Rachel Blunk is originally from Chicago. Ms. Blunk graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 2004 with a B.A. in Classics, and obtained her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. Ms. Blunk joined Sharpless & Stavola in 2015. Prior to joining Sharplesss & Stavola, Ms. Blunk practiced civil litigation and commercial transactions for several years at a firm in Burlington, North Carolina.
Ms. Blunk has a hybrid practice including civil litigation and business law. In her litigation practice, she handles business disputes, such as breach of contract actions, intellectual property disputes, and enforcing and defending covenants not to compete. In her transactional practice, she focuses on the needs of closely held corporations, particularly the protection of intellectual property, government contracting and employment issues.
Ms. Blunk speaks and writes frequently on a variety of issues, including legal issues facing the LGBT community in North Carolina. Recent publications include: Rachel Blunk, Practicing Law in a Post Marriage Equality North Carolina: Issues Spotting for the Non-Family Law Practitioner, October 28, 2015, Rachel Blunk and Jonathan Espinola, The Tax Implications of Windsor, for You and Your Clients, February 25, 2014; and Maxine Eichner, et al., Potential Legal Impact of the Proposed Same-Sex Marriage Amendment to the North Carolina Constitution, June 6, 2011.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Blunk is actively involved in her community and volunteers with numerous charitable boards and community organizations. She currently serves in the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the The Alamance Partnership for Children, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.