In this position, she will represent lenders and developers in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions ranging from condominium and student housing projects to apartment buildings and shopping centers. Parsons-Salem is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd Federal District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as all Massachusetts, Missouri and North Carolina state courts.
Prior to joining Ragsdale Liggett, Parsons-Salem was vice president and general counsel of Panera Bread Company in Richmond Heights, Mo. She has served as in-house corporate counsel for both Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. Parsons-Salem received her Bachelor of Arts in History in 1967 at Boston University College of Liberal Arts and earned her Juris Doctor in 1970 from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. A native of Lexington, Mass., she is in the process of relocating to Raleigh and currently resides in Pinehurst, N.C.
“We are delighted to welcome Parsons-Salem to our firm,” said Frank Liggett, managing partner and founding member at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. “Her past experience will be highly beneficial in preparing her for the demanding negotiating skills required in the complex, multi-transactional deals she will handle at our firm.”
About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Known for their innovations in the arena of corporate law, Ragsdale Liggett lawyers are equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies ranging in size from small local businesses to national financial institutions and large international insurance conglomerates. The diverse real estate practice group at Ragsdale Liggett handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions, and the privatization of university student housing. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has developed an extraordinary reputation in the area of civil litigation and has enjoyed significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court in areas with far-reaching implications, such as insurance/reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes.