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Who Needs Legal Guidance

Business decisions are guided by legal opinions. In a large organization, those opinions come from lawyers. Lawyers help craft policies on how business decisions are made, create forms to execute management choices, and write scripts for sales professionals or customer service. Law firms will be asked to provide formal written opinions, or to participate in […]

Beneficiary Designations: How to Make Your Ex-Spouse Really Rich and Other Tales of Horror and Woe!

Beneficiary Designations: How to Make Your Ex-Spouse Really Rich and Other Tales of Horror and Woe! Yes, you read it right. My guess is you may have wishes to the contrary, so read on, lest you unwittingly create a situation that is likely to be 100% “unfixable.” If you are like most people, a large […]


  DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR CHILD’S 18TH BIRTHDAY AFFECTS YOU AS A PARENT?   Many of you have high school juniors or seniors who are about to embark on the next chapter of their life.  Did you know that once your child turns 18, they are no longer considered a minor under the law? […]

Why Business Giving Is Important

How does giving relate to business?  How does it add to the bottom line?  Where does marketing, goodwill and creating a positive business persona cross the line and become charity?  All of which are very good questions which are debated in boardrooms across the country. The answers are not clear.  What is clear should stand […]

Business Ownership; Do You Really Know What You Are Signing?

If you own an interest, with others, in a business, make sure that you know the consequences of what you sign. One of the biggest challenges of any small business is deciding who makes what decisions.  The owners of an electronics company in Guilford County adopted bylaws which required a unanimous vote by the three […]

Automobile Insurance—Are You Covered?

Every day tens of thousands of drivers start their morning commute or errand run without knowing the answer to this simple, but vital question.  Realistically, most drivers and vehicle owners do not find out the answer to the question until it is too late, after an accident happens.  In some cases, the lack or insufficiency […]

So What Exactly IS Title Insurance Anyway?

You see it on the engagement letter from your closing attorney or on your Closing Disclosure Form from your lender – “Title Insurance…..$200.” So what exactly IS title insurance … what purpose does it serve? Simply put, title insurance is an insurance policy that protects against your loss should the condition of the title to […]

Tis the Season … What is your New Year’s Resolution?

Get my “ducks” in a row? Lose weight; Eat healthier; Save money; Get organized What will you accomplish in 2017?  Is making a Will at the top of the list?  Probably not, but you know you need to do it. It has been in the back of your mind for years now. Your financial advisor […]

Better Options for Property “Takings” by Government

It is no secret that there are many upcoming road projects in our area.  You would have to be blind not to see that we need roads in the North Mecklenburg and South Iredell area.  The unfortunate, but necessary, land acquisitions that accompany those projects present a very difficult and emotional conflict between landowners and […]

Don’t Rely On Do-It-Yourself Legal Advice

A Legal Well-Check Should Be On Your “To Do” List Seeing an attorney is not very high on the average person’s “To Do” list. In fact, most people rarely think of an attorney unless it is part of the punch line of a good joke or there is an immediate issue, such as a speeding […]