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.

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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

  • NC Lawyers Weekly 2014 Leaders in the Law
    August 7, 2014

              Congratulations Bill Brian and Mack Paul! Morningstar Law Group is proud to announce that two of its founding partners have been selected for North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Leaders in the Law awards. The Leaders in the Law honors legal professionals who go above and beyond in their profession and […]

  • Judge Shannon Joseph Joins Morningstar Law Group
    June 26, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group is excited to announce that former Superior Court Judge Shannon Joseph has joined the firm’s litigation practice. Ms. Joseph is a civil litigator with experience in intellectual property, administrative and business disputes. She also is certified to conduct mediations of North Carolina Superior Court cases. Before joining the Superior Court bench, Ms. […]

  • Jeffrey L. Roether’s Addition Makes Morningstar Law Group 20 Attorneys Strong
    April 14, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group is delighted to announce that Jeffrey Roether has joined the firm as a Litigation Associate. He has experience in a number of fields, including contract disputes, securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes and products liability litigation.   Jeffrey graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University in 2004 and earned his J.D. from Fordham […]

  • William J. Brian, Jr. Named Vice Chair and 2015 Chair Elect of Durham Chamber of Commerce
    March 31, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group is delighted to announce that William J. Brian, Jr. has been elected 2014 Vice Chairman and 2015 Chairman Elect of the Board of Directors of the Durham Chamber of Commerce.   Bill has a long record of service with the Durham Chamber of Commerce.  He has served on the Board of Directors […]

  • Michael J. Ovsievsky Joins Morningstar Law Group
    March 31, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group is delighted to announce that Michael Ovsievksy has joined the firm as a Of Counsel. Michael is a transactional attorney with experience in a diverse range of legal areas, with an emphasis in complex commercial real estate and finance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate transactional engagements.   In his primary area of […]

  • Durham Herald-Sun Article Features Morningstar
    March 4, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group Uses New Business Model Published March 3, 2014 – Durham Herald-Sun DURHAM – About two years ago, a group of lawyers broke away from larger firms to form their own business law practice called Morningstar Law Group. The idea was that they could lower their overhead costs, have less debt, spread management […]

  • Morningstar Law Group Welcomes Randy Whitmeyer
    January 23, 2014

    Morningstar Law Group is delighted to announce that Randy Whitmeyer has joined the firm as a partner. Randy is a technology attorney with 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, including over 22 years as an attorney focusing on technology and intellectual property contracts and law.  Randy serves as outside general counsel to emerging and mid-sized […]

  • Morningstar Law Group Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite & Legal Elite Hall of Fame
    January 17, 2014

    We are proud to announce… Six Morningstar Law Group attorneys were named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2014 Legal Elite. This list of accomplished attorneys is compiled annually based upon a poll of North Carolina attorneys. They are selected because they are considered by their peers to be the best practitioners in their respective fields. Special recognition […]

  • Morningstar Law Group Named Tier 1 Best Law Firm
    December 11, 2013

    Morningstar Law Group is proud to announce its inclusion as a Tier 1 firm in the 2014 Best Law Firms list, published by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers.  Morningstar Law Group received a Tier 1 ranking for: Land Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Litigation […]

  • Morningstar Law Group Partners Named Among 2014 Best Lawyers in America
    September 26, 2013

    Morningstar Law Group congratulates its 6 Partners who were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.   William J. Brian, Jr. was recognized for his work in Land Use & Zoning Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Litigation Law and Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law;   Patrick L. […]