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Media Guide

Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys serve as spokespersons on many newsworthy topics across a number of different practice areas. If you are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys for a story or if you have a question about any of our publications, press releases or events listed please contact our marketing department at 919-783-6400.

Interview Topics

Our attorneys can serve as background or comment on topics such as:

  • An employer’s right to review employee emails, use of the computer and mobile devices – from both an employer and an employee perspective 
  • Availability of long-term care for Baby Boomers in North Carolina
  • Bank privacy laws
  • Bank security breaches
  • Closely-held businesses and succession issues
  • Companies that have funded 401 K match programs (how to encourage employees to save) 
  • Contested wills
  • Employees caring for sick relatives
  • Employees on active military duty
  • Employer requirements under OSHA and jobsite safety
  • Employers dealing with revisions to Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employers’ responsibilities when politics are discussed at the office (free speech)
  • Enforceable non-compete agreements
  • Green/environmentally-friendly initiatives
  • Health care privacy law (HIPAA)
  • How employers should handle employees taking intermittent leave
  • Long-term care facilities in trouble for fraud and abuse
  • Long-term care licensing
  • Medicare reimbursement (state or facility level)
  • Notable trends in entertainment law in North Carolina
  • Employer’s obligations to secure private information, including performance reviews and medical records
  • Employee blogging
  • Online internet security – employer blogging – pros and cons of
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Protecting intellectual property on the internet
  • Repeal of the estate tax
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Right to videotape the workplace
  • Strategies for businesses to reduce litigation costs
  • Strategies for employers to stay out of court
  • Tax issues, corporate or manufacturing
  • Tax incentives for entertainment companies
  • Tax incentives for relocating companies
  • Time management (From an employee and employer perspective)
  • What companies can do to protect copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Wills and blended families

what's new at the firm

Poyner Spruill names new partner, welcomes three new attorneys to strengthen North Carolina practice

1/16/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP, a commercial law firm with offices across North Carolina, is pleased to announce the firm has named Emily Meeker a partner of the firm while also welcoming three new attorneys, one of whom is returning after serving in an in-house counsel role with a healthcare company.

Our Voices - Cultivating Leadership: An Intimate Discussion with Leaders in our Communities

1/14/2019

The Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month by hosting an intimate panel discussion with key leaders who have been successful in the legal field. The hour-long discussion will focus on how young minorities can navigate the legal industry and position themselves as leaders in their respective communities. Diversity is critical for an organization to be able to adapt in a fast-changing environment. The panel will shed light on the challenges of attaining meaningful diversity and create discussion and generate ideas on how to continue advancing diversity within the legal industry.

Eight attorneys earn distinction in Business North Carolina's 2019 Legal Elite

1/2/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill LLP is proud to announce that eight attorneys received a total of nine recognitions as members of Business North Carolina’s 2019 class of Legal Elite. This included Keith Johnson becoming a member of the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Environmental attorneys.

p.s. Lunch & Learn: How Certain Tax Changes Could Impact Your Personal Life

12/20/2018

The Tax Cuts and JOBS Act will affect divorce, estate planning, and much more. Join us to learn what you can do to mitigate the impact.

Poyner Spruill named a firm of the year winner in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018

12/13/2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill is pleased to have earned recognition in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018 as the Administrative and Environmental Law Firm of the Year for the United States.

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