Partners Included in Best Lawyers in America 2021

Joseph Ferikes & Edward Bleynat have been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Joe Ferikes has been practicing law for more than four decades. He has been a private practice trial lawyer since 1981 and was a solo practitioner until forming Ferikes & Bleynat in 2001. Joe has been included in the Best Lawyers in America Litigation – Real Estate section continuously since 2018.

Ed Bleynat is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is included to the North Carolina Super Lawyers lists. He enjoys fellowship in the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court, where he is a past president. He holds licenses to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee. Ed is included in the Litigation – Real Estate and in the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning sections of Best Lawyer in America for the second consecutive year. In 2021, Ed is also included in the Commercial Litigation Section.

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Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is an Asheville-based law firm serving clients in Western North Carolina. The firm creates lasting resolutions to conflict and crisis and also provides negotiation and mediation services. As legal professionals, the partners welcome referrals of real estate and construction matters, foreclosures, personal injury, business and contract disputes.