The Banks Law Firm, P.A.


  • MBE

Firm Size

  • 6-10

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

The Banks Law Firm, P.A. is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina with a satellite office in Columbia, South Carolina. Since 1994, the Firm has provided superior legal services in the areas of administrative law, affordable housing and community economic development law, bankruptcy, business and corporate law, church law, civil litigation, collections, construction law, environmental law, government contracts and procurement, labor and employment law, land use and zoning, legislative representation, nonprofit corporations, public finance, and real estate law.

The Firm was founded on February 1, 1994, and has grown to be North Carolina’s largest minority owned law firm. The Firm represents clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including other areas in the Southeast.  Practice areas for the Firm include civil litigation; commercial real estate, employment law, affordable housing and community economic development law,  FHA insured financing, tax credit financing, municipal corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Teamwork between the attorneys and staff is the key to providing the best possible representation and service to clients in each of the Firm’s practice areas.

Each year in June, the Firm closes for two days to provide the volunteers necessary for The Triangle Golf Challenge, The Banks Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. The proceeds from The Triangle Golf Challenge provide down payment assistance for first time home buyers who have matriculated from public assistance to private home ownership and to Communities In Schools to empower kids to stay in school and achieve in life.


Durham, NC

4309 Emperor Blvd., Suite 225

Person of contact: Ted Edwards

Columbia, SC

1201 Main Street, Suite 1980


Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
    • Asset-Based Financing
    • Commercial and Industrial Lending and Financing
    • Debt Placements
    • Litigation
    • Private Equity & Fund Transactions
  • Construction
    • Construction Contracts
    • Litigation
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate
    • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Asset Purchases, Stock Purchases, and Leveraged Buyouts
    • Corporate Governance
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Government Contracts
  • Labor & Employment
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
    • Litigation
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Construction
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Environment, Energy and Resources
    • Public Contract Law
    • Real Estate
    • Regulatory (Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law)
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Development
    • Eminent Domain
  • Tax/Tax Credits