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Legal Elite – Corporate Counsel 2011

Corporate Counsel

MEREDITH B. STONE NACCO Materials Holding Group Inc., Greenville

It would most likely be living on a beautiful lake somewhere that is peaceful and quiet (a mountain view also would be great) but close enough to a big city that I could still get my fix of good restaurants, theater and museums. Alternatively, the idea of a Caribbean island, Breckenridge, Colo., (where I could ski in the winter and golf in the spring/summer/fall) or Venice, Italy, also would be very appealing.

Vita: Born Nov. 18, 1959, in White Plains, N.Y.; bachelor’s from the University of Vermont, law degree from St. John’s University; husband and one child. Why she chose this field: As an in-house counsel, I have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and become more involved in my client’s business as part of the team. What she’d be if not a lawyer: I could envision myself teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Memorable case: Early in my career, as a prosecutor of juvenile-delinquency petitions in New York City, I caught a case involving a drive-by shooting by a 14-year-old girl with a semiautomatic machine gun. The oldest person in the vehicle was 16. Passions: Reading, golf (though my score doesn’t show it), skiing. Favorite place: Tuscany in Italy. Favorite books: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; A Time to Kill by John Grisham; Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (a story of George Mallory’s attempts to scale Mount Everest) and Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Heroes: Susan B. Anthony and Sandra Day O’Connor. Don’t ask her to: Sing or watch reality TV.

Corporate Counsel

Meredith B. Stone NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. | Greenville Michael R. Abel Schell Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston PLLC | Greensboro G. Templeton Blackburn II Variety Wholesalers Inc. | Henderson Adam H. Broome Cree Inc., Durham; Frank Brown, Rexam Inc. | Charlotte Craig Cannon BB&T Corp. | Winston-Salem James R. Fox Pike Electric Corp. | Mount Airy Douglas R. Gunson Nucor Corp. | Charlotte Grayson S. Hale K&L Gates LLP | Raleigh Kenneth B. Hammer DataFlux Corp. | Cary David Hayden Usfalcon Inc. | Morrisville Josh Howard Research Triangle Institute | Research Triangle Park Timothy D. Johnson Ply Gem Holdings Inc. | Cary Robert D. Kidwell Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP | Greensboro Shirley Linn Fairpoint Communications Inc. | Charlotte Beth MacDonald Family Dollar Stores Inc. | Matthews Richard L. Magee EnPro Industries Inc. | Charlotte Christopher Matton Inc. | Cary Jeffrey D. Miller Highwoods Properties Inc. | Raleigh Christopher S. Nesbit McGuireWoods LLP | Charlotte Edward O’Keefe Bank of America Corp. | Charlotte Mark Reeth Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. | Morrisville J. Troy Smith Jr. Ward & Smith PA | New Bern Andrew Spainhour Replacements Ltd. | McLeansville Michael A. Springs Bank of America Corp., Charlotte G. Edward Story Research Triangle Institute | Research Triangle Park Scott D. Syfert Moore & Van Allen PLLC | Charlotte Robert A. Wicker General Parts International Inc. | Raleigh Bryan Yeazel Stock Building Supply LLC | Raleigh Ann Yaeger Young Mission Health System Inc. | Asheville

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