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Barbara C. Ruby

Barbara C. Ruby


T (336) 378-5294
F (336) 433-7474

Barbara Ruby concentrates her practice in the areas of business representation, taxation, employee benefits, estate planning and estate administration.

Barbara has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions involving both publicly traded and closely held businesses. Barbara's work includes structuring transactions to meet tax objectives, identifying and dealing with due diligence issues, drafting transaction documents, and helping her clients achieve their business goals.

She also works extensively with ERISA and employee benefit issues.  Her employee benefit work includes drafting qualified retirement plans and qualifying them before the IRS, structuring and drafting executive deferred compensation plans and assisting employers with regulatory compliance issues, including audits and remedial issues with the IRS and US Department of Labor.

Her estate planning practice includes counseling closely held business owners about methods of transitioning ownership and control.

Barbara has been active in civic and community service and currently serves as a board member of both ArtsGreensboro and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.

  • Selected by Law & Politics Magazine for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2007, 2008
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law, Tax Law, listed more than 10 years
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV")  Peer Review Rating *

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.



  • Duke University, B.A., 1971
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1976
  • United States Tax Court, 1980
  • North Carolina, 1976

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