Chip Hagan and Bob Douglas have been named among the 2014 Best Lawyers in America® based on a peer-review survey comprising more than three million evaluations by top attorneys across the nation. Beth was also named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Employment specialty. Over 20,000 members of the NC Bar Association were invited to participate in this selection. Those recognized as the Legal Elite comprise approximately 3% or 688 of the state’s lawyers.

The Best Lawyers® recognition is based upon specific practice areas. Chip was distinguished for his work in the areas of Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law. Chip was also recognized for his work in Corporate Governance Law and Hank for his work in Corporate Law. Bob was named in the area of Real Estate Law.

According to managing partner, Alex Barrett, the national and statewide recognition is valuable peer validation of the quality of the firm’s work. “We are proud of our partners for receiving these honors, which for many of them is an annual acknowledgement of excellence. While the highest accolades come from our clients for whom we put forth our best efforts, it is always gratifying to know that our colleagues have such high regard for our professional skills.”