Our law firm was a table sponsor of the 2017 Associates in Christian Counseling Fundraising Banquet. The ACC provides income based mental health counseling services in Forsyth, Rockingham and Surry Counties. The ACC has a profoundly important impact on our community and we were proud to be a part of the successful event.
Craige Jenkins was a proud sponsor this year of the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Northwest North Carolina’s Pink Tie Ball. The annual event, held in Greensboro, raises support for and awareness of breast cancer throughout a twenty-two county area in North Carolina, including Forsyth, Guilford, Yadkin, and the surrounding counties.
Business NC has named two of our attorneys – Julian Robb in Real Estate and Rebecca Smitherman as a “Young Gun” – to their 2017 list of the legal elites! We are very proud to have such talent and dedication at our law firm.
Amanda Gargis, an attorney at Craige Jenkins, helped readers of the AgeWise column in the Winston-Salem Journal. On September 26, a reader submitted a question regarding inheriting IRAs from an estate. The answer? IRAs are subject to specific rules that affect distributions, taxation and income. Because of the multitude of factors that impact “inherited” IRAs, including the relationship between the beneficiary and the person who owned the IRA, the owner’s age, the beneficiary’s age, whether the beneficiary was named in the IRA or whether the beneficiary inherited the IRA under a Will, individuals inheriting IRAs may find the gift a mixed blessing. AgeWise recommends seeking an expert opinion before making any transfers or withdrawals. In addition to Amanda, CJLW has a number of experienced estate attorneys – Cowles Liipfert, Gordon Jenkins, John Keiger, Rebecca Smitherman, and Luke Wooley – who can help with IRA or other estate-related questions.
Our law firm was a sponsor of the 2016 Associates in Christian Counseling Fundraising Banquet, which was held in April at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem. The ACC provides mental health counseling services to those of limited means, including psychological assessments, individual, child, marital and family therapy in Forsyth, Rockingham and Surry Counties. We are honored to play a part in helping the ACC make our community stronger.
Attorney Lawson Newton and his assistant Kathy Adams are celebrating an anniversary. They have been working together side by side for 25 years. What an accomplishment! They claim to be able to finish each other’s sentences after so much time together. (They even color coordinate). We are truly proud that we have such a dedicated team and hope we have many more anniversaries to come.
Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker collected and provided much needed school supplies to Forest Park Elementary School. The supplies were a huge surprise, and the teachers – and students – were very excited.
Our own attorneys Rebecca L. Smitherman and Susan J. Ryan were recognized by SuperLawyers magazine for the second consecutive year as Rising Stars in their areas of practice. SuperLawyers magazine reviews thousands of lawyers around the state and chooses those attorneys who show particular expertise and promise in their particular specialty. Congratulations to Rebecca and Susan on this distinguished recognition!
Until now, individuals with disabilities could lose access to government benefits such as Medicaid and SSI if they established even a modest savings or income. Parents were told not to open any kind of account in their disabled child’s name over $2,000.00, and individuals with disabilities were told not to get jobs that would make over $721 per month, because either scenario might cause the disabled individual to lose vital government benefits. Now, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (“ABLE”) allows families and individuals with disabilities to create tax-advantaged plans without losing the benefits available through government programs, and allows individuals with disabilities to save for their own futures. Read more about it at https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/647.