January 22, 2024Published Article

James Forrest listed in Attorney Intel's "The Top 25 Attorneys of North Carolina for 2023".

Attorney Intel

"James Forrest is a Managing Partner at Michael Best & Friedrich, a leading law firm that provides a full range of legal services to clients on a global, regional, and local basis. The firm has more than 400 legal professionals, including nearly 300 attorneys, serving clients in 17 offices across the U.S. in Colorado; Illinois; North Carolina; Texas; Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Wisconsin. Forrest is a trusted M&A advisor and corporate counsel to companies, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, faith-based organizations, and non-profits around the country. He routinely works with executives to manage annual legal budgets, develop risk management strategies, and proactively implement legal initiatives.

Prior to joining Michael Best in 2022, Forrest worked for two leading corporate firms before founding Forrest Firm in 2011. Under Forrest’s leadership, Forrest Firm grew to seven offices across North Carolina, 50+ team members, and served thousands of clients. In 2022, Forrest Firm combined with Michael Best in order to meet the needs of the firm's growing client base. Forrest has received numerous awards, including being named North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine, as well as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. Forrest graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a JD and an undergraduate degree."

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