Pattie McAlister

Cathy Sanita

Pattie McAlister graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Philosophy. Pattie specializes in commercial real estate and title searching. She has 15 years of experience as a real estate paralegal and seven (7) years of experience in residential property management and development. Pattie is a member of the Paralegal Division of the North Carolina …

Dylan Hix

Cathy Sanita

Mr. Hix is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation. Before joining The Banks Law Firm, Mr. Hix practiced for six years at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in government investigations and civil litigation, and for one year at Disability Rights North Carolina, a nonprofit in Raleigh, NC that represents and advocates for North …

Jesse H. Rigsby, IV

Talicia Neal

Jesse H. Rigsby, IV is The Banks Law Firm, P.A.’s research attorney. As research attorney, Mr. Rigsby applies his skills in legal research, writing, and analysis gained from years of practice experience to support the firm’s many practice areas. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Rigsby practiced law with the firm of Twiggs Strickland & Rabenau, P.A., where he litigated …

Randy Herman

Talicia Neal

Mr. Herman practices in the areas of land use and commercial real estate transactions. His goal is to guide clients through the entire real estate acquisition and development process, including contract drafting, title search, zoning/permitting, lender negotiation and closing. He regularly represents clients throughout the state in rezoning matters, variances, and appeals of zoning violations. Mr. Herman attended law school …

Sylvia MacDonell

Talicia Neal

Ms. MacDonell graduated with multiple honors from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. Ms. MacDonell brings thirteen (13) years of paralegal experience to the Firm. Her civil litigation specialty was working with attorneys on representation of cases for self-insured entities, insurance carriers, municipalities and public authorities, property owners, tenants, property managers, …

Howard Rhodes

Talicia Neal

Mr. Rhodes is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation, corporate transactions, and housing and economic development law. Prior to joining The Banks Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Rhodes was a law clerk for the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Before assuming his clerkship on the federal court, …

Eric Pristell

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Mr. Pristell graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. Mr. Pristell received his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Pristell’s areas of concentration are public finance, affordable housing and community economic development, higher education and non- and for-profit corporations. He routinely represents public …

Catherine Liu

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Ms. Liu graduated from the University of California, San Diego, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She received a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her areas of concentration at The Banks Law Firm include affordable housing and …

Ted Edwards

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Mr. Edwards graduated from Duke University with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from the Duke University School of Law. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice on commercial litigation and is a certified mediator. In 2006, Mr. Edwards was awarded the William L. Thorpe Pro Bono Attorney Award by the North Carolina …

Sherrod Banks

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Mr. Banks graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, with a double major in Political Science and African-American History. Mr. Banks also received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Since his induction into the state bar, Mr. Banks has practiced law in the areas of affordable housing and …