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John Miskey Recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

John Miskey was recently recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina State Bar. Only 3.7% of attorneys in North Carolina qualify for this level of distinction. Mr. Miskey, a partner with the firm since 2012, concentrates his legal practice in the areas of separation and divorce, child custody and support, alimony, equitable distribution and adoption. Mr. Miskey serves as…+

Protecting Your HOA Against Embezzlement and Fraud

Many of you may be aware of the recent news stories of embezzlement and fraud involving HOA property managers and Board members. Unfortunately, these actions have affected both new and long-time clients of this firm, and we are proud to assist these HOAs in getting back on their feet. It is important to note that the vast majority of property managers are highly respectable, ethical and…+

Swearing-in Ceremony

On October 2nd, 2015, Laura Kastner officially became an attorney.  She is pictured here, at the swearing-in ceremony, with attorney John Miskey.  Ms. Kastner will work alongside Mr. Miskey in the Family Law practice of Bagwell Holt Smith.+

Family law practice is growing

Our newest associate attorney, Laura Kastner, has joined Bagwell Holt Smith P.A.’s family law practice. Ms. Kastner previously clerked at our firm under attorney John Miskey, and we are excited to welcome her aboard. Ms. Kastner attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate degree before attending UNC’s School of Law. She is an avid volunteer and advocate for children and victims of domestic violence.+

Welcome to our newest real estate attorney

Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. is happy to announce the addition of Brittany Jones to the firm. Ms. Jones will be working at our Cloister Court office as a title attorney. She graduated from Charlotte School of Law in 2012 and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration.+

We are expanding!

Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. has announced the opening of their fifth location this week, an expansion that will now cross state lines into South Carolina. Bagwell Holt Smith handles real estate, family law, personal injury, civil litigation, estate planning and more. Founded in 1984, Bagwell Holt Smith has grown significantly over the past 30 years. With two locations in Chapel Hill, one location in Morrisville,…+

Andrew S. Bullard joins the firm

Bagwell Holt Smith would like to welcome Andrew Bullard to our firm. He will handle estate planning, probate, guardianships, and special needs trusts. In addition, he assists veterans with their pensions and service related disabilities. Mr. Bullard attended Michigan State University College of Law before moving to Cary, North Carolina with his wife, Noelle.+

Lunch and Learn

Attorneys Tom Holt and Lauren Nance organized Howard Perry Walston Lunch & Learn this past Wednesday. We discussed the new Closing Disclosure coming August 1, and other changes related to CFPB.+

Clayton Homeowners Want Their Money Back

What happens to members of a Home Owner’s Association when they learn they were never affiliated with the HOA?  Attorney Michael R. Ganley, of Bagwell Holt Smith P.A., represents the HOA for Cobblestone, a subdivision in Clayton, North Carolina.   http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/clayton-news-star/article10232972.html+

Attorney Mike Ganley defends HOA

The Stowecroft Owners Association Inc. and a Raleigh woman are at odds over the construction of a staircase built in the homeowner’s backyard.  Attorney Michael R. Ganley, of Bagwell Holt Smith P.A., represents this HOA and defends their stance against the building of this unapproved structure.   http://www.wral.com/raleigh-woman-hoa-in-stare-down-over-backyard-staircase/11930684/+