Ward and Smith, P.A.


Ward and Smith is a full-service business law firm in North Carolina. Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define us as a law firm. We invite you to get to know us. Culture: The most valuable asset we have at Ward and Smith is our strong firm culture. Our culture is centered around a belief that if we work the "Ward and Smith Way,"​ we can provide the best possible service for our clients. It's a belief that we want to be part of a team, enjoy a respectful and trusting environment, help each other, and treat each other like family. Environment: The firm operates in five markets in North Carolina where you find challenging legal work and a great quality of life. We enjoy a professional, collegial office environment, where training, support, and technology are ever-present features in our workplace. The firm has a business casual dress code, in keeping with our "work anywhere"​ and "work anytime"​ ethic. Student Loan Paydown Benefit: Eligible attorneys receive $100 per month to help pay down their existing student loans, for up to five years. We see student loan debt as a major societal issue and want to help attorneys pay down their student loans faster so they can achieve other goals in life. Community: Ward and Smith employees support and contribute to various service, charity, and community organizations. Whether to fundraise or to bring awareness to a need, we volunteer our time, expertise or labor. Longevity: We are committed to fostering growth and longevity in our employees. Lasting relationships have always been, and will continue to be, a priority for the firm. It is the commitment and dedication of employees that have sustained our ability to provide top-notch client service and continued growth throughout the years.

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Agribusiness Business Community Associations Construction Creditors'​ Rights Elder Law Environmental Family Law Financial Institutions Health Care Intellectual Property Labor and Employment Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense Real Estate Complex Personal Injury Tax Closely Held Business Technology Hemp Trusts and Estates Privacy ABC FinTech

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Joseph C. DelPapa
Corporate, Securities, and Tax Attorney at Ward and Smith, P.A.
Lola Fornes
Litigation and Labor & Employment Paralegal Coordinator at Ward and Smith, P.A.
Bernie Orris
North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal at Ward and Smith, P.A.
Sheila West
NC State Bar Certified Paralegal at Ward and Smith, P.A.
Teresa Harper
Legal Recruiting Coordinator at Ward and Smith, P.A.

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