Lockhart - a Charlotte Law Firm

(704) 516-1654

(704) 516-1654

Business & Corporate Law

Business & Corporate Law

We are a Charlotte Business Law Firm. In our capacity as business attorneys, we focus on our clients’ external relationships – with customers, suppliers, vendors, service providers, employees, contractors, landlords, and just about anyone outside the company. In our capacity as corporate attorneys, we focus on our clients’ internal affairs, from start-up to exit – incorporating, organizing, and financing the business entity, as well as operations and mergers & acquisitions of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Our principal role is to serve as corporate counsel, to consult with and advise business owners, shareholders, management and investors – to be a trusted advisor and a diligent partner. Our objective is to help our clients with opportunities and solutions so they do not get bogged down by obstacles and problems.


  • corporations
  • partnerships
  • limited liability companies
  • nonprofits
  • sole proprietors
  • investors

We Represent:

  • start-ups
  • small businesses
  • emerging-growth & tech companies
  • privately owned businesses
  • entrepreneurs & investors
  • attorneys and professional practices

We assist our clients with a wide variety of services and transactions at a fair and reasonable cost, from basic services to complex transactions, including:

Corporate Law Services:

  • startups & new ventures
  • shareholder and operating agreements
  • buy-sell agreements
  • business continuation planning
  • private placements
  • shareholder & partner disputes

Business Law Services:

  • contracts advice, drafting & negotiation
  • supply & distribution agreements
  • loan, credit & financial agreements
  • employment, independent contractor & consulting agreements
  • employee benefit planning
  • property leases


We help business owners determine the type of business entity to form, usually corporations or limited liability companies, and assist with organization and incorporation of entities at the appropriate time. Throughout the life cycle of a company, we consult with owners, management and investors on numerous legal and business issues related to operating a business.

Most business and corporate transactions deal with contracts of one type or another. We draft, negotiate and revise contracts and advise clients on contract issues.

Adequate financing is often the determining factor between success and failure, even for the best planned and best run companies. We assist with loan and investment financing, and we prepare and administer private placements to help clients secure capital in compliance with securites regulations.

Whether companies are bought and sold because of success and opportunity or for more defensive purposes, we handle all phases of mergers, acquisitions, buy-ins, buy-outs, joint ventures and strategic alliances by providing advice, researching specific issues, preparing documentation and administering simple and complex corporate ownership transactions.

The Mission

Our mission in life is to provide valuable, useful, practical legal services to businesses and individuals; to help our clients find opportunities in whatever they do; and to be engaged, responsible members of our families and communities.

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