Carrie Meigs and Justin May have joined Michael Best in its Raleigh office as partner and senior associate, respectively. Both come from the firm from the California-based law firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and both join the firm’s litigation practice group. Deborah Gerhardt has also joined Michael Best, as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in Raleigh. Gerhardt will continue to serve as a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Michael Wilsonhas joinedBradley Arant Boult Cummings in the firm’s Charlotte office as a partner in its tax and trusts and estates practice groups. Wilson focuses his practice on taxation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and fund formations. Lissette C. Payne has also joined Bradley in the firm’s banking and financial services practice group in its Charlotte office.
Richard A. Paschal has joined Tharrington Smith in Raleigh, where he will join the firm’s education law section.
Joseph E. Houchin has joined Kaufman & Canoles as of counsel in the firm’s Raleigh office. Houchin will be a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. He represents clients facing criminal offenses in state and federal court.