Community Involvement

All of our attorneys serve the local community by providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations and through their service to local non-profits of all types. The members of the firm have always been active in many civic and church groups in the local community. Firm attorneys and staff have served on a wide range of Boards of Directors, including Habitat for Humanity, Freedom House Recovery Center, Farmer Food Shares, South Orange Rescue Squad, Carolina Center for Public Service, Eyes, Ears, Nose & Paws,and The Carolina Chargers AAU Baseball Organization.

Members of the firm have extensive experience in the organization of non-profit entities, including those without tax exempt status, such as home owners associations, and those which end up obtaining tax exempt status , such as community foundations and charities. We have long represented a number of non-profit organizations and have experience in the complicated process of creating or merging tax exempt organizations and dissolving them when necessary. Through their service on numerous Boards of Directors, our attorneys are also familiar with the day to day issues of non-profit governance.

Perhaps their most exciting projects serving the community over the years, Syd Alexander and Steve Miller serve on the Board of Directors of Strowd Roses, Inc. Syd and Steve handled the legal work which created this unique entity in 2001 and are the only founding members still serving on the Board. A community foundation dedicated to serving the communities of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Strowd Roses, Inc. has made grants totaling in excess of $4.8 million to over 270 different community groups. For a link to the work of this remarkable community asset see www.StrowdRoses.Org. Syd and Steve were recently featured on the cover of Chapel Hill Magazine. You can read the article here.