Frank A. Longest Jr.
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Frank A. Longest Jr.

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Biography

Frank grew up in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and graduated from Mt. Airy High School with Honors and was very active in the youth community, including school sports, church activities, and Eagle Scout.

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1967. As an undergraduate he was active in Student Government, Student Legislature, Publications Board, and was inducted into the "Order of the Old Well". He attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduating from law school in 1971, Frank served as a Law Clerk for Judge Walter E. Brock of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In 1972, Frank came to Burlington, North Carolina, and joined the firm of Sanders, Holt & Spencer, the predecessor to the current law firm of Holt, Longest, Wall, Blaetz & Moseley, P.L.L.C. He has been annually recognized by the judiciary and his peers with the Martindale-Hubbell AV designation (highest legal ability and ethics) for a period in excess of 25 years. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business formations, business transactions, commercial real estate, land use and rezoning, structuring business entities, business succession, estate planning and administration, and civil litigation/hearings involving such areas of practice. Frank's broad range of clients and general practice areas have included radio stations, automobile dealerships, real estate developers, service businesses, community college, estate administration, and litigation.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.S.B.A - 1967

Pro-Bono Activities

  • City of Burlington Board of Education, 1989-1996

Past Positions

  • Chief Judge Walter E. Brock, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1971 to 1972

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

Professional Associations

  • Alamance County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1983 to 1995
  • Alamance County Bar Association, President, 1996
  • North Carolina and American Bar Association, Member, Sections on: Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Taxation
  • The North Carolina State Bar Association
  • American Registry of Outstanding Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rated
  • Burlington City School Board, Member
  • Deacon and Elder, First Presbyterian Church (Burlington)
  • Alamance Municipal ABC Board, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney/Partner

Practice Areas

  • Business Formations
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Contracts
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®