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Bartina Edwards

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Bartina Edwards graduated from theCollegeof Charleston in 1987 with a double major in French and Business Administration. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Edwards was employed in the banking industry for over ten years. She later owned and managed a staffing agency, a consulting and strategic firm and held ownership in a turnkey marketing firm. She is a cum laude graduate of the NCCU School of Law. She has been admitted to and is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of the United States Federal Courts, has appeared before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the 4th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. She is an approved attorney having supported and represented the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers in the Resolution of their USDA Discrimination Claims.



Ms. Edwards previously held a Life & Health Insurance and Series 6 & 63 investment licenses; she has been published in NBLSA Magazine, Community Pride Magazine, and the NCCU Law Journal. Upon graduation from law school, she received the Floyd B. McKissick Leadership Award, the N.C. Chapter of Academy Matrimonial Lawyers Award and the N.C. State Bar (Student) Pro Bono Award. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been profiled in The Charlotte Observer and the University Times. She has been active in several civic and community associations, boards and organizations. Additionally, she is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, American Association for Justice, North Carolina Association for Justice, American Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Mecklenburg County Bar, and the John S. Leary Bar.

Ms. Edwards has volunteered with the NCCU Business Law Clinic, the Innocence Project, volunteered in Legal Services on the Immigration and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Project, Hope Haven, Crisis Assistance, Urban Ministries, CAAC, the Charlotte School of Law, NCCU School of Law, University of Phoenix, Davidson College, and she has held internships with the 26th Judicial District, the law offices of Julie Fosbinder, and Ferguson, Stein, Chambers, Adkins & Sumter. Ms. Edwards worked with Shirley L. Fulton at Tin Fulton Greene & Owen, PLLC.

Ms. Edwards is published and speaks on topics that contribute meaningfully to the community. Her background has been one of serving individuals, businesses, professionals and the community in ways that make a difference.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Business Law

o S-Corp, LLC, 501 (c)(3), and other entity formations

o   Corporate Governance Issues

o   Buy-Sell Agreements

o   Strategic Assessment

o   Commercial and Residential Lease Negotiations and Agreements (Review and Drafting)

o   General Contract Negotiations, Review and Drafting

o   Document Review

o   Business Workouts

o   Executive Compensation, Non-Compete Agreements

o   Severance Agreements

o   Litigation Matters

 

HR Consulting

o   Advise clients in equal employment opportunities and compliance

o   Employer Handbook Review and/or Development

o   Develop and Administer Personnel Policies

o   Employee Discipline and Terminations

o   Employee/Employer Training (Compliance, Policies, and other matters)


Fair Wage & Labor/Employment Law

o   EEOC Cases

o   Wrongful Termination

o   Wage and Hour disputes

o   General Employment Disputes

o   Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

o   Unemployment Benefits and Administrative Hearings Representation

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