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Hickory law firm welcomes new associate
Morgan McNeil

Morgan McNeil

HICKORY — Morgan McNeil was recently sworn in to the North Carolina Bar by Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson.

McNeil is a 2021 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and is now an associate with the law firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP.

As she begins to practice law, McNeil plans to focus on commercial real estate transactions, estate planning, and corporate matters.

Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor’s mission is to provide quality legal services in a caring environment while fulfilling their commitment to the communities in which they serve. Other attorneys in the firm are Wayne M. Bach, Terry M. Taylor, Paul E. Culpepper, Kevin C. McIntosh, Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr., Timothy D. Swanson, John W. Crone, III, Jordan L. Faulkner and Jarryd A. de Boer.

For more information about Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, visit www.hickorylaw.com.

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Jarryd de Boer sworn in as attorney

Jarryd de BperHICKORY—Jarryd de Boer, left, stands with his wife, Dr. Gabriela de Boer, Judge Clifton H. Smith, and his mother and father, Job and Jolyn de Boer, after his swearing-in to the North Carolina Bar by 25th District Court Judge, the Honorable Clifton H. Smith on October 8th, 2018.  Jarryd is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is employed by the Law Firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP.

Jarryd and his wife Gabriela have settled in Hickory, North Carolina. Jarryd is originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Jarryd plans to focus his practice areas for now on commercial and business litigation, contract drafting or review, landlord tenant matters, small claims, and criminal misdemeanor defense.

Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor is proud to add Jarryd de Boer to their team.  The firm’s mission remains steadfast to providing quality legal services in a caring environment while fulfilling their commitment to the communities in which they serve.  Other attorneys in the firm are Wayne M. Bach, Terry M. Taylor, Paul E. Culpepper, Kevin C. McIntosh, Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr., Timothy D. Swanson, John W. Crone, III, J. Steven Brackett, Jordan L. Faulkner, James R. Hawes, and Jessica M. French Watson.  For more information about Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, visit www.hickorylaw.com.

Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP – (828)322-4663

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Legal Extern (Law Student) Joins Local Law Firm

HICKORY—Young, Morphis, Bach and Taylor, one of Catawba County’s oldest and leading law firms, recently announced the addition of law student Jarryd de Boer to the firm as an intern. Terry Taylor stated, “our firm enjoys taking part in education and adding to the law school experience of the new generation of lawyers.” Kevin McIntosh […]

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Attorney Terry M. Taylor has article published by the NCLTA

Terry M. Taylor, Partner with Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, L.L.P., has recently had an article published in the Publication entitled Carolina Update which is a newsletter issued by the North Carolina Land Title Association.  The article was entitled Just What Does This Easement Allow Me To Do? (Humps, Bumps and Moving To The Fast […]

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Attorneys Join Hickory firm

Hawes-and-Crone-webHICKORY – The law firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP announced that John W. Crone, III has become a member of the firm, and Jim Hawes has joined the firm as an Associate. “We are very excited to have John and Jim join our firm,” said Wayne M. Bach, senior partner with Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor. “John graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University School of law and comes to us with more than thirty-five years of experience in asset protection, real estate, municipal, personal injury and eminent domain law. He has a wealth of knowledge in many areas of our profession. John has always been an asset to, and has made a positive impact within, our community. We are proud to have him as part of our team.”

Hawes, a Winston-Salem native, focuses his practice primarily on federal criminal defense, corporate law and general civil litigation in state and federal courts. He spent the past seven years practicing with The Edmisten, Webb & Hawes Law Firm in Raleigh before moving to Hickory. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Richmond School of Law.

“We are in the business of helping our clients succeed,” says Terry M. Taylor, Managing Partner of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP. “When our clients succeed, we succeed. The addition of John Crone and Jim Hawes will provide our clients access to a wider network of strategically important relationships. Hickory is emerging as a jump-start, growth area within the resurging manufacturing and start-up business atmosphere of the Catawba Valley Region, and our clients will benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience that these highly regarded lawyers will bring to our firm.”

The Firm will continue to practice at its existing location of The First Lawyers Building at 400 Second Ave. NW, Hickory, until they move to their new building, which is now under construction and renovation, on Highway 127 at 858 Second St. NE, Hickory.

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YOUNG, MORPHIS, BACH & TAYLOR LLP ANNOUNCES LOCATION OF NEW OFFICE BUILDING

   The law firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor LLP announced today that it will open a new office in 2015. Earlier this year, the firm purchased the North Park Office Building located at 858 2nd Street NE, Hickory with plans to completely renovate and revitalize the existing structure. The firm is making its […]

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Partner Terry M. Taylor Re-Certified As A Legal Specialist in Real-Property Law

2014 TMT PR Photo2The prominent Hickory-based law firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP has announced that Terry M. Taylor, a partner in the firm, has recently been re-certified as a legal specialist in real-property law by the North Carolina State Bar. Her certification includes both commercial and residential real-property law. Taylor is the only lawyer that is certified in both commercial and residential real-property law in Alexander, Burke, Catawba, or Caldwell County. Taylor has been certified since 1993.

 Taylor is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated attorney among her peers. Her practice has consisted primarily of real estate law since she joined Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor in 1984. She also holds a master’s degree in regional and community planning. Her law practice includes commercial and industrial real estate, business transactions for medical professionals, municipal law and estate law.

 To be certified as a specialist in real-property law, a lawyer must be an active member in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar for at least five years, pass a written exam in each specialty, devote at least 25% of his or her practice to real property-law during the past five years, attend continuing legal-education seminars in real-property law, and be favorably reviewed by other lawyers and judges. The State Bar’s specialty program is intended to assist the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers such as Taylor who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill and proficiency in the real-property law.

 Taylor is currently on the board of the Hospitality House, Through Healing Eyes, Inc. and is the legal advisor for the Hickory Downtown Farmer’s Market and the Sawmills Farmers Market. She has been active for many years in United Way, and is a former board member of the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Catawba County Council for the Arts, the Catawba Science Center, and the Women’s Resource Center. “Helping others and helping those organizations that make the Catawba Valley a great place to live are high priorities for me,” says Taylor.

 Established in 1949, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP serves clients throughout western North Carolina, offering legal expertise in corporate, business, estate, trial, tax, and real estate law. The firm’s eight lawyers are dedicated to providing superior legal advice in a caring and professional environment, while fulfilling its obligations to the community and the profession

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Terry M. Taylor

Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP

828-322-4663

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Hickory Law Firm Announces New Partner

2014 TDS copy2HICKORY LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER

 Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, a law firm serving western North Carolina for over 60 years, announced the addition of Timothy D. Swanson as partner in the firm.

 “Tim has an impressive track record as a litigator and is very perceptive in crafting winning solutions for complex problems.  We are pleased that Tim has chosen to take this next step in his career with our firm,” stated Terry M. Taylor, Managing Partner.

Swanson, a Hickory native, practices in the firm’s Hickory office, where he focuses on commercial and business litigation and real estate law.  Swanson also handles other legal matters such as insurance defense work, unfair trade practice disputes and Owner’s Association lien filing and enforcement litigation.  When not practicing law, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, working on church related activities, running and golf. Swanson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, Magna Cum Laude.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Campbell University.

Swanson is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Catawba County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association and American Bar Association.  See Mr. Swanson’s full biography atwww.hickorylaw.com/lawyers/timothy-d-swanson/

One of Hickory’s oldest firms, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, offers expertise in a broad range of practice areas, including, but not limited to Business and Corporation law; Taxation and Estate Planning; Real Property; Personal Injury claims; Civil and Real Property Litigation; Wills, Estate and Probate Law; Elder Law; Guardianship; Traffic Court; Criminal Law; Bankruptcy; Collections and Foreclosures; Employment Law; and Mediation.

The firm’s other partners are Wayne M. Bach, Terry M. Taylor, Paul E. Culpepper, Kevin C. McIntosh and Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr.

Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP
828-322-4663

 

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NEIGHBORING NOTABLE: Hickory attorney looks inward for strength

HICKORY N.C. — Terry M. Taylor believes it’s important to nurture the spirit as well as the body. “If you’re strong within, you can be strong without,” says Taylor, a partner in the Hickory law firm of Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP. “I have a strong faith, and I always try to look for […]

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Hickory Law Firm Announces New Associate

  Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, a law firm serving western North Carolina for more than 60 years, welcomed Jordan L. Faulkner as associate in the firm. Faulkner, a Lexington, S. C.  native, practices in the firm’s Hickory office, where she currently focuses on elder law, traffic matters, and other areas of general practice. […]

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Attorney’s article published by the NC Bar Association

Terry M. Taylor, Partner with Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP in Hickory, recently had an article published by the Government and Public Sector Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  The article is entitled “Bona Fide Farm Purpose, Agrotourism, or Locally Grown”.  In this article, Taylor examines the recent legislation passed in the 2011 […]

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Hickory High recognizes outstanding achievement

HICKORY.– During the annual Academic Honors Banquet for Hickory High School, 545 students were recognized for achieving excellence In education. Each of the students earned a grade average of 93 or higher. Held at the Tarlton Complex,CVCC,the students and their guests were wel­comed by Ann Stalnaker, principal of Hickory High. The. invocation was provided by […]

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Hickory Daily Record: Hickory Law Firm Announces New Partner
Attorney

Jimmy R. Summelin

HICKORY–Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP, a law firm serving western North Carolina for over 60 years, announced the addition of Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr. as partner in the firm.

“Jimmy has an impressive track record as an attorney and is an incredibly hard-working individual.  We are pleased that Jimmy has chosen to take this next step in his career with our firm,” stated Terry M. Taylor, Managing Partner.                                                                       

Summerlin, a Tarboro native, practices in the firm’s Hickory office, where he focuses on bankruptcy law, commercial law, and corporate transactional law.

Summerlin also handles other legal matters such as real estate, wills, trusts and estates.  When not practicing law, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family, working on church related activities, fishing and hunting. Summerlin earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.  He received his Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in business transactions, and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Summerlin is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Catawba County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. 

One of Hickory’s oldest firms, Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor offers expertise in a broad range of practice areas, including, but not limited to Business and Corporation law; Taxation and Estate Planning; Real Property; Personal Injury claims; Civil and Real Property Litigation; Wills, Estate and Probate Law; Elder Law; Guardianship; Traffic Court; Criminal Law; Bankruptcy, Collections and Foreclosures; Employment Law; and Mediation.

The firm’s other partners are Terry M. Taylor, Wayne M. Bach, Paul E. Culpepper and Kevin C. McIntosh.  Charles R. Young, Sr., a founding partner in the firm, continues to practice with the firm of counsel.

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Hickory Daily Record: Notable Neighbor – Hickory attorney focuses on helping people

By: John Dayberry | jdayberry@hickoryrecord.com
Published: June 27, 2011

 

HICKORY —

After 43 years of practicing law, Charles R. Young Sr. is not easily impressed in the legal arena.

Being sworn in to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court did the trick for the 68-year-old Hickory attorney.

“I have to admit, I got cold chills,” said Young, who has been with Young, Morphis, Bach and Taylor, LLP since September 1968.

Young and 16 other U.S. attorneys recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where they were licensed to practice before the Supreme Court. Following the administration of the oath by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the newly inducted attorneys returned to the Lawyers Waiting Room within the Supreme Court Building. There, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited with the attorneys for more than an hour.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Young said.

“The Supreme Court, and particularly the First Amendment, are what set our society apart from the rest of the world. Everybody can and has been heard in there.”

Young was invited to take part in the swearing in through his alma mater, Wake Forest University. Other attorneys from Catawba County previously licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court are Charles D. Dixon, Forest A. Ferrell, William R. Sigmon and Stephen T. Thomas.

And while Young considered his induction a true honor, he said the highlight of his career so far was being certified as a mediator by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1995.

“Sitting down face to face and working things out just makes sense to me,” Young said.

“I’d been doing it for years, but I called it having sit-down meetings. You know, I’m not about to give away the farm, but I consider keeping my clients out of court the best thing I can do for them. There’s always more than one side to a story, and a trial should be the last resort.”

If Young sounds like a team player, it’s because he is.

A native of Greenville, S.C., Young and his family moved to Winston-Salem when he was 6. He soon began playing baseball, a passion he continued to pursue after the family moved to Hickory. Young joined a Little League team here when he was 9, and played at Hickory High School, where he was coached by the legendary Troy Washam.

“Coach Washam was one of the three most influential men in my life,” Young said.

“I loved him until the day he died, and I still miss him.”

Young played on an ACC championship team at Wake Forest, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Over the years, he has coached many youth baseball and football teams, and said if he had not gone into law, coaching would have been a likely profession.

“I love coaching,” Young said. “I felt like I had to share what people had taught me.”

He said his emphasis was never on winning.

“Especially with youngsters, my emphasis was on having fun and learning the game,” Young said.

“When they got to be teens, winning became somewhat more important, but it was never the main emphasis. It’s the way I coached, and I practiced what I preached.”

Today, Young is vice president and minority owner of Hickory Baseball Inc., which operates the Hickory Crawdads. He loves spending time with the players, and said it’s a real treat when he’s able to take one or more of his eight grandchildren to a Crawdads game.

Terry M. Taylor, a partner at Young, Morphis, Bach and Taylor, said Young is not only a team player, but someone who will go well out of his way to help others.

“He’s a caring, community-minded person,” Taylor said. “And he likes to help people find their own solutions.”

Young’s office in downtown’s First Lawyers Building is heavily populated by family photos. There’s also a watercolor of a house on Bald Head Island that the Youngs co-own with several other families. The island is a second home and vacation community accessed by ferry ride. The island retains much of its wild beauty. Of its 12,000 acres, 10,000 have been permanently preserved and will never be developed.

“I like to get down there. It’s quiet, it’s different,” Young said.

Bald Head is a place you can enjoy if you have a clear conscience.”

When he’s not at the office or at the Crawdads stadium, Young mostly enjoys spending time with his family. He gives his wife of 46 years, Elaine, the lion’s share of credit for successfully raising three adult children of whom he is exceptionally proud.

“They are good people,” he said.

Young said there is one lesson he has tried to impart over the years, be it to his children, grandchildren or the kids he coached.

“Just be sure you’re doing the right thing, then go ahead and do it,” he said.

“Don’t worry about what people think.

“Of course, it’s that knowing that you’re right that’s the hard part.”

AT A GLANCE

Name: Charles R. Young Sr.

Age: 68

Law firm: Young, Morphis, Bach and Taylor, LLP

Areas of concentration: Real estate, mediation, transactional and general corporate law

Also: Vice president and minority owner of Hickory Baseball Inc., which operates the Hickory Crawdads

Education: Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1968; undergraduate degree from Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.; Hickory High School

Family: Parents, Albert and Arzilla Young of Bethlehem; wife of 46 years, Elaine Teague Young; three adult children, Tiffany and the Rev. Bert Young of Bladenboro, Heather and Peter Hancock of Hickory, and Megan and Roger Young of Hickory; eight grandchildren, Lily Kate, Gwenyth and Ainsley Young, Hollis and Harper Hancock, Tripp, Deke and J.B. Young

Professional achievements: Certified as a mediator by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1995; member of the American, North Carolina and Catawba County bar associations; served as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Committee which became the Real Property Council during his service; past president of the 25th Judicial District Bar Association; past treasurer of the Catawba County Bar Association; 1987 recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine; named one of the Five Outstanding Young Men of North Carolina in 1979.

Community involvement: Served two terms on the board of directors for the Wake Forest University Deacon Club, which supports athletics at Wake Forest; former member of the board of directors for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; former member and past chairman of Frye Regional Medical Center’s board; past member of the board of directors of Ten Broeke Hospital; served the Catawba County United Way in various capacities, including campaign co-chair, board member and president; served as the vice president of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and president of the Hickory Rotary Club; spent many hours coaching youth baseball and football teams.

Church: Viewmont Baptist

Something most people don’t know: Was suspended from Hickory High School six times for “cutting out.”

Special likes: Spending time with his family, co-ownership of a house on Bald Head Island, “people who are willing to swim upstream a little bit.”

Philosophy: “The concept of helping people has always appealed to me, and I still think that if that’s a lawyer’s focus, everything works out.”

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