OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Our attorneys serve the people of North Carolina in the following practice areas:
Business law deals with a broad range of legal issues affecting businesses, partnerships, and corporations. In today’s complex business world the corporate attorney is an integral part of a successful business team. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Business Law.
Victims of brain injury and their families face unique, life-altering issues, making this an incredibly complex area of medicine and law. These clients need timely and effective advice that not only addresses the complex medical and legal issues involved, but also the significant human elements. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury.
Personal injury can occur through involvement in an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle or pedestrian accident, trucking accident or an accident on a construction site, workplace, or any other location. Personal Injury Law also includes injuries that result from medical malpractice or product liability, as well as wrongful death, nursing home abuse and premises liability. The term “personal injury” includes physical, as well as psychological injury. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Personal Injury.
Construction law is an area of the law that regulates acts of improvement or alteration of residential or commercial structures. This area of the law touches everything from labor, taxes and real estate to city planning and commercial transportation; it can apply to the most basic or complex of construction processes. Most folks get their first experience with construction law when they remodel their home or build a residence or second home. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Construction Law.
Arbitration is a dispute resolution process where one or more impartial persons (the “arbitrators”) decide a controversy after the parties have had an opportunity to present their facts and views. Unlike mediation, where the neutral is a facilitator whose job it is to assist the parties in understanding the issues and to guide the parties into making their own decision, an arbitrator has the duty, much like a judge or jury, of making a decision for the parties when they are unable to do so. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Arbitration.
Business torts occur with the intentional, negligent, or improper interference with the business interests of another. This can include cases involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices and competition, and breach of contracts. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Business Tort & Contract Litigation.
Condemnation law is the area of the law that deals with eminent domain, the power of the government to take private property for a public purpose. Although the government has the right to take your property for public purpose, you are entitled to recover the full fair market value of the property taken, including the damages to the remainder of the property. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Condemnation.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 was a remedial statute that established a federally-regulated framework for employee benefits plans. The act now governs over two million self-funded benefits plans across the nation and ERISA plans serve as the primary means of health care for most non-government North Carolina families headed by one or more workers. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of ERISA Litigation.
Mediation is a process by which an impartial third party, the mediator, facilitates communication between parties, without judging the merits of their case, so as to promote mutual understanding and a potential settlement of their dispute. It is an attempt to create the best possible circumstances for resolution of the parties’ issues. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Mediation.
Neutral evaluation is an informal, confidential, voluntary and nonbinding dispute resolution technique. It can stand on its own or it can be integrated into other dispute resolution methods such as mediation. The overriding purpose of neutral evaluation is to attempt to reduce litigation costs and enhance the possibility of an early settlement of legal disputes. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Neutral Evaluation.
A warranty is a means to ensure that companies stand by the quality of their product. Many of the products consumers purchase, as well as services they use, also come with express warranties. If the satisfaction that was guaranteed by the express warranty is not provided, some people will pursue lawsuits. North Carolina consumer protection laws are important to the safety and well-being of the community. Additionally, North Carolina law imposes certain warranties on the sale or lease of products and on the modification or repair of products. These are known as implied warranties. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Warranty Litigation.
Product liability law dictates the liability of manufacturers for injuries that result from defective and unreasonably dangerous products. This area of the law covers a broad range of products including automobiles, building materials, industrial machinery and equipment, pharmaceutical and medical devices, food, beverages, tobacco, and other consumer goods. We use products every day. Read more about how our firm can help you in the area of Product Liability Law.