Legal Team

We have been told by our clients that they like working with us because they appreciate the depth of our experience and they know we are committed to working on their team to help develop practical, cost-efficient legal advice and solutions customized to their unique situations.

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Ralph J. DiLeone

Biography

Ralph DiLeone obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, after which he worked for Arthur Andersen & Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a Senior Tax Accountant, and then Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio as an international tax analyst. Ralph then earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of Toledo College of Law in 1984 and continued utilizing his accounting and tax background when he began practicing law in 1984.  Ralph started out as a “big firm” attorney who, after 15 years of big law firm experience, and serving in 2 General Counsel/Senior Vice President positions for two large companies, and 5 years as a tax accountant with one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms and an international oil company, decided to create a small firm of his own. Ralph was accustomed to working for clients of various sizes in various industries, which allowed him to help many types of clients and grow the Firm. Ralph wanted to develop a firm that would provide its clients with the experience he gained from the large firms but deliver this service with the personalized touch and practical solutions which he found his clients were seeking. His combination of legal, accounting, and business experience has been very influential in operating the Firm and in counseling its clients.

Education

Juris Doctorate Awarded, The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo
Bachelors Degree, Case Western Reserve University

Affiliations

Ralph is licensed to practice in:

  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • United States Tax Court
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar.

Ralph continues to be rated AV by Martindale.com.

Ralph is also a member of the following Professional Associations and Organizations:

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Health Law Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Forum on Franchising Section
    • Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section
    • Tax Section
    • Law Practice Division
    • Solo, Small Firm and general practice Division
    • Senior Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • International Law Practice Section
    • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
    • Health Law Section
    • Small Firm and Technology Law Section
    • Senior Lawyers Division
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
    • Edge 6
    • Board of Advisors
    • Former member of the Board of Directors from 2011-2013
    • Member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference Committee
    • Member of the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
    • the Board of Directors from 2014 thru 2020
    • the Executive Committee of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2018-2020
  • Triangle Medical Managers;
  • Brier Creek Country Club;
  • The City Club of Raleigh;
  • Who’s Who Registry of Global Business Leaders;
  • North Carolina Legal Elite; and
  • The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who (law).
  • Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina,
  • The Advisory Committee of the Project Enlightenment Foundation
    • He served on the Board of Directors of the Project Enlightenment Foundation from 2016 - 2018.

Presentations

Ralph has presented on various business law, franchising, and estate planning topics with various organizations and associations throughout his career.

Ralph has also presented estate planning seminars through the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh in parishes throughout the Triangle. 

Ralph has been a guest lecturer in business law classes at two of the law schools in the Triangle as well as being a guest lecturer at one of the business classes at NC State University College of Textiles.

Specialties

Ralph concentrates on all of the general business and corporate matters in which the Firm currently concentrates for U.S. and international corporations.

Ralph has represented clients in such industries as:

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Various service businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Oother health-care organizations
  • Banks
  • Public Charities and other Tax-exempt organizations
  • Various other businesses.
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Rosemary Thomas Boles

Biography

Rosemary Thomas Boles is a native of North Carolina.  She was born in Fayetteville and grew up in Wilmington.  She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for several semesters, then attended the Miller-Motte Business College.  She has resided in Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia.  She has over 30 years for experience as an administrative assistant in various corporate office environments.

Rosemary joined The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. in January 2015 as the firm administrator.  She currently oversees the business administration of the firm, as well as assisting the firm in business and corporate matters, estate planning and estate administration.