Our Firm

At Robbins May and Rich LLP, we find practical and effective solutions to our clients’ challenges, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the area’s leading firms. We assist both businesses and individuals in business law, employment law, trust planning, real estate and more.

Armed with extensive experience and a dedication to excellence, our multidisciplinary firm routinely handles complex matters for clients in both North Carolina and neighboring states. Our tight-knit staff shares a commitment to our community and a culture grounded in collaboration and collegiality.

Robbins May & Rich LLP represents a clientele that ranges from individuals and families to large private and public institutions. Our goal is to ensure that clients receive effective and quality legal counsel.

Our attorneys are admitted in North Carolina and other states and are members of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Firm History

The history of our firm is rooted in our dedication to Moore County. In 1978, John May and Wayne Robbins opened the doors of their practice, building on their mutual desire to offer sophisticated legal expertise to their community. The pair were soon joined by Dean Rich, an estate planning lawyer whose knowledge and experience allowed them to expand their services. The firm attracted bright and well-informed legal talent from around the state and eventually built and settled into the Pinehurst office we occupy today.
Dean Rich died in 2006, and Wayne Robbins retired in 2017, but our firm proudly bears their names today, a reflection of the exemplary service and dedication that they showed to our clients. Today, Robbins May & Rich LLP operates in seven principal practice areas and related sub-specialties:
Business and nonprofit corporate law
Employment law
Equine law
Golf clubs and resorts (hospitality and leisure)
Real estate law
1031 like-kind exchanges
Trust and estate planning and administration
Our close-knit team of attorneys support each other through cases large and small, simple and complex. We seek to grow and innovate with changes in the law while remaining true to our roots in Moore County and look forward to continuing to serve our community.

LoJuanna Pages

Real Estate Paralegal

Natasha Masar

Real Estate and Corporate Paralegal / Office Administrator

Sonja Brewton

Trust and Estates Paralegal

Kim Talbert

Real Estate and 1031 Exchanges Paralegal

Marie Williams

Trust and Estates and Real Estate Paralegal

Marguerite E.M. Beeson


At Robbins May & Rich LLP, we are committed to supporting the nonprofit organizations that enrich our community. We contribute our professional expertise to numerous organizations, and we support the many causes with which our lawyers and staff members are involved with outside the office.
Sandhills Habitat for Humanity

We have been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. In fact, all house closings for Sandhills Habitat homeowners take place in our office. Robert Friesen has been an involved and active participant in the Sandhills Habitat for Humanity, serving as its legal counsel for 32 years, serving on its board of directors for numerous terms, and serving as its chairman for two separate terms.

To learn more about Sandhills Habitat for Humanity, visit its website.

Moore County Community Foundation

An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the MCCF distributes approximately $100,000 each year to local charities. Stephen Later served as the organization’s initial president from 2000 to 2005 and on its board of directors from 2000 to 2017, while Patricia T. Neibauer has served on the board since 2018.

For more information on the Moore County Community Foundation, visit its website.

Moore County Economic Development Partnership

The Moore County Economic Development Partnership’s mission is “to create economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for Moore County’s citizens through the creation of quality jobs and capital investment in Moore County’s communities.” John May joined MCEDP’s board of directors at its formation in 2002 and became its chairman in 2012.  

To learn more about the Moore County Economic Development Partnership, visit its website.

Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend provides shelter for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking while offering prevention, intervention and recovery services for survivors. Our lawyers have supported the organization and its crucial missions for many years.

To learn more about Friend to Friend, visit its website.

The Walthour-Moss Foundation

Based in Southern Pines, the Walthour-Moss Foundation is the only nature preserve in North Carolina (and one of few in the United States) whose stated mission designates it as a place for equestrian activities. An accredited land trust, it holds 4,198 acres that constitute one of the state’s largest private stands of longleaf pine. Stephen Later has served as a director since 2004 and as its chairman since 2014, and Elizabeth Snow is a member its Development Committee.

Robbins May & Rich LLP led a successful ten-year legal and political effort to prevent the designation of a freeway bypass through these lands. We also arranged for the permanent protection of this forest against any state condemnation via an innovative conservation agreement with the United States Forest Service.

To learn more about The Walthour-Moss Foundation, visit its website.

North Carolina Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History fosters a passion for our state by preserving artifacts and educating the public through exhibits and programs. Stephen Later serves as a director of the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and was previously a director and chairman of the North Carolina Museum of History Associates.

To learn more about the North Carolina Museum of History, visit its website.

Southern Pines Rotary Club

The Southern Pines Rotary Club works in our community under the Rotary International objective of “Service Above Self.” Members support a number of Moore County organizations, and the club makes financial contributions through its Charitable Foundation and yearly club fundraisers. Bill Pate is an active member in Rotary, having served as the President of both the Charitable Foundation and the Southern Pines Rotary Club. 

To learn more about the Southern Pines Rotary Club and Rotary International, visit its website.

We are proud to possess a culture of respect, collegiality and friendship among our staff. While our attorneys each work in specific practice areas, we foster a collaborative environment in order to achieve the best service and outcome for our clients.

We also believe in supporting work-life balance for our attorneys and staff members. This, in addition to competitive compensation and benefits, makes Robbins May & Rich LLP an ideal place to further a legal career; in fact, many of our attorneys and staff members have been with the firm for over a decade.

Our Culture

Our culture

Our home office is surrounded by the eleven unique towns and villages of Moore County. The area offers the amenities of a metropolitan area without the hustle and bustle of a large urban environment, and its growing community and thriving economy make it a perfect place to live and work.

With an easy commute to and from Raleigh, Greensboro and the Research Triangle, we are able to effectively service clients throughout the state.

Our Location

Our Location

At Robbins May & Rich LLP, we value integrity, excellence, personal service and responsiveness towards our clients.

Our core mission is to solve their issues in an effective and efficient manner while also serving the communities in which we live and work. We are dedicated to providing the best possible solution in the quickest possible time.

Our Values

Our Values

We are always looking for outstanding candidates to help us better serve our clients’ needs. If you are an attorney or legal talent who shares our firm’s values of integrity, excellence and client-focused commitment, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

Please send any inquiries to office manager Renee Fields at rfields@rmrattorneys.com with a resume and field of

Current Openings

Current Openings