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Business Law & Corporate Law

Trademark vs. Copyright: What Should You Know?

If your business is part of a larger brand, or if you regularly create your own original marketing materials, you may be searching for a way to protect your business assets from intellectual property (IP) theft.  In today’s digital environment, dealing with IP theft can mean more than unfair competition—stolen IP has the potential to

What to Know About North Carolina Non-Compete Agreements

Although non-compete agreements are viewed unfavorably under North Carolina law, they continue to remain popular among businesses that have trade secrets, key clients, or other business interests they fiercely want to protect. Below, we discuss more about non-compete agreements, when they may be used, and what elements are necessary for a non-compete agreement to be

Discover What You Need to Know About a Franchise Agreement Contract

We’re big fans of entrepreneurs, and with thousands of franchisers in roughly 300 business categories looking to expand their footprint, there’s no shortage of opportunities for business success.  To launch your franchise, it’s vital that you have a skilled franchise lawyer guiding you throughout the process.  In this issue, the North Carolina franchise lawyers with

You Should Consult With a Lawyer About Your Franchise Agreement

An experienced franchise lawyer will regularly represent both franchisors and potential franchisees in drafting and reviewing agreements that set clients up for success.  If you’re considering franchising your business, you know it’s a large and complex undertaking governed by both federal and state law.  On the other hand, if you’re looking to buy into an

Why Corporate Governance is Important to Keeping Your Business Out of Hot Water

Positioning your business for success often involves proper internal corporate governance and operation.  Corporate officers, owners, boards of directors, and shareholders often need strategic representation and advice to ensure best practices and legal compliance.  In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, making sure that your company stays compliant with all internal rules and regulations is important.

Before Building a Home, You Need a Construction Contract

For homeowners, building a new home or remodeling an old home is an exciting time.  Likewise, for general contractors and subcontractors, starting work on a new project brings revenue and, hopefully, additional work through referrals and word of mouth.  But every contraction project should be built upon the initial foundation of a construction contract.  A

3 Reasons to Talk to a Lawyer Before Buying or Selling Your Business

Buying or selling a business is a complex process.  If you spent time, money, and effort growing your business and you’re considering selling it to a qualified buyer—or if you’re considering the purchase of a business—you should hire an experienced attorney to advise you through all phases of the sale.  Here are three reasons you

Legal Advice for New Business Owners

When starting your new business, the most important initial decision you can make is to hire an experienced lawyer who will give you the guidance needed to keep your business out of legal hot water.  The structure of your company has an impact on your tax exposure, business succession plan, and legal liability exposure.  Choosing

8 Areas of Employment Law That Every Client Should Understand

Our experienced attorneys work hard to make sure your business can avoid litigation with current or former employees.  By drafting strong and effective contracts and implementing detailed employment policies, we make sure your business is protected.  We take the time to learn every relevant detail of your business, to draft customized and appropriate agreements and

Three Legal Tips to Protect Your Business This Fall

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other fall seasonal events are around the corner—but before you celebrate with family and friends, sit down right now and plan to ensure your business is safe before the holidays arrive.  Business owners should take the time at least once per year to look over their core policies and documents to make
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