Recent news about RLF and RLF clients.

Brooks Pierce attorney discusses handling coronavirus in the workplace

March 11, 2019
Brooks Pierce employment attorney Natalie Sanders spoke with the Triad Business Journal about laws governing the rights of employers and employees amid the growing threat of the coronavirus. The full story can be read here.


Bennett College recognized with two awards

March 11, 2020
Bennett College was recognized with two awards and its institutional advancement staff was invited to make two presentations during the 2020 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District III annual conference in Orlando.

During the organization’s awards celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 11, Bennett received a Bronze Award in the Fundraising Video category for “#StandWithBennett Thank You Video.” Among the CASE Platinum Awards, which recognize the best-of-the-best programs and practices in educational advancement, Bennett received an Honorable Mention for the “#StandWithBennett Campaign.”

Vice president of institutional advancement LaDaniel Gatling, assisted by Yolande Johnson and Aziz Peregrino-Brimah, presented “#StandWithBennett: A Campaign to Save Bennett College,” and Peregrino-Brimah, assisted by Gatling, presented “#StandWithBennett: Using Social Media to Create a Movement.”


Quantum joins textile industry in aiding U.S. manufacturing

February 26, 2020
Quantum Materials, a vertically integrated textile manufacturer, accelerates Cap Ex to help U.S. manufacturers.

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Triad technical fabric maker, Quantum, to invest $3.5 million in expansion

February 25, 2020
Triad Business Journal highlights Quantum as one of the first to respond to supply chain disruptions.

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HAECO Cabin Solutions seating featured in Aircraft Interiors International

February 7, 2020
HAECO Cabin Solutions’ Eclipse seating system redefines premium economy with business class comfort and amenities.

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North Carolina de novo on track to open in March

February 5, 2020
RLF client Triad Business Bank will open next month after receiving approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Read the full article in American Banker here.


Triad Business Bank raises $51M

February 2, 2020
Triad Business Bank has raised $51 million, largely from local investors, making it one of the largest new banks in the U.S. formed since the recession of 2007-09. Read the full article in Business North Carolina here.


Q&A with CEO Ramsey Hamadi

January 27, 2020
CEO Ramsey Hamadi of RLF client Triad Business Bank (in organization) spoke to the Triad Business Journal about the journey to get Triad Business Bank up and running. Read the full article here.


Triad Business Bank receives charter

January 22, 2020
Triad Business Bank (in organization) received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the N.C. Banking commission, putting it one step closer to its March opening. Read the full article from the Triad Business Journal  here.


Triad Business Bank names head of High Point market

January 14, 2020
Triad Business Bank (in organization) has named veteran banker and community leader Leah Price as head of its High Point Market. The bank is expected to open in March 2020.  Read coverage from the High Point Enterprise here. 


RLF Communications completes intensive Worldcom Public Relations Group peer review process

December 16, 2019
RLF Communications, a full-service public relations agency, recently received high marks for its client service, business and agency management process in a rigorous peer review conducted by Worldcom Public Relations Group. The Worldcom Peer Review is the communications industry’s most comprehensive peer review process and ensures partners satisfy the Group’s measurement criteria for overall quality and professionalism. This was the fourth time the agency underwent the process since earning Worldcom partnership status in 2010. Read more here


Brooks Pierce attorney pens article on holiday parties for Triad Business Journal

December 11, 2019
Beth Langley, a labor and employment attorney with Brooks Pierce, wrote an article on potential issues companies could face with their holiday parties for the Triad Business Journal. Read more here

Advanced Home Care sells HME business

December 10, 2019
Triad-area media reported on signing of an agreement to sell Advanced Home Care’s home medical equipment business to national home healthcare leader AdaptHealth. Read the full Triad Business Journal story here.

Triad Business Bank adds to team

Oct. 29, 2019
The Triad Business Journal reported on the addition of Jed Orman and Hollie Shelton to the commercial banking team of client Triad Business Bank. Read the full article here.

Bennett College Featured in NY Times Special Report

Oct. 27, 2019
The American Road Trip
This summer, four photographers and four writers drove around the United States. Each pair was guided by a unique theme — patriotismtraditioncommunityyouth — and a unifying question: What does America look like now?

Bennett College’s Belle & Co. Downtown GSO featured on Fox 8

Oct. 25, 2019
Bennett College’s pop-up shop Belle & Co. Downtown GSO featuring clothing and accessories from Zage Apparel, was featured on local Fox affiliate WGHP. Aariella Houston, a Bennett College junior, is the founder and CEO of online clothing store Zage Apparel. Watch the video clip.

Bennett College’s Belle & Co. Downtown GSO mentioned by the News & Record

Oct. 23, 2019
Bennett College’s pop-up shop, Belle & Co. Downtown GSO featuring Zage Apparel, was mentioned on the News & Record’s Retail Therapy blog. Read the blog post here.

Brooks Pierce Attorney Discusses Esports with Business North Carolina

Sept. 17, 2019
Ryan Fairchild, an attorney with Brooks Pierce, has a growing e-sports practice. He shared his thoughts on the growth of e-sports and the challenges facing the industry with Business North Carolina. Real the article here.

Brooks Pierce Partner Quoted in Law360 Article on E-Scooter Legal Issues

Aug. 12, 2019
Brooks Pierce partner and Greensboro City Councilman Justin Outling discussed the rising legal issues communities are facing with the growing popularity of e-scooters. Read the full article here.

Brooks Pierce Attorney Discusses Esports Lawsuit with

May 23, 2019
Brooks Pierce attorney Ryan Fairchild was interviewed by about the growing number of lawsuits facing competitive video game players. This article focused largely on a contract dispute between professional Fortnite player Tfue  and esports organization FaZe Clan. Read the full article here.

CNL Healthcare Properties closes on sale of $1.25 billion portfolio

May 16, 2019
RLF client CNL Healthcare Properties completed the sale of 55 medical office buildings to public REIT Welltower for $1.25 billion, one of the largest healthcare real estate transactions in history. Read Yahoo! Finance’s coverage of the sale here.

Brooks Pierce attorney talks to Triad Business Journal

April 12, 2019
Brooks Pierce attorney Kim Marston was interviewed by the Triad Business Journal for an article on shifting trends in young attorneys pursuing partnership. Marston spoke about why she is interested in becoming a partner at the firm. Read the article here.

News & Record reports on Guilford Basics launch and initiative

April 11, 2019
The News & Record reported on the launch of the Guilford Basics initiative and the efforts of the program to introduce all parents in Guilford County to simple things they can do to help young children be better prepared for school and life. Read the article here.

WGHP highlights launch of Guilford Basics initiative

April 10, 2019
Local Fox affiliate WGHP covered the launch of the new Guilford Basics initiative, a program to introduce five simple things parents and caregivers can do to help all children grow and thrive. See the coverage here.

Wilmington Business Journal profiles Brooks Pierce partner

April 5, 2019
The Wilmington Business Journal profiled Brooks Pierce partner Thomas Varnum. In addition to his successful entertainment law practice, Varnum is part-owner in one of the city’s top local breweries. Read the article here.

Brooks Pierce represents whistleblower in $112.5M fraud settlement

March 25, 2019
RLF client Brooks Pierce successfully represented a whistleblower in a case against Duke University, resulting in a $112.5 million verdict in its client’s favor. The whistleblower reported Duke University researchers were faking results in order to get additional federal funding. Read coverage from NPR here.

WRAL interviews Brooks Pierce attorney about privacy concerns with doorbell cameras

Feb. 25, 2019
Raleigh television station WRAL interviewed Brooks Pierce attorney Will Quick about privacy issues related to personal doorbell cameras. See the coverage here.

Business North Carolina highlights development, cooperation in Greensboro

Feb. 1, 2019
In a cover story, Business North Carolina talks about the role local universities, including RLF client UNC Greensboro, have played in redeveloping Gate City Boulevard, one of the main thoroughfares through the city. Read the article here.

Triad Business Journal interviews Brooks Pierce attorney about weather-related employment issues

Sept. 12, 2018
The Triad Business Journal interviewed Brooks Pierce employment attorney Beth Langley about how businesses can prepare for staffing issues that might arise due to Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters. Read the article here.

CNN’s Headline News highlights Camp Corral

Aug. 28, 2018
RLF client Camp Corral was featured during Headline News’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. The segment highlighted camper Will Jr., who shared his experiences as a military child and how his father inspired him to one day become a preacher. See the clip here.

Camp Corral featured on American Veteran radio show

Aug. 26, 2018
Hannah Hutler, director of program management for client Camp Corral, spoke with the American Veteran radio show in Colorado. During the interview Hannah discussed the service Camp Corral provides for military families and the registration process for those interested in applying next year. Hear the interview here.

Triangle Business Journal reports on Brooks Pierce class action

Aug. 21, 2018
RLF client law firm Brooks Pierce currently had a case certified as a class action lawsuit. The case could ultimately impact 250 people who built homes in Orange County, North Carolina. The Triangle Business Journal interviewed the attorneys leading the suit about its potential impact. Read the story here.