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HIGHWAY 73 WIDENING IS COMING: DOES THE STATE HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE MY PROPERTY?

THE ANSWER IS YES! Highway widening can be both concerning and confusing for landowners along the construction corridor. There are several important procedural steps involved in the State's acquiring a portion of your property. This process can be ...

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BLENDED FAMILIES IN ESTATE PLANNING: YOURS, MINE & OURS

Blended families have become more prevalent in our society, and thus in the world of estate planning.  It is likely that a couple sitting in the initial estate planning consultation is in a second or even a third marriage.  Planning is critical, ...

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TOP 5 "MUST HAVE'S" FOR AN LLC OPERATING AGREEMENT

There are many steps necessary to a successful business set up.  For LLC’s (Limited Liability Companies) there are five key items that should be included. Every North Carolina LLC has an “operating agreement” – whether the members of the LLC ...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - March 2018

Allegations of sexual harassment frequently depend on private conversations between two people and as such are difficult to verify. Moreover, what some find offensive others would dismiss as harmless banter. No employer wants to depend on judgments ...

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Accident - Do I Need an Attorney

I Have Been In a Wreck!  Do I Need An Attorney?   Typically this is NOT the first question that pops into your mind after being involved in an accident, nor should it be.  If you have ever been involved in an accident, the first thought or ...

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2018 Brings Changes To The Law Regarding Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows a person or organization to handle your financial affairs during your lifetime if you are unable to do so yourself. The document is critical for anyone over the age of eighteen (18) to have ...

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Employee Fair Classification Act - Jan 2018

The State is cracking down on businesses treating employees as independent contractors.  Starting on December 31, 2017, the “North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act” (“EFCA”) will require all employers to display a poster stating ...

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Homeowners’ Association: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

If you live in a planned community, chances are you are a member of a homeowners’ association.  Such associations are legal entities typically formed pursuant to Chapter 47F of the North Carolina General Statutes that codify obligations an ...

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Some Perspective on Internet Lawyer Services

Folks often ask me if they should use online attorney services.  Like every business, attorneys have to adjust to the internet in their business models.  Lawyers are professionals, not regular businesses, but to ignore the impact of the internet on ...

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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 ...

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