Business Organization


We have helped Lee County business owners for over 50 years. Our experienced business planning lawyers provide effective legal guidance from the inception of your commercial enterprise to the dissolution or sale of your company. If you are starting a business or are considering a reorganization of an existing company, an experienced business lawyer can help.

Which business formation is right for your company?           

Whether starting a new business venture, or reorganizing an existing one, choosing the best legal structure for your business is very important. There are several types of entities available for you. Often in consultation with their accountants, we advise Lee County business owners regarding the pros and cons of limited liability companies (LLC), limited liability partnerships (LLP), corporations and other business formations currently recognized under North Carolina law. Once your business is up and running, we can help you navigate milestones such as adding partners, selling business assets, buying out a competitor, and drafting employment and noncompetition agreements.

Many licensed professionals, such as doctors, dentists, architects, accountants, must obtain special certifications from their licensing boards prior to forming a business in North Carolina. Each licensing board has its own set of rules concerning everything from the name of the business to whether a non-licensed professional can own an interest in the business.

At Harrington, Gilleland, Winstead, Feindel & Lucas, LLP, we evaluate changes in state commerce regulations and provide up to date legal counsel to clients regarding requirements of the Secretary of State. We assist Sanford area business owners in business transactions and business organization matters involving:

  • Business formation – LLP, LLC, C-corps, S-corps, non-profit organizations
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Incorporation documents
  • Buy – Sell Agreements
  • Business contracts
  • Employment Agreements
  • Business continuity planning

Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys also represent business clients in breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, debt collection and other types of commercial litigation. We handle civil claims involving suppliers, contractors, customers, investors, and employees. We provide a strong voice for Lee County businesses in all types of commercial disputes.

Commercial Financing

Whether purchasing an existing business or borrowing operating capital for an existing business, we can help you with the documentation required when purchasing or financing equipment and inventory, and with the purchase or sale of retail locations, warehouses and other commercial facilities.