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2008 Legal Elite

The ballots are in — North Carolina lawyers select the best of the profession in more than a dozen categories.

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Economic outlook

The impact of blacks on the state economy should grow by more than a third between 2004 and 2009, according to a study done by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Chapel Hill and funded by the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development. But if Tar Heel businesses don’t wise up, gains by blacks could end up in other states, says James H. Johnson Jr., a study co-author and professor of entrepreneurship at Carolina.
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Eddie Belk

Where some see blight, Eddie Belk sees beauty. He has made a career of rehabilitating old buildings.
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Frank Harmon

Frank Harmon draws with his ears. The Raleigh architect approaches his projects almost like a journalist, interviewing his clients repeatedly to understand what they need and, just as important, what they want.
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In with the new

This is being written five days short of the winter solstice with New Year’s Eve only a fortnight hence. With both the season and calendar turning, it would seem an appropriate occasion to discuss some events both past and, shall we say, prescient. In looking ahead, I’m confining myself to that which I have foreknowledge, even though I’m well aware that opining on things one knows nothing about is one of the most cherished traditions of the journalist’s craft.
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Legal Elite - Antitrust

Away from the office, you can find me at Christ Episcopal Church, where I have been on the vestry, served as senior warden and have been a fifth-grade Sunday-school teacher for 18 years. I have been exposed to a generation of children and have greatly enjoyed their perceptiveness, their intelligence and their lack of cynicism. They have taught me far more than I have taught them.
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Legal Elite - Bankruptcy

2008 Legal Elite winner: Bankruptcy - John A. Northen, Northen Blue LLP, Chapel Hill
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Legal Elite - Business Law

2008 Legal Elite winner: Business Law - Peter C. Buck, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
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Legal Elite - Construction

2008 Legal EliI am a restless walker. I stroll the streets and greenways around my neighborhood, in the local nature parks and at the beach whenever possible. I enjoy the exercise, but mainly walking is my chance to get some peace and quiet alone or with my family.te winner: Construction - James S. Schenck IV, Conner Gwynn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh
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Legal Elite - Corporate counsel

2008 Legal Elite winner: Corporate Counsel - John Taggart, Genworth Financial Inc., Raleigh
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Legal Elite - Criminal

2008 Legal Elite winner: Criminal - James P. Cooney III, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Charlotte
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Legal Elite - Employment

2008 Legal Elite winner: Employment - Robert M. Elliot, Elliot Pishko Morgan PA, Winston-Salem
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Legal Elite - Environmental

Environmental - Amos C. Dawson III, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
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Legal Elite - Family law

2008 Legal Elite winner: Family Law - Carlyn Poole, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh
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Legal Elite - Litigation

2008 Legal Elite winner: Litigation - Robert D. Walker, Walker, Clark, Allen, Grice & Ammons LLP, Goldsboro
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Legal Elite - Patents/intellectual property

2008 Legal Elite winner: Patents/Intellectual Property - Susan Freya Olive, Olive & Olive PA, Durham
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Legal Elite - Real estate

2008 Legal Elite winner: Real Estate - Charles Gordon Brown, Brown & Bunch PLLC, Chapel Hill
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Legal Elite - Tax/Estate planning

2008 Legal Elite winner: Tax/Estate Planning - E. William Kratt, Herring Mills & Kratt PLLC, Raleigh
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Legal Elite - Young guns

2008 Legal Elite winner: Young Gun - Derek J. Allen, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
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Lou Jurkowski

In the 14 years since starting Icagen, Kay Wagoner, 58, has seen more ups and downs than Keith Richards’ blood-alcohol level.
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