Results

The matters referenced are examples of matters we handle. Results depend on various factors unique to each matter and do not guaranty future similar outcomes. The outcome of a particular matter cannot be based upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results.

The following are examples of the types of matters we handle:

Bonding and Surety

  • Defended minority drywall contractor and its surety under a $800,000 performance bond claim on the construction of a multi-million dollar state agency facility in Raleigh
  • Successfully handled indemnity claim against plumbing company on behalf of national surety for performance bond claims on a multi-million dollar hotel project for an international hotel chain

Business and Corporate Law

  • Negotiated and drafted documents for the purchase of dental practice assets for $565,000, including lease review and negotiation, and modification of restrictive covenants and covenant not to compete from prior employer
  • Advised multistate property management and investment company re data and email retention program and policies
  • Helped ad agency obtain take-down from the web by former employee of the misappropriated works and trade secrets
  • Negotiated contract with fire safety company for 1 of the 10 largest multifamily property managers in the U.S.
  • Advised apartment management company regarding courtesy officer program with local law enforcement officers
  • Represented ad agency in negotiations with departing shareholders
  • Prepared documents and closed loan for coffee and jazz house; loan obtained from a community development lender
  • Prepared template subcontractor agreement for IT services company
  • Prepared master services agreement and service level agreement for IT services company
  • Advised diesel engine dealer in Spain on avenues of recovery related to engine damaged in transit by ship from Durban, South Africa to Karlstad, Sweden
  • Advised marketing firm in a dispute with large, multinational research institute
  • Translated (into Spanish) for association of realtors its template residential rental agreement, offer to purchase and contract, and exclusive right to sell listing agreement
  • Represented local mortgage broker in joining a national mortgage brokerage firm
  • Represented steel erection company in the purchase of a fabrication warehouse, using an SBA loan, from a seller in bankruptcy
  • Handled $261,000 stock purchase of minority interest in a dental practice
  • Prepared template employment contract for IT services company

Commercial Real Estate

  • Closed $11.7 million refinance of commercial real estate development in North Raleigh on behalf of developer/owner
  • Drafted amendments to leases with Home Goods and TJ Maxx on behalf of landlord
  • Advised multifamily property management and investment company when resident died and next of kin is seeking resident’s personal effects
  • Represented neuropsychology practice in office lease renewal
  • Advised multifamily property management company regarding the use of armed guards at apartment communities
  • Successfully defended large coastal real estate developer against claims of fraud and unfair trade practices regarding lot sales, including successful third party claims against real estate agents
  • Closed $12 million refinance of commercial real estate development in Raleigh on behalf of developer/owner
  • Successfully defended commercial real estate developer in an arbitration over the wrongful retention of deposits on a multi-million dollar project
  • Successfully defended a power company in arbitration of wrongful termination of industrial lease
  • Advised multistate property management and investment company on data and email retention program and policies

Construction

  • Negotiated settlement between property management and investment company and pool construction company
  • Drafted template construction contract for multistate property management and investment company, including written policies for contract requests, change orders, and progress and final payments
  • Settled for $50,000 a bankruptcy adversary proceeding for multi-million dollar claim against co-owner of a construction company
  • Helped multi-state property management company mitigate losses at 2 properties after general contractor shut down.  Included settlement and lien waiver documents with 15 subcontractors or suppliers with claims exceeding $400,000
  • Advised multistate property management and investment company regarding revisions to N.C. lien law
  • Drafted lot purchase agreement for national home builder for 86 lots
  • Represented national home builder in obtaining return of earnest money deposit for lots from developer that filed bankruptcy
  • Defended minority drywall contractor and its surety under a $800,000 performance bond claim on the construction of a multi-million dollar state agency facility in Raleigh
  • Achieved successful result for a national subdivision developer in a suit over a $400,000 construction project deposit under a $4 million lot purchase contract with a local builder
  • Successfully prosecuted indemnity claim against plumbing company on behalf of national surety for performance bond claims on a multi-million dollar hotel project for an international hotel chain
  • Settled for $19,000 bankruptcy adversary proceeding filed by Trustee for claim of +$96,000 against construction company

Litigation

  • Successfully defended large coastal real estate developer against claims of fraud and unfair trade practices regarding lot sales, including successful third party claims against real estate agents
  • Attached the proceeds of a home sale in N.C. by a foreign citizen, obtained a judgment, and secured sale proceeds in satisfaction of a prior judgment
  • Won a verdict of +$5 million in a suit for corporate fraud/embezzlement on behalf of an international manufacturing company headquartered in N.C., including service of process through the Hague Convention on residents of the U.K., taking depositions in the U.K., and cooperating with local counsel in the U.K.
  • Advised Spanish diesel engine dealer on avenues of recovery related to engine damaged in transit by ship from Durban, South Africa to Karlstad, Sweden
  • Negotiated settlement between multistate property management and investment company and pool construction company
  • Advised marketing firm in a dispute with large, multinational research institute
  • Defended minority drywall contractor and its surety under a $800,000 performance bond claim on the construction of a multi-million dollar state agency facility in Raleigh
  • Represented national home builder in obtaining return of earnest money deposit for lots from developer that filed bankruptcy
  • Advised client regarding notice from NC-DENR regarding sewer spill
  • Represented apartment management company in settlement of frivolous suit filed by former tenant regarding alleged damage to credit score
  • Successful result for national subdivision developer in a suit with local builder over $400,000 deposit under $4 million lot purchase contract
  • Successfully represented attorney in professional malpractice suit arising from a commercial real estate closing
  • Successfully defended commercial real estate developer in an arbitration over the wrongful retention of deposits on a multi-million dollar project
  • Successfully defended a power company in an arbitration of claims by landlord of default and termination of commercial lease for industrial property
  • Settled for $50,000 a bankruptcy adversary proceeding for multi-million dollar claim against former co-owner of a construction company
  • Settled for $20,000 a bankruptcy adversary proceeding claim for +$290,000 against former owner of construction company, to avoid transfers under Sections 544(b) and 548(a) of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Achieved collection of outstanding expert witness fees due and owing to neuropsychology practice
  • Settled for $19,000 a bankruptcy adversary proceeding filed by Trustee for claim of +$96,000 against construction company
  • Successfully attached proceeds of a multi-million dollar commercial real estate sale in downtown Durham to ensure payment of judgment from claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty between LLC members
  • Helped ad agency obtain take-down from the web by former employee of misappropriated works and trade secrets