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Albert L. Sneed, Jr.

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: asneed@vwlawfirm.com

Education

Duke University
J.D., 1973

University of North Carolina
B.S. in Math, 1965

Meet Albert

Albert’s practice focuses on business litigation in both federal and state courts and counseling with businesses on a wide range of issues. He represents creditors and creditor committees in bankruptcy proceedings. Albert is involved in credit litigation and has extensive experience in foreclosures. The foundation of his business practice involves all of the issues faced by small businesses. Albert has also handled a significant number of mergers, acquisitions and shareholder disputes. Another major focus of his practice is zoning and regulatory takings matters.

Practice Successes

  • $2.3 million jury verdict for flood damages enhanced by inadequate railroad culvert.

Business Acquisitions and Sales

  • Represented seller in sale of Stencel Aero Engineering (aircraft ejection seat manufacturer).
  • Represented buyer in purchase of Lawson United Feldspar (Feldspar Mining Company).
  • Represented seller in sale of Charles D. Owen Mfg. Co. stock to Springs Industries (blanket manufacturer).

Zoning and Municipal Cases

  • Unruh v. City of Asheville, 97 N.C. App. 810 (1990): defeated historic district rezoning.
  • Morris Communication v. City of Asheville, 356 N.C. 103 (2002): defeated amortization of outdoor advertising signs.
  • Donoho v. City of Asheville, 153 N.C. App. 110 (2002), cert. denied, 356 N.C. 669 (2003): environmental fines must be paid to school board.
  • Thrash, Ltd. vs. Buncombe County, 673 S.E. 2d 814 (N.C. Ct. App 2009); county zoning ordinance held invalid.

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1973 - present
    • Former Member, Business and Bankruptcy Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Board Member
  • Council of Independent Business Owners
    • Founding Member and Past President
  • Buncombe County Land Conservation Board
    • Chair
  • Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - present
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2006, 2011 - 2012

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: asneed@vwlawfirm.com

Education

Duke University
J.D., 1973

University of North Carolina
B.S. in Math, 1965

Work with Albert

Albert and his wife, Martha M. “Barrie” Sneed, have two sons, Lee and Paul, and one grandchild. His passions in life include Upland bird hunting with his dog, Lily, windsurfing and fishing. He is a native of Pinehurst, N.C.

Community Involvement

  • Asheville-Buncombe VISION
    • Past Chairman
  • Christ School Board of Directors
    • Past President
  • Buncombe County Land Conservation Advisory Board
    • Chair
  • Council of Independent Business Owners
    • Past President