Category Archives: NC Law

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 Shelton Law Carolinas The lien law. To understand where we are, let’s recall from whence we came. When the economy tanked in 2008, title insurance companies … 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 Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 Act III, SCENE 1: Hotel Project, in the unfinished but dried-in lobby. ENTER GLOUCESTER, the general contractor, and BUCKINGHAM, the Architect. Gloucester: O … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Thank the Academy, my Agent, WordPress . . .

OK, so I haven’t won anything, but ConstructionLawCarolinas has been nominated in the 2012 Best Construction Blog competition. There are a lot of great blogs in the running, so just being nominated is a win. I’d appreciate your vote!  In the write … Continue reading

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House Bill 489 Update (North Carolina Lien Law Revisions)

Tracking House Bill 489: Update on North Carolina’s Proposed Lien Law Revisions By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas Every ten years or so, North Carolina’s lien law (Chapter 44A) is put on the legislative lift and given a tune up or … Continue reading

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The Microphone Is Always On

The Microphone is Always On By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 We all enjoy hearing the off-the-cuff remarks politicians and celebrities make while they believe the mic is off. We believe that these comments give us insight … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Surety Bonding 101 for Contractors

I am often asked by new and upcoming contractors what it takes to obtain a surety bond. What better way to answer this question than to ask someone who writes bonds for a living?   Alex Levin is a writer for … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s New Attorneys’ Fees Statute

North Carolina to Enforce Reciprocal Attorneys’ Fees Clauses in Business Contracts Entered on or after October 1, 2011     By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. gshelton@horacktalley.com For years, North Carolina lawyers have had to explain to … Continue reading

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Liens, Leases, and Loopholes

Liens, Leases, and Loopholes Complex Real Estate Agreement Defeats Mechanic’s Liens By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 In the current unfavorable economic climate, the ability to assert lien rights can determine economic life or death for those who … Continue reading

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Bill Caldwell Talks Construction in the Carolinas

Bill Caldwell Talks Construction in the Carolinas By:  Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas It’s been a busy time for me in Lawyerland, but I would not be able to enjoy my weekend if I failed to update my blog … Continue reading

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What is Mediation?

A Mediation Education By:  Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to out-of-court methods of resolving legal fights.  ADR has been around for a long time.  During the ordeal, trial by fire, water, or combat determined … Continue reading

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