In her role at Michael Best, Julie drives strategic growth and business development initiatives for the firm’s Raleigh office. With a background in growth and development in the professional services industry, more than a decade of experience as a practicing lawyer, and deep roots in the Raleigh business community, Julie identifies growth opportunities for Michael Best and facilitates mutually beneficial business partnerships.
Julie was previously Director of Business Development for BDO USA in Raleigh for nearly five years. In this role, she led business development strategy, cultivated new business opportunities for the accounting and financial advisory firm’s Raleigh-area professionals, and coached employees to build their business development skills.
Before shifting her focus to business development and strategic growth efforts, Julie was a practicing business litigation attorney for more than a decade. As a partner in a full-service North Carolina law firm, Julie focused in real estate, financial services, and construction industry dispute resolution. Before going into private practice, Julie completed clerkships for the Honorable Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Honorable John M. Tyson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.