Devins Law Firm Donates to UNC Lineberger Cancer Center

Cancer survivor Walter J. Devins gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center took place at the ribbon cutting event at Devins Law Firm’s new offices in Raleigh.

Raleigh, NC, July 07, 2011 --( Corporate execs, politicians, the major gifts director for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and local business people applauded Walter J. Devins, a cancer survivor, for his generous donation to the center. The substantial contribution was accepted by Nicole Pratapas for UNC Lineberger at the ribbon cutting ceremony at Devins Law Firm’s new offices in the Six Forks Business District. Devins gave the funds to the cancer center for providing him with the treatment he required to have the healthy and robust life he enjoys today.

A little over 10 years ago Walter Devins was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer, in the middle of finals in his freshman year at UNC at Chapel Hill. He checked into UNC Hospital to receive the treatment needed to cure his cancer. Walter likes to joke with the UNC team that “he was the only patient to ride his bike to the UNC hospital for treatment,” as freshman can’t have cars on campus. Devins went on to earn his undergraduate degree from the "Kenan-Flagler business school" at UNC and a law degree from the UNC School of Law.

At the ribbon cutting Devins stated, “We are not only celebrating our move into these new legal offices but also observing our official inception as part of the local business community. We are excited about our expansion and being able to provide our significant legal services to the Triangle area and to companies doing business throughout the state of North Carolina.”

Nicole Pratapas accepted the donation for Lineberger and thanked Walter and the Devins Law Firm. Pratapas told those in attendance, “UNC Lineberger and UNC Cancer Care are unique in North Carolina – the only public institution for our state and citizens. One part of our mission that we take very seriously is providing cancer care for all the citizens of North Carolina regardless of their ability to pay. Our accomplishments are due to individuals like you making the decision to get involved to improve cancer care. I hope you might consider joining Walter and us in our fight against cancer.”

Read about Walter’s story of hope, courage and strength at

About Devins Law Firm (DLF)
The Devins Law Firm is a boutique business law firm founded in 2010 by University of North Carolina School of Law graduate Walter Devins, Esq. The Raleigh, North Carolina firm is experienced in serving corporate legal needs, from routine matters and employment issues to corporate law advice. They help clients in all stages of the startup process, including entity choice and formation, grant and loan advice, as well as all levels of funding. DLF assists clients with mergers and acquisitions in all industries and sectors and provides legal advice to companies that want to buy, sell, or restructure. Walter is a member of the NC Bar Association, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). 8321 Six Forks Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27615 T: 919.444.2501 Web:

About UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the nation's premier public universities, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is North Carolina's only public NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Their mission is to reduce cancer occurrence, death, and suffering in North Carolina and throughout the nation through treatment, research, training, and outreach. Together, our outstanding clinicians, investigators, and staff work with our patients, our communities, and our state to provide today's best care and tomorrow's best hope. UNC Lineberger Campus Box #7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. T: 919.966.5905

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