James H. Culbreth, Jr.: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

James H. Culbreth, Jr.

Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Securities
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Healthcare
University Wake Forest University, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University, J.D., 1980
Admitted1981, District of Columbia; 1982, Virginia; 1984, North Carolina

Professional and Community Affiliations

•North Carolina Bar Association
•North Carolina Bankers Association
•Habitat for Humanity
•Operation Christmas Child
•University City United Methodist Church, former Chairman Capital Campaign, 2002


James H. Culbreth, Jr.'s principal area of practice is employee benefits. Jim has over 30 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on employee benefits law and executive compensation while representing private and public sector employers of all sizes. He has extensive experience in designing and preparing qualified retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans and ESOPs), nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and equity compensation for employees and executives, as well as advising employers on their fiduciary responsibilities under federal and state law. Jim has lectured on employee benefits and fiduciary issues at the National Trust School and the Southeastern Trust School.


•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•2009 North Carolina Law Impact Leader, Business Leader,North Carolina Legal Guide


01.31.2013 Benefits and Compensation Alert - January 31, 2013

08.29.2011 Ethics and Professionalism: How Do We Know? Assembling and Monitoring a Plan's Investment Team

01.24.2011 Is Your 403(b) Plan Covered by ERISA, Must it Be-and Does it Matter? A Slight Twist in the 403(b) Plan Kaleidoscope Provides Another Picture

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Benefits Spring Clean-Up, WorkCite, March 17, 2008; New DOL Disclosure Rules Alter Plan Administration Landscapes, WorkCite, January 3, 2008; Final Code Section 409A Regulations: Key Planning Pointers for the Road Ahead, WorkCite, May 4, 2007; Automatic Everything 401(K) Plans, WorkCite, March 2, 2007

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James H. Culbreth, Jr.

128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
CharlotteNC 28202-5013


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