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Ward and Smith, PA

About Ward and Smith, PA

Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895. Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm. Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients. We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology. We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Ward and Smith is committed to building and maintaining relationships with every client because we understand that every client has unique needs. We work to become fully acquainted with the management style and operations of our clients. This enables us to provide timely and effective legal services. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing frequent and full communication to our clients with respect to pending and anticipated legal issues that may affect them. We advocate a proactive and preventive approach to our clients' legal issues so that through proper planning and maintenance our clients can avoid legal difficulties and costs. We believe that this approach provides our clients with responsive, high-quality, and cost-effective legal services.

In order to focus on and respond to specific client needs, we have developed specialized practice groups. Attorneys in each group, in addition to their general legal training, focus their individual practices in one or more specific fields. Areas of legal representation requested most frequently by our clients include the following:

Alcoholic Beverage Law
Auto Accidents
Bankruptcy Litigation
Business Succession Planning
Closely Held Companies
Commercial Associations
Community Associations
Creditors' Rights
Dealer/Distributor + Franchising
Derivatives Litigation
Economic Development
Education + Non-Profits
Education Law
Elder Law
Election Law
Eminent Domain
Employee Benefits
Employment Litigation
Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Family Law
Financial Institutions
Financial Transactions + Regulation
Government Relations
Health Care
Hemp Law
In-House Counsel
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Labor + Employment
Life Sciences
Local Counsel
Maximize Loan Forgiveness Under the PPP
Medical Malpractice
Mergers and Acquisitions
Natural Disaster + Recovery
NC Business Court
Nonprofit Organizations
Nursing Home Liability
Online Commercial Lease Review Service
Online Estate Planning Documents
Online Liability Waiver Review
Other Accidents, Injuries + Wrongful Deaths
Outdoor Sports and Recreation
Personal Injury + Wrongful Death
Physician's Practices
Premises Liability
Privacy and Data Security
Product Liability
Professional Licensing
Public Housing Authorities
Real Estate
Real Estate Development
Resources for COVID-19 Response
SBA Loan Liquidation
Trade Secrets
Truck + 18-Wheeler Accidents
Trusts + Estates
Trusts + Estates Litigation
Water-Related + Other Transportation Accidents
Workouts + Restructuring
Workplace Safety + Health
Zoning + Land Use Planning

At Ward and Smith, we work seamlessly as a single team by drawing on attorneys from different practice groups who are best qualified to address clients' problems. The Firm has a strategic objective that at least two attorneys will have extensive, in-depth experience in each area of the law. This assures our clients that their distinct needs always are handled by someone with experience in their matters.

Our Firm is dedicated to leveraging technology and achieving a collaborative environment which fosters growth, innovation, and productivity. Ward and Smith's award-winning business intake process exemplifies its dedication to business process efficiency. We invest in industry best practices and software solutions which enable us to practice optimally. Our Firm adheres to best practices and mitigates risks through the use of leading edge technologies including risk management, records, and case management solutions. Furthermore, Ward and Smith proactively engages in the advancement of technology initiatives through its Technology Advisory Committee comprised of attorneys and key administrative personnel. Investments in cloud technology solutions, videoconferencing, and a robust infrastructure enable legal solutions to be obtained from any of our five offices, offering clients the advantage of an enterprise of legal technology professionals. Our courtroom presentation technology has helped to achieve favorable results for clients and has won praise from our opponents. Mobile solutions supporting all smartphones and tablets ensure our attorneys can maintain constant contact with clients and access work product while out of the office.

Ward and Smith is a full-service law firm. Our dedication to the practice of law and commitment to each and every client is our collective mission and we believe it is what sets us apart from other law firms. We welcome the opportunity to be your first choice for legal services.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 5

Total Attorneys: 94

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 4
Corporate 4
ERISA/Executive Compensation 1
Government and Government Relations 1
IP 1
Labor & Employment 6
Litigation 18
Real Estate 8
Trusts and Estates 8

Practice Area Rankings by Region

North Carolina

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