Welcome to Morningstar Law Group

Morningstar Law attorneys share a vision of where the practice of law should go and how best to help our clients succeed. Collectively, we believe the practice of law can be different.

Morningstar Law Group is based on a core set of shared principles, the chief of which is the client comes first. Always. Additionally, Morningstar Law Group is committed to a new model of sophisticated legal practice, one in which a full service business law firm can tailor its legal services in a manner that provides maximum value and flexibility for our clients. Finally, Morningstar Law Group operates as a true partnership, with individuals who are dedicated to each other and to the community in which they live and work.

Click here to read more about Morningstar Law Group’s core principles.

Practice Areas

Morningstar Law Group is a business law firm that offers a suite of practices, including corporate, securities, employment, real estate, land use, litigation and intellectual property.


Our Attorneys

Meet the former "big law" attorneys who have come together to form Morningstar Law Group. These experienced professionals bring a wealth of expertise to a firm that understands that serving clients is the pinnacle of practicing law.

Latest News

  • Don’t freak out if there is a business dispute
    April 14, 2015

    by: Shannon Joseph You may believe that a significant business dispute will never happen to you. In some ways, a lawsuit — whether by you or against you — is a bit like a serious personal injury. When it does happen, it derails important plans and goals. It takes money, time and focus to solve […]

  • 2015 Durham Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board
    February 16, 2015
  • Partners of Necessity: P3s in the Post-Recession World
    February 11, 2015

    By: Bill Brian  Post-recession economic realities are forcing developers and local governments to collaborate on financing the infrastructure needed to support private real estate projects. Although some states, such as North Carolina, may present a treacherous legal landscape for such collaboration, that landscape can be traversed with courage, patience and good lawyering. A number of […]

  • 5 Ways to Protect Intellectual Property
    January 27, 2015

    Published on Product Design & Development (http://www.pddnet.com) Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group   Prior to embarking on product development activities, it is critical that companies take time to protect their intellectual property rights. Several separate partnerships, alliances and agreements may be needed to go from the research phase to the marketplace. Each strategic alliances, development agreement, or joint development […]

  • Super Lawyers 2015
    January 27, 2015

    Morningstar Law Group congratulates 6 Partners selected as 2015 Super Lawyers. Michael Birch – Received the Rising Star award from Super Lawyers for his work in Land Use and Zoning. Amie Flowers Carmack – Recognized for her work in Employment and Labor Law. Kenneth Carroll – Recognized for his work in Business and Corporate Law. Grayson Hale – Recognized […]

  • Top Triangle Law Firms
    January 20, 2015

    Morningstar Law Group is proud to announce that we have made the List in the Triangle Business Journal for the top Triangle law firms. Visit: Triangle Business Journal for the complete List.    

  • Business North Carolina magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite
    January 12, 2015

    Morningstar Law Group is proud to announce the recipients of the Business North Carolina magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite award. Congratulations to the following attorneys: Shannon Joseph Litigation     Ken Carroll Business Law     Gene Jones Business Law     Randy Whitmeyer Intellectual Propery Law      

  • Morningstar Law Group Announces Two New Partners
    January 7, 2015

    Morningstar Law Group recently named two new partners to the firm: Michael Birch and Michael Ovsievsky. “It is with great privilege that I announce that effective January 1, 2015, Michael Birch and Michael Ovsievsky will become partners of the firm,” said Grayson Hale, one of the founding partners of the firm. “We are honored to […]

  • 2015 Resolutions
    January 6, 2015
  • As The Locals Do: Case Management for Land Use Cases in Superior Court – by Shannon Joseph
    December 30, 2014

    Shannon Joseph recently wrote an article featured in Land Use Law Quarterly for the North Carolina State Bar Association. Shannon is a litigation attorney that joined Morningstar Law Group this year after serving as a Superior Court Judge. For more on Shannon please visit the link to the right.