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Media Guide

Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys serve as spokespersons on many newsworthy topics across a number of different practice areas. If you are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys for a story or if you have a question about any of our publications, press releases or events listed please contact our marketing department at 919-783-6400.

Interview Topics

Our attorneys can serve as background or comment on topics such as:

  • An employer’s right to review employee emails, use of the computer and mobile devices – from both an employer and an employee perspective 
  • Availability of long-term care for Baby Boomers in North Carolina
  • Bank privacy laws
  • Bank security breaches
  • Closely-held businesses and succession issues
  • Companies that have funded 401 K match programs (how to encourage employees to save) 
  • Contested wills
  • Employees caring for sick relatives
  • Employees on active military duty
  • Employer requirements under OSHA and jobsite safety
  • Employers dealing with revisions to Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employers’ responsibilities when politics are discussed at the office (free speech)
  • Enforceable non-compete agreements
  • Green/environmentally-friendly initiatives
  • Health care privacy law (HIPAA)
  • How employers should handle employees taking intermittent leave
  • Long-term care facilities in trouble for fraud and abuse
  • Long-term care licensing
  • Medicare reimbursement (state or facility level)
  • Notable trends in entertainment law in North Carolina
  • Employer’s obligations to secure private information, including performance reviews and medical records
  • Employee blogging
  • Online internet security – employer blogging – pros and cons of
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Protecting intellectual property on the internet
  • Repeal of the estate tax
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Right to videotape the workplace
  • Strategies for businesses to reduce litigation costs
  • Strategies for employers to stay out of court
  • Tax issues, corporate or manufacturing
  • Tax incentives for entertainment companies
  • Tax incentives for relocating companies
  • Time management (From an employee and employer perspective)
  • What companies can do to protect copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Wills and blended families

what's new at the firm

Justice Fund Dedication Ceremony for Mike McIntyre

11/9/2017

RALEIGH, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 – Last Thursday, on November 2nd, the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) held a ceremony to present the Douglas Carmichael “Mike” McIntyre II Justice Fund, which is a restricted endowment fund that establishes the McIntyre Youth Leadership Challenge.

Jesse St.Cyr Joins Poyner Spruill LLP

11/3/2017

RALEIGH, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that Jesse St.Cyr has joined the firm as a partner on our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team.

Poyner Spruill LLP ranked in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

11/1/2017

Raleigh, NC, United States, NOVEMBER 1, 2017-- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Poyner Spruill Profiled by Benchmark Litigation; Three Poyner Spruill Attorneys Named State Litigation Stars

10/27/2017

RALEIGH, NC, OCTOBER 27, 2017 – Benchmark Litigation has listed Poyner Spruill as a Recommended Law Firm and named three Poyner Spruill attorneys as State Litigation Stars in their 2018 edition.

UNC School of Law Career Trek 2017 Hosted by Poyner Spruill LLP

10/27/2017

RALEIGH, NC, OCTOBER 27, 2017 – Last Thursday, Poyner Spruill welcomed sixteen students from the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Center for Banking and Finance for their annual Career Trek. UNC’s Career Trek program seeks to give law students firsthand experience of what it is like to work in the legal realm of the banking and finance industry.

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