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Hannah Sheridan & Cochran

Experienced Business and Construction Lawyers in Raleigh, NC

At Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP (HSC), our experienced business and construction lawyers in Raleigh, NC strive to provide wise counsel and zealous representation tempered by an understanding that keeping clients fully informed throughout the legal process is paramount and that we should be good stewards of our clients’ financial resources. With combined experience of more than 70 years in the practice of law, our attorneys have been recognized within the profession for their work in the area of construction law.

Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are also well-versed in the realm of mediation and arbitration. We are frequently asked to speak to industry groups on construction law, employment law, commercial collections, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and various other topics in the areas of business and contract law.


Our qualified construction lawyers work closely with you to assist in legal issues surrounding the construction industry, including commercial construction contracts, real estate purchase agreements and, when necessary, verbal contracts. Our attorneys focus on:

  • contract development and disputes,
  • project development,
  • mechanic’s liens and payment bonds,
  • licensing board,
  • real estate development, and
  • bankruptcy /creditors’ rights.

Our lawyers have experience in filing mechanic’s lien claims, demanding payment from sureties and seeking remedies in court when parties fail to abide by their obligations.



At HSC, our Raleigh NC business lawyers have over 60 years’ combined experience dealing with legal challenges of clients starting a business or purchasing an existing one. We counsel clients on selecting the best business form and remaining in compliance with the law.

We offer help with:

  • business formation and dissolution,
  • contract drafting,
  • contract disputes and
  • employment law.

Our attorneys help with business dissolution processes, wind-down or receivership in North Carolina. We represent creditor interests in bankruptcy and protect clients’ interests through claim and delivery actions.



The experienced NC lawyers at Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP, practice in the state and federal courts throughout the state. The services we perform within the following focus areas include construction-related disputes, contract disputes of all types, non-compete agreement disputes, bankruptcy and secured transaction cases:

  • administrative law,
  • alternative dispute resolution,
  • appellate practice, and
  • trial work in the courts.

Our lawyers practice in the small claims court, district court, superior court, the NC Court of Appeals and the NC Supreme Court. Our attorneys represent parties in mediated settlement conferences and arbitrations.



HSC’s experienced debt collection attorneys in NC are well-versed in collecting past-due sums. We also review credit applications and other contractual documents, and focus on:

  • commercial collections,
  • post-judgment collections,
  • consumer collections and
  • creditors’ rights in bankruptcy.

We draft promissory notes, confessions of judgment, deeds of trust, UCC security agreements and other documents. Besides litigation to collect past-due accounts, we are active in three NC bankruptcy districts.



Our HSC attorneys work collaboratively with clients to conduct technology transactions and mediate in technology disputes. These are frequently related to social media content, computer code, Internet protocol and hardware, or a range of other aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

During our work in this area, we deal with intellectual property rights, consumer protection and communication technologies as they apply to media and free speech and privacy laws, as well as with science and technology.


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