News & Events

Recent News

Six Brooks Pierce practice areas and 15 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in North Carolina in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The listing of the leading lawyers and law firms in the country is published annually by Chambers and Partners.

Brooks Pierce partner Clint Pinyan recently spoke at the Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practices Seminar at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh. The event brought together more than 100 executive directors, general counsel and board members from most of North Carolina’s occupational licensing boards.


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.