Your business, your lawyers. Since 1992.

When founding partners Buddy Kirk and Bill Palmer founded Kirk & Palmer, P.A., in 1992, they committed themselves to excellence and integrity in the practice of law and to providing the highest level of legal service.

While Buddy concentrated his practice in all aspects of commercial real estate, Bill focused primarily on business transactions and estate planning.

In 1995, Richard Thigpen joined the firm as a partner, concentrating on providing business and tax advice to closely held businesses. It was at this time, the partners changed the name of the firm to Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.

About the Firm


When Experience Matters

Kirk Palmer & Thigpen is comprised of 18 attorneys who continue to provide the highest level of legal counsel and client service among more than 12 commercial and business practices.

With increasing complexities in client issues, there’s not only a demand for experienced lawyers in their own area of practice, but also a necessity for lawyers who can collaborate with others throughout the firm to solve intricate legal challenges.

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Excellence and Integrity

Today, KPT lawyers and legal staff continue to expand their knowledge base and resources offering our clients legal counsel in the areas of commercial real estate, community association law, corporate and real estate finance, corporate governance, financial restructurings and foreclosures, guardianship, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, real estate litigation, tax law, tax-exempt organizations and nonprofit institutions, and trusts and estates.

Our practices and lawyers have been consistently recognized in Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, U.S. News® – “Best Law Firms” and Business North Carolina – Legal Elite®.

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