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Noted RTP Attorney launches Barnes Law Firm, PLLC, to serve emerging growth companies and the innovation community.

Durham, NC, USA.  September 7, 2011 —– The Barnes Law Firm, PLLC, a new law firm serving innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, has opened in Durham. Founded by veteran corporate lawyer Houston Barnes, the firm looks to serve the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill communities and the profusion of emerging companies in these communities. While Houston Barnes is the only attorney on staff at this time, he expects that demand will be such that he will add several more attorneys and support in the near future, as he looks to expand in alignment with client needs.

Houston Barnes noted, “While I have spent the past 4 years in-house with a dynamic company, I am thrilled about the opportunity to broaden my client base and work with some very exciting companies. Being an executive and working with companies on the business side, as much as on the legal side, is a huge competitive advantage that I have over some of my peers.”

Houston’s legal expertise will serve clients at all stages of growth with multiple Practice Areas, from point of conception, raising funds/financing, negotiating international licensing contracts, corporate governance, employment contracts, and advising boards of directors. During his tenure since 2007 as an executive, as well as the in-house attorney with a start-up firm in the RTP, Houston was part of the team that raised over $4.5 million in Series A and Series B rounds. He was also part of the team that sought and received regulatory clearances by the FDA for multiple technologies. He left his role earlier this year and has been working to form The Barnes Law Firm to fill what he sees is an unmet need in the Raleigh and Durham areas: experienced legal advice from a lawyer, personalized attention, and guidance, without the overhead and inefficiencies of a big law firm.

The firm is headquartered in the RTP, convenient to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

For more information, visit www.BarnesLawNC.com