The firm provides a full range of general legal services. These services include, but are not limited to:
BUSINESS LAW, CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS
The firm can assist the client with a wide range of business matters including asset purchase sale and stock purchase transactions, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and contract drafting and negotiation. With Mooresville being at the heart of the NASCAR racing world, the office handles a variety of racing related contracts including sponsor contracts, driver contracts and team member contracts as well as contracts between suppliers and race teams.
The Mooresville/Lake Norman area is home to more than fifty professional race teams, including many of the top names in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Nationwide National, and Craftsman Truck Series. Many other businesses in the area handle various aspects of the motorsports business, including race car painting and parts, licensing and sale of racing memorabilia and collectibles, engine building, job recruiting, and wind tunnel testing, among others.
With the money and pressure involved in today’s racing world, the times of “good old boys” making business deals in the grease pit or under a shade tree are long gone. A handshake and a promise are no longer sufficient protection for the rights of sponsors, race teams, race drivers, crew members, employees and licensees, when reputations and multi-millions of dollars may be on the line. Our lawyers’ abilities in negotiating, drafting and interpreting contracts can protect your rights in a dog-eat-dog world.
When disagreement already exists, our attorneys are experienced in negotiating and resolving business disputes to help the parties reach “win-win” solutions, so they can get back to the business of burning up the track--without burning bridges.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, disputes cannot be resolved in a friendly manner. When that happens, you need an advocate who knows his way around a courtroom, as well as a board room. Our lawyers have been “in the trenches” litigating business disputes in front of judges and juries for four decades, including cases in the North Carolina District and Superior Courts, the North Carolina Business Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States District Courts and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. During that time they have gone head to head and punch for punch against some of the State’s top litigators, and have proven time and again that you don’t need to go to the big city to get a big-time lawyer.
From the most mundane to the most complex, the firm stands ready to handle the client's litigation needs in a cost efficient and appropriate manner.
DWI, TRAFFIC OFFENSES, and CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Being a defendant in criminal court, whether for a traffic ticket, a misdemeanor or a major felony, can be one of the most stressful, embarrassing and costly events in a person’s life. Many good, decent people, through a moment of carelessness, weakness or poor decision making, can find themselves caught in a web of confusing legal procedures and at the mercy of the machinery of the State. Poor navigation through this quagmire can result in suffering the loss of large amounts of money, your ability to operate an automobile, your ability to hold certain jobs, and sometimes even your freedom.
T.C. Homesley, Jr. and Mark Childers have “earned their stripes” as trial lawyers in the North Carolina criminal courts, appearing as counsel in literally thousands of matters and defending the rights of the accused in cases ranging from simple speeding tickets, DWI and drug offenses to first degree murder, and know how to stand up for your interests when no one else will.
Criminal court is serious business. You need serious lawyers who will give your matter individual attention and put your interests first. At Jones, Childers, McLurkin, & Donaldson, PLLC, you are not just a number on a court docket. We try never to forget that, while your matter may be one of hundreds we will handle this year, it is the ONLY one YOU are involved in.
The firm is well known for its real estate practice. The attorneys of the firm offer comprehensive services in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions. The attorneys also offer other services related to real property including, but not limited to, title services, commercial and residential leasing matters, real estate disputes, and contract negotiation. The firm represents buyers, sellers, investors, developers and financing institutions.
WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES
Protecting the assets which one has accumulated in life takes the skill and experience of attorneys such as those in the firm. The firm which stands the test of time stands ready to handle the client's needs in this area.
PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH
Unfortunately, injury caused by others can strike out of nowhere and the competent legal assistance of the firm has been greatly valued in the community for more than 36 years. There is no need to sift through the billboards, TV ads, and mail solicitations when personal injury representation with a proven local history of integrity is available at this firm. The client can see the firm for his needs arising from automobile accidents, products liability, worker's compensation claims and other claims resulting from the negligence of others.
Representation in domestic cases does not revolve solely around knowledge of the law. Though the firm's knowledge of the law is strong, its partners all have an understanding and an empathy for the emotional difficulties suffered by those in any domestic matter-should it be child custody, support, alimony, equitable distribution or the less contested areas such as adoption.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
The firm can assist clients with their claims for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
North Carolina law requires that most matters which are filed in civil court be directed to a mandatory mediated settlement conference to attempt to resolve lawsuits before trial. Mark Childers is an experienced, court-certified mediator with a solid track record of successfully mediating a wide variety of legal disputes in District and Superior Court, from family law matters, bodily injury and property damage claims, to commercial and business disputes. Walter H. Jones, Jr. is also a NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator.
Our firm can also asist clients in employment agreements, handbooks and policies, hiring, terminations and compliance with federal and state employment laws.