The Firm was founded on February 1, 1994, and has grown to be North Carolina’s largest minority owned law firm. The Firm represents clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including other areas in the Southeast. The headquarters for the Firm is just five miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. A second office location is at 1201 Main Street, Suite 1980, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201.
Practice areas for the Firm include affordable housing and community economic development law, business, civil litigation, commercial real estate, and employment law,
Each year in June, the Firm closes for two days to provide the volunteers necessary for The Triangle Golf Challenge, The Banks Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. The proceeds from The Triangle Golf Challenge provide down payment assistance for first time homebuyers who have matriculated from public assistance to private homeownership and to Communities In Schools to empower kids to stay in school and achieve in life.
Mr. Banks graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, with a double major in Political Science and African-American History. Mr. Banks also received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Since his induction into the state bar, Mr. Banks has practiced law in the areas of affordable housing and community economic development law, corporations, partnerships, commercial and residential real estate, business litigation, private placement stock offerings, labor and employment law, municipal law and civil litigation. Mr. Banks is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court and Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina. He is currently a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation member and a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development Law, the North Carolina Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, The George White Bar, Fourteenth Judicial District, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Banks Foundation, Communities in Schools-Durham, and the Durham Business and Professional Chain. He has been a member of the Durham County Bar Board of Directors, Durham County Bar Grievance Committee, Durham YMCA Board of Directors, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Durham-Duke Campaign Steering Committee and the Leadership Durham Steering Committee.
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