Partners

GILBERT L. GATES

Position: Partner. Born Essex County, New Jersey, December 15, 1942; admitted to bar, 1968, North Carolina; 1969, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; 1971, U.S. Tax Court; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court.

Education: Duke University (B.A., 1965; J.D., 1968). Phi Delta Phi.

Member: High Point (Secretary, 1977-1978; Vice President, 1986-1987; President, 1987-1988), 18th Judicial District (Secretary, 1974-1975; President, 1991-1992), North Carolina (Member, Real Property Section Council, 1995-1997) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar.

Practice Areas: Commercial Leasing; Commercial Real Property; Zoning, Planning and Land Use Law; Estate Planning Law.

Charles E. Lynch, Jr.

Position: Partner. Born Bennettsville, South Carolina, January 22, 1947; admitted to bar, 1971, South Carolina; 1972, North Carolina.

Education: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1968); University of South Carolina (J.D., 1971); New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1973).

Member: High Point and North Carolina (Member, Taxation Section) Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; South Carolina Bar.

Practice Areas: Business Entities and Transactions; Taxation Law; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Business; Commercial Transactions.

ANDREW S. LASINE

Position: Partner. Born High Point, North Carolina, February 24, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Education: Duke University (A.B., cum laude, 1979); Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1983).

Member: High Point and North Carolina (Secretary, General Practice Council, 1987-1993) Bar Associations; 18th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bars.

Practice Areas: Construction Law; Commercial Law; Trial Practice.

STEVEN H. BOULDIN

Position: Partner. Born High Point, North Carolina, December 16, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina.

Education: Duke University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1985); Wake Forest University (J.D., 1988).

Member: High Point (Secretary-Treasurer, 1995-1996) and North Carolina Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar.

Practice Areas: Business; Commercial Transactions; Real Estate; Estate Planning.