Ted Edwards to Provide a Construction Law Update at the 2016 Statewide Industry Kickoff Meeting

Principal Ted Edwards will provide a construction law update at the 2016 Statewide Industry Kickoff Meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina Education Building, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27612. The event will showcase a statewide preview of business opportunities, events and issues relevant to the regional design and …

Eric Pristell Admitted to the Virginia and Georgia Bars

Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Law Firm, P.A., announced that Eric Pristell, a Principal and Shareholder at the Firm, was recently sworn-in as a new member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Georgia. Mr. Pristell’s practice areas include affordable housing and community economic development law as well as public finance. He routinely represents …

Property Tax Exemptions for Affordable Housing Projects [Video Available]

Filing deadlines are fast approaching in North Carolina Sherrod Banks gave a free seminar on property tax exemptions for affordable housing in North Carolina and South Carolina at the Carolinas Council Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just in time for developers, owners and housing authorities to prepare applications for property tax exemptions for 2016.   Applications for tax exemptions are …

Danielle Barbour Wilson Named Rising Star by NC Super Lawyers Magazine

Principal Danielle Barbour Wilson has been named a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016. This coveted list honors up-and-coming attorneys who are either under the age of 40 or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Each year, the publishers of Super Lawyers Magazine, undertake a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey …

Ted Edwards Elected to Serve as a North Carolina State Bar Councilor

Durham NC – The Banks Law Firm, PA. congratulates Ted Edwards.  On December 1, 2015, Mr. Edwards was reelected by the Tenth Judicial District Bar (Wake County) to serve on the North Carolina State Bar Council.   The North Carolina State Bar Council governs the practice of law in North Carolina. Mr. Edwards is a graduate of the Duke University School …

Can We Keep Our Communities Safe?

It could become more difficult for PHAs to provide safe communities if the N.C. Supreme Court affirms East Regional Housing Authority vs. Lofton where the N.C. Court of Appeals held that a PHA cannot evict a tenant who claims no knowledge of the criminal misconduct occurring in the tenant’s apartment by her guest if the result of the eviction would be …

The Banks Law Firm Named General Counsel for the Monroe Housing Authority

Durham NC – Tanya Locklair, Principal of The Banks Law Firm, announced that The Banks Law Firm has been named General Counsel to the Monroe Housing Authority, providing legal services for all facets of its operations. Ms. Locklair’s areas of concentration are commercial real estate, affordable housing and community economic development law. She has taught seminars and lectured in the …

EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

[xyz-ips snippet=”Danielle”] The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated enforcement guidance regarding pregnancy discrimination and related issues. The guidance supersedes the Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues dated July 14, 2014. The new guidance was revised in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Serv., Inc. According to the Supreme Court’s decision in …

A Litigator’s Guide to Early Resolution of Business Disputes

Litigation is expensive, time consuming and a drain on a company’s resources. Even relatively simple litigation can result in significant legal fees while more complex civil litigation can even strain the budgets of Fortune 500 companies and drag on for years before being resolved. Regardless of whether a case is relatively simple or complex, the drain on the company’s resources …