Business Formation

When you are starting a new business and need to form an LLC or new cooperation, we can help.  Likewise, we can help keep you compliant and offer guidance on rules and regulations.  As you grow and develop, we can help you manage other business activities: contracts, confidentiality issues, non-compete agreement, business transfers and buy/sell agreements.

How can we help you meet your goals?

This website is designed for general information only. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. However, please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as we have agreed that an attorney-client relationship has been established. Practice Limited to North Carolina.
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We guide clients that have found themselves in need of litigation through the process of claim resolution.  Whether it is a dispute in construction, business, real estate, eminent domain, a will contest or other area, we approach these cases with a calm, steady progression towards a timely resolution.  Although difficult, we try to make litigation painless as possible.

Real Estate 

We aid those with commercial and residential real estate in closing their transactions.  Also, we aid tenants and landlords in lease preparation, negotiation and litigation, if necessary.  We also offer guidance in zoning, subdivision and development matters and have a deep understanding of boundary and property disputes. 


North Carolina Superior Court cases require mediation between the parties before proceeding to trial.  We offer mediation services for these structured mediated conferences. We enable litigants to take back control of their case and reach settlement and avoid trial.  Please use our mediation request form  to let us know when you need us to mediate a case for you.

Eminent Domain

We passionately represent property owners having their land taken from them by governmental or private condemnors across the State of North Carolina.  With years of experience handling hundreds of acquisitions for condemning authorities under our belt, we have the experience you need to get the job done.  Call us, we will set a site visit within 48 hours.

Our Practice Areas

Below you will see a summary of our most significant practice areas.  Please click on any link for more detailed information.

Protecting Property & People