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Kerry A. Friedman
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Kerry A. Friedman is an Asheville native and graduate of Asheville High School.  He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (JD, 1980).  Kerry returned to Asheville in 1980 and joined Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A., becoming a partner in 1983.  Kerry concentrates his practice in business, transactional and non-profit law.  Kerry’s involvements in the community include UNC-Asheville Foundation, United Way of Asheville – Buncombe County, Community Foundation of WNC, Care Partners Foundation, Pisgah Legal Services, and many other community organizations.  Kerry has been married to his wife Anna for over 30 years, and they have two adult children.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Health and Health Care Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Mission Health System, Inc.
  • Mars Hill University
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Cason Companies Inc. (Petroleum/Building Supplies)


  • Instructor in legal aspects of starting a business, Service Corps of Retired Executives -SBA, 1990 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • 2001 Centennial Award Presented by NC Bar Association and 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Secretary Treasurer, 1984 to 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program


  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Phi Beta Kappa