Mitzi Kincaid has more than 10 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked with BellSouth’s cellular phone company (Cingular, now AT&T).
She served as Corporate Counsel for VisionAIR, a software development company in Wilmington, NC for more than 6 years. She has also worked for the North Carolina State Treasurer as an auditor and with Bell+Howell, an international company specializing in mail sorting machines, where she worked in financial management.
Ms. Kincaid is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the New Hanover County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, where she is a member of the business law section, intellectual property section, the wills and probate section, and the GP/Solo section.
Ms. Kincaid volunteers with the Special Olympics and the American Heart Association. She is also a member of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Cameron Executive Network.
Ms. Kincaid is currently the Board Chair for the Disability Resource Center and is a Governor-appointed voting member of the Statewide Independent Living Council.
Ms. Kincaid is licensed to practice in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina and before the United States Tax Court. She earned a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
Karen Boardman brings more than 15 years of legal experience in transactional, intellectual property, and litigation to Kincaid and Associates. Ms. Boardman’s experience is concentrated in all phases of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, copyrights, licensing, and infringement.
Having managed several major document-intensive copyright infringement cases, involving numerous architectural designs and hundreds of infringing structures, from investigation and filing the complaint through discovery, motions, and settlements, Ms. Boardman’s knowledge also extends to trademark and copyright searches, software licenses, entertainment contracts, musical royalties/performance rights, rights of privacy and publicity, refusals of copyright, and trademark registrations.
Prior to law school, Ms. Boardman worked as a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Advocate, investigating and protecting the rights of abused and neglected children. As an intern at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Ms. Boardman worked tirelessly for her clients to obtain protective orders for the victims and children of domestic violence.
Additionally, Ms. Boardman published an article in the North Carolina Central University Law Review entitled “North Carolina v. Bryant: Paving the Way for a Comprehensive National Sex Offender Registry” (30 N.C. CENT. L. REV. 75, Fall 2007).
Ms. Boardman is licensed to practice in the States of North Carolina and Tennessee and before the Eastern District of North Carolina federal court. She earned her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law (evening division) and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Boardman serves as the Treasurer for Business and Professional Women of the Triangle, as well as the Chapter Advisor for the local Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of North Carolina.
In her spare time, Ms. Boardman enjoys listening to live music, learning to cook, and spending time with her husband, Adam.
Attorney Kelli Espaillat works primarily in our Charlotte, North Carolina office advising families and individuals with disability, guardianship, social security, special education law, and other estate needs focused on disability issues.
She is also a mother of two girls which makes here even more passionate about helping families and anyone facing disability issues, even just helping get someone into a school, or decide what their long-term care plans might need to be, so they’re better thought out in estates and guardianship matters.
After attending Charlotte School of Law, Kelli Espaillat has spent the past five years in Charlotte focusing on her passion to help families with options for SSI Hearings, Medicaid Hearings, Guardianships, and Special Needs Estate Planning.
Ms. Guyton has been advising businesses and individuals in business and real estate law for more than thirty years, many of those in our own growing Cape Fear Region.
Nancy Guyton is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Transactions - Commercial and Residential and is the only woman with the Commercial Specialist designation in eastern North Carolina. She formerly served as General Counsel for Zimmer Development Company. Ms. Guyton graduated from Smith College with an A.B. in American Studies, earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and has served as a member of its Real Property Council.
Nancy is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and an officer and founding member of the Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter. She is currently a Board member of Cape Fear CREW, part of the national CREW Network, which advances the success of women in commercial real estate.
Aisha R. Bell, NCCP
Working in the Wilmington location of Kincaid & Associates to assist our attorneys and meet our clients’ individual needs is our dynamic Law Clerk, Aisha Bell.
A native of coastal NC, Ms. Bell is currently a law student at NC Central School of Law pursuing her Juris Doctor degree. She is also already a North Carolina State bar Certified Paralegal with degrees from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Cape Fear Community College, and Brunswick Community College.
Aisha leaves a lasting impression on all of the Kincaid & Associates clients that interact with her contagious spirit and commitment to their individual needs.
In business for more than 9 years, we have the experience and resources to help you with your legal concerns. To learn more about our team, send us an email or give us a call at 910-399-7907. We look forward to hearing from you.
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