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

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.