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Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, PA

Auto Accident, Business, & Bankruptcy Attorneys

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, PA

5410 Trinity Road
Suite 210

Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

Phone(919) 821-7700
Fax (919) 821-7703

Website www.howardstallings.com
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Other Offices: New Bern (NC)  

Law Firm Overview

At Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. in Raleigh and New Bern, we represent clients in cases involving business & bankruptcy law, auto accident injuries and more throughout North Carolina.

The firm started its practice in Raleigh in 1983 with Cader Howard (a respected business lawyer and litigator), Allan From (a tax law and estate planning expert) and John Hutson, (an experienced litigator and published legal scholar) initially forming the Firmís vision. Joe Stallings, (a former Wall Street attorney with a practice in complex commercial and litigation matters) together with Beth Atkins (a talented transactional and business attorney) were at the same time developing a similar practice in New Bern. In 1987 the two practices merged with Joe joining the Raleigh office and Beth directing the practice in New Bern.

As the Firmís client base expanded, we also expanded the number of its principals to meet the varied and growing needs of those clients. Jim Angell (a CPA, board certified business bankruptcy specialist and panel bankruptcy trustee), Joan Davis (who handles complex business litigation, real estate, land use and condemnation disputes, as well as serious injury and death claims), Brian Moore (who is a commercial and estate litigator and an administrative lawyer) and Russell Johnson (an experienced Litigator) have all enhanced the FirmĎs reputation for excellence.


Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Business Agreements; Commercial Lending; Workouts and Enforcement; Restructuring for Capital Infusion; Loan Structuring; Rights of Publicity; Secured Transactions; Income Tax Laws; Pensions and Benefits Agreements; Condemnation; Wealth Transfer; Powers of Attorney; Estate Litigation; Guardianships; Collection Enforcement.


Areas of Law Description

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. provide clients in Raleigh with legal advice on the following areas of law:

- Business Law & Transactions

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. negotiates and drafts complex business agreements conveying the purchase or sale of businesses or the purchase or sale of their assets. We are experienced in handling mergers and acquisitions and assisting our business clients in loan structuring, workouts and enforcement, commercial lending, and restructuring for capital infusions. We routinely draft employment agreements, covenants-not-to-compete, provisions pertaining to executive compensation and trade secret agreements for businesses of various sizes.

- Civil & Commercial Litigation

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. has a broad-based commercial and civil litigation practice and represents clients in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys have litigated significant business disputes in state and federal judicial systems on behalf of corporations and individuals. Our attorneys are familiar with various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including without limitation, arbitration before both general and specialized arbitration panels and mediated settlement conferences. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in significant contract disputes, including commercial leases, contracts for the sale of land, employment agreements, intellectual property rights, covenants-not-to-compete, promissory notes and guaranty agreements.

- Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson represents shopping center owners and Fortune 500 companies who have been involved in land condemnation cases. John Hutson and Joan Davis are among the firm's senior litigators. John Hutson has represented shopping center owners and real estate developers in complex cases involving multi-million dollar claims. Joan Davis represents Fortune 500 companies, shopping center owners, regional banks, homeowners associations and private investors in complex litigation including numerous condemnation cases. The Firm is now offering its expertise in eminent domain law to individual clients.

- Bankruptcy, Creditor Representation & Bankruptcy Litigation

Often when people think about bankruptcy, they only consider the plight of the debtor. At Raleigh's Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A., we focus on creditors. We understand that you deserve to be paid back by your clients, so we work hard to mitigate your potential losses, collect unpaid debt, and ensure a positive outcome for your business.

- Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Personal injury and wrongful death cases typically involve helping individuals badly injured in accidents caused by the negligence or reckless conduct of another. Examples include people who have suffered injuries or death in the workplace, during recreational activities, or in automobile, trucking, motorcycle, railroad or aviation accidents. Our attorneys are here to help sort through the legal complexities that often accompany such traumatic events. After accidents are investigated to prove the wrongful conduct and damages such as medical bills, lost wages and disability, each personal injury or wrongful death claim is presented to the person at fault or the insurance company representing them. If a negligent party refuses to fairly accept responsibility, we can file a lawsuit to litigate the claim as needed to obtain justice in the form of a fair verdict or settlement.

- Estate Planning, Taxes & Wealth Transfer

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. offers a broad range of estate planning and wealth transfer services, including helping clients design and implement personal estate planning involving family businesses, multiple generations, numerous tax transfers and simply providing for the future of our client's children. Our firm is very familiar with all areas of estate planning and administration, including planned charitable giving, life insurance planning and providing for children and grandchildren. We have experience in estate and tax planning for clients of all levels of income and net worth. We also advise clients on relevant changes in tax laws, which may have an impact on their estate plan.

- Estate Litigation

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A.'s estate litigation practice is broad-based and encompasses every aspect of litigation pertaining to wills, trusts and estates, and guardianships, including without limitation, will disputes, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of entrusted property. With over twenty years of litigation experience, our estate litigation attorneys aggressively and sensitively represent our clients (whether it is the estate or the individual) in complex estate litigation matters which are often difficult and trying times for our clients and their loved ones.

- Acquisitions & Mergers

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. negotiates and drafts complex business agreements conveying the purchase or sale of businesses or the purchase or sale of their assets. We are experienced in handling mergers and acquisitions and assisting our business clients in loan structuring, workouts and enforcement, commercial lending, and restructuring for capital infusions. We routinely draft employment agreements, covenants-not-to-compete, provisions pertaining to executive compensation and trade secret agreements for businesses of various sizes. Our business law practice includes the planning, formation and drafting of all organizational, ongoing and/or dissolution documents for limited liability companies, S Corporations, C Corporations, professional limited liability companies (PLLCs), general and limited partnerships and other various business entities. We also have extensive experience in the reorganization of such entities.

- Employment Law

Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. provides a wide range of employment and labor law services to both individual and institutional clients. We are involved in drafting employment agreements such as covenants-not-to-compete and trade secret agreements, and we routinely counsel management about minimizing its liability exposure for employee-related claims. We also handle a wide variety of claims on behalf of employers and employees in actions arising under both federal and state employment laws, including without limitation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful discharge.



Attorneys

Attorney's Picture Mr. James B. Angell
Attorney
Bankruptcy

Attorney's Picture Mr. Michael A. Burger
Attorney
Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Debtor and Creditor

Attorney's Picture Ms. B. Joan Davis
Attorney
Business Law

Attorney's Picture Ms. Beth Ferebee Atkins
Attorney
Business Law

Attorney's Picture Mr. I. Allan From
Attorney
Estate Planning

Attorney's Picture Mr. E. Cader Howard
Attorney
Real Estate

Attorney's Picture Mr. John N. Hutson, Jr.
Attorney
Commercial Litigation

Attorney's Picture Mr. Matthew M. Lawless
Attorney
Business Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law

Attorney's Picture Mr. Brian E. Moore
Attorney
Civil Litigation

Attorney's Picture Mr. Joseph H. Stallings
Attorney
Business Litigation


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