Five Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys to Chair NC Bar Association Sections



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July 1, 2020

On July 1, five Robinson Bradshaw attorneys will assume chairmanships of North Carolina Bar Association sections.

Stephen D. Feldman will chair the Appellate Practice Section. Feldman has handled appeals in North Carolina's federal and state appellate courts, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court. His appellate matters have covered a wide range of topics, including antitrust, administrative, contract and tort law. Most recently, Feldman argued to the North Carolina Supreme Court on the first day of remote arguments in the Court's 200-year history. He served for three years as a chair of the American Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee.

John B. Garver III will chair the Health Law Section. Garver practices in the areas of health care, joint ventures and insurance law. He has a broad transactional health care practice, including assisting hospitals and health systems, physicians and their practices, and dialysis providers in structuring and closing acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and ownership transfers. Garver also advises clients on compliance and regulatory issues. He is the former chair of Robinson Bradshaw's Health Care and Insurance practice groups.

Jessica Mering Hardin will chair the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section. Hardin advises clients on a wide variety of matters related to wealth transfer, asset protection, tax planning and charitable giving. She develops wealth transfer plans, assists individuals and families with sophisticated giving strategies, and assists closely held businesses with tax-efficient ownership succession plans. Hardin serves as counsel to fiduciaries throughout the probate or trust administration process.

Emily S. Sherlock will chair the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section. Sherlock practices both environmental and corporate law. She regularly advises clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, including those governing hazardous wastes, underground storage tanks, and emissions from non-road engines and equipment. She also represents clients in negotiations with environmental agencies to resolve alleged violations of such regulations. Sherlock chairs the firm's Environmental Practice Group.

Andrew W.J. Tarr will chair the Bankruptcy Section. Tarr's practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditors' rights and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing lenders, trade creditors and commercial landlords in all aspects of financial restructuring matters. Tarr represents clients in and out of the courtroom in bankruptcy litigation, commercial real estate and commercial personal property foreclosure proceedings, and financial disputes.

The NCBA's 31 sections are organized groups of attorneys from across the state who share an area of concentration. Sections have their own leadership structure and governance.

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