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PRESS RELEASE: January 2nd, 2019

Asheville, N.C. – The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney Jake Farrar has joined the firm as an associate in its business practice group. Farrar will work with the firm’s business law team representing businesses at all stages, from formation to dissolution.

Before joining the firm, Farrar served as corporate counsel to regional startups and businesses at a local Asheville firm. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University in 2009 and went on to earn his law degree at Vanderbilt Law School in 2014. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the State Bar of California. Farrar is active in the business community and regularly volunteers time with organizations such as Venture Asheville and Mountain BizWorks, that support the growth and development of local businesses and startups. He is also a graduate of Leadership Asheville, a UNC Asheville program that cultivates community leadership.

“We are pleased to welcome Jake to our business practice,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “His experience addressing a variety of business issues and problems along with his involvement in the business community make Jake an excellent addition to our team.”

Van Winkle’s business team advises small and midsize businesses on all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, ongoing operations, and owner transition strategies. They work closely with publicly and privately held companies in a broad range of industries to provide guidance and strategies that work with the intricacies of each unique organization.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. The Van Winkle Law Firm is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.



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