine on numerous ABC stations for a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue that briefly displayed a woman's bare buttocks.
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In the tenth annual edition, Brooks Pierce receives the highest ranking for Antitrust and Litigation.
Ed Winslow was elected Chairman of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission on Friday, June 8, 2012. Winslow, Managing Partner of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, has been appointed to the Commission biannually since 1998 by the Governors in office during that period.