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150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Phone: 919-821-1220
Fax: 919-821-6800
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
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  • Communications & Media Law
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  • Energy & Utilities
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Locations
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  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Senate Bill 628 Update

Two previous Tax Alerts, Tax Provisions in the 2017 Budget Bill (June 20, 2017) and Tax Legislation Enacted During the Regular Session of the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly (June 30, 2017), summarized the major tax…more
 /  Taxation

Status of the Overtime Rule - What Now?

Within the past two weeks, the federal district court in Texas granted summary judgment in favor of the business groups and 21 states that had challenged the Department of Labor’s rule doubling the salary level threshold for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

My Company Can be Sued Where?: Supreme Court Resolves Some Questions of Where Businesses May Be Sued for Patent Infringement but Leaves Others Unsettled

After a long period in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered intellectual property issues only occasionally, the Court has frequently focused on intellectual property matters in recent years, reflecting the increasing…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legislature Authorizes, But Limits, Water and Sewer Impact Fees

Controversy and litigation have erupted in North Carolina in recent years with regard to water and sewer impact fees levied by cities and counties on new real estate development. The fees are authorized in "local bill" State…more
 /  Administrative Law, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Between now and September 17, 2017, employers may use either the version of…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

2017 N.C. Legislative Session in Review

The N.C. General Assembly worked into the early morning hours on June 30 to finish its business for the 2017 legislative session. The session officially began January 11 and ran for six months for a total of 93 legislative days…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

AIA Releases Updated Construction Contract Forms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released the 2017 edition of eleven standard construction and design contract forms, and it plans to release revisions to an additional eighteen forms in the fall of 2017. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

SEC to Review Draft Registration Statements on a Nonpublic Basis

Effective July 10, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review draft registration statements for initial public offerings and follow-on offerings within the first year of initial registration on a nonpublic…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Tax Legislation Enacted During the Regular Session of the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly

A previous Tax Alert (June 20, 2017) summarized the tax provisions in the North Carolina 2017 budget bill (the Appropriations Act of 2017) as passed by the General Assembly. The Governor later vetoed the budget bill, but the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Tax Provisions in the 2017 Budget Bill

The General Assembly released today the Proposed Conference Committee Substitute (the “Conference Bill”) for Senate Bill 257, the state budget bill. The Conference Bill is expected to be approved by the General Assembly later…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Guidance

Last week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew two Wage and Hour Administrator’s Interpretations, one on classification of workers as independent contractors and the other on joint employment. The…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

T.C. Heartland Leaves Open Patent Venue Questions

The words “venue” and “headline news” are typically not found in the same sentence. Yet the United States Supreme Court’s decision in T.C. Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) managed to achieve…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Five Things to Consider Before Launching a Crowdfunding Offering

In 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding. This created a new way for small companies to raise the capital they need to build their businesses by publicly offering investments online…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law

Hiring A Summer Intern? What You Should Know Regarding Pay

As the summer work season approaches, employers should review whether any “interns” or “volunteers” in their workplaces are classified properly and are being compensated appropriately. Although unpaid internships are frequently…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

"May Day" Demonstrations are Imminent: Lawful Employer Responses to Advocacy

According to leaders of the Service Employees International Union, the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the Rural Community Workers Alliance and other labor groups, upwards of 350,000 workers are planning on striking or protesting…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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