Author Archives: Gregory L. Shelton

About Gregory L. Shelton

Gregory L. Shelton is a construction lawyer licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He is Florida board certified as a construction law specialist. He practices at Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Phone: (704) 377-2500 Fax: (704) 716-0905 Email: GShelton@horacktalley.com.

One-Sided Construction Contracts and their Limitations

    One-Sided Construction Contracts and their Limitations By:  Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. (704) 377-2500     I. Introduction We attorneys often hammer home the importance of reviewing and negotiating solid construction contracts. Standard industry contracts … Continue reading

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A Chat with Jeff Humbert, Outgoing Chairman of ABC of the Carolinas

  Jeff Humbert Reflects on His Tenure as Chairman of ABC of the Carolinas By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, PA gshelton@horacktalley.com Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas’ annual conference took place in Wilmington earlier this … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Basic Guide to Contractor Bonding

  Continuing the tradition of  Guest Posts here at Construction Law Carolinas, I am pleased to welcome Danielle Rodabaugh, the chief editor at SuretyBonds.com, a leading surety provider. As a part of the company’s educational outreach program, Danielle writes to help construction … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Future Lien Law in Red, White, and Blue

Out with the Old, In With the New A Look at North Carolina’s Future Lien Law in Red, White, and Blue   By: Gregory L. Shelton GShelton@HorackTalley.com   S42 and H1052 were signed into law on July 2, 2012. Most revisions will not take … Continue reading

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NC Lien Law Update: The Rules Are About to Change

  North Carolina General Assembly Ratifies Senate Bill 42 (Hidden Liens) and House Bill 1052 (Lien Law Revisions)   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack Talley GShelton@HorackTalley.com   Every Thanksgiving, people line up for hours outside of stores waiting for Black Friday … Continue reading

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Lien Law Update: You Want a Lien? Call My Agent!

The “Lien Agent”: A New Proposal to Address Hidden Liens   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. gshelton@horacktalley.com (704) 377-2500   Dear Diary: Wednesday was a whirlwind of a day. I woke up hours before dawn and drove … Continue reading

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North Carolina Lien Law Update: Introducing Senate Bill 864!

  North Carolina Senate Chamber Sen. Brunstetter Introduces Senate Bill 864 to Revise North Carolina’s Lien Law   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.     I’ve been keeping you apprised of the continuing effort to overhaul … Continue reading

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SC Supreme Court Holds LLC Member Personally Liable for Construction Defects

      South Carolina Supreme Court Holds Member of LLC Personally Liable for Negligent Construction   By: Gregory L. Shelton  Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.   It’s Monday. Time for another pop quiz. The Facts: A developer hires … Continue reading

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North Carolina Lien Law Update: Lien Law Study Committee Issues Report and Recommendations

Lien Law Update: Lien Law Committee Issues Its Report and Recommendations By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. The lien law. To understand where we are, let’s recall from whence we came. When the economy tanked in 2008, … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Head By Ignoring Your Gut

Don’t Lose Your Head by Ignoring Your Gut By:  Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. (704) 377-2500         Act III, SCENE 1: Hotel Project, in the unfinished but dried-in lobby. ENTER GLOUCESTER, the general … Continue reading

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