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Should I Hire an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

How to Decide What’s Right (and Legal) for Your NC Business The decisions to be made when starting a new business in North Carolina, or when the time comes to scale up your business, can be daunting. One of the most important decisions for small business owners to make is “Should I Hire an Independent…

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Documents You Need When Starting a Business in NC

Documents You Need When Starting a Business in NC

Congratulations, you filed your paperwork with the North Carolina Secretary of State and you’ve officially created a business! Now what? We work with many new business owners in North Carolina, and we’re sharing a key group of documents you need when starting a business in NC, including a breakdown by corporate structure. One of the…

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Representative Case: NuVasive, Inc. v. Kormanis

NuVasive, Inc. v. Kormanis

Practice Area: Business Law, Employment Law Our Charlotte-based law firm is equipped to and experienced in handling a variety of business law cases. We are able to represent firms, based here and internationally, who do business in Charlotte, as well as represent individuals going head-to-head with large companies. In this case, our firm was retained…

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What to Do When an Employee Violates an Agreement in NC

Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are two tools you can use to help protect your business from a former employee’s post-employment actions. But, even when you’ve taken the steps to insulate your company in the right way and had an attorney draft agreements likely to be enforceable in court, what happens when an employee violates an…

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Two Ways to Protect Your Business with a Non-Compete Agreement

Two Ways to Protect Your Business with a Non-Compete Agreement

Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are powerful legal tools because they place (reasonable) restrictions on what employees can do when they leave your company, essentially serving to help protect your business with a non-compete Agreement. (The average person will change jobs / companies 12 times over the span of their professional life.) In North Carolina, both…

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Mathew’s Tips for International Business Travel

Mathew Flatow's International Business Travel Tips

I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to travel to interesting places. While perhaps not the typical road warrior who has to take connecting flights to towns with three stop lights, I am able to travel, on the regular, to places such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and…

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How Growing Up in a German-American Home Impacts My Practice of Law

How Growing Up in a German-American Home Impacts My Practice of Law

For the English version, scroll down. Ich bin eine Amerikanerin der zweiten Generation. Meine Mutter und mein Vater haben sich in 1974 in einem Kibbuz in der Nähe von Jerusalem getroffen. Ein Kibbuz ist eine Siedlung, die einen gemeinsamen Lebensstil in Israel fördert. Meine Mutter war in Israel um für ihre Dissertation über die Erziehung…

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Charlotte as an International Gateway for Startups

Charlotte as an International Gateway for Startups

They say Charlotte’s got a lot, and it certainly does for today’s aspiring tech entrepreneurs.  Boasting the fastest growing tech industry in the United States, Charlotte is home to an international airport, a rapidly growing population of young professionals from around the country, and a vibrant culture, making the Queen City the ideal place to…

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Specific Issues When Foreign Corporations are Sued in the US

When Foreign Corporations are Sued in the US

Unfortunately, companies in the United States must accept that, at some point, they will be sued and brought to court. Companies should budget for this eventuality and simply anticipate that they will have to deal with disputes as a major cost of doing business. Similarly, if you are a company based outside the US, doing…

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