2015 Law Journal


As if running a company isn’t complicated enough, laws governing business practices are in constant flux. Knowing whom to call for legal help is a key step toward managing complex business problems. That’s where Business North Carolina’s annual Law Journal comes in. Lawyers from top practices across the state have outlined some of businesses’ most common legal issues, including 401(k) strategies, dealing with eminent domain, mediating civil conflict and protecting a business during a divorce. One article describes the state’s business court, which has expanded the types of cases it considers, and another explains the importance of registering trademarks. 

Original jurisdiction: How N.C.'s Business Court became a model of its own
By Adam Doerr, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA

Mediations in North Carolina: Settle your case on your own terms.
By Chip Campbell, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Lessons from a Skinny Girl mogul: Minimize disruption to your business during divorce.
By Cathy C. Hunt, Gailor, Hunt, Jenkins, Davis and Taylor PLLC

Eminent domain and condemnation: 5 essential steps to protect your commercial property
By B. Joan Davis and Matthew M. Lawless, Howard, Stallings, From, Hutson, Atkins, Angell & Davis PA

Business court: What North Carolina companies need to know
By John Buford and Ben Norman, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Best practices for 401(k) fees: 10 steps to reduce risk and increase the value of your plan
By Gene Griggs, Poyner Spruill LLP

Trademark and name registration: What new businesses should know to secure their brand
By Lani Barnes, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA