Litigation & Disputes

Services Offered

I have a bit of experience in litigation, but this is not a service that I offer directly. However I welcome clients or contacts to call with questions about a potential litigation matter. If you are unfortunate enough to have been served with a lawsuit, then I can help you understand the basic issues and what you need to do to respond and I can probably recommend someone to assist you. Alternatively if you or someone you know believes that they have a claim or basis for a lawsuit I can offer some input on how best to proceed. Again I may be able to help find you the right attorney and I may even wish to stay involved to help shepherd the process along and serve as a another attorney resource for the client.

Sometimes a matter may not be ripe for litigation, but warrants some interaction with an attorney. If someone owes you money and is not responding to your calls, a demand letter from an attorney can often get their attention and speed up the payment. Or if you are in a business relationship that has hit a problem, consulting with an attorney early in the process can often help avoid costly litigation. My approach in these matters is again practical and designed to follow the path of least resistance. I understand the costs and delay associated with litigation and my advice takes all of that into account in hopes of resolving the matter as painlessly as possible.

    “Why use three words when one will do? I try my best to make documents more readable and cut out the old legal jargon where possible.”

    My Practice Areas

    My principal areas of practice include Wills, Trust and Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Business and Transactions. I also handle certain Commercial Real Estate transactions. For any matters that I don't handle directly, such as Litigation, I have contract and referral arrangements with other attorneys and firms to help service those needs. My goal is to serve as an integral resource for my clients in all of their legal needs. I truly want to be a counselor at law -- not simply a contract attorney limited to a particular niche.

    Estate Planning

     I am in the business of helping clients protect their families and preserve their assets. If you have Wills and related documents that you signed years ago, I can review your documents and advise you of how best to update everything

    Young Family Estate Planning

    If you have minor children or if you are expecting your first child, add a basic Will and related documents to your list of things to do. Your Will allows you to name guardians who will care for your minor children if both you and your spouse are deceased.

    Estate Administration

    When family and friends are faced with the death of a loved one, the prospect of dealing with an estate administration can be overwhelming. I help clients work through the entire process including court filings, tax filings and transfer of assets.

    Business & Transactions

    Approximately half of my practice is centered around work with businesses. Through over 16 years of work in a mid-sized law firm I gained considerable experience in a wide range of legal issues and transactions facing businesses of all sizes.

    Commercial Real Estate

    I have plenty of experience dealing with commercial loans and related transactions. I can assist clients in buying or selling or refinancing commercial real estate, investing in a development project, preparation and review of leases and many other transactions

    Litigation & Disputes

    If you are unfortunate enough to have been served with a lawsuit, then I can help you understand the basic issues and what you need to do to respond and I can  recommend someone to assist you.

    Call Me

    Mailing Address

    PO Box 850

    Hillsborough, NC 27278