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New ERISA Disability Claims Regulations Take Effect – Part 1

In the first installment of our three-part series on ERISA’s new disability claim-processing procedures, we will focus on the background leading up to the implementation of the new regulations. Not all days are created equal. Some just seem to soak up more glory than others. This year, for example, December 10 is the First Sunday of Advent, the start of …

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This is ERISA. This is Us.

Welcome to the first blog post from the ERISA attorneys at Essex Richards. We’re new to this blogging thing. That will probably be obvious. But hopefully it will also be obvious that we’re not new to ERISA. It’s kind of our thing. Our goal is to provide useful information for our current and future clients, as well as to their …

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Eight Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Eight Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2018. Additionally, Essex Richards attorney  Edward G. “Woody” Connette was named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.   The complete list of the 2018 Essex Richards “Super Lawyers” includes the following: Norris A. Adams, Employee Benefits, General Litigation …

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Business North Carolina Names 3 Essex Richards Attorneys to 2018 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announced that Business North Carolina magazine has named 3 firm attorneys to its 2018 list of “Legal Elite.” Additionally, Essex Richards is honored to have 3 lawyers in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame: retired partner Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007), Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016), and Heather Culp (Bankruptcy, 2017). An attorney is included in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame when he or she receives …

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North Carolina Judges Provide 2017 Judicial Updates

The Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation held their annual leadership luncheon on December 14, 2017. We invited state and federal judges to attend to give us an update on the state of our local courts. With thanks to Judges Albert Diaz, W. Robert Bell, and Regan A. Miller, here is a summary of their reports. Any errors are …

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Heather Culp to Speak at NC Association of CPAs Tax Conference

Essex Richards Partner Heather Culp will speak at the North Carolina Association of CPAs upcoming conference on December 6 in Greensboro. Heather will speak on individual and business tax issues related to bankruptcy. The conference will cover important topics related to North Carolina state and local taxation, including updated information on tax laws. For more information or to register for the conference, …

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Woody Connette Receives Ayscue Professionalism Award

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Essex Richards Partner Edward G. “Woody” Connette was named as the recipient of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s 2018 Ayscue Professionalism Award at the annual Law & Society Luncheon. The luncheon was hosted by the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. The award is given each year to a current or former member of …

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Essex Richards Earns National Ranking in the Area of ERISA Litigation

For the second year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice in the 2018 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974) is a federal law that governs private employers’ retirement, health, disability, and other benefit plans. Essex Richards is one …

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Answers to 10 Bankruptcy FAQs – Some Answers May Surprise You

By Heather Culp I have helped hundreds of people obtain bankruptcy discharges in my 20 years as an attorney. Here are the answers to the ten most commonly asked questions during my initial bankruptcy consultations: Does my spouse have to file for bankruptcy, too? NO. Individuals can file for bankruptcy, and married couples can file for bankruptcy (even if separated), …

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Answers to Ten FAQs about North Carolina Receiverships

By Heather Culp I have served as an attorney for court-appointed receivers and as a receiver in North Carolina courts over the past 10 years. The law in North Carolina authorizes the appointment of a receiver under certain circumstances.[1]  For those who have questions about how and when a receiver be useful and how receiverships work, read more here. When …