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Leaning On The Shield

September 11, 2001 changed America forever. We are certain most people can recall where they were when this major crisis affected our country. Since that event, all across the land we continue to endure a variety of terrorist-like episodes like the most recent one in NYC just a few days ago…

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Thank You Laude

My time in college seems so antiquated in comparison to the amenities that students have today. Technology has made it more efficient for students to communicate, research, register and something that I didn't have to worry about was…."becoming a target"! A target of ID theft, credit card debt, rental discrimination, traffic violations and other issues.

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Get in Formation

One of the greatest entertainers of all times is on tour - Beyonce and those ticket prices are hundreds even thousands of dollars. About what it would cost you if you don't to the proper research for our next essential topic…trademark, patent and copyright infringement! Do you remember when Beyonce and Jay Z tried to trademark their daughter's name, Blue Ivy? They lost to Harvard graduate Veronica Alexandra who operated a successful wedding planning business under the same name since 2009.

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Who Will Get Your Lil Red Corvette?

Congratulations to the Hornets for their best season in a very long time! Last week we paid tribute to Prince upon his untimely death. However, his passing has brought back to the forefront an important issue discussed in one of our December newsletters - the importance of having a will.

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When Managers Lie

From the death of one of the greatest musicians who ever lived - Prince, to the first Hornets playoff win in a long time on Saturday, a lot of change is happening as we speak.I will be forever grateful for the gift of Prince's music in our world…

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James Brown....I'm back!

In the words of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown…"I'm back". The Monday Morning Lawyer is back welcoming students to school. Just as you plan to safely navigate through busy morning traffic and sudden stops of yellow school buses, you should also plan for your family's estate planning needs!

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Question Every Bush That Shakes!

I drove my neighbor home the other night and laughed uncontrollably when she repeated a childhood colloquialism from her grandmother…"question every bush that shakes". In other words, be real cautious of the new HB2 accommodations made by Governor…

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You Can Call It This or You Can Call It That

The Carolina Panthers (can you tell I am a Panthers Fan?!) are about to start gearing up and practicing for the upcoming 2016 season! Just like the Panthers, we here at The Montgomery Law Firm are gearing up to launch our first book, "Monday Morning Lawyer: 11 Things an Employee Should Know About Employment Law."

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It's A New Sheriff in Town

North Carolina is in news again! Last week our governor and the lawmakers of the majority party "snuck" and signed an anti-discriminatory controversial bill into law. On March 8th, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering NC, SC, MD, VA and WV) overturned a case that will now allow felons the right to own and carry guns again under limited circumstances. This came about after convicted felon, Arnold Burleson was given a mandatory 15-year sentence for possession of a firearm despite after having his civil rights restored more than 20 years ago! …

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It Never Rains in Southern California

My intentions was never to turn the Monday Morning Lawyer into a political platform, but as a civil rights attorney I am compelled to have some commentary on the decision the NC Legislators and Governor Pat McCrory's move to pass HB2 (House Bill 2). This last minute shenanigan was orchestrated to rewrite our beloved state's laws in an effort to address a recent LGBT ordinance passed in Charlotte! (See here for more details

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