News & Events

Recent News

Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers, an annual listing of the state’s leading lawyers. Twenty-seven of the firms’ attorneys were named “Super Lawyers” and nine attorneys were named “Rising Stars.”

Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that veteran attorney Ann Stuart has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as of counsel. Stuart brings more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate law to the firm.


Recent Events

Brooks Pierce partner Mark Davidson was a presenter at the 75th Annual Symposium for the North Carolina Association of CPAs held at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center on November 17-19, 2014. This year's conference attendees consisted of more than 900+ partners, owners, presidents and vice presidents of finance, CEOs, directors of finance, and CPA/attorneys.

Brooks Pierce partner Charles S. Baldwin, IV, was a panel speaker for the North Carolina Foreign Trade Promotion Council’s Annual Conference, held at Cape Fear Community College on October 7 and 8, 2014.


Recent Publications

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).

November 5, 2014
Environmental Law Update

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.