Practice Areas

GFC-Downtown-302

Corporate & Business Law

Corporate & Business Law

The firm serves the general corporate needs of a broad range of organizations in the Charlotte area. Our experience includes drafting and negotiating general business agreements, including marketing, distribution, and employment contracts. We also counsel clients who wish to create new corporate entities, and we provide advice on corporate governance, tax, employee benefit programs and laws affecting sales.
Attorneys: J. Cameron Furr, Jr. | Michael L. Martinez

Representative Clients:

Audio Video Systems, Inc. Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Freeman’s Car Stereo, Inc. Nisbet Oil Company Pyramid Motor Company YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Inc.


Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning & Probate

The firm’s estate planning practice emphasizes a one-on-one, individualized approach to analyzing and implementing a client’s estate plan, with a particular emphasis on sophisticated tax planning for high net worth individuals. Our probate practice focuses primarily on the representation of personal representatives, assisting with the preparation and submission of court documents, federal and state tax returns, insurance claims, and retirement benefits. We also represent estate beneficiaries in a variety of matters.
Attorneys: C. Michael Crisp | Christian P. Cherry | Elizabeth J. Namirr


Bankruptcy & Workouts

Bankruptcy & Workouts

The firm represents parties in connection with troubled businesses, both in and out of bankruptcy, in liquidation, and in reorganization. The firm’s clients include distressed businesses, principals of businesses, business officers and directors, creditors, adverse parties in litigation, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees. The firm limits its bankruptcy debtor representations to those of business clients or individuals whose debts consist primarily of business-related debts.
Attorneys: Joseph W. Grier III | A. Cotten Wright | Anna S. Gorman | Michael L. Martinez

Representative Industries:

Insurance, hotels, restaurants, textiles, furniture, manufacturing, retail sales, real estate development, housing and trucking.


Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

When practicable, the firm’s commercial litigation practice strives to resolve matters prior to the trial stage, whether through settlement, arbitration, or mediation. When trial is in the best interest of our clients, however, the firm’s attorneys stand ready to represent zealously the best interests of our clients. Our attorneys are licensed in all State and Federal courts in North Carolina.
Attorneys: Joseph W. Grier III | Anna S. Gorman | Michael L. Martinez


Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

The firm has broad experience in the area of commercial real estate, offering counsel on such matters as commercial property acquisition and disposition, leasing, financing, tax issues, land use planning, and form of ownership issues. Our services include representing individuals and families in the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate.
Attorneys: Joseph W. Grier III | C. Michael Crisp

Representative Clients:

Waters Investments, Inc. Numerous individuals

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