Jake Farrar is an associate in the Van Winkle Law Firm’s Business Practice group. Jake’s practice focuses on representation of businesses, at all stages, from formation to dissolution. His experience with securities regulation informs a large part of his practice in counseling companies through the process of raising capital. Prior to joining Van Winkle, Jake worked in a small Asheville firm, serving as corporate counsel to startups and businesses throughout the region. Jake also has prior experience in the business world, as an analyst for a web development and marketing firm, before his legal career began.


Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • State Bar of California


  • Vanderbilt University Law School – J.D., 2014
  • Georgetown University – B.A. (Economics), 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • The State Bar of California
  • Buncombe County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Foundation and Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Leadership Asheville 36, Graduate
  • Venture Asheville, Elevate, Mentor
  • Mountain BizWorks, Regular Presenter

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jake has lived in Asheville since his graduation from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2014. When not in the office, Jake enjoys spending time with his partner Betsy and their pug, Juno. He also might be found hiking near the Blue Ridge Parkway or enjoying brunch at one of Asheville’s top spots.