Architecture & Engineering Law


Architects and engineers must be aware of a variety of legal policies and safety standards to successfully complete projects. At Morningstar, our architecture and engineering law practice helps professionals navigate complex legal requirements to avoid liability and costly rework.

Morningstar Law Group attorneys have extensive experience representing architecture, engineering and related professional services and contracting companies of all sizes. Our architecture and engineering law practice has supported both small firms and multinational firms throughout the United States in a variety of business and litigation matters.

Morningstar’s architecture and engineering law 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
  • Advising clients regarding copyright protection for architectural plans and engineering plans
  • Finance, including stock issuances and debt transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • General “corporate” work

Morningstar Law Group’s architecture and engineering law attorneys are frequent speakers at A/E/C industry conferences conducted by industry advisors and industry advocacy groups such as the American Counsel of Engineering Companies.

Our A/E/C industry attorneys are:

 


With our focus on the A/E/C industry, our attorneys are prepared to help your company manage issues related architecture and engineering law. Please contact Grayson S. Hale at 919.590.0375 or via email for more information.