Established in 1978, Bata Law Office, P.A. has been serving the people of Cherokee, Clay, Graham and Macon Counties for more than 30 years.
Located in Murphy, North Carolina, our office represents clients in the areas of business and real estate law and estates, wills and trusts. Our goal is to provide you with intelligent, effective legal representation that resolves your issues quickly so you can move on with your life. North Carolina law can be difficult, but Bata Law Office, P.A. can assist businesses and individual clients in navigating through the complexities.
Getting results for clients for more than three decades
Through meticulous attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of North Carolina law, attorney Rudolph A. Bata, Jr. has earned a reputation as one of the most capable legal minds in the region. He goes over every detail, no matter how small, with you so you get a clear understanding of every aspect of your case. We believe that when both the client and the attorney are on the same page, the results are far more likely to be positive. At the Bata Law Office, P.A., you will find:
A renowned attorney Attorney Bata has received many accolades over the years, included the respected BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded in recognition of his professionalism and ethics and the care he offers his clients.
An attorney who puts his clients first At the Bata Law Office, P.A., we want to build a foundation of trust with everyone who comes to us for assistance. Solid communication between us improves your chances for a favorable outcome in your case.
A dedication to the people of North Carolina Attorney Bata has been helping the people of North Carolina for decades. He is an active participant in community activities and cares deeply that all of his clients from the area get the justice they deserve.
Areas of practice
At Bata Law Office, P.A., we serve clients in the following areas of the law:
-Estate, Will and Trusts
225 Valley River Avenue, Suite B
Murphy NC 28906
Experienced North Carolina trust and estates attorneys can draft your last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life, providing you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes for what will happen upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to someone who is not your blood relative, e.g., a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pet and the decisions the court makes might not reflect your desires.
At Bata Law Office, P.A., we have more than 30 years of experience drafting wills for clients and can assist by drafting a valid will to ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life evolves, so may your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, parenthood status, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointing a guardian
Your will allows you to make decisions about the future care of your minor children. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or in the event that both parents die in a common incident. If you have not named a guardian for your children, the court appoints one, who may make parental decisions contrary to what you would have wanted. In your will, you can also make arrangements for the care of your pets, naming a guardian to take responsibility for them.
Creating an optimal estate plan
Drafting an effective will requires more than filling in a form. If a court determines that your will is invalid, your desires will not be honored upon your death. We meticulously draft your will and consider all aspects of your estate plan. We review your family arrangements, financial situation and philosophical goals to guide you in making the best estate planning decisions, and we draft your will accordingly.
Valuing and managing the estate
We assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Mediation; Real Estate; Family; Corporate; Business; Banking; Probate; Estates; Civil Litigation
1973, District of Columbia; 1978, North Carolina; 1991, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
Emory University School of Law, J.D.
North Carolina (Member, Pro Bono Committee) and American Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; North Carolina State Bar.
Member, Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal, 1971-1972. Certified Mediator. Member, Arbitration Panel, National Association of Security Dealers.
Akron, Ohio, January 9, 1947
Rudolph A. Bata, Jr.
Rudy Bata, a graduate of Emory University School of Law has been in private practice in North Carolina since 1978. During that time he has established a proven track record in civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in state and Federal Court, is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association and is listed on Who's Who in American Law. Mr. Bata, has compiled specialized experience in the following areas:
-Estate, Will and Trusts
-General Civil Litigation