Sharita Whitaker Co-Chairs the NCBA Minorities in the Profession Committee’s Signature Event

Raleigh, N.C.  – On January 31, 2015, our own Sharita Whitaker Co-Chaired one of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Minorities in the Profession Committee’s signature annual events, ¡Adelante! Moving Forward, a program designed to teach law school students the skills necessary to transition successfully from law school into the work force and help them learn the value of effective professional networking.   

Sharita Whitaker, an associate at Smith Anderson, worked with her Co-Chair Denisse Gonzalez, corporate counsel for Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc., to organize three panels consisting of private practice lawyers, in-house lawyers, judges, and law school career services professionals who discussed everything from financial management to networking etiquette. The event was well attended by attorneys and law students in North Carolina.

About Sharita Whitaker

Sharita focuses her practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate Development. She assists clients with real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. In addition to mentoring law students and new lawyers through the NCBA MIP Committee, she is an active North Carolina Central University School of Law alumna. Sharita is also a member of the Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association. For more information, please visit Sharita’s bio at

About Smith Anderson

Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys make us well positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit


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