North Carolina – Introduction of Bill to Permit Non-Lawyer Ownership of Law Firms

March 10, 2011

On March 8, 2011, North Carolina state senator and lawyer, Fletcher Hartsell Jr., introduced a bill in the General Assembly of North Carolina that would permit non-attorney ownership of law firms. Under the proposed measure, non-lawyers can own up to 49 percent of law firms so long as lawyers continue to control the company. Furthermore,…

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