April 18, 2019

UPDATE:  Treasury Department Issues Highly-Anticipated Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones

On April 17, 2019, the United States Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) issued its second round of proposed regulations related to investment in Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZs”) and Qualified Opportunity…

March 20, 2019

Four Ways to Avoid Hiring a Lawyer…From a Lawyer!

Yep, you read that right. I’m a lawyer, I’ve practiced for almost 38 years, and I want to share a few common sense tips for how you can avoid hiring…

July 12, 2016

Issuing and Serving Foreign Subpoenas in North Carolina – Here’s What You Need to Know

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 1F: Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act

North Carolina courts allow out-of-state subpoenas to be issued and served against North Carolina citizens (including…

July 6, 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: How Does This New Law Impact Employers?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), recently signed into law by President Obama, has generated much conversation among employers. Intended to strengthen trade secret protection, the Act creates a federal…

May 20, 2016

Call it Political Correctness – It’s What North Carolina Businesses are Doing

Our state’s relentless and expensive push back against Charlotte’s ordinance contends the Queen City threw its little girls to the imaginary wolves with its cowardly enactment of a “politically correct”…

May 10, 2016

Seeking Enforcement of a Foreign Judgment in North Carolina – What Creditors Need to Know

In North Carolina, there are two ways for a creditor to seek enforcement of a foreign judgment. One way is by the creditor bringing an action to the…

April 21, 2016

“Big Box” and Other Retail Tenant Bankruptcies – What Is a Commercial Landlord to Do?

Bankruptcies in the retail space are prevalent these days. Some of the more recent and prominent bankruptcies are Pacific Sunwear, Sports Authority, American Apparel and RadioShack. Even if…

February 2, 2016

Lessons to be Learned from Wyndham Hotels Data Breach

The FTC recently entered into a Consent Order last week with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts resolving the FTC’s allegations that Wyndham did not do enough to prevent its customer’s credit…

June 26, 2015

WAIT. WHAT? NC Business Court Throws A Wrench Into Settlement Discussions

Contracts are just agreements, typically in writing. Contracts keep the business world humming along like a well-oiled machine. Unless one party seeks help, courts don’t butt in. But, what about…

June 10, 2015

Lender May Be Held Vicariously Liable for Servicer’s Violation of RESPA

A federal court has denied a lender’s motion to dismiss, holding that a lender may be held vicariously liable for its servicer’s violation of RESPA. Rouleau v. US Bank, NA,…

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