News & Events

Recent News

North Carolina’s NextGen Air Transportation Program (NGAT) will hold an industry briefing on recent developments relating to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones. The event is sponsored and co-hosted by Brooks Pierce, and will be held in the General Aviation Terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Thursday, April 2, from 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Brooks Pierce partner Elizabeth Spainhour has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US) designation through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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.