Overview

Yolanda Davis Brisco’s practice focuses on the areas of economic development and corporate law. As part of Nexsen Pruet’s economic development team, she helps clients navigate state and local economic incentive programs. In addition, she supports corporate clients in transactional matters including entity structure and formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and general corporate law with an emphasis on small businesses and nonprofit and exempt organizations.

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Yolanda spent more than a decade in the accounting and nonprofit industries as a consultant and the real estate industry as a Realtor®/Broker licensed in North and South Carolina. As a nonprofit and accounting consultant, she advised a diverse group of nonprofits and small businesses in 501(c)(3) nonprofit administration and management; and business financial management. Her clients included sports philanthropists, human services organizations, private foundations, churches and other religious organizations, schools, financial counseling and money management organizations, community development corporations, startup charities, and small businesses such as a gift boutique, marketing and media company, technology firm, and online fashion boutique.

Yolanda received a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Winston-Salem State University and an M.S. degree in Accountancy from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University. After obtaining her masters, she worked for a "Big 4" public accounting firm as a Fortune 500 Business Assurance and Advisory Services professional. Thereafter, she obtained a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received her J.D. from Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law.

Community & Professional

  • North Carolina Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • Davis Academy, Board Chair
  • A Lady of Influence, Secretary, and Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Profession, Former Committee Member
  • Center for Women in Law (University of Texas School of Law), Research Study on the Law School Experiences of Women of Color, Former Advisory Board Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, Former Council Member

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Yolanda’s life outside of Nexsen Pruet is filled with foodie adventures, sports, and travel with her husband. You can find her attending sporting events to cheer on the teams at each of her alma maters, as well as her husband’s beloved LSU tigers, and the Charlotte Hornets. When she’s not enjoying a sporting event, she’s pursuing her passion for food, culture, and travel; reading a good book; or spending time with family and friends.

Active in the community, Yolanda co-founded and currently chairs the board of Davis Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting equity in public schools with focus on restorative practices and community schools.

Recognitions

  • National Black Lawyers Association Top 40 under 40 in North Carolina, 2020 and 2021 – an honor given to attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership skills, and performance in legal practice; as well as promote diversity
  • Winston-Salem State University Forty Under 40, 2021 – celebration of young alumni professionals who are making positive changes in the world
  • Campbell Law 45th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight, 2021 – 45 Campbell Law alumni who are living out the university’s motto “leading with purpose”

Media

Videos/Podcasts

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou

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