Business, Banking, Contract & Corporate Law

From small businesses, large companies, and family-owned start-ups to international corporations, our business attorneys are familiar with the legal opportunities, challenges, obstacles, and pitfalls that can face any business. With decades of experience, our business law team is among the largest and most comprehensive in Western North Carolina with deep roots in the Asheville business community. This enables us to offer practical advice in connection with a wide array of legal services geared toward your needs as a business owner — no matter the size of your company.

Our business law team has deep experience assisting businesses with a variety of legal issues, from starting a business, handling day-to-day legal concerns and drafting contracts to dealing with complex matters such as mergers, acquisitions and the sale of businesses. Our firm’s breadth of practice areas allows us to provide comprehensive legal representation — collaborating across practice areas to find the optimal solution to your matter. We also provide general corporate representation to many non-profit organizations, including business and trade associations, property owners’ associations and charitable organizations.

Types of Services

  • Business acquisitions, sales, and mergers
  • Business formations: corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships
  • Business ownership changes
  • Commercial and residential lease preparation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Corporate representation
  • Disputes
  • Environmental compliance
  • Franchise and licensing agreements
  • Financing
  • Governance issues
  • Insurance issues
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Leases and purchases
  • Professional liability
  • Products liability
  • Real property issues
  • Secured transactions
  • Tax law, controversies, and incentives

Types of Clients

  • Alcoholic Beverage Producers
  • Alternative Energy Companies
  • Banking Industry
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Construction Companies
  • Corporations
  • Family-owned Businesses
  • Green Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Homeowners’ Associations
  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Insurance Companies
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Small Businesses
  • Sports and Recreation Companies
  • Transportation Industry

Memberships & Awards

  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Taxation Sections
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Business Incubator
  • Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises
  • UNC Tax Institute
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Ranking
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Ranking