Whether you’re operating a small family-run business or a national corporation, Cranfill Sumner can meet your legal needs. 

Cranfill Sumner’s Business Law Services

For larger corporate clients, we work on more complex corporate matters. For small to mid-sized businesses, we often act as “outsourced in-house counsel,” assisting them with a wide variety of issues. Our services include:

General Corporate Matters

Our business law attorneys can help with general corporate matters such as entity selection, formation, and establishment of corporate governance.

Contractual Agreements

The Cranfill Sumner business law attorneys are experienced in drafting, review, and negotiation of agreements vital to your business’s security and growth.

Intellectual Property

Protection, management, and monetization of your company’s intellectual property with guidance from our business law attorneys.  

Workforce Management

Our attorneys can manage your employees and ensure your company is complying with state and federal regulations as your workforce grows.

Venture Capital Financing

The Cranfill Sumner team can work with your company’s investors, and provide guidance on understanding options, securing financing, and structuring agreements.

Business Technology Protection 

Our business law attorneys can manage and protect your company’s data and brand in the exciting but increasingly risky world of pervasive connectivity.

Risk Assessment and Management

Our business law team can help with assessing and understanding risks associated with your daily operations, and how to best mitigate those risks.

Dispute Resolution

Lastly, we can help counsel on options and swift resolution of disputes that arise in the course of running your business. 

The Cranfill Sumner Approach 

Our approach includes a mid-market model that enables us to offer the knowledge and experience found at large law firms at very competitive rates. This model also allows for flexible billing arrangements, including flat-fee, hybrid-fee, and, under certain circumstances, contingency-fee agreements.

The group is led by chair Marshall Wall and a team of veteran attorneys who focus on all aspects of the clients’ operations, industry environment, and, most importantly, overall business strategy. From issues routine to complex, our team will pursue your interests while efficiently managing budgets.

Business Law Services Across North Carolina 

The Business Law Practice Group covers all of North Carolina from our offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. To speak to an attorney, please contact Marshall Wall.

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