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Business and Corporate Law

Business and Corporate Law

At Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA, we provide businesses with the small firm values required to create lasting relationships. The majority of our lawyers practice business law. We utilize the culmination of our experience to ensure our business clients are provided skilled legal representation and excellence in client service.

Starting a business can be an exciting and stressful process. We are dedicated to helping new businesses get off to a successful start and existing businesses to thrive. We assist you in establishing the proper legal foundation for management of your business operations so that you can focus on protecting your business investment and enhancing its prosperity. Our lawyers offer a full range of business representation services, including:

  • organization formation (partnerships, LLCs, LLPs, C-Corps, S-Corps)
  • business planning
  • operating agreements
  • shareholder rights agreements
  • contract review and drafting (employment, non-compete, non-disclosure, vendor, etc.)
  • employment and labor law matters
  • closely held businesses
  • business reorganization
  • working closely with the business' CPA
  • debt collection

From the start of your business and through all stages thereafter, we provide your company with legal advice, guidance, and planning designed to promote success, to help your business operate smoothly, and to protect your assets by minimizing the possibility of litigation. We work hard to understand the uniqueness of your company and tailor your legal services to promote progress.

Though our first priority is to help your business avoid litigation, when that need arises, we are skilled and experienced trial lawyers. A short list of examples of the kinds of lawsuits businesses might be faced with includes:

  • shareholder disputes
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • contract disputes
  • employee disputes
  • business dissolution

Whether you are in the planning stages of starting a business or facing a lawsuit, our corporate and business law attorneys have the experience and qualifications to provide you with sound legal guidance and representation. We want to be a part of your accomplishments. Contact us today and let us help you create a sound foundation upon which to build your enterprise and help you protect the assets you’ve worked so hard to acquire.

Contact Our Civil Litigators

Litigation Services

Litigation Partners

Edward Cole, NC Environmental Litigator

Edward Cole

Jay Coward in his offices in historic downtown Sylva

J. K. Coward

Orville Coward, Jr., Real Estate Transactions, Ligitation & Land Use Attorney

Orville D. Coward, Jr.

Other Civil Litigation Matters


Estate Administration & Settlements


Property Disputes and Real Property Litigation


Debt Collection


Eminent Domain and Condemnation


Construction Law


General Civil Litigation