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Reading Before Signing Is Advisable
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Mack Sperling

It's pretty basic that your clients should read the agreements that they sign before they sign them. Or you should at least explain to your client the key provisions in what they are going to sign, if they are not going to read it. In McMillan... Read More

Did It Need to Be in Writing?
Posted on 10 Aug 2015 by Mack Sperling

Surratt v. Brown , 2015 NCBC 72 , decided last week by the Business Court, involved an oral partnership to open and operate tattoo parlors throughout North Carolina [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance... Read More

NC Business Court Takes on the Oxford Comma
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Mack Sperling

You most likely have heard of the Oxford Comma. It is also referred to as the "serial comma.” If you are not familiar with this literary device, it is a comma placed before the word "and" or another conjunction (like or or nor) in... Read More

Interpreting the Right to Specific Performance in a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Mack Sperling

I've never thought very hard about the remedy of specific performance. That means ordering a party to a contract to perform its contractual obligations. But the ability of the Court to order specific performance was front and center in the North... Read More

Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Arina Shulga

I’ve seen this many times before: entrepreneurs enter into handshake agreements with others, trying to save on legal fees. Often, the counterparties are contractors, employees, investors, or co-founders. These entrepreneurs are not entirely wrong... Read More

  • Blog Post: Reading Before Signing Is Advisable

    It's pretty basic that your clients should read the agreements that they sign before they sign them. Or you should at least explain to your client the key provisions in what they are going to sign, if they are not going to read it. In McMillan v. Unique Places, LLC , 2015 NCBC 4 , decided this...
  • Blog Post: NC Business Court Takes on the Oxford Comma

    You most likely have heard of the Oxford Comma. It is also referred to as the "serial comma.” If you are not familiar with this literary device, it is a comma placed before the word "and" or another conjunction (like or or nor) in a series of three or more terms. So, here's...
  • Blog Post: Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?

    I’ve seen this many times before: entrepreneurs enter into handshake agreements with others, trying to save on legal fees. Often, the counterparties are contractors, employees, investors, or co-founders. These entrepreneurs are not entirely wrong to do so. Oral agreements are still enforceable...
  • Blog Post: Interpreting the Right to Specific Performance in a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    I've never thought very hard about the remedy of specific performance. That means ordering a party to a contract to perform its contractual obligations. But the ability of the Court to order specific performance was front and center in the North Carolina Business Court's decision Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: Did It Need to Be in Writing?

    Surratt v. Brown , 2015 NCBC 72 , decided last week by the Business Court, involved an oral partnership to open and operate tattoo parlors throughout North Carolina [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]. Plaintiff and Defendant entered into an partnership...