How to Stay Safe on the Roads This Thanksgiving
As the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday approaches, North Carolina roads will once again be packed with holiday travelers. Thanksgiving travel is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels, with AAA predicting that around 1.5 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles for the holiday and 89% of those Thanksgiving travelers will be driving. Tips for staying…Read More
What happens if I receive a Failure to Appear?
In Charlotte, missing your court date, even by accident, can have serious consequences. Failing to show up for DWI, felony drug, or domestic violence charges can result in an Order for Arrest being issued. Failing to show up to your court date for a traffic citation can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.…Read More
What Executive Order 158 Means for Businesses and Job Seekers in NC
North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently signed Executive Order 158, which will implement fair chance policies at state agencies. The Order, effective November 1, 2020, will increase employment opportunities for people with criminal records. The Order removes criminal history questions from state employment applications and prohibits inquiries into an individual’s criminal history during the initial stages…Read More
Protesting in Charlotte: Your Rights & What to Do if You’re Arrested
As an American, you have the right to organize or join together with fellow citizens in protest and peaceful assembly. Though this First Amendment right is not absolute, the government cannot prohibit a public assembly at their own discretion. Time, place, and manner restrictions put in place by government institutions are permissible as long as…Read More
Clients Ask: Do I have to wear a mask in public places?
One common question, now that North Carolina has begun their phased reopening, is “Do I have to wear a mask while in public?” Update: Executive Order 147, effective June 26, 2020 Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order 147, which extends Phase 2 of reopening NC for three more weeks, as well as makes wearing face…Read More
Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19
The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a COVID-19 relief bill, which was then signed by Governor Cooper. Included in this bill was nearly $1.6 billion in relief for public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuing state government operations. Following the passage of those monetary relief measures, the General Assembly also…Read More
Returning to the workplace after COVID-19: what you need to know
The COVID-19 pandemic brought some Charlotte business to a halt, while forcing others to change the way they operate – whether allowing employees to work from home, implementing safety and social distancing measures, or providing curbside and delivery-only services. North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently released a three-phased plan for reopening the state, and plans allow…Read More
5 Benefits of Hiring a Local Law Firm Instead of an Outside Firm
If you own a business in North Carolina that has been sued, the first step you should take is hiring a local law firm to defend the case and help protect your company moving forward. Many companies, especially those based outside of the US who own businesses in North Carolina, may consider hiring counsel from…Read More
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…Read More
How Can I get Attorney Fees in my Divorce Case?
After you’ve decided to move forward with a legal separation then divorce, fighting for your rights in family law cases can be expensive. Many attorneys charge an hourly fee, which can add up quickly. If you’re wondering if there is a way to have your spouse pay some of your attorney fee costs, the answer is “maybe.”Read More