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If you are looking for an attorney, this will give you some information about me, Harry  Gordon.  First and foremost, my goal in the practice of law can be stated in the following few words:  to provide to my clients first class legal services at reasonable rates.


 


I grew up in a large family on a farm in eastern Virginia, where I learned my work ethic.  I received a sholarship to the University of Virginia, where I studied engineering and economics, ultimately obtaining a BA degree.  After completing military service and working in industry, I entered UVA Law School and obtained my law degree with a focus on business law. With that background plus years of experience in private practice and corporate practice, I bring a somewhat unique approach to the practice of law:


 


First, I understand that hard work and perserverence are the keys to success, whether on the farm, in business, or when I am providing legal services for clients.   


 


Second, I have worked for and provided legal counsel to very large and very small businesses, from New York City to small towns in North Carolina.  


 


Third, I am admitted to practice in three states, New York, Virginia, and North Carolina, having studied the law and passed the bar exams in each state.  In counseling very large corporations I have often dealt with the laws of many states as well as international law matters, and I have appeared in many different state and federal courts and appellate courts,  including  the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  


 


Fourth, I have a great deal of experience as a litigator, as a transactions attorney preparing contracts and doing preventive law, and as corporate counsel assisting businesses with day-to-day legal issues and problems.  


 


Fifth, I have both a business background and a business law background, with the necessary experience and understanding of tax laws, bankruptcy laws, collections laws, and corporate laws, to give business clients accurate, practical advice and to do so without undue delay or expense.   I also do Wills and Estate Planning and handle real estate and other matters for business clients and others.  I have also handled quite a few personal injury and insurance-type matters.  Prior to and during part of law school I was an adjuster for a major insurance company, and it gave me invaluable insights into how to get insurance companies to pay and pay fairly.


 


It's your choice.  You can go to a New York law firm and pay New York rates.  You can go a 100-attorney law firm and possibly have your work done by a green associate or a paralegal.  Or, you can call me--an experienced attorney certified by the bars of  three different states, with the stated goal of providing to you as a client first class legal services at reasonable rates.  


 


                                                                     Harry G. Gordon


 


 

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Licensed

  1. Business: 15%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 13%
    20 years
  3. Corporate: 12%
    20 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    20 years
  5. Other: 50%
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Payment types:

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  • Thomas F. Roupas Jr.

    Harry is a very aggressive advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and he is an excellent trial attorney. He is also a very talented corporate transactional attorney as well. I recommend him without any reservations.

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Contact info

330 S Greene St Ste 300
Greensboro, NC, 27401-2682

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198003/07/2016
NCActive197306/04/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law197203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1968
Phi Eta Sigma--top 5%Phi Eta Sigma1965
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGordon Law Offices1993 - Present
AttorneyHunter Hodgman Elam Gordon & Churchill1987 - 1993
AttorneyJohnson Foster & Gordon1986 - 1987
AttorneyAT&T/Western Electric/Lucent Technologies1975 - 1986
AttorneyUS Army JAG Corps Reserves1972 - 1975
AttorneyBurlington Industries, Inc.1972 - 1975
Insurance AdjusterState Farm Insurance Company1969 - 1970
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationNew York State Bar Association1980 - Present
North Carolina State BarNorth Carolina State Bar1973 - Present
Greensboro Bar AssociationGreensboro Bar Association1973 - Present
Virginia State BarVirginia State Bar1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Archer v. Warner, 538 U.S. 314 (2003).Creditor/victim prevailed in Supreme Court. Relief in bankruptcy is now limited to "honest but unfortunate debtors."
Gordon v. New York State Bar, 48 N.Y. 2d 266, 397 N.E.2d 1309, 422 N.Y.S. 2d 641 (1979)Attorneys have the constitutional right to seek admission in New York without first moving there.
IN RE: FULLER WILLRelatives and other interested parties who suspect fraud or undue influence on a testator have increased rights to challenge devises and may do so without challenging the entire Will.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
TXU 39-262Tax Savings Thru Interest-Free Loans1980
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of VirginiaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collecting Judgments in North CarolinaFair Debt Collection Practices Act1992