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Partners Included in Best Lawyers in America 2021

We are pleased to announce that Monty Beck, Kimberly Coward, and Orville Coward have all been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Orville has been named the Land Use and Zoning Law Section’s Lawyer of the Year for the Asheville Metro Area. Together, these three partners form the entirety of…

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Orville Coward selected to Best Lawyers in America 2019

We are pleased to announce that Monty C. Beck and Orville D. Coward, Jr. have been selected to the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America©. First named in Best Lawyers in America© in 2015, Monty is listed to the Family Law Section, and Orville has been listed to the Litigation – Real Estate…

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Kimberly Coward featured in “Profiles in Legal Specialization”

The firm is pleased to announce that Kim Coward has been included in the North Carolina Bar Journal’s on-going series, “Profiles in Specialization”. The profile is in the Summer (June) 2015 issue of the North Carolina Bar Journal. A full copy of the Journal is available below. Her Profile in Specialization appears on page 36.…

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The North Carolina 2014 LLC Act: Changes could affect current NC LLC owners

The North Carolina Limited Liability Company Act underwent some substantial changes in 2014. Additionally, the New LLC Act that took effect on January 1, 2014 applies to the North Carolina LLC’s formed before, on, or after January 1, 2014. This article is the first in a series meant to provide information for NC LLC owners…

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Obtaining Right of Way to Landlocked Property in North Carolina

A right of way is a type of easement that allows someone to cross over another’s property in order to gain access to his or her own property. Many modern deeds include a written right of way, which ensures that the Seller and any subsequent owners of that property have access over the adjacent parcel.…

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Besides a will, what other estate planning documents should I have?

The types of estate planning documents you might need are wholly dependent on your unique situation. We typically recommend the following additional documents: – Health Care Power of Attorney – sometimes known as a “living will,” this document allows you to appoint a representative to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated.…

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