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Polling Place Reflection

Exhausted, fascinated, impressed, encouraged- verbs to describe a day that started at 5:45 a.m. with Nan's arrival at Lacy Elementary to get the polling place up and running (after two hours of set up last night). An amazing team of…

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4ALL Statewide Service Day – March 6, 2020

On March 6, 2020, the North Carolina Bar Foundation will hold their annual 4All Statewide Service Day program. This program allows individuals from across the State of North Carolina to connect with volunteer attorneys for free legal information. Hannah Sheridan…

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Oral Contracts

As a general rule, oral contracts are enforceable contracts and create a binding agreement between the parties so long as they are proven to contain all of the elements required under contract law (i.e. offer, acceptance, and consideration). There are…

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Important Court of Appeals Decision

A potentially groundbreaking decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals is worth monitoring for all involved in the construction industry. The case of William Everett Copeland IV and Catherine Ashley F. Copeland v. Amward Homes of NC, Inc., Crescent…

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Construction Labor Update

Are you seeing cranes against the skyline everywhere you look? Seeing property being graded at many corners? Construction is booming in North Carolina, especially in and around the urban population centers. The only thing putting the brakes on construction is…

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Tiger Butter Recipe

The holiday season is the perfect time to make tasty treats for your friends and family. Here is a recipe for Nan Hannah's famous tiger butter that is sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering this year. Ingredients…

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Arbitration v. Mediation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a method of resolving a dispute between parties in lieu of litigation. Two of the most common ADR methods are arbitration and mediation. It is important to understand the difference between arbitration and mediation, in…

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E-Signatures

In today’s age, contracts and other legal documents are commonly circulated through electronic devices. This has led to the increased use of electronic signatures (commonly referred to as e-signatures) to sign these documents. Understanding the value of e-signatures, as well…

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NCLBGC Complaints

The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) is the authoritative body for the licensing of general contractors in the State of North Carolina. In the course of a construction project, contractors can behave in a manner that is…

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Do You Remember?

Since the end of the “Great Recession,” business bankruptcies have decreased to the point where many businesses which extend credit may find themselves with new employees who have never experienced a bankruptcy. While the economy in North Carolina remains strong,…

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Should I Create a Partnership or LLC?

` Starting and opening a business is an exciting time for all involved. One of the most important aspects of opening a business involves deciding exactly what type of legal entity the business will be. Two of the more common…

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RETURN OF THE DEBT CONSOLIDATOR

Over the past several weeks, a phenomenon from the late-1990’s and early-2000’s has returned to our radar – the debt consolidator. These businesses offer their services to individuals and small businesses who find themselves bombarded by collection calls. They sell…

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Fraudulent Business Orders in the Digital Age

Fraudulent orders are becoming an increasing problem in the electronic age. The link attached takes you to an FBI update on how to protect your company. As you may note, much of this started in trying to scam defense contractors.…

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