Business Transactions

Our lawyers provide general counsel services to businesses in a wide range of industries and sizes. Our name is “NC Business Law” because that’s our exclusive focus. Although we are happy to help clients with one-off transactions, we generally work with business owners or investors over the course of years to gain a deep understanding of their practices, processes, goals, and how to best serve them.

  • Startup counseling and business formation
  • Employment agreements with equity compensation
  • Contractor and general service agreements
  • Buying and selling interests in businesses
  • Raising money and investing in businesses
  • Outside general counsel services

Industries

Professional Service Businesses
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Interior designers
  • Dental practices
  • Staffing agencies
  • Accounting firms
  • Construction and disaster restoration companies
  • Audiology and speech pathology
  • Emergency response training

Hospitality
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Family entertainment venues
  • Caterers
Software companies
  • Management of open-source components
  • End User License Agreements
  • Privacy Policies
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Trademark and copyright applications and licensing
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
Creators and Publishers
  • Writers
  • Artists
  • Web developers
  • Individual software developers
  • Filmmakers
  • Social media content creators/managers
  • Publishing houses

Intellectual Property

We offer practice and value-driven advice based on your brand protection, business, and monetization goals. We regularly handle licensing issues involving software, technology, domain names, mobile applications, brand names, and creative works, including photography, film, literature, and visual art. Our trademark and branding law services include managing large and small portfolios, maintenance, enforcement, defense, and licensing of trademarks, domain names, and brands in the U.S. and abroad.

Trademark and copyright management

Domain disputes

UDRP

Licensing and
assignments

Cease and desist letters

Drafting and response

Dispute Resolution

While courtroom litigation is an option to resolve business conflict, it’s our experience that small-to-medium sized business only end up in court because an owner or their attorney has unreasonable expectations. Our attorneys focus on keeping our clients out of the courtroom with thoughtfully drafted legal agreements and professional negotiation services.

  • Conflict among partners or financiers
  • Employment disputes
  • Disputes with suppliers, contractors, service providers, and customers