Brooks Pierce Attorneys Present in North Carolina Bar Association COVID-19 Webinar Series


Brooks Pierce attorneys Melissa Weaver, Natalie Sanders, Steve LaSota, Josh Lingerfelt, and James Bobbitt recently participated as panelists in the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) COVID-19 webinar series.

The panel discussed labor and employment changes, employment benefits changes, the paycheck protection program (PPP) and tax credit issues in the wake of COVID-19.

Weaver has practiced employee benefits law for 30 years. Having previously served as an in-house attorney, she has a unique understanding of the needs of business owners regarding the design and implementation of employee benefits and deferred compensation plans.

Sanders provides counsel and defense to businesses in all aspects of the employment relationship. Her 24 years of experience as an attorney, operations manager, entrepreneur, and community volunteer allow her to relate well to management and provide nuanced guidance in complex matters.

As a real estate development attorney and a former general counsel for community and regional banks, LaSota is well-versed in handling a wide variety of commercial transactions. With over 15 years of experience, he has handled extensive work in retail financial services and advised developers and lenders on nearly every aspect of commercial and residential real estate development and disposition

Lingerfelt is a transactional attorney, focusing on federal income tax issues related to the structuring and formation of investment funds, REIT transactions and compliance, securities offerings, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and complex domestic and cross-border transactions. He is admitted to practice in New York and is currently seeking admission to the North Carolina State Bar.

Bobbitt counsels employers of all sizes in a wide range of employment law matters, and represents them in litigation in state and federal courts. He also represents businesses facing litigation for complex business matters. Bobbitt is admitted to practice in Kentucky and is currently seeking admission to the North Carolina State Bar.

To access a recording of the panel, click here.

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