Areas of Practice
Perkinson Law Firm counsels nonprofits on a broad array of issues such as formation, resource development and grant writing, tax-exemption, charitable solicitation, compliance, bylaws and policies, board governance, employment and personnel, contract development and review, project consulting, lobbying and advocacy.
Lobbying and Government Relations
Lobbying and government relations services are focused in the areas of education, mental health, appropriations, and technology. The firm´s lobbying successes include helping to secure funding for the North Carolina PTA Parent Involvement Initiative, the first ever legislative-funded program of NCPTA, and substantially amending the Licensed Professional Counselors licensure law for the first time since its inception.
The firm concentrates its practice on complex educational law issues. Areas of particular interest and previous counsel experience include special needs and exceptional children´s advocacy.
Combining educational experience in journalism with practical application, Perkinson Law Firm is well positioned in the area of media law and libel law. Ashley Perkinson is actively engaged in First Amendment issues and provides leadership as the Legislative Chair of the NC Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Council.