Mullen Holland & Cooper P.A., based in Gastonia, North Carolina, has been helping North Carolina and South Carolina businesses, professionals, and their employees in civil litigation, business development, and estate planning for over 60 years. We offer our clients aggressive, expert service and a unique commitment that we will be available to meet their needs from start to finish.
Litigation & Risk Management
It is not uncommon for individuals or businesses to find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. Disputes of this nature, such as a breach of contract, typically fall under what is known as civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.
Commercial Real Estate
We are a full service commercial real estate law firm that can assist you with a wide range of real estate matters from the purchase of raw land to the sale of a developed property and everything in between. We can help you take your project from start to finish.
Business & Commercial
Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. We advise our clients on business law, start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and assist with buying or selling a business.
Labor & Employment
Over the past several decades, the workplace in the United States has become increasingly regulated. Dozens of federal and state statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, set forth strict guidelines on employment procedures which impact both employers and employees. With the web of federal, state and local regulations becoming more complex, it is important that you consult an experienced employment lawyer regarding all workplace-related issues.
Estate Planning & Administration
Most people know about wills and their basic purpose – to ensure that one’s hard earned assets go to the right beneficiaries when they pass away. However, wills can be used for a lot more than simply dictating who gets a person’s antique lamp collection.
Mediation & Dispute Resolution
Mediation, which is one alternative to lawsuits, is becoming a more popular way to resolve disputes. Mediation is an informal way for people to resolve disputes using a third party, called a mediator. The mediator is neutral and has been trained to help people discuss their differences. Mediators are not like judges and do not decide which party “wins.” The mediator instead helps the parties come to a solution on their own using communication between the parties and helping them focus on the real issues. The mediator can also think of options to resolve the conflict that would meet the needs of all parties.
MHC has a concentrated practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Our workers’ comp team is proficient and aggressive in defense of claims.We work diligently to develop legal strategies, from case assessment to viable defense to closing out a claim, that produce the best possible results. Insurers and employers are entitled to honest, assertive, and aggressive representation. MHC works to provide that and more.
Land Use & Development
Zoning legislation is always a sticking point for local governments and residents alike. Often times residents feel like if they purchased the land they should be allowed to do what they want with it while local governments are attempting to keep things relatively organized so that nothing gets out of hand. After all, no one really wants four sheds built on a neighbor’s lawn that are rented out to other people. There is often a fine line between understandable and excessive in regards to these zoning laws, however, so how are you supposed to know what you can and cannot do on your own property?
Industries We Serve
In North and South Carolina, the hospitality industry is thriving. From spas and hotels that offer comfort and accommodation for tourists to entertainment venues and restaurants that serve locals on a regular basis, the hospitality industry is a key part of a robust economy, as well as the comfort and enjoyment of millions of people.
At the law office of MHC, our experienced construction industry lawyers care about the construction industry and those who comprise it, and we are passionate about providing top-notch legal services to our construction industry clients. Please reach out to our team by phone or online today to learn how we can help you.
Insurance is a critical part of how businesses, citizens, homeowners, and others are protected from liability and having to pay for damages out of pocket in the event that something happens. At the law office of MHC, our experienced insurance defense lawyers provide representation for both the insured and the insurance companies tasked with claim management. We are prepared to advise and defend a variety of claims, as well as advise on policy formation and coverage issues. Reach out to our law firm today to start protecting your insurance firm now.
The retail industry isn’t just extremely competitive; it’s one that demands attention to detail in everything from employee management to contract formation and more. At the law offices of MHC, our experienced retail industry lawyers have been responding rapidly to the challenges faced by our retail partners, as well as the changes in the industry, for years. Whether your retail company is restructuring, entering into new contracts, forming partnerships, navigating various workforce and employment issues, or dealing with civil liability concerns, our law firm can help. Reach out to our retail industry lawyers today for general attorney advice or for representation regarding a specific opportunity or legal concern.
If you are in debt, you may feel as if there is no way out. Perhaps you are facing foreclosure of your home, repossession of a vehicle, garnishment of funds in your bank account. Whether or not you are facing the loss of a specific asset, calls from debt collectors have turned your life upside down.
Sometimes there is no option for bankruptcy. The goal of bankruptcy is to give you a fresh start.
Health Care/Mental Health
Healthcare services, including home care, mental health care, and long-term care services, are of critical importance for those living in North and South Carolina. At the law firm of MHC, we have years of experience providing legal services and representation to our clients in the healthcare industry. Whether your healthcare organization requires attorney advice or is looking for legal representation for a specific project or legal issue, our lawyers can help.
Manufacturing companies are critical to our way of life in the 21st century. At the law firm of MHC, we recognize how critical manufacturing companies are to our economy, and we want to provide your manufacturing business with the legal support and representation it needs. Please reach out to our team by phone or online today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Today, it would be nearly impossible to find anyone in the state who doesn’t rely on electricity, gas, and telecommunications services, including phone and internet. At the law firm of MHC, our lawyers have been serving public and private utilities clients for years, and are familiar with the numerous legal issues that utilities companies often run up against, ranging from compliance to personal injury liability to employment issues and more. For general attorney advice, or for advice pertaining to a specific legal issue, please reach out to our law firm today for the help you need and the attorneys you can trust.
Whether as a private citizen, the owner of a small business or a commercial business, or a representative of a local government entity, real estate is certainly a realm in which you will be engaged at some point or another. At the law offices of MHC, our real estate lawyers are skilled in leases, buy-sell agreements and transactions, landlord-tenant issues, commercial real estate, zoning and local ordinances, development, and more. If you have questions about real estate or are embarking on a real estate project, reach out to our North Carolina real estate lawyers for the attorney advice and representation you can trust.
Local governments are tasked with a variety of technical and legal issues throughout the course of their operations. At the law firm of MHC, our local government attorneys represent local government entities throughout the state of North Carolina. We provide general attorney advice to local governments, as well as special attorney advice for specific projects and legal issues that local entities face.
Having an experienced business lawyer, along with other experienced financial professionals, will help your business avoid legal pitfalls. While small businesses may be less likely to face many of the legal issues of larger corporations, running a business of any size has important legal concerns. At the law offices of MHC, our small business lawyers focus on the needs of entrepreneurs like you in the Carolinas. For attorney advice that you can trust and support that you can count on, call our law firm today to learn more about how we can help your small business.