Michael A. Grace Jr.
Associate

1001 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC USA 27101

Overview

Mike Grace focuses his practice on business and finance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was Legal Counsel  at the Supreme Court of North Carolina where he provided legal support to the Chief Justice in his role as head of the North Carolina Judicial Branch. Previously, Mike was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Mark Martin in the Supreme Court of North Carolina where he conducted extensive legal research, reviewed petitions seeking judicial review, prepared bench memoranda for oral arguments, and drafted judicial opinions on a variety of civil and criminal cases.

While attending law school, Mike was a licensed student advocate at the Innocence and Justice Clinic in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also participated in Wake forest’s Micro-Trade and Development Clinic, where he traveled to Nicaragua to work with micro-enterprises and NGOs. During the summer after his 2L year, Mike was selected as the sole legal intern for a multinational corporation engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing and sale worldwide of its footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

Mike was nominated as a "40 Under 40 Most Influential African American in the Triad" in 2020 by the Triad's Black Business Ink magazine.

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Education

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2016)

Yale University, B.A., Political Science (2013)

Admissions

North Carolina (2019)

Clerkships

Supreme Court of North Carolina - Honorable Chief Justice Mark Martin (Sep 2016-Sep 2017)

Professional & Community Activities

Winston Under 40, Board Member

Forsyth Futures, Board Member

Wake Forest Face to Face Speaker’s Forum, Board Member

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