Louis Bissette Receives Wake Forest 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

Lou Bissette McGuire Wood & Bissette Law FirmMcGuire Wood & Bissette, P.A. – Attorney Louis Bissette’s alma mater Wake Forest recognized Lou with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award on April 17th for his exemplary service and leadership as a Wake Forest Alumni. Mr. Bissette (’65, P ’94) considers Wake Forest one of the most important entities in his life second to his family and friends.

Mr. Bissette’s experience at Wake Forest was transformative, a catalyst helping him become a successful attorney over the span of his law career. Today he maintains a consistent appreciation for the friends and community that he has connected with over the years.

Lou practices law in the areas of economic development, land use and zoning, serving the needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses and institutions. Mr. Bissette’s community service includes two terms as mayor of Asheville from 1985-89 and eight years as a trustee of Western Carolina University and vice chair of the UNC System Board of Governors. He also currently serves as a Wake Forest University Trustee. It is through his dedication to service that he continues to exude the spirit of Pro Humanitate to his alma mater and the local community.

McGuire, Wood & Bissette has been a pillar of the Western North Carolina community since 1894. Our attorneys provide practical legal advice with personal, responsive service. We have always been committed, and remain so, to this community, this state and this region. In the roles we each play as professionals, in our families and in our communities, we have an intense desire to give back to this region and see it thrive. You will find that dedication evident in the service you receive as well as throughout the community we serve.



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