Poyner Spruill LLP

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301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey
Phone: 919.783.6400
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Indemnification Clauses and Defining the Relationship

We typically think an attorney-client relationship is something that has an unmistakable beginning. One day a client says, “I want you to be my attorney.” To which the attorney replies, “Sure, I will be your attorney.” However,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services

The Most Hazardous Industry

The construction industry continues to be the most hazardous industry in our state according to statistics recently released by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Forty percent of all OSHA-reported fatalities involved…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Proposed Changes To NC Identity Theft Protection Act - What Do Businesses Need To Know?

The year was 2005. The iPhone was still two years away. Facebook was still a niche product. Tweeting was a birds-only activity. And North Carolina was one of the first states in the union to enact a data breach notification…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

Maryland Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick and Safe Leave to Employees

Effective February 11, 2018, employers in Maryland with 15 or more employees are required to provide paid job-protected sick and safe leave to eligible employees, and employers with 14 or fewer employees must provide unpaid…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

State Lawmakers Roll Out Proposals for Judicial Appointment System

State courts are the workhorses of our judiciary. Nationwide, approximately ninety-five percent of all cases are initiated in state courts. That percentage is even higher in North Carolina, which is why the discussion of…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Tax Reform Strengthens Limits on Excessive Compensation

Tax reform (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) made significant changes to the taxation of executive compensation, which may increase the cost of certain arrangements. Publicly traded companies as well as those companies who must file…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

2018 SMFP Need Determinations

The 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) was approved by Governor Cooper on December 11, 2017, and has been issued effective January 1, 2018. It includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of…more
 /  Health

Immigration Update - I-9 Audits and Even ICE Site Visits Return with a Vengeance

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan: “ [Our] clear message to employers who scheme to hire and retain a workforce of illegal immigrants: we will find you and hold you accountable”…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Tax Reform Could Cost Tax Exempt Entities

Under the recently enacted tax reform act (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), tax-exempt organizations may be required to pay a 21 percent excise tax on certain compensation and certain separation pay. The new excise tax applies separately…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Fourth Circuit Approves Partial Dirt for Debt Plan

Do you want to own that rural timberland you financed a few years back? Well, what if I told you that not only are you taking ownership, but you’re taking it in exchange for a credit of three times its appraised value? The…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Recent Changes From The National Labor Relations Board Favor Employers

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued several opinions reversing Obama-era precedent. These changes are all employer-favorable and reduce the risk an employer’s policies or activities will be deemed illegal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Refuses to Decide Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

On December 11, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review a lower court ruling that held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) does not provide protection against harassment or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Driverless Vehicles Have Arrived in North Carolina - How Will Your Industry be Affected?

Twelve years old. In North Carolina, a person as young as twelve years old may ride alone in a fully autonomous—or, “driverless”—vehicle…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Publishes Its Annual Performance Report

Earlier this month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report, which highlights the Commission’s enforcement activity over the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2018 Limits for Benefit Plans

We can provide valuable, preventive advice that enhances your bottom line in a wide range of situations. Please see full Chart below for more information…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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