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Ward and Smith, P.A.

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Venture Capital Law

I have worked extensively with Jim Verdonik of Ward and Smith on investment crowdfunding related issues. Jim has done a great job of researching the securities laws at the federal and state level, and provided very valuable inputs for the recently passed NC PACES Act crowdfunding exemption and rules. Jim knows more about this subject than anyone, and literally wrote the book on crowdfunding. I recommend Jim to anyone who needs legal advice on creating investment crowdfunding offerings.

Mark Easley GoldHat Advisors

Employment Law - Management

Ward and Smith is one of the best and most professional law firms I have ever used. They are knowledgeable of our business, and their responsiveness is unbelievable. I would recommend Ward and Smith to anyone!

Cathy Whatley Riverwalk Associates, Inc.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

We have used Ward and Smith for this area for many years, especially through our Workout area. We are very satisfied with their excellent service and expertise.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Our Workout area has used Ward & Smith for Litigation - Bankruptcy for many years, and we have been very pleased. They are responsive and very helpful in difficult situations.

Banking and Finance Law

Ward and Smith is a great firm with which to deal. They are professional and knowledgeable in a very specialized banking field.

Banking and Finance Law

For more than 40 years we have enjoyed a professional relationship with Ward and Smith. They have the highest integrity in the business!

David Royal The Fidelity Bank

Employment Law - Management

Most of our workmen's compensation cases are handled by Will Oden of Ward and Smith. There is a significant difference in his level of investigation, preparedness and thoroughness, compared to the few other cases handled by other law firms. I have total confidence in his work product due to his commitment to the project. He has a very high sense of integrity which is quite important to me.

Patent Law

Elizabeth Stanek of Ward and Smith has been patent counsel for me for the past 10+ years. They have helped us with more than 50 issued patents with more pending. Excellent partnership!

Eric Buckland Leica

Trademark Law

I worked with Ward and Smith and was awarded four trademarks - all applications awarded.

Eric Buckland Leica

Trademark Law

Ward and Smith has been an excellent partner in the management of our IP.

H. Catherine Claussen Zealandia Holding Company, Inc.

Land Use & Zoning Law

I used Ward and Smith for a new hotel project, and they were excellent in every category, from dealing with City and NCDOT and the sellers.

Himanshu Karvir

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Ward and Smith is the most professional and most effective firm on the east coast -- bar none!

J. Harold Seagle

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

There is none better than Ward and Smith! They are the most professional and effective group of top flight attorneys on the east coast.

J. Harold Seagle

Banking and Finance Law

The banking group at Ward and Smith is outstanding. We have used the firm's banking and finance team several times to navigate North Carolina's banking oversight system and have sought their guidance and assistance in updating our State's banking laws to account for developments in the industry. They are very knowledgeable and extremely responsive and helpful any time a need arises.

Sovine Brett Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Company, LLC

Litigation - Construction

Ward and Smith prepared and was very detailed and knowledgeable of the case and case law. They are also very concerned for the client and clearly explain the cost involved with llitigation and offer smart solutions to settle.

Jeryl Rawls WIMCO Corp.

Construction Law

Everyone we work with at Ward and Smith are experts in their field. They treat you as their only client. Their response time and sense of urgency is excellent.

Jeryl Rawls WIMCO Corp.

Trademark Law

Angela Doughty at Ward and Smith is an excellent attorney that balances the business interests of the client with the law. Her experience allows her to give reasonable predictions of costs and outcome for various legal strategies, which allows us to make better strategic business decisions. I also trust her to negotiate within her approved scope only, and not to betray our interests in order to expedite a solution, or to facilitate a common relationship with the legal industry.

Ron Sonntag Violet Sanford Holdings, LLC d/b/a Boone Brands

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Ward and Smith's personal Injury litigation team are highly competent and professional. After 22 years of involvement in various litigation circumstances, I would rank this firm at the top of the list in comparison to the many other firms I have engaged. I would highly recommend Lynwood Evans and his team at Ward and Smith.

Ron Neder

Corporate Law

Ward and Smith serves as our primary law firm for a number of reasons. We know that we will get an instant response and matters are completed on a timely basis, often ahead of when expected. The advice will be practical in nature; something that we can actually use in our business. The firm's attorneys are experts in their practice areas and we know we are getting the best advice.

Richard Crow Castle Branch, Inc.

Venture Capital Law

Ward and Smith attorney Jim Verdonik has done a great job supporting our needs on the private placement securities offering.

Peter Geiger Nano Ventures, LLC

Employment Law - Management

Our relationship with Ward and Smith goes back many years, thus their knowledge of our culture, as well as their ability to provide advice in that context, are invaluable. My HR team works with a finite group of experts in the area of employment law covering more than 20 states. Their advice is well researched, business-oriented and sound.

Lou Davis First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Banking and Finance Law

Almost every attorney I have worked with at Ward and Smith has been knowledgeable and professional. They are a delight to work with. I don't particularly think their cost structure is out of line so much as I think they want to make sure they are thorough. I have appreciated their willingness to strategize with us on how to save costs, particularly in a couple of nuisance lawsuits in which we were involved.