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Recent Changes to the Expungement Laws of North Carolina

There is good news for many people in North Carolina who would like to have their criminal records expunged. If you have ever searched for a job after having been charged with a crime, you likely understand how frustrating it can be to find an employer willing to hire you. In North Carolina, even pending and dismissed charges can stay on your record forever. This is also true if you were tried and found innocent.
The good news? Under North Carolina law, there are certain instances in which an individual may qualify to have their criminal record “expunged” and the previous arrest or conviction removed.

Should You Buy or Lease Space for Your Business?

Whether you own or manage an existing business or are considering a new start-up, you will likely need to decide whether to buy or lease space for your business. Commercial property transactions can be complex, and there are a myriad of things to consider before you make this decision. The search process can be intimidating, overwhelming and sometimes oversimplified. One recommendation I often provide to clients at this stage is to consider hiring a licensed real estate broker (experienced in commercial sales and leases) to serve as your agent in the search to purchase or lease.

May is National Elder Law Month

There is a lot going on in May. In addition to honoring all the mothers out there, we also celebrate Older Americans Month and National Elder Law Month. As we grow older and wiser (we hope!), it is important to remain engaged. Today’s seniors are more active than ever, spending time working, volunteering, traveling, or mentoring younger people. Many also talk to estate planning and elder law attorneys to plan for their future or regarding issues related to the care of their loved ones.

National Healthcare Decisions Day Events 2018

Lexington, NC – National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is coming up next week. Several local agencies, including Hospice of Davidson County, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, and Davidson County Senior Services, are hosting events during the week to share information and communicate the importance of putting plans in place to ensure your wishes are honored. Attorney Ryan McNeill of Brinkley Walser Stoner will join others to speak at a free event at Hospice of Davidson County on April 19 from 4 – 6 pm on the topic. Standard North Carolina advance directive forms will be available, and notaries will be present.

Succession Planning

What will happen to your business if you retire, become ill, or die? A sound succession plan allows you to determine the answer to this question well in advance of any of these scenarios becoming reality and can ensure your business survives into the future. An article on business.com reported fewer than two-thirds of corporate leaders interviewed were actively executing a succession plan by grooming potential leaders. Another survey reported only 17% of non-profits have a succession plan in place.

McNeill Presents Medicaid Planning Seminar

Attorney Ryan McNeill of Brinkley Walser Stoner will present a seminar on Medicaid Planning on March 14 at the Mabel D. Smith Senior Center in Greensboro. The session will cover long-term care planning, including relevant changes in the estate laws. The event is free and open to the public.