Tuesday, January 8, 2013

White & Allen Attorneys Chosen for Legal Elite Honor


White & Allen, P.A. attorneys Ramsay "Tyler" Archie, John C. Bircher,     C. Gray Johnsey and Matthew S. Sullivan have been selected to BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine’s Legal Elite. 

The magazine’s Legal Elite lawyers are chosen by their peers—more than 20,000 ballots are sent to lawyers all across the state.  About three percent of the state’s attorneys are chosen as the best practitioners, according to magazine officials.

          Ramsay "Tyler" Archie received this recognition in the area of Young Guns. Archie's practice is concentrated in the area of bankruptcy and business litigation. While in law school, Tyler represented and counseled several non-profit organizations as a member of University of North Carolina's Community Development Law Clinic. His experience with non-profit legal issues includes matters related to retaining tax-exempt status, matters dealing with legal restrictions on non-profits and their leadership, and matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

          John C. Bircher received this recognition in the area of Bankruptcy. Bircher's practice is concentrated in the area of bankruptcy and business litigation. He is a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Bankruptcy Sections of the North Carolina and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court and the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute. Bircher is a board certified specialist in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy.

          C. Gray Johnsey received this recognition in the area of Tax and Estate Planning. Johnsey has handled tax, probate, and estate and business planning matters in Eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years.  He is a board certified specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Johnsey is a member of the Southeastern Trust School Faculty at Campbell University.

Matthew S. Sullivan received this recognition in the area of Litigation. Sullivan’s practice is concentrated in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, industrial accidents, wrongful death, workers' compensation, commercial and general civil litigation. He is a member of the North Carolina and American Bar Associations, the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association, the Lenoir County Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and The Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court.

White & Allen, P.A. is a full-service law firm with offices in Kinston, New Bern, and Snow Hill. The firm has offered a wide range of legal services to Eastern North Carolina since 1927.  Its practice includes bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil litigation, personal injury, commercial law, corporate law, criminal law, elder law, employee benefits, employment law, estate planning and administration, family law, health care law, real estate and tax planning.
 
 

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