WHO WE ARE
KEMP A. MICHAEL
Kemp A. Michael has been serving Gaston County and the surrounding area as a North Carolina licensed attorney for over forty-five years. (But who's counting?) He graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1969 with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1972. Kemp is active in community affairs, having served fourteen years as a member and two years as the Chairman of the Gaston County Board of Education. He was named Mount Holly Man of the Year in 2013. He is a Rotarian and a past president of the Mount Holly Rotary Club where he has been named a Paul Harris Fellow, and attends the First United Methodist Church of Mount Holly. He is the City Attorney for the City of Mount Holly, having held that position for over 45 years. He practices in the areas of real estate, elder law, wills & powers of attorney, probate estates, traffic, divorces, separation agreements, adoptions, personal injury/wrongful death, corporations & LLCs, contracts, and municipal law.
BROOKE E. SHEPHERD ELTING
Brooke E. Shepherd Elting has been practicing law since 2007. She was East Gaston's valedictorian in 2000, earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wake Forest University in 2004, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007, where she was a member of the NC Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Brooke is an active Rotarian, board member, and a past President of the Mount Holly Rotary Club where she has been named a Paul Harris Fellow, has served as a board member of the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, and attends the First Baptist Church of Mount Holly. She practices in the areas of real estate, elder law, wills & powers of attorney, probate estates, adoptions, corporations & LLCs, and contracts.
MARIE MICHAEL ANDERS
Marie Michael Anders entered the practice of law in 2012. She was East Gaston's valedictorian in 2005, graduated from Wake Forest University cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 2009, and earned her law degree magna cum laude from Elon University School of Law in 2012, where she was a member of the law review. She is also licensed to practice law in South Carolina. Marie serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mount Holly. She is a member and Past President of the Mount Holly Rotary Club and previously served on the boards of the Mount Holly Farmer's Market, Mount Holly Historical Society, Mount Holly Rotary Club, Mount Holly Chamber, and the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation. She practices in North & South Carolina in the areas of real estate, elder law, wills & powers of attorney, probate estates, LLCs & corporations (including nonprofits & 501(c)(3)s), contracts, and municipal law. She is proud to join her parents in her family's business which has been a fixture in the Mount Holly community for decades.
Cindy Michael is an experienced paralegal who has focused on real estate transactions and corporations as well as assisted in many other areas of the law for over 40 years. Cindy has the experience to work through the most challenging of title and closing issues and for decades has gone above and beyond to make closings run smoothly for the client. Cindy now primarily performs title abstracts in North & South Carolina on behalf of the firm, and we are proud to employ a paralegal of her vast knowledge in this position. Cindy graduated from East Gaston in 1972 at the top of her class and graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal in 1984.
Dawn has worked in the area of real estate for over 25 years. She is familiar with all aspects pertaining to real estate titles, loan documents, and other closing matters that arise in residential and commercial closings. Her assignment is to assist each client through the closing process, ensuring an efficient and stress free outcome, as well as coordinating with lenders and real estate agents. Dawn also assists in every aspect of Estate Administration, guiding personal representatives to assure that the process meets all requirements of the Clerk of Court's office. Her naturally friendly and caring personality puts clients at ease through the sometimes difficult probate process.
Ann MacRae helps keep our office running smoothly. She provides support to our clients, attorneys, and paralegals primarily in the areas of real estate and estate planning. A cheerful assistant with an eye for detail, she efficiently and tirelessly meets our clients' needs. In her spare time, Ann enjoys painting and gardening and has real artistic talent.
Vanessa Cooper handles reception of new clients, schedules appointments, and keeps our closings organized and on track. She eagerly supports our clients and staff as she assists clients with real estate closings, estate planning, and many other matters. The team would not be complete without her!