Growing up working in his family's curb market, Richard Gabriel understands the pressures of owning and operating a small business and the value of a dedicated work ethic. His personal experiences have given him an understanding of the needs of families with special circumstances. His unique perspective helps clients with the care of elderly parents and disabled family members, including Alzheimerâ€™s and severe physical injuries.
A lifelong resident of Greensboro, Richard attended public schools and served in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1971, his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University in 1975, and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1977. He was editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Jurist in 1975. Richard was a visiting lecturer at the Small Business Assistance Center sponsored by Guilford Technical Community College. He has co-authored several legal education manuscripts for the National Business Institute He was named one of the Legal Leaders of North Carolina 2013.
Richard's practice includes representation of injured parties and insurance claims. He handles business planning, estate and income tax matters, and estate planning and probate. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
His clients include local and foreign service and manufacturing concerns, family businesses, individuals and businesses in the Southeast, trust departments of local banks, commercial lenders, SBA lenders, and local developers. He is counsel for several locally owned specialty contractors. He is an approved attorney for most financial institutions.
Biography: Phi Alpha Delta. Editor-in-Chief, Wake Forest Jurist, 1975. Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 1994. Co-Author: "Proving Damages in North Carolina," National Business Institute, 1989; "Trial Advocacy in North Carolina," National Business Institute, 1990; "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in N.C.," National Business Institute, 1992, 1993, 1995; "Counseling the Small Business Client in N.C.," National Business Institute, 1996. Negotiating and Drafting Acquisitions Agreements in N.C., 1999. Visiting Lecturer, Guilford College, 1977-1981.
Military: North Carolina National Guard, 1971-1977