Lindsay Law Is Expanding

Stephen P. Lindsay and Lindsay Law are excited to announce that Jen “Niki” Foster, Esq. has associated with our firm.  Niki’s practice will continue to focus on criminal defense, appeals, post-conviction, as well as civil litigation and settlement.   She can be reached at Lindsay Law, 46 Haywood Street, Suite 200, Haywood Park Hotel Atrium, Asheville NC 28801(828) 551-6446 voice; (828) 412-3412 fax;

Jessica Leaven Listed In 2019 Legal Elite

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is proud to announce that attorney Jessica E. Leaven is selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite 2019 for Employment Law.  Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is a listing of the state’s top lawyers categorized by practice area that is published in January each year. Fellow lawyers chose fewer than 3% of the state’s attorneys via statewide ballot for this honor. Jessica is a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP where she represents employees in her employment law practice. She also currently serves as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar.  For more information about Jessica’s practice, click here.

The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Jake Farrar

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