WHO WE ARE

Team Members

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KEMP A. MICHAEL

Partner

Kemp A. Michael has been serving Gaston County and the surrounding area as a North Carolina licensed attorney for over forty-nine 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 and was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2021.  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 Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mount Holly, having previously held the position of City Attorney for 47 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.

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MARIE MICHAEL ANDERS

Partner

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 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 work alongside her parents in her family's business which has been a fixture in the Mount Holly community for decades.

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BROOKE E. SHEPHERD ELTING

Partner

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.

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CINDY MICHAEL

Paralegal

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.