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Raleigh Architect Attorney and Contract Dispute Lawyer

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Most architects, engineers, and other construction professionals will eventually have a dispute requiring the assistance of a civil litigation lawyer. The Raleigh construction law firm of Maginnis Law has represented multiple ...

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Raleigh Small Business Civil Litigation Attorney

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The Raleigh civil litigation attorneys of Maginnis Law represent a variety of small to medium size businesses. The law firm’s clients include companies involved in construction, staffing, international trade, automobile ...

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Attorney Fees in North Carolina Business Contracts

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North Carolina has traditionally limited recovery of attorney fees in business contracts to certain limited circumstances, even if the contract allowed for the recovery of attorney fees in the event of a dispute or litigation ...

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Obtaining Relief from Default Judgments under North Carolina Law

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The North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure require a defendant in a civil lawsuit to file an answer or other responsive pleading, such as a motion to dismiss, within thirty days after service of a complaint and summons. If ...

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Unenforceable Contract Clauses for Contractors, Subcontractors, and other Business Litigation Disputes

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Certain clauses in breach of contract matters, particularly in construction agreements, have been found to be per se illegal under North Carolina law. It is important for business owners, general contractors, and individuals ...

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Protections in Minority Shareholder Disputes in North Carolina

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A common problem in close corporations or small 2-3 member LLCs is what happens if there is a dispute between the shareholders.  A common misconception is that majority ownership allows owners to do whatever they want with ...

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Unlicensed General Contractors in North Carolina

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Property owners frequently have questions about the license requirements on their homes. Some are aware of the $30,000.00 requirement with regard to contractors; that is, that general contractors cannot contract to have ...

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Changes in a Construction Contact Without a Change Order

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Typically, in North Carolina a contractor or subcontractor is obligated to perform under the contract even though performance is more difficult or expensive than anticipated. However, under certain circumstances, a contractor ...

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Does Your Community Civic Group Need to be Registered With the State

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I’ve recently received an inquiry about the ability of an unincorporated association to file suit on behalf of the association. There are, of course, many types of groups which are true organizations that have bank ...

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Attorney Fees in Injury or Property Damage Cases

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It is always frustrating for clients – and frustrating for me as their civil lawyer – when they are informed that in the U.S., parties generally bear the costs of their own attorney fees. Individual small businesses are ...

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