Local Firm Supports YMCA & 2017 HAWG Run

Local Firm Supports YMCA & 2017 HAWG Run

Brinkley Walser Stoner an event sponsor for the October 28 fun run and 5k event Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner is once again a proud supporter of the annual HAWG Run. The J. Smith Young YMCA is coordinating the event, which includes a fun run and 5K that takes place the morning of the annual Lexington Barbecue Festival (October 28). All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s annual giving campaign to provide after-school and summer camp scholarships for children in need. “The Barbecue Festival is such an iconic event for Lexington,” says Karen Greene, Business Manager for the firm. “The annual HAWG run is a tradition, and the cause is worthwhile. We encourage everyone to put on their running or walking shoes, join in on the fun, and work up an appetite for some barbecue!” This will be the 32nd annual HAWG run. The run is set for October 28 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., beginning at the YMCA. The cost is $15 for the Fun Run and $25 for the 5K Walk/Run event. Learn more. Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of knowledge and integrity. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s attorneys are first and foremost counselors, advising clients on their legal rights and options for appropriate solutions. Practice areas include business law, real estate, litigation, elder law, estate planning, injury and disability, criminal defense, traffic and DWI, banking, family law, municipal, governmental, and education law, among others. Brinkley Walser Stoner is an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubble®. The firm has offices at 10 LSB Plaza in Lexington and in...
BWS Update | September 2017

BWS Update | September 2017

Questions on Senior Communities? Brinkley Walser Stoner is pleased to present a series of videos for individuals and families considering a move to a senior living community. The series includes three videos: Transitioning to an Easier Lifestyle: Is it Time for a Senior Living Community? Choosing the Right Senior Living Community Downsizing or Rightsizing for a Move to a Senior Community Attorneys David Inabinett and Ryan McNeill are featured in the videos discussing the legal aspects of such a move. If you have specific questions or concerns about related topics like estate planning, elder law, real estate law, business law, or succession planning, please contact us at (336) 249-2101 to schedule an appointment. Watch the videos. 2017 Davidson County Agricultural Fair Is Here Looking for family friendly fun this week? The Davidson County Agricultural Fair is going on now. This 6-day event is being held from September 18-23rd at the Davidson County Fairgrounds. Be sure to go and check out the Entertainment and Rides, the Barnyard Animals, Free Entertainment from Bandstand Each Night, Fire Works Display Each Night, Food and Refreshments by Civic Club Groups, Specialty Food Stands, Fun and Entertainment, Livestock (horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, poultry, and rabbits), Farm Crops, Flowers, Vegetables, Horticulture, Crafts, Educational and Commercial Exhibits, Farm Equipment and so much more. Free Seminars in Greensboro Our attorneys will be speaking at two October sessions at the Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro. These events are free and open to the public. Buying a House – October 3 @ 2:00 p.m. Purchasing your first home can be exciting and scary. Attorney Gary Bowers will address...
BWS Update | August 2017

BWS Update | August 2017

Best Practices for Employee Reviews By Bradley S. Hunt, Attorney at Law If you are like many supervisors, preparing and delivering annual employee reviews is not on your list of favorite things to do! That said, regular performance reviews are important, and how they are handled matters. Reviews are important to employees Employees want and need feedback, and regular communication with individuals and teams can help improve the work environment. Knowing what they are doing well and where they need to improve can make employees feel the employer cares about their success with the company. While an annual review is standard for many companies, you should give feedback regularly. It can be hard to remember what happened eight months ago, so an informal monthly or quarterly review may be helpful to both the employer and employee. If an employee’s action requires correction or discipline, handle that immediately and be sure to document any corrective measures that need to be taken. Read more… Why BWS Supports Big Toy Day Each Year Big Toy Day 2017 is an inexpensive and fun way to support local school children in need. Families can come out and see all kinds of big “toys,” including planes, fire trucks, boats, and other large equipment. The money collected goes to Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County to fund their programs, including mentoring for at-risk students referred by the schools they attend, and supplying backpacks and school supplies. Funds also pay for needs like doctor visits for sick children who might not receive treatment without this support. This is a great cause, and we encourage everyone to come...
Inabinett Recognized for Work in Elder Law, Trust & Estates

Inabinett Recognized for Work in Elder Law, Trust & Estates

Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 24th Edition Lexington, NC – David E. Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner, has been selected once again by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the fields of Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates. “Estate planning and elder law are incredibly rewarding fields of practice,” says Inabinett. “I enjoy working with individuals and families as they take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones as they age. Many people assume you do not need an estate plan unless you have assets. This is not true – all adults should have advance directives and other legal paperwork in place, regardless of age or wealth. It is especially important to update the plans regularly to account for any changes in your life, especially the birth of a child or taking on the responsibility of caring for a parent.” Inabinett is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA™) and has received an AV™ Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Education/School Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 10 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For...
McDonald Selected to Serve as Deputy Command Judge Advocate

McDonald Selected to Serve as Deputy Command Judge Advocate

Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney Roy L. McDonald II, a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and Judge Advocate General Corps, has been selected to serve as the Deputy Command Judge Advocate for the 166th Regional Support Group “Taino Warriors,” located at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. The Deputy Command Judge Advocate is the second most senior legal advisor in the command. “We are very proud of Roy’s continuing service to our country and our community,” says Brinkley Walser Stoner managing partner, David Inabinett. Brinkley Walser Stoner has been twice recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, for its support to the national defense, receiving both the Patriot Award and the Above and Beyond Award. Brinkley Walser Stoner is located in Lexington and serves Davidson and Guilford County. Mr. McDonald’s law practice is focused on business law and civil...
BWS Update | July 2017

BWS Update | July 2017

Should I Hand Write My Will? Clients often ask, “Is it ‘legal’ to write up my own will” or “can I just write in changes to my will?” While a handwritten Will is recognized as “legal” in North Carolina, a June 2017 case decided by the NC Court of Appeals illustrates why that may not be such a good idea. In The Matter of the Will of James Paul Allen, Mr. Allen had a valid typewritten signed and properly attested will leaving in Article IV a life estate or “lifetime rights” in certain lands to an individual with full ownership in those lands passing to two other people upon the later death of the person given the lifetime right. However, Mr. Allen apparently wrote in the margins of that Will his own handwritten notes saying, “Beginning 7-7-03 do not honor Article IV Void Article IV James Paul Allen.” A dispute arose as to whether there was any legal effect of those handwritten notes since those effectively omitted the life estate and gave all of the land fully to the individual who had previously only been given a lifetime right. Learn more about the rules for handwritten wills or changes. Considering a Senior Living Community? As our lives change over time, our desires for a certain type of living situation may also change. When you are young, an apartment close to the “action” can seem like the ideal situation. Once you marry and have children, a big single-family home may work best. Once the kids have moved out and you are retired or approaching retirement, that big house may require...