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Attorney Minette C. Trosch and her son Eric C. Trosch at CONRAD TROSCH & KEMMY, PA focus their practice primarily on family law, collaborative divorce, custody, support and divorce litigation. They utilize a comprehensive approach to family law matters and know that the creative & future-looking solutions reached through the collaborative divorce process are more durable, valued & honored by the parties who design them.
Minette & Eric have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. They state that collaborative law is a respectful, cooperative approach to negotiating and settling the issues arising from a divorce separation without going to court. Both are trained in this unique process and are founding members of the Mecklenburg Collaborative Family Law Practice Group. They know that managing conflict & emotion throughout the collaborative divorce process allows the parties to preserve their relationship & marital assets, and allows them to arrive at solutions that could never be obtained through litigation.
Attorneys Louis A. Trosch, Michael J. Kemmy, William C. Trosch & Casey N. Ferri at CONRAD TROSCH & KEMMY, PA know that it is crucial for clients to control how their estate will be managed during their lifetime and how it will be distributed upon their death. Having an estate plan in place will save your loved ones a great deal of time and money.
After reviewing each client’s situation, they will devise a plan for life’s unex¬pected circumstances (like illness or disabilities). They will also create a plan for after death so that clients control who receives their property and when, and names a guardian for minor children. For senior citizens, advance plan¬ning can be crucial in avoiding the loss of hard earned money and property to rapidly rising costs of long term care. All four attorneys’ services include wills and trusts, estate planning & administration, estate litigation, advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney, elder law, asset protection, probate, and will contests. The firm also provides representation in personal injury cases, wrongful death, family law, general civil litigation, real estate, and divorce.
ATTORNEY JEFFREY J. SCHWARTZ concentrates his practice in the field of Intellectual Property Law, serving the legal needs of business owners, corporations, entrepreneurs, and inventors by protecting his clients’ inventions and designs, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.
Jeff has been certified by the NC State Bar as a legal specialist in Trademark Law, and is among the first 22 attorneys state-wide to receive this distinction. He is also a registered patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience in wireless communications, computer software, textiles, mechanical devices, medical devices and methods, and heavy-duty machinery. Jeff’s services include patent prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, licensing and counseling. He has been selected by his peers as one of NC’s leading Intellectual Property attorneys, as surveyed by Business North Carolina Magazine, North Carolina Super Lawyers, Charlotte Magazine, The Best Lawyers in America, and Rue Ratings. Jeff has received this recognition in one or more of these publications from 2005-2015.
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS TERRY ALBRIGHT KENNY AND LAUREN E. LOWRY believe that contested cases can be resolved using all legal resources available without compromising the client’s dignity or, when children are involved, overlooking the best interests of the children. Their practice concentrates in the field of family law, handling divorces, child custody, child support, maintenace, visitation, paternity/legitimation, prenuptial agreements, contempt actions, adoptions and equitable distribution of property.
Terry & Lauren have 30 years of combined experience. They personally keep their clients informed of developments throughout the course of their cases and return calls in a timely manner. Terry & Lauren prepare their clients for constructive participation in negotiation, mediation and/or trial. For court hearings, they explain to their clients the judge’s perspective, the significance of evidence and prepare clients for court testimony.
ATTORNEY BILLIE R. ELLERBE has 35 years of legal experience and understands that divorce presents many changes, concerns and options. Custody, child support, division of property, medical, educational and emotional support of each family member, domestic violence, separation agreements, and other family issues are considered at various stages of a divorce.
Handling many high profile divorce & child custody cases, Billie also has 10 years of prior experience working with the poor within various legal service programs. In 2002, he was recognized by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year”. Currently, he is an Ad Hoc Professor at UNC Chapel Hill for mediation & client counseling. Billie also handles appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals & the North Carolina Supreme Court. His general practice includes personal injury & auto accident cases.
PANTAZIS LAW FIRM emphasizes that now, more than ever, people need quality legal representation for their workers’ compensation claims. As a NC State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, Attorney Pantazis has developed in-depth experience handling the medical and legal aspects of all work injuries, including trauma, overuse, occupational disease, catastrophic injury and death claims.
With a hands-on, personalized approach & 15 years of experience, Annemarie’s ultimate objective is to seek justice for the injured. Her clients have included workers in the healthcare, police & firefighting, construction, trucking, manufacturing, asbestos, warehousing, sanitation and entertainment industries. She serves on the Workers’ Compensation Executive Councils of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, the NC Bar Association, and the NC, Advocates for Justice. Voted Top 50 Women Attorneys and Top 100 Attorneys in NC by Super Lawyers.
Established in 1978, HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE CHARLOTTE REGION is an independent, not-for-profit health care organization that provides a full range of services for those at end of life. The clinical team is led by Dr. Robert Smith, Medical Director, along with a warm, caring staff of professionals and volunteers who provide intermittent skilled nursing services, 24 hour on-call support, pain and symptom management, in-home aides, medical social workers, spiritual care, and grief support. Patients also have access to two inpatient hospice units in south Charlotte and Huntersville.
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region cares for patients with a prognosis of six months or less who have decided to focus on comfort-oriented treatment over curative treatment. Patients can be seen in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and in the patient’s home. Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payments. However, eligibility for services in not based on a patient’s ability to pay.
Providing general dental care with an emphasis on restorative, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, KATHRYN J. SUDIKOFF, DMD and her team offer the most advanced dentistry in a relaxing environment. Dr. Sudikoff is one of the few dentists in the state performing Neuromuscular Dentistry. While conventional dentistry concentrates on the teeth, gums and bones, neuromuscular dentistry focuses on correcting misalignment of the jaw at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By understanding the root of the misalignment problem(s) in the soft tissue, muscles and nerves, TMJ symptoms may be alleviated.
Dr. Sudikoff provides preventive care, general dentistry, emergency treat¬ment, cosmetic & aesthetic dentistry for porcelain crowns, veneers, teeth whit¬ening, tooth-colored fillings, periodontics (gums), removable dental prosthesis and appliances for sleep apnea. The office is inviting & comfortable and her friendly staff will be glad to discuss your required procedures & their costs before treatment begins.
Two locations in Charlotte NC
Two locations in Charlotte NC
6100 Fairview Rd. #1135 South Park Twrs, Charlotte NC
117 East Main Ave. Gastonia NC
301 S McDowell St. #806 Charlotte NC
3507 Monroe Rd. Charlotte NC
1420 East 7th St. Charlotte NC
1315 East Blvd. #260 Charlotte NC
In today’s climate, where insurance companies are resisting most claims, you need a law firm that will be thorough, energetic, committed and willing to fight for you. Attorneys Lee Olive, Whitney Brooks & Juan Sanchez at THE OLIVE LAW FIRM represent victims who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness and negligence of others. Their areas of experience include cases of automobile accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, premises and products liability, and workers compensation.
Since 1957, The Olive Law Firm has been committed to serving its clients with excellence and integrity by providing individual and personalized attention to the specifics of each case. They handle all of the communication, paperwork, and follow-up with the insurance company and will peruse all aspects of a client’s case. Cases move quickly and your initial consultation is provided free of charge. Most cases are generally taken on a contingent fee basis. They realize the importance of giving back to the community and make an effort to help people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Striving to improve the adult nephrology & hypertension needs in Greater Charlotte, NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION CONSULTANTS, PA offers their practice as a conscientious healthcare source. Dr. Kathleen A. Doman has 25 years of experience offering prompt medical attention, careful kidney diagnosis and fastidious patient follow-up, with an emphasis on patient education. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Doman, Dr. Shalini Mundra & Nurse Practitioner Darlana Huggins are constantly expanding their services to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the community.
Dr. Doman sees patients for standard nephrology medical needs, including diagnostic & diabetic kidney disorders, hypertension, kidney failure, in-center dialysis and home dialysis (Home Peritoneal Dialysis), as well as treating kidney transplant patients. She has attending privileges at local hospitals. A dietitian is available on-site for consultation regarding patient-specific individual therapy.
THE CENTER FOR PREVENTION SERVICES (CPS) is a private, non-profit agency that offers programs and services to help prevent substance abuse. Executive Director Jane Goble-Clark is quick to point out that although based in Charlotte, NC, the Center for Prevention Services delivers substance abuse prevention programs and curricula nationally and internationally.
Established in 1971, CPS promotes health and prevents addictions by providing classroom instruction and community education for youth, families, schools, organizations, workplaces and neighborhoods. CPS is your portal of entry when you realize that your community may be facing a drug or alcohol problem but you’re not quite sure of the appropriate next steps. They work with parents, educators and community leaders to help implement research-based prevention programs that meet the specific needs of your community. CPS offers a confidential phone service that provides prevention information and referrals. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 8am–5pm, (704)375-3784. Donations are welcome.
For more than 10 years, ELITE WELLNESS has operated with a vision to educate, inspire and transform their clients through an unparalleled focus on health, wellness and exercise. Elite Wellness is a national corporate wellness consulting company that believes in achieving measurable results for businesses & their employees. They feature a relationship-based approach to wellness programming that includes fitness and nutrition programs, screenings, education & online platforms and analytics. The improved health of your employees can lead to significant improvements for your company, including managing healthcare costs, boosting morale and enjoying the rewards that accompany a corporate culture of continued wellness.
Elite Wellness approaches each new client partnership by working to understand their unique qualities. Their services are completely turnkey- integrating programs such as on-site fitness classes & health coaching, wellness lectures, employee health challenges, and more.
In the heart of every problem lies its solution. People spend enormous amounts of time, money, and energy searching for answers outside themselves when the true answers lie within. DR. DAR, Love Guru at RELATIONSHIP SUCCESS SOURCE, takes a creative, results oriented approach to everyday problems for singles & couples, as well as more difficult relationship issues, transforming problems into doorways to compassion, insight and healthy relationships.
Dr. Dar offers singles & couples programs for personal growth, resolving relationship conflicts, marriage problems, relationship sustainability, and much more. Her compassionate style is insightful, empathic & unbiased. She specializes in successful single, career-minded women over 40 who can’t get it right with dating, and relationships but want to meet Mr. Right, and Couples who want to learn how to make their relationship better, ensure their relationship lasts, or save their relationship or marriage.
A complete and customized interior design system for every room in your home is the service offered by COOPER-KIRBY INTERIOR DESIGNS ASSOCIATES. Having appeared as two of the featured designers in the book “Spectacular Homes of the Carolinas”, partners Michael Cooper, ASID & Budd Kirby give special attention & emphasis to walls, floors, furniture and windows, just to name a few areas.
Working in the interior design industry for more than 30 years, they possess the experience, creativity and taste to thoughtfully design your home interior around your basic ideas, budget and preference. They will suggest color schemes, styles and textures for the carpeting, draperies, furniture, wallpaper and the other elements which contribute to the overall look of your home. Michael & Budd can supply furniture layouts and suggest design modifications for space and lighting. Whether it is a residence or office space, they have worked with a variety of people and their needs.
200 Queens Rd. #200 Charlotte NC
8430 University Executive Park Dr. #685, Charlotte NC
1117 E Morehead St. Charlotte NC
2935 Providence Rd, #105 Charlotte NC
4011 Ridgecrest Ave. Charlotte NC
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Attorneys Alan R. Krusch, Leigh B. Sellers, Rebecca K. Watts, David Krusch & Lindsey S. Dasher at KRUSCH & SELLERS, PA state that when it comes to the major life change of divorce, it is critical to seek answers early & become familiar with your legal rights & obligations
Initially, Alan, Leigh, Rebecca, David & Lindsey make an effort to stabilize their client’s financial situation. This may require obtaining court orders concerning child custody and spousal & child support. Many times, these issues can be resolved amicably, and a separation agreement can be negotiated. They maintain a commitment to a fair & equitable resolution of their clients’ cases, including collaborative practice, mediation and divorce appeals (Rebecca Watts). Alan is a NC Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Superior Court Mediator and a NC “SUPER LAWYER” by his peers. The firm maintains a satellite office at 1012 Market Street, Ste 205-A, Fort Mill, SC for South Carolina divorce attorneys Leigh Sellers & Lindsey Dasher.
6230 Fairview Rd. #105, Charlotte NC
BEDDER BEDDER & MOORE – rated #1 caterer by the Charlotte Observer, Bedder Bedder & Moore has established themselves in the community as “THEE OFFICE CATERER”. When you call Bedder Bedder & Moore, you are doing business with professionals. With 24 years of experience, Bedder Bedder & Moore has attained a reputation for exceptionally appealing and delicious food and they are affordable! They deliver lunches & offer catering services.
Attractive sandwich baskets, a variety of box lunches available at a moment’s notice, hot & cold buffets – potato bars & quesadilla bars are delivered to you! Bedder Bedder & Moore is literally famous in Charlotte for its soups and “out of the ordinary sandwiches”. Bedder Bedder & Moore’s motto: “Consistently bedder food…always on time!” For a comprehensive overview of their many services, visit their Website. Now you can order online! Be sure to check out the Tryon location at the corner of Tryon and Clanton.
3501 S Tyron St. Charlotte NC
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20910 Catawba Ave, Cornelius NC