With a dedicated team focused on appellate litigation, our Appellate Litigation practice group represents individuals and businesses in all types of appeals, including corporate, family law, estates, torts, healthcare, contracts, and administrative cases. Our approach combines solid research, creative thinking, and strong written and oral advocacy to create compelling arguments to best position your case for success in the appellate courts.
Banking & Financial Institutions
Our Banking & Financial Institutions practice group has extensive experience with regulatory and transactional issues for clients ranging from publicly traded, diversified bank holding companies to single-office community banks.
Our Capital Markets practice group focuses on assisting clients in financing transactions. From start-ups seeking seed or venture capital to larger private and public equity and debt financings, our experience and expertise helps clients close successful deals.
Every successful business will encounter legal disputes and related challenges. Our Commercial Litigation practice group strives to handle such disputes in the most strategic and efficient manner possible to achieve a positive result for our clients.
Commercial Real Estate
Our Commercial Real Estate practice group is experienced and skilled in all types of commercial real estate transactions.
For over 40 years, we have helped founders, start-ups, and emerging companies form, finance, and grow their businesses, and have assisted countless angel investors and venture capital firms with their investment activities.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group assists employers in managing their employee benefit programs, equity plans, and executive compensation programs. We represent corporations, partnerships, nonprofit and governmental entities, trustees, investment advisers, fiduciaries, and executives.
Environmental, Regulatory & Administrative Law
No significant business can survive, much less thrive, in today’s reality of pervasive regulation without knowledgeable guidance. Our Environmental, Regulatory & Administrative Law practice group includes attorneys with extensive experience in regulatory and compliance issues affecting a variety of industries.
Robert Ponton began our Family Law practice group in 1980. He and Heidi Bloom are fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization composed of the leading family law attorneys throughout the United States. We have unique experience in the valuation of businesses and professional practices.
Our firm is one of the few firms in North Carolina that provides full-service legal representation in government contracting matters. The head of our Government Contracting practice group, Ben Thompson, has 43 years of experience in handling government contracting matters.
Our Healthcare practice group provides an extensive range of services to providers and other entities within the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician groups, long-term care facilities, diagnostic centers, and surgery centers. We also represent medical billing companies, clinical research organizations, site management organizations, practice management organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and other healthcare-related entities.
The Investment Funds practice group is an interdisciplinary team of attorneys who focus on formation and management of private investment funds, and representation of fund sponsors, managers, advisers, and investors. We provide legal counsel in all relevant areas, including fund structure, tax planning, securities laws, internal ownership and control, regulatory, and other legal matters.
Labor & Employment
Our Labor & Employment practice group provides a full range of labor and employment law services to businesses, management, and individuals.
Licensing & Technology Transactions
Our Licensing & Technology Transactions practice group represents growth-oriented and technology-based companies of all sizes that seek to acquire, license, develop, commercialize, monetize, or otherwise exploit intellectual property or technology.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our M&A practice group is composed of experienced transactional attorneys focused on handling the complexities of M&A transactions. We take pride in working closely with our clients at every stage of the process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence, to drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice.
Privacy & Data Security
The rapid proliferation of security threats, technology innovation, and privacy laws demands a legal team with deep and varied expertise. Our team represents diverse clients from a variety of industries, such as finance and banking, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences, technology, insurance, manufacturing, academia, and nonprofits, including emerging companies.
Our Tax practice group provides a full range of services related to federal, state, and local taxation. Our team has the expertise and experience to provide the practical legal advice and specific service to meet the needs of our clients.
We counsel clients in all aspects of protecting, maintaining, licensing, and monetizing trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets. Our team has broad experience in the management and prosecution of trademark applications and registrations for a wide variety of products and industries and in the protection of trade secrets and copyrights.
Trusts & Estates
Our Trusts & Estates practice group provides a full range of estate, wealth planning, and probate services. Our team has particular expertise in situations involving complex assets, transactions, and family relationships. The North Carolina State Bar has certified all the attorneys in our group as specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law.