Lawyers Luncheon Series

September 12, 2013


"Back the Buzz"- The Process of Rebranding the Charlotte Bobcats




Join the MCB to enjoy lunch, networking, and to learn about Charlotte's process to "Back the Buzz" - the rebranding of the Bobcats to the Hornets! The Bobcats Senior Manager for Legal Affairs Allison Purmort will share about the team's initial intellectual property process for the new branding, the process of securing the name and the board of governors' vote, music licensing, and more.


Allison Purmort is the Senior Manager of Legal Affairs for Bobcats Sports and Entertainment (BSE).  She joined BSE in August 2012.  Ms. Purmort serves as the attorney for the Charlotte Bobcats basketball franchise, Time Warner Cable Arena and Cats Care Foundation, Inc. She is responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to BSE's various departments, while also handling the organization's risk management functions, including insurance and litigation matters. Her responsibilities include reviewing, drafting and negotiating many of the company's agreements relating to player transactions, arena events, sponsorships, luxury and premium seating sales, labor and employment matters, television and radio broadcasting, marketing, and other key areas of BSE's operations.


Ms. Purmort is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina, and a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Bar.



 Join your colleagues at this monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and network. Held at First Presbyterian Church (200 W. Trade Street), door open at 12 p.m. and lunch goes from from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. 


2013-14 Schedule

Mark your calendars and register below (you may register for one or all of the luncheons)


Luncheon Date

Registration / Payment Deadline

Thurs., Sep. 12, 2013


Thurs., Oct. 03, 2013

Sep. 26

Thurs., Nov. 07, 2013

Oct. 31

Thurs., Jan. 09, 2014

Jan. 2

Thurs., Feb. 06, 2014

Jan. 30

Thurs., Mar. 06, 2014

Feb. 27

Thurs., Apr. 03, 2014

Mar. 27



The MCB Social & Networking Committee welcomes your suggestions for speakers and programs to offer in the future. For suggestions and more information about the luncheons, e-mail Chair Meredith Jeffries at or Vice Chair Jason McGrath at or MCB Member Networking & Sponsorship Coordinator Sara Taylor Moore at



Luncheon Series Registration


Limited spaces available! Email to register today!

Registration Cancellation / Refund Policy

Board Approved 1/24/13


Registration refunds are 1) 100% refundable for requests made 8 or more days before the event; 2) 75% refundable for requests made 7 to 4 days before the event (a 25% processing fee will be incurred); and 3) non-refundable for requests made 3 days or less before the event. Registrants requesting refunds 3 days or less before the event may be offered the option to transfer the registration to a substitute attendee. Payment is due in full if no cancellation is received or if cancellation is received 3 days or less in advance of event.


Reservations are not guaranteed if received less than 24 hours prior to the event. Registrations at the event door will be accepted on a space available basis--additional charges may apply. For some events, food or beverage is not guaranteed for last-minute registrants.


A sponsorship and/or advertisement refund will only be granted in the case that the Mecklenburg County Bar does not fulfill the commitment(s) stated in the signed "Sponsorship/Advertisement Agreement".


Refunds on any fees paid to the Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service are subject to the specifications of the MCB LRS Guidelines.


Exceptions or requests for refunds not covered by the above registration refund policy may be considered for approval by the MCB Executive Director or his or her designee.



Wednesday July 29, 2015

Quick Links
Upcoming MCB Events

8-6-15 Memorial Service for Henry N. Pharr II
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Pharr's life.

9-3-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear remarks from a speaker.

9-3-15 Memorial Service for J. Carlton Fleming
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Fleming's life.


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