Brooks Pierce Announces Three New Partners


Leading North Carolina law firm Brooks Pierce is delighted to announce that Steven M. LaSota, Haniya H. Mir and Jessica Thaller-Moran have been named partners in the firm.

“We’re pleased to have these three accomplished and dedicated professionals as our newest partners,” said Reid Phillips, the firm’s managing partner. “These attorneys have demonstrated their passion for our clients and have continued to produce exceptional results.”

As a real estate development attorney and 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. LaSota earned his bachelor's degree from Furman University, his MBA from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and his juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Mir is a transactional lawyer, representing businesses of all sizes on a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance, entity formation, and equity and debt financing. She works closely with clients to provide thorough, timely counsel through a host of complex corporate transactions. Mir earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar College, her master’s degree from the University of London and her juris doctor from Duke University School of Law.

Thaller-Moran focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, counseling employers on compliance with state and federal laws. She also uses her experience in the North Carolina Business Court to develop strategies for clients embroiled in myriad complex business litigation disputes, helping them think creatively about opportunities for resolution and zealously advocates for their interests in court when the need arises. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond and her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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