ASHEVILLE, NC, OCTOBER 20, 2014 - The Van Winkle Law Firm announced the selections of attorneys
Ryan W. Coffield and Elizabeth C. Franks to the 2014 class of "40 Under Forty"
presented by the
Biltmore Beacon and the Young Professionals of Asheville.
Area business leaders and community members nominated outstanding professionals
under the age of 40 in the greater Asheville area. A gala was held at
the Grove Park Inn to celebrate all honorees and their achievements.
Coffield joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2013, focusing his practice
on business matters with special attention to tax considerations. He earned
his law and master's degree in taxation from Washington University
in St. Louis and his bachelor's degree in economics from the University
of North Carolina.
Franks joined The Van Winkle Law Firm's Litigation Group in 2012 and
represents clients in state and federal court. She previously practiced
law in Ohio and worked for the federal government for over four years
before returning to private practice. Franks serves on the board of Homeward
Bound and WCQS. She is also a member of the Highlands Circle Steering
Committee, a young leaders group within the United Way of Asheville and
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matters. One of the leading firms in Asheville, the firm is comprised
of talented and resourceful professionals who provide legal services with
dedicated personal approach. Specialty areas include, health care law,
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