Poyner Spruill LLP

301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey
Phone: 919.783.6400
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Employer Refusals to Accommodate Long Term ADA Leave Requests Find Growing Support

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., leaving in place dismissal of an employee’s Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) lawsuit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

US Supreme Court Holds Police Officer Shooting was Lawful

The US Supreme Court issued an Opinion April 2, 2018 (Kisela v. Hughes) that a Tucson Police officer was justified in shooting a woman who was holding a knife near her roommate after the woman was reported exhibiting "erratic"…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Tax Reform Curbs Fringe Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act modifies the tax consequences of certain employer-provided fringe benefits, including those related to transportation, moving, meals, entertainment, and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

When the EEOC Comes Knocking - Federal Court Permits EEOC to Enter, Inspect, and Photograph Business Facility

Last week, a United States Magistrate Judge authorized a legal photographer and two EEOC lawyers to enter, inspect, and photograph Akebono Brake Corporation’s West Columbia, South Carolina facility.¹ Although Akebono succeeded…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

How the New Tax Law Changes Alimony and Child Support

Deep within the text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) are two provisions that will have a significant effect on both alimony and child support…more
 /  Family Law, Taxation

Libor No More

Last summer, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority announced it would no longer require LIBOR panel banks to report interbank transactions after 2021, thus ending the interest rate index upon which an estimated $350…more
 /  Finance & Banking

The Impact of the Federal Budget Deal on Retirement Plans

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed the amended Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This Act contained provisions impacting retirement plans. Sponsors should decide whether to adjust their plan documents and policies in response to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit are in Agreement - Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in Zarda v. Altitude Express and held that Title VII provides protection from discrimination and harassment because of an individual’s sexual orientation. The Second…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Tax Reform Adds Tax Credit for Paid FMLA Leave

The federal tax reform signed into law on December 22, 2017 added a potential tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees. Here are the details..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Indemnification Clauses and Defining the Relationship

We typically think an attorney-client relationship is something that has an unmistakable beginning. One day a client says, “I want you to be my attorney.” To which the attorney replies, “Sure, I will be your attorney.” However,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services

The Most Hazardous Industry

The construction industry continues to be the most hazardous industry in our state according to statistics recently released by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Forty percent of all OSHA-reported fatalities involved…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Proposed Changes To NC Identity Theft Protection Act - What Do Businesses Need To Know?

The year was 2005. The iPhone was still two years away. Facebook was still a niche product. Tweeting was a birds-only activity. And North Carolina was one of the first states in the union to enact a data breach notification…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

Maryland Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick and Safe Leave to Employees

Effective February 11, 2018, employers in Maryland with 15 or more employees are required to provide paid job-protected sick and safe leave to eligible employees, and employers with 14 or fewer employees must provide unpaid…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

State Lawmakers Roll Out Proposals for Judicial Appointment System

State courts are the workhorses of our judiciary. Nationwide, approximately ninety-five percent of all cases are initiated in state courts. That percentage is even higher in North Carolina, which is why the discussion of…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Tax Reform Strengthens Limits on Excessive Compensation

Tax reform (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) made significant changes to the taxation of executive compensation, which may increase the cost of certain arrangements. Publicly traded companies as well as those companies who must file…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation
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