Welcome to Morningstar Law Group

Morningstar Law Group is a law firm with offices in Raleigh and Durham, NC that focuses on legal services for businesses and entrepreneurs.

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 should 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

Our business attorneys represent clients in a suite of legal practices areas including:

  • • Corporate Law

  • • Business Litigation

  • • Public and Private Securities Offerings

  • • Privacy Law and Information Security

  • • Intellectual Property Law and Litigation

  • • Employment Law

  • • Real Estate Law and Litigation

  • • Land Use, Planning and Zoning and Litigation

 

Our Attorneys

Meet the former "big law" attorneys who formed Morningstar Law Group.

These experienced professionals bring a wealth of expertise to a firm that understands that serving clients is the pinnacle of practicing business law.

Morningstar attorneys work together in legal teams to support industries including:

Latest News

  • 13 Morningstar Law Group attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list
    August 16, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions – Publishing Agreements
    July 19, 2018

    What rights does a publisher acquire from an author? What rights should an author grant?
    A publisher typically wants the author to authorize an exclusive, worldwide license to exercise all of the author’s rights under copyright and the ability to authorize others to do so throughout the entire term and territory of the agreement. This might serve an author’s purposes but only if it doesn’t constitute “biting at air.” Know what your publisher has accomplished for writers who came before you with respect to each of the rights under discussion. Ascertain whether your publisher has arranged for such things as foreign-language editions or the sale of motion picture rights, and if not, grant such rights sparingly if at all. Negotiate a reversion of any right not exploited by the publisher within a reasonable period.