Carrying on Tradition

This firm traces its origin to C. Edwin Allman, Jr., who founded the firm more than fifty years ago.  Mr. Allman believed it was important to give back to the community, and we think he would be proud that so many of our lawyers lend their time and talents to a variety of community and charitable organizations.

Two of our attorneys, Joe Allman and Jodi Hildebran, are members of a local string band called The Unbroken Circle, which was recently featured in the Winston-Salem Journal in connection with a fund-raising concert taking place on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Wake Forest University.  All of the donations raised at the concert go to benefit The Shalom Project, a local charity that does wonderful work in the community.  In late 2015, The Unbroken Circle partnered with another charitable organization, Piano vs. Poverty, to produce its debut album, “Songs from the Hearth,” which is available on Piano vs. Poverty’s website, as well as on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.  The proceeds of those album sales benefit both local and international charities.

Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial transactions, commercial leasing, workouts and bankruptcy. In addition to providing advice on general business matters, he has particular experience and expertise in the representation of landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial leasing, including retail, industrial and office leasing.  He also provides advice and counsel to various non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in North Carolina, including The NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Shalom Project, and the Green Street United Methodist Church.

Jodi practices primarily in the firm’s litigation group, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.  Her practice ranges from handling commercial leasing disputes for both landlords and tenants and assisting with adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, to prosecuting and defending clients involved in commercial, contract, condemnation and tort litigation.