Bessemer City, North Carolina Business Lawyers

Michael Wimer
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North Carolina Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience

Boasting over 30 years of experience as an attorney in both North Carolina and Texas, Mike Wimer strives to deliver masterful and unparalleled civil litigation services. Mike prides himself on having the... Read More »
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Danica Lynn Little
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North Carolina Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate... Read More »
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Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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North Carolina Business Law Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawNorth Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Regina Taylor
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Gastonia, NC Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(704) 861-0700 1568 Union Road, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Timothy Keith Moore
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Kings Mountain, NC Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 739-1221 305 East King Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
L. Keith Hance Esq.
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Gastonia, NC Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(704) 861-9091 317 S South St
Gastonia, NC 28052
Business and Real Estate
Chad William Cooper
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Shelby, NC Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(704) 470-2440 1157-4 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Charlotte School of law and Elon University
Chad Cooper was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida, but moved to Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where he was raised. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from Gardner-Webb University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Chad was accepted to Elon Law School and was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. Upon completing his first year of law school at Elon, Chad transferred to Charlotte School of Law to be closer to home and his family. While attending law school, Chad acquired corporate legal experience through an internship with...
Paul Ditz
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Shelby, NC Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(704) 482-6329 111 N. Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Paul J. Ditz has been practicing law in Cleveland County, NC and surrounding counties for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience in both criminal and civil courts having tried dozens of cases during that time. As a former prosecutor, he possesses the insight necessary to prepare and present your case successfully and to help you get the best result under the law.
John Crotts
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Shelby, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 466-3331 221 S. Lafayette Street #4
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Appalachian School of Law
John B. Crotts is a partner at King Law Offices. He currently practices primarily in the areas of wills and estates, elder law, business law, municipal law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, John currently represents several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town of Bostic, Chimney Rock Village, Broad River Water Authority, and Forest City Housing Authority. John is a native of Rutherford County and stays very active in his community. He is a member of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale where he is a Deacon,...
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(864) 877-3355 1320 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
D. Todd Wulfhorst
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Denver, NC Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(704) 483-3415 3758 Highway 16 N
Denver, NC 28037
Business, Collections, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
T Brandon Jaynes
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Shelby, NC Business Law Lawyer
(704) 466-3331 221 South Lafayette Street #4
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Campbell University
Attorney Brandon Jaynes is an associate with King Law Offices, PLLC, currently practicing in many areas, including family law, civil litigation, courtroom defense, and estate planning. Brandon received a Bachelors of Computer Science and a Bachelors of Mathematics from Gardner-Webb University in 2003 where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Gardner-Webb, Brandon was President of both the SIGMA Math Association and the Association for Computing Machinery, Gardner-Webb chapters. In 2006, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, graduating cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree in 2009. While in law school,...
Gastonia, NC Business Law Lawyer
(704) 864-5425 309 South Street
P.O. Box 1575
Gastonia, NC 28053
Business, Collections, Elder and Estate Planning
Gastonia, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 861-8585 1331 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Business and Real Estate
Lincolnton, NC Business Law Lawyer
(704) 735-0483 311 S Cedar St
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mt Holly, NC Business Law Lawyer
124 W Catawba Ave
Mt Holly, NC 28120
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Shelby, NC Business Law Lawyer
402 E Graham St
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Lincolnton, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 735-0483 211 N Academy St
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Business
Shelby, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 482-4441 212 S Dekalb St
Shelby, NC 28150
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Danica Lynn Little
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Huntersville, NC Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 343-5633 8712 Lindholm Drive
Suite 300
Huntersville, NC 28078
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate Administration; Business Law Mecklenburg County (Member, Tax Section) and North Carolina (Citizen-Lawyer Task Force) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Member, Tax Section); Charlotte Women's Bar Association (Board Member; Secretary; Treasurer; Vice President; President, Past Chair); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Taxation Committee); Institute of Management Accountants; Charlotte Christian Chamber; Women's Initiative Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western and Central North Carolina; Carolina Foster Kids Foundation Director. Order of the...
(704) 343-5633 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 343-5633 6000 Fairview Rd, Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 343-5633 10130 Mallard Creek Road
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 343-5633 517 Alcove Road
Suite 202
Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 343-5633 363 Church Street North
Concord, NC 28025
Sherrod Seward
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(704) 500-2075 6047 Tyvola Glen Cir
Charlotte, NC 28217
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Immigration and International
Cleveland State University
An experienced lawyer with a passion for criminal defense, entertainment law, & and immigration, as well as an extensive background in global business; Sherrod knew as a child that his path in life would lead him to be active on a national and international level.

Sherrod is a go to resource for persons facing felony changes for drug charges, weapons violations, and removal proceedings in immigration. Sherrod is also a go to resource for athletes, entertainers, and media companies from all over the World for business issues.

Sherrod has been immersed in different cultures as early as elementary school; learning...
(252) 375-3213 103 Oakmont Dr.
Suite 104
Greenville, NC 27858
(704) 500-2045 6660 N. High St
Suite 3E
Columbus, OH 43085
(704) 500-2045 222 S. Church St
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Kelly Jesson
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 496-2770 5960 Fairview Road #400
Charlotte, NC 28210
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
At Jesson & Rains, LLP, we are committed to providing personal and cost effective legal services for individuals and businesses in the greater Charlotte area. Jesson & Rains focuses on three primary areas of the law: estate planning, business, and construction. ? For our estate planning clients, we offer a thorough consultation to go over all assets and liabilities to provide an individualized plan that is right for you, including will drafting, trust drafting, powers of attorney, healthcare agent designation, and advanced healthcare directives (also known as a "living will"). Our attorneys also represent personal representatives...
Alonzo M. Alston
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 287-6160 1000 NC MUSIC FACTORY BLVD.
STE. B10
Charlotte, NC 28206
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Charlotte School of law
Alonzo McAlpine Alston, Esq. was born in Savannah, GA, is a loving and proud father, dedicated husband, and client-focused and service oriented attorney. Attorney Alston was born to entrepreneurial parents who were heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and is a product of their strong influential guidance to purpose his life and endeavors on social equality, cause-driven activism, and self-reliance with a focus on empowerment through community building. These values have also influenced his desire to espouse integrity, maintain ownership of his work-product, and develop clear communications. Attorney Alston said, "[O]ne of the primary reasons I became and attorney was...
David A. Concha
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(704) 525-8824 725 E Trade St
#215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
My main area of practice is Immigration Law. I am the son of Immigrants. However, I also, handle uncontested divorce, criminal defense for most misdemeanors, name changes and legitimation, personal injury and workers compensation.
Rolly Chambers
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(704) 334-3459 5701 Westpark Drive
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28217
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I'm an experienced mediator and attorney. I've been practicing construction law in Charlotte for over 25 years, including: Successful representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties,and design professionals: - in mediating, arbitrating, and litigating construction claims; - in evaluating construction claims; and - in negotiating and drafting construction contracts. North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Mediator - Superior Court, Estates and Guardianship. Successful representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties in mediation, arbitration, litigation and resolution of multiple party and multi-million dollar construction claims and disputes involving office buildings, high rise towers, schools, hotels, laboratories, waste treatment facilities, shopping centers, health care, and multi-family residential...
Trey Lindley
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(704) 457-1010 225 S. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Trey attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Focused on attending law school and becoming a litigator, he pursued degrees in philosophy (with a focus on the ethicists) and political science. Despite majoring in two of the more rigorous disciplines, he graduated with Highest Distinction (ranking in the top three percent of (3%) of his class) and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During college he served as a member of Student Congress and the Undergraduate Honor Court. During law school, Trey served on the Attorney General’s Staff for...
Matthew Arnold Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mr. Arnold is an experienced trial attorney who has tried bench and jury trials in both North Carolina District Court and North Carolina Superior Court and has argued cases in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA. Mr. Arnold grew up in Charlotte, and attended Carmel Junior High, South Charlotte Middle, and graduated from Providence Senior High School. Mr. Arnold earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology graduating cum laude from Belmont Abbey College where he received a basketball scholarship and played varsity basketball...
Clark D Tew
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Statesville, NC Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(704) 873-2131 113 N. Center St.
Suite 200
Statesville, NC 28677
Business, Agricultural, Civil Rights and Employment
Wake Forest University School of Law
Clark is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest quality representation in civil litigation, employment matters, and appeals without losing sight of small town values or the bottom line.

After earning his juris doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2010, Clark started working in Iredell County. He handles a variety of complex civil litigation cases, including business disputes, real property conflicts, insurance and subrogation claims, contract lawsuits, and employment matters. Throughout his career, Clark has represented clients in the trial and appellate courts of North Carolina, in Federal court, and before Administrative Law Judges, the United States...
Zachary B. Setzer
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Weddington, NC Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 288-4700 1940 Weddington Road
Weddington, NC 28104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Providence Wills and Trusts is an Estate Planning Law Firm located in Weddington, North Carolina. The managing attorney, Zachary Setzer, graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and received the James C.C. Treadway Law Scholarship. Before attending law school, Zachary graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a B.A. in Political Science. Being a solo practice, Zachary takes pride in having the opportunity to work with every client personally,...
Drew Richards
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Davidson, NC Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(704) 439-4441 South Main Street
Suite 301
Davidson, NC 28036
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I enjoy working with clients to seek a just resolution of their dispute. Sometimes disputes can only be resolved by engaging the legal process through the courts, which I routinely do when necessary. My practice is concentrated on business ownership and control disputes, real estate and construction disputes (liens, payment and performance bonds, defective work claims, mediation and arbitration), summary ejectment and eviction proceedings, employment disputes, personal injury, and contract disputes.
Henry Samuel Morphis
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Hickory, NC Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 328-5297 P.O. Box 3207
Hickory, NC 28603
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Campbell University
Henry took a delayed path to entering the practice of law. After college Henry worked in the furniture industry for almost nine years. During that time he worked progressively as a staff engineer, plant manager, and head of engineering. In his final position prior to leaving the furniture industry Henry was a member of the Steering Committee for a corporation with over 250 employees and was responsible for overseeing the corporation’s IT Department, Product Development Department, and continuous efficiency improvement initiative. Henry decided in 2003 to pursue a different career as an attorney and joined Young,...
(828) 328-5297 845 Second Street NE
HICKORY, NC 28601
Jon Mendini
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(704) 553-8370 9121 Four Acre Court
Charlotte, NC 28210
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Based in Charlotte, NC, The Mendini Law Firm is the legal firm of choice for families and businesses throughout Mecklenburg County and across the State of North Carolina. Founded by attorney and Charlotte native Jon Mendini, we are a small, family-oriented law practice that emphasizes personal attention to every client and every legal matter. With over two decades of experience, we offer efficient, cost-effective legal services backed with advice you can trust. Above all, we help make the process friendlier, faster, and much less intimidating, no matter what the situation. The Mendini Law Firm's comprehensive services with regard to...
Thomas C Jeter III
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Cornelius, NC Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 608-3429 18525 Statesville Rd Ste D-02
Cornelius, NC 28031
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Thomas C Jeter III is a North Carolina and South Carolina attorney focused in the practice areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, business succession and corporate law, and traffic law.
(803) 351-3597 852 Gold Hill Rd Ste 201
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Harrison A. Lord
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(704) 405-8999 1057 East Morehead Street
Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28204
Business, Appeals and Collections
Washington University School of Law
Harrison A. Lord is the founder and managing member of [ask LEGAL] | Lord Law Firm, PLLC. His practice focuses on helping small businesses reduce their risks, collect the money owed them, and plan for a successful future. Harrison represents clients in commercial litigation and disputes of all sorts. In that role, he’s tried cases before judges and juries all over North Carolina. But first and foremost, Harrison is a problem solver. His focus is always on getting the best result for his clients, and helping them find the solution that works for them and their...
Sonny T. Tran
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(980) 355-9798 4850 Old Pineville Road
Unit A
Charlotte, NC 28217
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Trademarks
Charlotte School of Law
The Tran Law Firm is located in Charlotte, NC, providing its legal & engineering expertise to offer solutions to issues in a variety of legal matters, including all types of civil litigation and in the areas of construction, business, trademark, real estate, personal injury, wills & estate planning. We strive to provide the highest quality legal services to corporations, businesses, families, and individuals.
Edward Jesson
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(704) 496-2770 5960 Fairview Road
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28210
Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
University of Miami School of Law
At Jesson & Rains, LLP, we are committed to providing personal and cost effective legal services for individuals and businesses in the greater Charlotte area. Jesson & Rains focuses on three primary areas of the law: estate planning, business, and construction. For our estate planning clients, we offer a thorough consultation to go over all assets and liabilities to provide an individualized plan that is right for you, including will drafting, trust drafting, powers of attorney, healthcare agent designation, and advanced healthcare directives (also known as a "living will"). Our attorneys also represent personal representatives during the estate administration...
Andrew Wingo
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Mooresville, NC Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(704) 457-1073 330 S Main St
Mooresville, NC 28115
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Andrew J. Wingo graduated from Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University with his J.D. in 1998. He has nearly two decades of legal experience in the areas of commercial real estate, business law, criminal law, personal injury, and domestic/family law. A true trial attorney, Andrew has effectively litigated cases across state and federal courts for his clients. He is aggressive when protecting his clients and bold when asserting their rights. Andrew is licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mr. John M. Miller
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 906-5782 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120-B
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Marquette University Law School
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to advocate for, provide services to, and learn from industry leading companies such as IMG, Roush Racing, Alston & Bird, LLP, DEWALT, Office Depot, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Waste Management, Newell Rubbermaid and many others. What I learned is that in any industry and with each client – advocacy and accessibility are the imperative. It’s the culmination of these life and professional experiences that allows me to offer our clients that same focus on being an accessible advocate for their legal needs. I invite you to learn more about how...
Nathan Hull
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(704) 375-8488 1001 Morehead Square Drive
Suite 450
Charlotte, NC 28203
Business and IP
Wake Forest University School of Law
Charles Anderson Jr
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(704) 926-7551 15720 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28277
Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Mr. Anderson has been a practicing attorney for over twelve years and has represented individuals and corporations in complex, high stakes legal matters throughout his career. He received his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After law school, Mr. Anderson honed his legal skills at two of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Atlanta and Charlotte. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Virginia Military Institute and also has a Masters in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Anderson served the United States...
Anthony Scott Privette
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Statesville, NC Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(704) 872-8125 307 Davie Ave
Statesville, NC 28677
Business, Criminal, DWI and Employment
Campbell University
Mr. Privette has developed a diversified law practice and is capable of handling your legal needs. He is experienced in business and civil litigation, advising clients with respect to establishing business corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships as well as buying or selling a business, assisting clients with employment issues such as wrongful denial of benefits (unemployment, disability, or workers compensation), discrimination and sexual harassment. Mr. Privette represents individuals who have suffered the effects of personal or workplace injuries and represents clients zealously to ensure that they attain the compensation they deserve. He offers clients real estate services including but not...
Jason McGrath
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 481-2180 6201 Fairview Road, Suite 330
Charlotte, NC 28210
Business, Foreclosure Defense, IP and Tax
Mr. McGrath has been practicing law continuously since 1996. He spent five (5) years as an “assistant DA”, and was consistently near the top with regard to the number of trials completed and the percentage of trials won. After being recruited into a highly rated private firm, Mr. McGrath was promoted and named managing partner of one of the firm’s offices. In 2009, he started his own firm. Mr. McGrath has tried over 100 cases to completion, has prepared over 10,000 legal documents for clients, has participated in thousands of depositions (including hundreds of expert depositions), and has represented...
(800) 481-2180 656 Coleman Blvd
Unit 405
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Charles Kiel Garella
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Charlotte, NC Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(980) 321-7933 409 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Business and Appeals
Kiel actively advises and represents clients faced with pending or active litigation. While he has experience handling a variety of civil matters, he primarily handles cases involving contractual disputes or other business related matters. He is a skilled litigator and represents both companies and individuals at both the trial and appellate court levels.
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