On July 1, 2015, our two firms, Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP and Jenkins Law Group PLLC, merged into Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP. Two great names got better! Our combined law firms can now bring you more services and resources with the same exceptional client care.
In July, 2015, our newly merged law firm was featured on the cover of Forsyth Woman magazine, along with a feature article on the merger and our mission to be the best comprehensive full-service firm in the Triad. The new Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP provides exceptional legal services to individuals, families and businesses in a caring, responsive, and dedicated manner. CJLW is excited for its future!
Congratulations to our own Bo Drew and Ann Sugg for a unanimous N.C. Supreme Court decision in favor of our clients. In High Point Bank and Trust Company v. Highmark Properties LLC,
decided September 25, 2015, the Court addressed issues of first
impression regarding guaranty payments, bank powers, foreclosures and
deficiency judgments. We are proud of our trial attorneys for their
months of hard work and their success on behalf of our clients.
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.
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.
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.