||Estate Planning and Administration: Our firm assists clients with a broad range of estate planning needs. We provide advice in the following areas:
Powers of Attorney
|Wealth Transfer Strategies
Healthcare Powers of Attorney
Life Insurance Planning
Estate and Trust Litigation
The firm also prepares federal and state gift and estate tax returns, and handles transfer tax audits and litigation. Finally, we engage in estate and trust litigation such as will or trust contests, declaratory judgments to interpret documents, and proceedings to modify or terminate trusts.
Commercial & Residential Real Estate: The firm handles many residential and commercial real estate transactions each year, including loan closings. Our attorneys advise, negotiate and structure purchase contracts, commercial and shopping center leases, subdivision planning, and condominium and boatominium development. We routinely work with tax-deferred like-exchanges. Our firm also engages in certain real estate litigation.
Business Law & Transactions: Our attorneys regularly form corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, professional entities, and LLC’s, and have wide experience with stock and asset sales, acquisitions and mergers. We work with our business clients in areas of employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and owner buy-sell agreements.
Taxation Law & Controversies: Our firm advises individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary clients on a range of tax issues, including income and payroll taxes. We provide tax counsel to small and medium size companies in the areas of sales, acquisitions, mergers and liquidations. We routinely represent clients in tax controversies before the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue in audits, appeals and collections, and before the Tax Court and other Federal Courts.
Civil Litigation: Despite the best laid plans and earnest efforts, our clients occasionally find themselves in litigation either as plaintiffs or defendants. You may need to prosecute a claim for breach of contract or to recover for damages caused by someone else, or you may find yourself having been served by someone trying to assert a claim against you. Regardless, our attorneys are admitted and have experience in all North Carolina courts and in the Federal Courts, including U.S. Tax Court. We can assist you in negotiating settlements to claims or prosecuting those claims in the various trial and appellate courts. You can feel confident that we will zealously represent your interests and provide you with the satisfaction of having experienced legal counsel at your side at all stages of litigation.