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Asheville, NC law firm McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. provides a wealth of experience and quality legal work through a wide range of services for business, industry and families. The core of the firm's philosophy is a set of shared values which influences how each client matter is handled: with integrity, honesty and enjoyment of the work at hand. These values result in solutions that comprehensively meet clients' business and legal challenges.

The firm has a long and successful history of representing business clients in banking and finance, construction and design, health care and medicine, hospitality, manufacturing, media and entertainment, real estate and technology, as well as non-profit and religious organizations. In addition to their support of business enterprises, these Asheville lawyers offer legal expertise to individuals and families through a wide range of services.


Attorney Thomas Grella
“2014 Leaders in the Law” Honoree

Tom GrellaMcGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Thomas Grella has been selected as an honoree for the “2014 Leaders in the Law”. This award honors legal professionals who go above and beyond in their profession and their community. The honorees of this award represent the most influential individuals within North Carolina’s legal community.

Grella lives by the words of leadership guru John Maxwell” Everything rises and falls on leadership”. Grella’s aim is to be “a leader of leaders”, a goal he strives to achieve through mentoring and coaching others, through his involvement in educational events and through his writings.

Grella is an expert in law practice management. He earned his law degree at Wake Forest University School of Law. An attorney with McGuire, Wood & Bissette since 1988, and a partner since 1993, Grella is the immediate past Chair of the Management Committee of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., having served in that capacity for 12 years. He presently serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a past Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (now known as the Law Practice Division), and presently sits on its Executive Committee.

Grella was the 2012 recipient of the Sam Smith Award, presented annually by the ABA Law Practice Division to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in law practice management. He is also a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a frequent speaker on law practice management topics such as strategic planning, law firm leadership and management, and the future of the profession. Grella is a Member of the Board of Young Life of Asheville–Buncombe County and is a Graduate of Leadership Asheville.

Planning for GLBT Couples Workshop: “Ready or Not – Married or Not”

Getting married is not as simple as you think! Getting married, whether you are a same-sex couple, or an opposite-sex couple, can result in some intended and some unintended legal, tax and financial consequences. A panel will provide an update on the current state of affairs at the national and at the state level in North Carolina. The panel will outline some planning techniques that same-sex couples in North Carolina can use. The panel will address these techniques for both married, as well as unmarried, couples.

Members of the workshop panel include:
Andrew D. Atherton
Elder and Special Needs Law attorney with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.

David M. Greiner, CRPC®, CFP®
Senior Vice President/Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Harvey Jenkins
Principal and CPA with Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A..

Date:Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:5:30-7:30 PM
Location:Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Asheville
RSVP or 828.258.4417

More details can be found here...