Tom is a Durham native and lifelong Durham resident. He’s helped home buyers, lenders, builders, and developers with residential and commercial real estate law for more than 50 years.
As senior managing member of the law firm, Rick is highly versatile and experienced in a broad range of areas. He has been selected as one of North Carolina’s top-rated lawyers.
Our attorneys and staff are here to answer your questions. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate legal representation.
We care about more than simply handling problems when they arise. As your attorneys, we will build a long-term relationship with you, where we work with you and with each other to get it right the first time. Rather than react to issues when they arise, we work to prepare you for what could happen, taking a proactive approach that results in a better outcome and peace of mind for you, your family and/or your business.
Our team’s experience can’t be matched, and we use that experience to account for every last detail, getting it right the first time.
Our book of business spans back to the 1930s. We’re the oldest Durham, North Carolina law firm still in practice today. With a strong reputation for handling any issues that our clients face, it’s no wonder our service spans multiple generations. Wherever you may live in the triangle area of North Carolina, whether it’s Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, or a nearby community, we’re committed to providing you with capable and personal legal representation.
Many of our attorneys are Durham natives and have lived here for many years. This means that we have established relationships throughout the area and extensive knowledge of the Durham community and its history. We’ve worked with everyone from small families to young professionals to multi-generational businesses, so we’re confident that our law firm will fulfill your needs.
We have experience in a wide range of law practices, including contract law, business and corporate law, estate planning & probate, real estate, mediation, family law, civil litigation, personal injury and more. Because we understand each of these areas, we understand how they interact with each other. We use our thorough understanding to your benefit from the very first day you speak with us.