Corporate & Nonprofit Law

We advise businesses and nonprofits in all aspects of their operations. Running a business or nonprofit is a challenge, and the network of laws and regulations entities must navigate can be difficult. Our attorneys can help in that process, from entity formation to contractual needs, disputes, regulatory needs and dissolution.

Entity Formation

Forming a business or nonprofit involves a number of choices. Entrepreneurs must decide on the appropriate type of entity, and they must understand the liability, tax and ongoing administrative consequences of those choices. Additionally, relationships between investors, founders, officers and shareholders need to be defined. We have been through this process many times, and we are ready to help advise you.

Contractual Needs

Every business deals with paper. Whether you run a startup with direct connections to consumers, or a business that markets exclusively to other businesses, some of the terms of those deals should be in writing. The same is true for businesses and nonprofits that might deal with vendors, donors or members. Businesses and nonprofits alike have contracts with employeesinsurers and others. We can help ensure those contracts are appropriate, well-drafted and legally enforceable.


There may come a time when shareholders or other stakeholders disagree. Our attorneys work to understand the foundations of your business or nonprofit so that when these situations arise, we can do our best to resolve disputes amicably. When that process fails, however, our skilled litigation attorneys can represent your business in court.

Regulatory Compliance

Most businesses, from barber shops to e-commerce giants, are subject to laws and regulations that dictate how they can operate. If your business is subject to the jurisdiction of one of North Carolina’s many administrative or licensing agencies, if you have concerns about federal privacy law, or anything in between, we can help you find, understand and comply with those rules.


When a business is no longer profitable, its owners have reached a stalemate, or a court has ordered the business to dissolve, figuring out the next step can be harrowing. When a nonprofit can no longer meet its overhead or accomplish its goals, deciding where to go next is daunting. Our lawyers have been a part of dissolutions in all of these circumstances.

We Can Help


Matt Vaughn


Mike Tadych