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Shape Smith Debnam Raleigh The Landmark Center 4601 Six Forks Road Suite 400 Raleigh, NC 27609
A desire to serve drives everything Connie Carrigan does. The individuals, employers, and business representatives who seek her advice know her to be remarkably well-versed in planning for their future and exceptionally responsive to their needs.
The issues Connie handles for her business and executive clients run the gamut. From creating initial documents for a new company to implementing sound employment policies and advising on compensation, harassment and discrimination, employment termination and severance, restrictive covenants, and employment agreements, Connie advises clients with shrewdness and prudence backed by over three decades of experience.
Connie helps individual clients plan for their futures by providing effective and thoughtfully drafted estate plans which assure clients their estate passes to whom, when, and how they intended.
To be the most effective client advocate possible, Connie grounds her wealth of technical knowledge in a firm grasp of the law’s practical implications. Through active engagement in such employment industry-oriented groups as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the North Carolina and Raleigh-Wake chapters of SHRM, Connie cultivates her ability to advise business clients from a “nuts and bolts” standpoint. She sees herself as a facilitator as well as a legal counselor. She quickly connects clients with other resources that can help them effectively manage their internal processes.
When advising clients, Connie devotes her immediate attention to sorting through the pressing legal issues her clients face and provides them with practical strategies to resolve them. Likewise, business clients appreciate her eagerness to help them create and implement policies that improve their business practices.
For Connie, the practice of law is a craft she continuously refines. A tenacious and thorough researcher, she is always digging to attain an ever-deeper understanding of her areas of practice. She also keeps her practice up-to-date and consistent with current developments and trends. In addition, she is quick to share with others what she has learned, whether through penning an article or giving a presentation.
Connie feels a compelling need to give back, and this generosity spills over into all areas of her life. She’s service-oriented in all she does. She serves her clients by making herself available to them as a resource, gladly helping them resolve any legal issue they may encounter. Follow-through and follow-up are trademarks of her style because what matters most to Connie are the people at the center of her representation.
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