Business, Banking, Contract & Corporate Law

The Roberts & Stevens’ Business Law practice group, with more than 50 years experience, is one of the largest and most comprehensive business law teams in Western North Carolina. From small businesses, large companies, or family-owned start-ups to international corporations, the attorneys at Roberts & Stevens have substantial business law and litigation knowledge, enabling them to offer practical advice in connection with a wide array of legal services geared towards business owners’ needs.

The business law team has unparalleled experience assisting businesses with a variety of legal issues, from starting a business and handling daily legal concerns to dealing with complex matters such as mergers, acquisitions, and the sale of businesses. Our diversity of practice areas allows us to provide comprehensive legal representation. We also provide general corporate representation to many non-profit organizations, including business and trade associations, property owners’ associations and charitable organizations.

As a longstanding member of our local business community in Asheville, NC, we have nurtured business relationships across Western North Carolina and the surrounding region. It is these relationships which allow us to best serve our clients, enabling us to become familiar with the legal challenges, obstacles, pitfalls, and opportunities that can face any business.

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

  • 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 Firm” Ranking