Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition, an annual guide to the nation’s top business law firms and attorneys.
Bob Singer, a partner in the Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce, was recently named to the board of directors for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). Singer is one of 17 business leaders from across the state appointed to the board, which will hold its first meeting on November 21.
Brooks Pierce partner Melissa Weaver presented The Affordable Care Act - Where Are We Now? on August 6, 2014 to The HR Group. The legal briefing focused on the current provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and new requirements to be phased in during 2015 and 2016.
Patricia Goodson, partner in the Raleigh office of Brooks Pierce, chaired the Employment and Labor Law Practice Group meeting of Geneva Group International’s North American Regional Conference, held May 15-18 in New Orleans.
In North Carolina, an accounting firm now owes a fiduciary duty to its audit client, both as a matter of law and as a matter of fact.
On November 4, 2014, a North Carolina appellate court held — for the first time — that an accounting firm has a fiduciary duty to its client when performing an independent audit. See Commscope Credit Union v. Butler & Burke, NO. COA14-273, 2014 N.C. App. LEXIS 1131 (N.C. App. Nov. 4, 2014).
Brooks Pierce partners Alex Elkan and Kyle Woosley provide an Environmental Law Update concerning the uncertainty about the time limit for filing a groundwater contamination claim in North Carolina.