BWS Update | January 2017

BWS Update | January 2017

2017 Estate Planning Guide By Attorney Ryan McNeill We’ve updated our Estate Planning Guide for 2017! How can you limit inheritance tax? Would a trust benefit you? How can you avoid family squabbles after you are gone? Should you give away part of your estate now? Have you thought about digital assets? What is Estate Planning? I don’t have a lot of assets. Why should I speak with an expert? Estate planning involves making reasoned decisions about how the property or monies you own are distributed upon your death. The simplest of estates can become a costly nightmare for survivors when there are no provisions made for an orderly distribution of assets upon death or responsible individuals named to oversee that process. These problems arise at a time when loved ones are least capable of dealing with complicated and messy legal matters while grieving the loss of a family member. Read more… Free Estate & Nursing Home Planning Seminar Join attorney Ryan McNeill on January 31 in Greensboro for a free seminar titled Estate and Nursing Home Planning. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview Street, Greensboro, NC, 27405. Come get your questions answered! “Many people put off planning for the future, but that can put you and your family at a disadvantage,” says McNeill. “Having an up-to-date will and other important documents like powers of attorney or healthcare powers of attorney ensures your family is better able to care for you if you ever need long-term care. It’s also helpful to understand exactly what portion of long-term care costs Medicare...
November Food Drive to Provide Holiday Meals for Seniors

November Food Drive to Provide Holiday Meals for Seniors

Brinkley Walser Stoner annual food drive will benefit Pastor’s Pantry Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner is holding its annual food drive to target hunger among area seniors. The firm will collect nonperishable holiday food items and financial donations at its Lexington offices now through the end of November. All donations will be given to Pastor’s Pantry. “Hunger and food insecurity is higher in senior populations than in the general public,” says Karen Greene, the firm’s business manager. “Sadly, many seniors are ashamed to ask for help, so this problem isn’t always publicized. The firm is very happy to again be collecting food and monetary donations to help seniors in need in our area.” Recommended food items for donation include: Canned hams (20-ounce size) Cranberry sauce (canned) Boxed stuffing Canned yams Canned green beans Canned corn Instant mashed potatoes Anyone interested in donating food items or making a financial donation may do so at the Brinkley Walser Stoner offices at 10 LSB Plaza in Lexington during business hours (8:30am – 5:30pm, M-F). Questions may be directed to Karen Greene at (336) 249-2101. About Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC 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...
Big Toy Day 2016 This Weekend!

Big Toy Day 2016 This Weekend!

Lexington, NC – The annual Big Toy Day event benefiting Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County will take place Saturday, August 27 at the Davidson County Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area families are invited to come see the big “toys” on display, including fire trucks, planes, boats and more! “Since the inception of this event seven years ago the support we have received from the community has been tremendous and it seems like the event gets bigger and better each year,” says Bradley Hunt, an attorney with Brinkley Walser Stoner and Past Chair of CIS of Lexington/Davidson County. “CIS would not be able to provide the current high level of support to our students without the community’s support and we sincerely appreciate everyone who contributes to make Big Toy a wonderful event year after year.” Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County offers mentors for at-risk students referred by their schools. They also support these students by providing for additional needs like backpacks and school supplies, weekend food programs, doctor visits, and more. About Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC 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...
Drew Nelson Admitted to Practice Before U.S. Supreme Court

Drew Nelson Admitted to Practice Before U.S. Supreme Court

Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner Attorney E. Drew Nelson has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Nelson joined the firm in 2013. “Drew was admitted to practice in front of the nation’s highest court by a motion of Charlie McGirt (of the firm) and Jerry Grimes of Barnes, Bunce, Grimes and Fraley.” says David Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser.  “Drew has been an asset to the firm. We are proud of his accomplishment and know he will continue to represent his clients to the best of his abilities.” Nelson received his JD from the Elon University School of Law in 2012. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Probate and Estate Administration, Elder Law, Guardianships, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Law and Traffic/ Criminal Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. About Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC 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 the First Citizen’s Building, 620 Green Valley Road, Suite 306, in Greensboro. Visit Brinkley Walser Stoner on the web at www.brinkleywalserstoner.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brinkleywalser.   – ###...
David Inabinett Named Chairman of NC Council of School Attorneys

David Inabinett Named Chairman of NC Council of School Attorneys

Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney David Inabinett was elected as chairman of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys. The organization supports school board attorneys in their efforts to advise and represent their local boards of education. “The North Carolina Council of School Attorneys offers attorneys a wealth of information on school law,” says Inabinett. “The laws impacting our public schools are constantly changing and evolving, so having a resource like the NCCOSA is invaluable.”  Inabinett is the managing member of Brinkley Walser Stoner. He focuses his practice on Education/School Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Law and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties.  Inabinett replaces outgoing chair Brian Gatchell of New Bern. He will serve a one-year term as chairman. About Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC 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 the First Citizen’s Building, 620 Green Valley Road, Suite 306, in Greensboro. Visit Brinkley Walser Stoner on the web at www.brinkleywalserstoner.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brinkleywalser.   – ###...
Open Hands to Offer Free Seminar on Basic Legal Issues

Open Hands to Offer Free Seminar on Basic Legal Issues

Attorney E. Drew Nelson to present overview and answer questions Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney E. Drew Nelson will discuss common legal issues and navigating the court system on July 27, 2016 at the St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Lexington. This free event is presented by Open Hands of Davidson County. “The court system can be frightening for people who have had no experience with it,” says Nelson. “Many people worry, ‘What happens if I am arrested?’ ‘What happens if I am served with legal papers?’ Many people aren’t even sure where to start. In this session, I’ll present some basics on navigating the court system in regards to both criminal and civil matters and answer questions from the audience.” Nelson is an Attorney with Brinkley Walser Stoner. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Probate and Estate Administration, Elder Law, Guardianships, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Law and Traffic/ Criminal Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. Seminar details: Date/time: July 27, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 102 East 1st Street, Lexington, NC (corner of E. 1st and North Salisbury Street) Cost: Free, registration is required Please register in advance by calling Caitlin McAlhany or Bob Harmon at Open Hands of Davidson County at (336) 242-6142. About Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC 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,...