Hering Koenig PLLC

We're here to help you through life's legal challenges.

Experienced and conscientious legal representation in family, employment, business, motor vehicle accidents, and other disputes.  

Hering Koenig PLLC
Triad, Greensboro / Triad

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Going through a separation and divorce can be one of life's most challenging and traumatic events. The attorney you choose can mean the difference between an amicable, private resolution outside of court or years of contested, stressful, and expensive litigation. Our attorneys make a concerted effort to resolve matters for our family law clients by agreement BEFORE a lawsuit is ever filed, whether through informal negotiations, using the collaborative family law approach, or pre-lawsuit mediation. 


However, there are circumstances when it is necessary to file a lawsuit or to have your matter addressed in court, such as when your spouse is unwilling to engage in reasonable settlement discussions, you are the victim of domestic violence, your spouse is threatening to move away with the children, your spouse is wasting or hiding assets, your spouse has stopped paying the bills, or your spouse has hired one of the numerous attorneys who instinctively file a lawsuit in every family law case (some of whom can still be reasonable and willing to resolve matters by agreement or consent order). Although resolving matters in court is extremely inefficient, stressful, and much more expensive, we are experienced and ready to zealously represent your interests in court if necessary.


Our family law practice includes the following:

  • Absolute Divorce (BEFORE this happens, talk to an attorney about property division and alimony)
  • Equitable Distribution (property division)
  • Spousal Support (Postseparation Support and Alimony)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Adoptions (step-parent adoptions, private adoptions, DSS adoptions, re-adoptions in NC)
  • Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation
  • Premarital Agreements (even for first marriages, these can promote important conversations about finances with your future spouse and should be seriously considered for second, third, or fourth marriages, especially when you or your future spouse have children from a prior relationship)
  • Postmarital Agreements (these can be helpful for addressing property issues and estate planning during the marriage)
  • Separation and Property Settlement Agreements (the primary way matters are resolved outside of court)
  • Collaborative Family Law (a private way to resolve your family law matters outside of court in a civil, cooperative manner with your attorney and your spouse's attorney)
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Employment Law

Hering Koenig’s employment law practice includes representing individuals and small business in matters involving:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Severance or Separation Agreements
  • For small business clients, we provide various types of counseling and advice on matters including development of effective employment policies, practices, and procedures; conflict avoidance and resolution; employment handbook reviews and drafting; equal employment, wage and hour, and other employment law compliance audits; and investigations of grievances and complaints, including complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, or other types of harassment.
  • Wrongful Termination / Discharge / Constructive Discharge
  • Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment claims, including those pursuant to:
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, sexual orientation, gender identity)
    • Section 1981 (race, color, ethnicity)
    • Section 1983 (civil rights)
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) / North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Act
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”)
    • North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (“REDA”) (discrimination or retaliation for exercising rights pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Act, Wage and Hour Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, among others)
    • North Carolina’s Equal Employment Practices Act (“EEPA”) (race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap)
  • Disputes / Litigation involving breach of employment agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and trade secrets.
  • State law claims such as negligent hiring, supervision, and retention; fraud; defamation; assault and battery; invasion of privacy; and tortious interference.
  • Wage and Hour disputes and litigation
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Representation at the EEOC
  • Counseling and advice to assist employees and employers with dispute avoidance and resolution.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our attorneys have substantial experience handling claims and lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents, including those with catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, and/or significant property damage.   

Civil Litigation

When you get sued or need to file a lawsuit, our attorneys are experienced and ready to zealously pursue and/or defend litigation in North Carolina state courts (District Court, Superior Court, and NC appellate courts) and federal courts (Middle District of North Carolina, Eastern District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals). Throughout any lawsuit, our attorneys combine our trial advocacy and negotiating skills to seek the best possible outcome for our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our attorneys have practiced in large, medium, and small firms and have experience across many areas of law, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Business disputes and unfair trade practices
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Civil rights
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Defamation (libel or slander)
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Fraud
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith
  • Insurance defense
  • Negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Product liability
  • Real Estate Litigation / Partition Proceedings
  • Trust and Estate Disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, will contests, and disputes involving trust or estate administration.

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About Hering Koenig PLLC

We believe our meaning and purpose in our law practice is to help our clients navigate through some of life's greatest challenges and put them in the best position possible to move forward with their lives in a productive and meaningful way. 


Our experienced and conscientious attorneys help individuals and businesses resolve complex and oftentimes emotional legal matters involving family law, employment law, business disputes, motor vehicle accidents, real estate disputes, trust and estate disputes, and other civil matters. We strive to find empathetic, creative, and cost-effective ways to help our clients achieve their goals.   

Triad Legal Team

Meet the team

At Hering Koenig, our experienced, determined, and empathetic team is prepared to provide clients with effective legal solutions in a variety of practice areas. 


Every client and every case is unique, and we strive to provide a personalized, sensible, and cost-effective approach to helping our clients achieve their goals. 


Whenever possible, we encourage resolving disputes by means other than litigation, which is extremely time-consuming, stressful, and expensive, but we are ready, willing, and able to see matters through in court when that is what it takes. 

G. Clark Hering, IV

Partner
Clark has been practicing law for more than 30 years. He is an experienced civil litigation attorney who primarily handles motor vehicle accident litigation, along with a variety of other civil disputes. He is also an NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator. Clark is a graduate of Wake Forest University and The Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law). He is licensed in North Carolina and Delaware. In the community, Clark has been an avid supporter of youth swimming (all three of his sons are college swimmers), enjoys playing tennis, and is an active member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. Don't hold it against him, but he is a huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers. Direct Dial: (336) 663-2067 Email: clark@triadlawfirm.com

Daniel W. Koenig

Partner
Dan has been practicing law in Greensboro for more than 25 years. He finds great enjoyment in helping his clients resolve challenging disputes across a variety of practice areas, including family law, employment law, business disputes, real estate disputes, trust and estate disputes, and other civil matters. Dan is a graduate of Duke University and SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the International Law Review. Dan also studied abroad at Humboldt University in Berlin and University College Oxford. In the community, Dan has served on a number of non-profit boards and committees over the years and attends St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Dan enjoys daily walks with his wife (Jen); hiking in the mountains with his dog (Duke); playing card and board games with his wife and daughter (Nel); traveling with family and friends; going to concerts; and riding his motorcycle (especially on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Direct Dial: (336) 663-1443 Email: dan@triadlawfirm.com

Stanley E. Speckhard

Of Counsel
Stan has been practicing law in Greensboro for nearly 50 years. He is a seasoned litigator, whose goal is always to better the lives of his clients. Stan has substantial experience handling cases involving auto accidents, workers’ compensation, employment law, medical malpractice, and a variety of other civil matters. Stan received his undergraduate and law degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. Outside the office, Stan enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary Davie, reading, hiking, engaging people socially, learning, traveling, and sleeping (an activity he occasionally enjoys in the office).

Gordon D. Speckhard

Associate Attorney
Gordon is a Greensboro native, who returned home to North Carolina after starting his legal career in New York City. Gordon is a creative problem-solver, who is passionate about seeking justice and advocating for the rights of individuals and small businesses. His practice focuses on family law, employment law, business litigation, and auto accident litigation. Prior to joining Hering Koenig, Gordon practiced law at the Office of the New York State Attorney General and a commercial and real estate litigation firm in New York, New York. Gordon received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. At Vanderbilt Law, Gordon served as an editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Gordon is admitted to practice in North Carolina and New York. Outside the courtroom, Gordon enjoys riding his motorcycle.

Tanya Connelly

Office Manager & Paralegal
Tanya will likely be the first person you talk to or see at our firm. She has over 35 years of experience working with attorneys and law firms in various capacities (legal assistant, paralegal, office manager). She does it all with grace, poise, determination, and compassion. Tanya is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but really does not like cold weather. Tanya attended Aquinas College in Milton, MA, graduating in 1991. "In my free time, I enjoy helping others, spending time with family, fellowship, and friends."

Paige Schwartz

Legal Assistant & Paralegal
Paige is a legal assistant and paralegal, working primarily with Clark Hering on auto accident cases and other types of civil litigation. Paige was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. Before joining our team, Paige worked as a traveling Nurse Tech and as an Emergency Nurse Tech. She is a trained EMT and Phlebotomy & Nursing Assistant. Paige is currently in the degree program for paralegals at GTCC. "One of my favorite things about the Office is our firm dog, Duke." In her free time, Paige enjoys visiting parks and driving or riding her motorcycle around Greensboro.

Duke

Office Dog
Duke, a/k/a "Mr. Handsome," is our office dog. He provides a reassuring and calming presence in the office and for many of our clients. He really loves his work family and takes his job seriously. Don't worry, we realize all people aren't comfortable around dogs, so you won't likely meet him on your first visit, unless you ask!

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