Diversity is a core value at Poyner Spruill. The firm believes that promoting diversity and equal opportunity is essential to serving the needs of our client base. The varied backgrounds and experiences of Poyner Spruill’s attorneys and staff enable us to find strength in our differences, attract and retain talented and creative people, and promote innovative solutions for our clients.
The firm’s Diversity Committee focuses on fostering an environment in which differences are appreciated and valued. The Committee includes a member of the Management Committee, the firm’s Managing Partner, the Partner in charge of Associate development, the Chair of the Summer Associate Committee, as well as partners, associates and staff. Members of the Committee have identified goals and actions steps to guide the firm’s efforts in its Diversity Plan. The plan focuses on supporting the advancement of diverse attorneys, actively recruiting diverse persons, and participating in bar associations and community activities that advance diversity in the legal profession and the communities in which we live and work.
Diversity has always been a key element of our strategic vision. For our multifaceted legal practice, diversity within the firm is important to the quality of legal work and client service we provide. Our active membership and participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) allows our attorneys to participate in the Law School Mentoring Program, a program in which more than 20 of our attorneys mentor diverse students from local law schools.
Additionally, individual attorneys work closely with local minority bar associations and other organizations supporting diversity including:
In addition, the firm regularly serves as a sponsor of conferences, meetings and retreats focused on increasing diversity in the legal profession, such as:
Join us for an instructional webinar on Family Law on March 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm. Poyner Spruill divorce attorney Steve Epstein will explain the fundamental components of divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and alienation of affections. He will also answer questions submitted by attendees.
Protect Your Business and Preserve More Income. You are invited to a panel discussion exploring what captives are, when you should consider setting up one, how the tax code can help the captive pay for itself, and more.
Advertising Law 101 for Tech Marketing Professionals This presentation will educate attendees on the "need-to-know" basics of advertising law. Marketing professionals in the Tech Industry regularly navigate issues that require a familiarity with truth in advertising, disclosure and endorsement rules for social media marketing, and privacy law - just to name a few. Knowing the basics of advertising law can insulate a company from a host of sanctions, fees, and other consequences.
We are pleased to announce Chase Johnson has joined the firm as an associate lawyer in the Raleigh office. Her law practice involves representing investment banks and financial institutions in their roles as issuers, underwriters, and mortgage loan sellers in both public and private offerings of mortgage-backed securities.
We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Sanders has been elected as Partner in the firm. She represents clients in connection with commercial real estate matters, including acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of commercial real estate.
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