2014 Law Journal

Abstinence is the best way to deal with the legal issues that can lurk around any turn in today’s complex business environment. The next-best option is finding the best legal advice. That’s where Business North Carolina’s Law Journal can help. Top Tar Heel lawyers, who practice in specialties such as civil litigation, land use and employment, identify some of the most important issues currently impeding business in the state. Then they offer routes around them so you can miss — or, if worst comes to worst, handle — any litigation. This year’s topics include class-action lawsuits, tax reform, social media, vested interest and the impact of divorce on a business and its owners.

Table of Contents

Love it or leave it? Social media brings production and pitfalls to business.
By Karin McGinnis
Moore & Van Allen PLLC

The devil is in the definition The sales-and-use tax now covers services, but which ones?
By Fred Parker
James, McElroy & Diehl PA

It’s time to simplify vested rights Clearer land-use rules will encourage needed development.
By Chad Essick
Poyner & Spruill, LLP 

Problem multiplied Why businesses should care about class actions.
By David C. Wright III
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA 

Divorce and your business Answers to common questions about its impact.
By Cathy C. Hunt
Gailor, Hunt, Jenkins, Davis and Taylor PLLC