Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is regarded as one of the premier locations in the Southeast to live and conduct business. A fast-growing metropolitan community, Charlotte has a population of approximately 1.8 million residents and has grown to 6.9 million residents within a 100-mile radius of the city.
Heriot Clarkson, former Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, founded Parker Poe in Charlotte in 1884. Today, with more than 125 years of experience, the firm offers one of the region's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, banking, environmental law, tax law, real estate and lending.
Charlotte, which has a banking community that is the second largest in the nation (behind only New York), is also headquarters to seven FORTUNE 500 companies: Bank of America, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corp, Nucor, SPX and Sonic Automotive. In addition, Belk department stores and Harris Teeter supermarkets are major corporations also based in the Charlotte region. The area's favorable business environment continues to attract foreign corporations seeking a presence in the United States. According to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, more than 850 foreign-owned companies have established facilities in Charlotte.
Located in the center of Uptown, the Charlotte office of Parker Poe is close to major businesses and some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in North Carolina. Charlotte's central location in the Carolinas also provides easy access to both the Atlantic coast beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Charlotte area appeals to families, singles and young couples alike, all of whom enjoy the city's vibrant and expanding social and community activities. Residents can take advantage of the strong local colleges and universities, including UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont Community College.
Entertainment & Culture
Home to the Charlotte Bobcats, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte is a haven for sports fans. Charlotte is also home and host of the PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship, which brings in golf professionals and enthusiasts from across the country. NASCAR events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the new NASCAR Hall of Fame add to the variety of sporting events in Charlotte.
The city also offers a strong and growing cultural dimension evidenced by the Charlotte Symphony, the North Carolina Dance Theater, the Mint Museums, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Historic Latta Plantation, and the Levine Museum of the New South. In addition, Johnson & Wales University and its renowned culinary program has invigorated the area’s restaurant and gourmet offerings.