Whether you are considering starting a business or you are an industry leader, the attorneys at Pope McMillan can help you with all your business legal needs. We can help employers or employees with common issues such as unemployment benefit disputes and noncompete agreements. From assisting new business owners with important initial decisions such as business corporation entity selection to current business owners requiring legal counsel on issues such as a sale of business, we have the experience that matters.
We can assist businesses with a number of ongoing needs such as:
- Business entity selection and formation: limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, nonprofit associations
- Contracts: drafting, disputes, interpretation, negotiation
- Business transitions: transfer, dissolution, sale, acquisition, merger
- Business litigation: disputes involving contracts, employees, shareholders, real property
- Tax issues: business entity selection, audits, legal filings
- Our lawyers have advised hundreds of successful businesses throughout North Carolina. Let us counsel you through the legal issues so you can focus on running your business.
Employment Law Issues
As part of running your business, it is common to have employment law issues. Our firm has represented both employers and employees in work-related issues. Employment matters may be heard in state or federal court or before regulatory agencies. We have experience in a number of employment law issues, including:
- Unemployment benefits
- ERISA claims
- FMLA claims
- Drafting employee handbooks
- Covenants not to compete
- Wage and hour disputes
- Sexual harassment
- Workers’ compensation claims
Get It Right The First Time
When starting or running a business, cost is always an important factor. In the interest of saving money now, some business owners do not invest in solid legal advice until they run into problems. Seeking counsel from knowledgeable attorneys can help you avoid many common issues before they occur. In the long run, good legal advice will help to preserve your resources and prevent problems. We can help you figure out the best use of legal counsel and focus our efforts to minimize the cost.
Our office is located in Statesville but we serve clients throughout Iredell County. You can reach our firm online, or call us at 704-873-2131 for more information about our business law services and experience.