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    Lindley Law Secures Order Striking Deed from Chain of Title

    Earlier this month, Lindley Law secured an order declaring a contested deed null and void for lack of proper authentication.  Representing the guardian of the estate of an elderly woman who was adjudicated incompetent, Lindley Law sought to protect her property interest from an attempted transfer by her son.   Lindley Law alleged the deed was invalid under eight different…

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    NC Business Court Rules Former President and CEO Required to Bring Derivative Suit

          The North Carolina Business Court issued an order last month disqualifying the individual plaintiff’s counsel from also representing a company, Bolier & Co., LLC (“Bolier”). The individual plaintiff, Christian Plasman, ostensibly hired his lawyer on behalf of himself and Bolier despite being a minority member of the company and without authorization from its majority member.[1]  Bolier’s Operating…

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    On Mandating Trustees’ Duty to Inform and Report

    Twenty-three years ago, Clark “CB” Bagby, Jr. assumed control of his father’s already successful demolition and grading company and grew it into one of the largest in the Southeast.  Only one of his four children showed any promise or passion for the family business, the others content to enjoy its fruits.  CB, the sole shareholder of the eponymously named CBDG,…

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    Creating a Successful Wealth Management Plan: Is a Corporate Trustee Right for You?

         As the aging baby boomer generation reaches retirement age and beyond, their wealth management decisions will significantly influence the demand for fiduciary services. Twenty-first century technology makes it easier than ever to retrieve up-to-date financial information and self-help investment guides. Accordingly, baby boomers and subsequent generations are more financially sophisticated than their parents, and increasingly responsible for their…