AREAS OF PRACTICE

Administrative Law

Our firm represents clients in all aspects of Federal and State regulation, including administrative appeals and litigation before the courts. We are well versed in the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, which deals with administrative hearings and adjudication, administrative investigations, administrative officers and agents, administrative rulemaking, licensing, and regulatory enforcement.

Banking & Finance Law

Our attorneys have experience in lending and secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages and foreclosures, public finance, and municipal bonds and financing. Our clients include borrowers, commercial banks, and other lenders.

Business Associations

Our firm’s general business and commercial law practice ranges from assisting business owners with the planning, organizing and financing of all types of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships through assisting our clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, tax planning, contract negotiations, and advising clients on employment matters. Our business clients range from small sole proprietorships to large privately held corporations. Our goal is to provide cost effective legal advice that allows our clients to grow and prosper in today’s competitive marketplace.

Criminal & Traffic Law

Our firm provides representation at all levels of state criminal and traffic court.

Employment Law

Employment law is a broad area of the law that covers the relationship between employer and employee issues. Our firm has a long history of representing major employers, both public and private, as well as employees in a wide range of employment matters.

Estate planning & probate

Our firm handles Estate Planning matters which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual’s property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carrying out the person’s wishes. Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process, generally, includes collecting a decedent’s assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distribution of property to heirs.

family law

Our firm provides a broad range of family services. We counsel and assist clients with adoptions, child custody issues, separation agreements, divorces, and other issues affecting the family.

Healthcare Law

Our firm provides an extensive range of healthcare-related legal services.  We serve as general counsel to Granville Health System, the North Carolina Senior Living Association, and many private healthcare facilities including adult care homes, home care agencies, and physician practices.  We also represent buyers and sellers of healthcare facilities and practices.

insurance law

Our Insurance law practice concentrates in representation of clients with disputes against insurance companies including for denial of claims under health care, general liability, accident and products coverage.

municipal law

Our firm represents a wide range of county and municipal governments as general counsel and in more specialized engagements.

personal injury

Our firm represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another’s person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence.

real estate

Our firm represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in all types of purchase, sale and refinance transactions, including new construction transactions. We represent our clients in every aspect of commercial and residential real estate transactions from contract and lease negotiations and preparation to commercial and residential purchase closings, refinancings, and tax-free exchanges.

taxation

Our firm represents individuals and commercial clients in matters with tax implications, identifying and addressing state and federal tax issues, structuring transactions in such a way as to minimize taxes and avoid inherent tax problems.