Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson Interviews Richard Rothstein About His Latest Book

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THE COLOR OF LAW: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT SEGREGATED AMERICA The Banks Law Firm principal, Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson, had a virtual conversation with author, Richard Rothstein as they discussed issues of race and housing. Mr. Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law demonstrates that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century …

Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson of The Banks Law Firm Appointed to Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee

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The Banks Law Firm announced today that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has appointed Antoinette “Toni” Jackson along with six others to the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee. Ms. Jackson is also a member of the National Bar Association and American Bar Association. Ms. Jackson is an attorney and Principal for the Banks Law Firm in its Houston, …

COVID-19 Compliance Reminders and Resources for Employers

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Navigating COVID-19 compliance during this challenging time is a struggle for many employers. The current global pandemic is something employers have not faced before. Below, we have compiled links to relevant information which may be useful during this time of uncertainty.  Because the situation surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, there may be guidance included below that may change …

Ted Edwards Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

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Principal Ted Edwards has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2019. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this distinction. Each year, the publishers of Super Lawyers magazine, undertake a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research to identify outstanding …

Ted Edwards and Danielle Barbour Wilson Recognized by NC Super Lawyers Magazine

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Principal Ted Edwards has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2017. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Each year, the publishers of Super Lawyers Magazine, undertake a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research to identify …

A PHA Success Story in Developing Tax Credits/RAD Housing [Video Available]

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Learn how the Charlotte Housing Authority succeeded in obtaining low-income housing tax credit award  Congratulations to the Charlotte Housing Authority on its recent closing on the tax-credit equity financing and RAD conversion of its $14.2 million Tall Oaks redevelopment project. Part of the development costs is financed by a low-income housing tax credit award of over $8.2 million. Despite strong …

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues

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In late August 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, a sub-regulatory document that addresses the Commission’s interpretation of the law related to retaliation in the workplace. The enforcement guidance replaces previous guidance issued by the EEOC in 1998. As defined by the Commission in the enforcement guidance, retaliation occurs when …

From May to Must: Supreme Court of North Carolina Holds PHAs Must Meet the Discretion Requirement Before Eviction

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A public housing agency (“PHA”) is obligated to protect residents from the dangers of illegal drugs. Federal law requires PHAs to include lease provisions that grant them power to evict tenants who sell or use such drugs on or off premises. This power is expansive: the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that PHAs may even evict tenants who did not know …