If You Are Starting Your Own Business, Some Things You Should Know by Lisa Godfrey Should I incorporate? There are three reasons why you might want to incorporate your small business. First, if you have one or more partners, it is advisable to own a business as a corporate entity. Second, a corporation will limit…

So You’ve Been Called In For Jury Duty? by Lisa Godfrey Jury duty is both an important civic duty and an excellent way for citizens to participate in and increase their knowledge of the judicial system. In order to ensure that your experience with the jury system is a positive one, there are certain things…

Lawyers – The Profession People Love To Hate! by Frances S. Knox Recently the Charlotte Observer ran a Ziggy cartoon picturing Ziggy in front of his television. The announcer was saying ‘OFFENDED by something somebody said? … Call Lenny Shadenfroid, Attorney at Law.” While we all probably laughed at the cartoon, the sad part of…

What To Know In Selecting A General Contractor by Lisa Godfrey Whether you are enclosing a screened porch or building a million-dollar home, selecting a general contractor is the most important first step. Anyone who undertakes a building project costing $30,000 or more must be licensed as a general contractor. The only exception to this…

Your Power Of Attorney – Will It Do What You Expected? by Frances Knox A general Power of Attorney is used for many purposes. It can be used to avoid having a guardian appointed when your loved one becomes unable to handle his or her affairs, and can be executed before a Notary Public and…

Arguments Of District Proponents Fail Under Scrutiny District Plan Will Lead Away From Common Good To Divisive Government by Allen Brotherton As a trial lawyer with over 20 years of courtroom experience, I have been trained to recognize and expose flawed arguments, whether they be innocently uninformed or intentionally misleading. After reading Alex Patton’s recent…

The Knox Law Center and Public Service: The Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Program by Francis Knox At the Knox Law Center, we have a long history of giving back to the community. Volunteering in public service programs, mentoring young students, and helping families in need are just several of the ways our firm…

Take Part in Lincoln County’s Growth – Speak Out Now, Speak Out Loud, The Law is in Your Favor by Brad Champion Beginning this week, citizens of Lincoln County have an opportunity to speak loud and clear about how they want their community to grow. At a time when the Charlotte metro area and greater…

Lincoln Times By H. Edward Knox I have been practicing law since 1963, and I still love going to the office everyday. So it was a little depressing for me to be stuck at home last week recovering from minor back surgery. But when I turned on Court TV to watch the disbarment proceedings of…

RECENT COURT DECISION EXPANDS GROUNDS FOR VEHICLE STOPS By: Allen Brotherton In addition to the statutes passed by the legislature, the law is developed and explained through decisions of the appellate courts. These decisions of course control the particular cases involved, but the stated reasoning also applies to guide lower courts in future cases as…

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