Operational for more than 110 years, Ward and Smith is a law firm that maintains a staff of more than 300 attorneys and support personnel. It serves clients in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh and Wilmington N.C. The firm handles issues related to intellectual property rights, business litigation, and labor and employment law. It also handles matters concerning real estate, wrongful death, taxation, health care and family law. Additionally, the firm handles creditors rights, construction defects, immigration, and zoning and land use planning cases. Its attorneys are members of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Bar Association. Ward and Smith maintains a location in Wilmington, N.C.