Aceto Law Office P.A. is closing its Asheville office. The firm’s principal, Steven T. Aceto, is retiring from the full time practice of law, and is no longer accepting new clients or new matters from existing clients. For almost 40 years, Aceto Law Office P.A. has been an Asheville law firm emphasizing long-term client relationships, focused on business organizations, charitable and religious organizations, commercial transactions, real property transactions, trusts and estates, and arbitration and mediation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Aceto Law Office P.A. continues to offer the dispute resolution services of Steven T. Aceto as arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association as a member of its panel of neutrals, and by court appointment, including construction and real property disputes, insurance matters, franchises, contracts, and other commercial matters.
Aceto Law Office P.A. continues to offer the fiduciary services of Steven T. Aceto as Trustee of testamentary and inter vivos trusts on a case by case basis.
TO ALL OF MY CLIENTS AND FRIENDS:
Not long ago, when I turned age 65, I decided it was time to follow some advice I’ve frequently offered my clients, which is to leave the party while everyone is still listening to your stories and offering you beverages, and before the Sheriff arrives.
I am in the process of retiring from the full time practice of law while I am still in good health, you all seem reasonably satisfied with my services, and I don’t hear the Sheriff coming up the driveway (yet). I expect things to take a little while to completely wind down and my intent is to complete work in process, but not to accept any new clients, or new matters from old clients. Anyone calling for my legal advice will be referred to other local attorneys.
Many of you will want to know where Angela Faulkner is after 28 years as my faithful assistant. I am proud to tell you Angie accepted a position with Investors Title Insurance Company as legal assistant to their head office underwriting staff, a substantial and well deserved promotion for her.
My former associate attorney Katherine Gambill (formerly Katherine Torrance) is now employed by PLG Law as attorney in charge of their Asheville office, which is a substantial and well deserved promotion for her as well. She can be reached at 828-544-0098.
FILE RETENTION POLICY: You should have received a letter from me when you initially engaged my services, disclosing my policy of destroying client files after six years from the last furnishing of legal services, according to North Carolina State Bar rules. That has happened and is happening. Former clients with matters I’ve began or concluded less than six years previous can notify me at the address below to arrange to pick up your physical file now on hand and/or receive a storage disk with non-editable contents of your electronic file. I have moved and temporarily stored your remaining physical and electronic files and intend to eventually destroy and permanently delete them, as the time required for keeping them expires and as State Bar rules may otherwise allow. Please note it has not been my policy to keep original wills and estate planning documents or real estate title documents. I have instead delivered the signed original documents to clients at the time of execution or recordation. Copies have been and will be destroyed after six years, along with all other client files.
Thank you for the opportunity to advise you over the years, which has been always interesting and, in fact, a great source of delight to me, and an immense privilege you have given me, for all of which I am truly thankful to God. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this news may bring you. If you have questions don’t hesitate to email me.
Very truly yours,
s/Steven T. Aceto
Attorney at Law
Our firm advises buyers, sellers, lenders, and real estate developers in drafting, negotiating and closing contracts involving real estate and construction. We perform title searches, counsel clients in loan and lease transactions, and advise clients in regards to deeds and easements.
Our firm routinely counsels boards and managers of non-profit organizations on matters including initial organization, IRS qualification, and operational matters. Our clients include churches, schools, municipalities, missionary organizations, business and professional organizations and non-profit service organizations involved in activities such as publishing, community relations, academics and the arts, and international relief and development.
Aceto Law Office P.A. offers dispute resolution services as arbitrator and mediator through the American Arbitration Association, by court appointment, and by individual arrangement, including construction disputes, insurance matters, franchises, contracts and commercial matters.
Our firm advises families and fiduciaries regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and estate administration.
Aceto Law Office P.A. offers legal counsel to small to medium-sized businesses in a broad range of business transactional matters. We routinely advise clients in regards to:
• Legal organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies
• Business operational matters and contracts, including loan transactions, licenses, and acquiring and selling the business
• Business and succession planning
Our clients include automobile dealerships, medical and other professional practices, real estate developers and contractors, computer and internet service businesses, advertising and publishing companies, manufacturing and design companies, retail and wholesale sales and distributing companies, and innovative startups.