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In the July 2018 edition of the BWS Update, read about changes in the NC expungement laws and how to clear certain criminal records, get summer safety tips, wish Bradley Hunt a happy 15th anniversary, and learn about upcoming seminars and events!
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.
In the June 2018 edition of BWS Update, learn how to decide whether to buy or lease space for your business in this article by attorney Gary Bowers, help combat elder abuse, and congratulate Ryan McNeill on being elected to Chair the Davidson County Community Advisory Committee for Adult Care Homes for 2018.
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.
In the May edition of the BWS Update, we recognize Karen Greene for her 30 years of service with the firm, celebrate National Elder Law Month and Older Americans Month, and learn about an upcoming Medicaid Planning seminar.
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.