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Recent news about RLF and RLF clients.

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 ESPN.com

May 23, 2019
Brooks Pierce attorney Ryan Fairchild was interviewed by ESPN.com 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.


Ocutech’s new product highlighted in Optometric Office

Aug. 7, 2018
Client Ocutech, a maker of vision aids for the visually impaired, had its new product featured in the trade publication Optometric Office. Read the story here.


Brooks Pierce attorneys published in Construction Executive magazine

July 20, 2018
Three Brooks Pierce attorneys wrote an article on the rising trend of modular construction in commercial projects and key things for contractors and developers to consider when evaluating modular projects. RLF helped to secure placement of the article in this leading trade publication. Read the article here.


FOX News features Camp Corral

July 9, 2018
FOX News recently featured Francis Turner, a World War II veteran who is working to raise $9,600 for RLF client Camp Corral in celebration of his 96th birthday. The money Mr. Turner raises will go towards naming a cabin in his honor at Camp Corral Twin Lakes: Will-a-Way this summer. Read the story here.


HAECO adds new seating to Airbus catalog

July 9, 2018

RLF client HAECO’s announcement that Airbus has added HAECO’s Vector line of seating to the Airbus catalog received significant local and trade media coverage. In addition to handling the media relations around the event, RLF also assisted in a formal signing ceremony at a local HAECO facility. Read the story here and here.


Brooks Pierce partner named one of nation’s most influential attorneys

July 2, 2018

Brooks Pierce partner Jill Wilson was included in the Business Journals’ Influencers: Law list. The list, compiled by editors and reporters across the American City Business Journal’s network of publications, recognized 100 attorneys and executives who have an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the nation. Read the story here.


Brooks Pierce attorney quoted on ESPN.com

June 8, 2018
Ryan Fairchild, an esports attorney with client Brooks Pierce, was quoted in an article on ESPN.com about player contracts the Esports Federation of India is looking to impose on professional video game players in the country. Read the story here.


InnerWill head discusses leadership with Hearth & Home

May 2018
Tom Epperson, president of client InnerWill Leadership Institute, spoke with Hearth & Home about key leadership traits needed for retail teams, including the ability to build strong relationships and knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Read the story here.


Benefits of Camp Corral highlighted in Parade magazine

May 18, 2018
Our client Camp Corral was featured in Parade magazine. A feature in the   magazine’s “Heroes and Helpers” series, the article focuses on camper-turned-counselor Zachary Bodnar and the positive impact Camp Corral has had on his life. Read the story here