HELPING PEOPLE EFFICIENTLY MANAGE THEIR BUSINESS transactions

Every business will be faced with complex or time-consuming legal matters at one time or another. From incorporations and lease agreements to succession planning and litigation to resolve differences, the proper handling of business transactions, large and small, can make the difference between smooth, profitable operations and expensive, money-sapping distractions.

Mal King, an attorney with more than three decades of experience representing businesses of all sizes, and Charlie Carpenter, with more than twenty-five years of commercial legal experience, comprise our Commercial & Business attorney team in Durham, NC. We can assist businesses with the start-up and incorporation phase, zoning, commercial real estate transactions, meeting and reporting compliance, contract negotiations, lease agreements, collections and bankruptcy and major business litigation. Our Durham business attorneys can counsel individuals with respect to shareholder and LLC agreements, employment agreements, contracts, and executive compensation packages.

The types of services we offer include:

  • General business transaction legal advice
  • Corporation, limited partnership and limited liability company formation, reorganization and liquidation
  • Commercial real estate development / purchase and financing sale
  • Commercial lease agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • Filing for bankruptcy
  • Collections of account receivable
  • Landlord / tenant issues
  • Business contract negotiations
  • Litigation of business disputes

Storage Company Violates Veteran’s Rights

THE CASE:

Sergeant John was on active duty. Before being deployed overseas he stored all of his belongings with a storage unit facility. Due to a glitch in John’s bank auto draft, he unknowingly missed a payment to the storage company.  When the storage unit company improperly auctioned off all of his belongings, John came to our attorneys for help.

THE INVESTIGATION:

Our attorneys discovered that the storage unit company violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, a federal law that provides protections for military members as they enter active duty. It covers many issues including rental agreements. 

THE RESULTS:

Through mediation, our attorneys were able to negotiate a favorable settlement from the storage unit company for John to replace his belongings and get on with his life. 


NOTE:  Names of clients have been changed for confidentiality reasons.