Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure Defense For most of us, owning a home is a lofty goal, an important accomplishment, and amongst our largest financial investments. Home ownership provides families a sense of security and strong ties to their community. Our Asheville foreclosure defense lawyers know understand this. When it is difficult to keep up with mortgage payments, whether…

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Pre-Litigation Services

Pre-Litigation Services There are three main methods of mediation: court-ordered, post-filing and pre-litigation. Of these three types of mediation, pre-litigation mediation offers the greatest amount of privacy and is a viable alternative to incurring the economic and emotional costs of litigation. The right to have your dispute resolved through trial is a Constitutional guarantee in…

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Mediation

Mediation Shielding our Clients From the High Costs of Litigation In North Carolina the parties to a civil lawsuit filed in Superior Court are required to engage in mediation before the matter is heard for trial. The parties and their attorneys meet with a mediator and outline their claims and defenses. After this joint session,…

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Negotiation Services

Negotiation Services The practice of law, to one extent or another, is negotiation. A new paradigm embraced by lawyers everywhere is that of problem solving. Many times, the best problem solving lies in negotiating and creating agreements that achieve the goals of everyone involved. Whether the negotiation surrounds a business acquisition, an employment agreement, or…

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Our People Make A Difference

Our People Make a Difference Founded in 2001 through the joining of forces of Joe Ferikes and Ed Bleynat, our firm focuses on first avoiding, then resolving, conflict for our clients. Whether accomplished through the drafting of solid and defensible contracts, through negotiation and mediation, or arbitration or litigation, we have the experience and knowledge…

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Jane Dearwester

Jane Dearwester Jane Dearwester began her career as a real estate closing attorney. She spent her early years helping people close on the purchase of their homes and property. At some point, by necessity, her passion changed from helping ensure the sales of property, to helping people protect their property through financial crisis brought on…

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Greg Johnson

NCDRC Certified Mediator Negotiation Litigation Consumer Protection Greg Johnson Greg Johnson is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator. He is a 1995 graduate of Mississippi College School of Law, and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Mississippi State University. Prior to coming to North Carolina in 2005, Greg was…

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Edward L. Bleynat, Jr.

Edward L. Bleynat, Jr. Edward L. Bleynat, Jr. has been a lawyer for more than 30 years. He began his legal career as Clerk to the Honorable James G. Exum, Jr., then the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He and Joe Ferikes merged their practices into Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC in…

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Joseph A. Ferikes

Trial and Real Estate Litigator Joseph A. Ferikes Joe Ferikes began his practice in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, representing such entities as the County of Dekalb. In 1983, Joe and his wife moved back to their hometown of Asheville to continue his law practice and raise their family. He has been a private practice trial…

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Construction Litigation Attorneys

Construction Litigation Attorneys Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction, construction disputes can cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your business. With 80 combined years of experience, Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC helps clients who are embroiled in controversy get relief…

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