Engineering/Architecture


Our attorneys have extensive experience representing architecture, engineering and related professional services and contracting companies of all sizes, from small firms to multinational firms with thousands of employees throughout the United States and world in a variety of business and litigation matters.  Morningstar’s A/E/C industry experience includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, representing buyers, sellers and/or management, including stock, asset and merger transactions and leveraged ESOPs
  • Advising non-North Carolina and North Carolina firms with respect to pre-69 “grandfathered” entities and other compliant operation and business structures within North Carolina
  • Representing clients in matters before the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, the North Carolina Board of Architecture, the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects and the North Carolina Board of Licensing of Geologists
  • Professional licensing and compliance throughout the United States in engineering, architecture, geology, landscape architecture, general contracting, among other areas
  • Ownership succession planning and implementation
  • Shareholder Agreements and other entity governance documentation
  • Non-qualified bonus and incentive plans, including phantom ownership plans and stock appreciation rights
  • A full array of employment law matters, including Employment Agreements, employment law counseling and employment litigation matters
  • Finance, including stock issuances and debt transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • General “corporate” work

Morningstar is also a frequent speaker at A/E/C industry conferences that are conducted by industry advisors and industry advocacy groups such as the American Counsel of Engineering Companies.  Please contact Grayson S. Hale, a partner in the Morningstar corporate group, at 919.590.0375 or ghale@morningstarlawgroup.com for more information.