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Schell Bray Joins IR Global International Network

Schell Bray is pleased to announce its membership in the IR Global international professional services network. IR Global assists member firms in providing legal, accounting and financial advice to their clients with international interests and is one of the largest and fastest growing professional referral networks in the world, with operations across more than 150 jurisdictions. Schell Bray believes that the referral resources of IR Global will be a significant value added enhancement for our clients and, as a member of the network, we are available to assist other member firms with their North Carolina based legal matters. Schell Bray has been designated as IR Global’s exclusive member in North Carolina in the commercial law field. For more information, contact Schell Bray partner Thomas C. Watkins at tcwatkins@schellbray.com or any other member of our business practice group.   

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Dori J. Dixon Presents at the SBA of the Carolinas – Special Needs Law Workshop

Dori J. Dixon, a member of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group, presented on April 29, 2017 at the Spina Bifida Association of the Carolinas Special Needs Law Workshop. Ms. Dixon’s topics included ABLE Accounts, establishing special needs trusts, and other legal issues as relevant to the Spina Bifida community.

Dori Dixon’s practice concentrates on elder law, special needs, and trusts and estates. She counsels clients on issues including special needs planning, guardianships, Medicaid, Veterans benefits, wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and living wills.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Dixon is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she teaches in the area of elder law. She currently serves as President of the NC Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

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Dori J. Dixon Speaks at Duke University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Dori J. Dixon, a member of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke in Durham on March 14, 2017 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke. Ms. Dixon’s topic was “Preparing Your Estate Plan.”

Dori Dixon’s practice concentrates on elder law, special needs, and trusts and estates. She counsels clients on issues including special needs planning, guardianships, Medicaid, Veterans benefits, wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and living wills.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Dixon is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she teaches in the area of elder law. She currently serves as Presidentof the NC Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

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Stacey A. Brady Named Partner at Schell Bray PLLC

Schell Bray PLLC is pleased to announce that Stacey A. Brady  became a partner in the firm on March 1, 2017. Stacey practices in the area of general corporate law with a focus on pass-through entities and their taxation. She has extensive experience negotiating and preparing operating agreements for complex limited liability company structures and joint ventures. Ms. Brady received her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. 

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What We Practice
Business Real Estate Trusts and Estates

Our business lawyers serve as regular outside counsel to public and privately held businesses with diverse interests in local, national  and international markets.  » more

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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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Schell Bray’s philanthropy and tax-exempt organizations practice has the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to help our charitable and other nonprofit clients innovate and achieve their missions while keeping compliant with applicable laws. Our attorneys provide high level and practical legal counsel that comes from decades of experience in - and a deep commitment to - the nonprofit sector and its component organizations. » more

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The lawyers in our Commercial Real Estate practice group have a broad range of experience and expertise. We offer sophisticated legal services often associated with large law firms combined with small-firm efficiencies, which we believe provide our clients with the best of both worlds. » more

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At Schell Bray, our Trusts and Estates practice group is involved in all aspects of estate and trust planning and administration, from preparing basic estate planning documents to planning and implementing the most cutting-edge planning techniques to transfer wealth and preserve assets. We provide a full range of estate and trust planning and administration services. We advise beneficiaries and fiduciaries of estates and trusts on their rights and duties, and we form and advise tax-exempt entities. » more

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Meet Our People
James B. Haynes
James B. Haynes

Mr. Haynes focuses his practice primarily in the firm’s commercial real estate group, representing and advising clients in the assemblage, acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of commercial real estate, including multi-family housing, retail, hospitality, industrial centers, office and undeveloped…» more

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