Businesses throughout the Raleigh, North Carolina area look to the law office of Sprouse Law Firm, PLLC for guidance and assistance when collecting debts, and when debtors file for bankruptcy protection. When stakes are high, a creditor is urged to seek competent legal counsel. A creditor does not have to simply absorb loss without first seeking the opportunity to mitigate and minimize that loss.Read More
North Carolina Construction Law Firm Safeguards Your Rights Raleigh firm protects the rights of subcontractors and suppliers At the Sprouse Law Firm, we are a construction law firm in North Carolina primarily representing suppliers and subcontractors who deserve to be paid for their labor and materials. We understand the construction business and how liens and payment bond claims can be the most effective ways of getting paid. We can help our clients before there is a problem, explaining the process of notices and procedures that must be followed to preserve lien rights and bond claims. Even if you have missed the time for filing a lien or making a bond claim, we may still be able to help through standard collection procedures. Collections and payment disputes Our firm handles all situations involving payment disputes, including collections, payment bond claims, liens on funds and claims of lien on real property. Mechanic’s liens We help subcontractors and material suppliers draft, serve, file and enforce mechanics liens against property developers and owners to ensure payment for materials and services rendered. Call our office today at 919-954-1900 for a free consultation on your construction law...Read More
JAMES W. SPROUSE, JR. James W. Sprouse, Jr. is the founding member of Sprouse Law Firm, PLLC, and has been engaged in the practice of law since 1999, devoting a substantial part of his practice to the fields of commercial collections and construction law. Mr. Sprouse has extensive experience protecting the rights of construction materials and equipment suppliers, which involves filing and litigating lien claims and bond claims. Mr. Sprouse received his undergraduate degree in 1991 from North Georgia College, which is now North Georgia College and State University. After accepting a commission as an Artillery Officer in the United States Army, Mr. Sprouse served on active duty from 1991 through 1995 at duty stations in the Republic of Korea and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After his military service, Mr. Sprouse attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his law degree in 1999. Mr. Sprouse is admitted to practice in the North Carolina courts and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. CHARLES L. HICKS, III. Charles L. Hicks, III received his undergraduate degree in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in business administration and was an Alpha Delta Scholar. While in college, Charles was inducted into the Golden Key and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies. Charles graduated cum laude from The Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2013 and received the Order of the Old Kivett for his academic successes. Mr. Hicks is admitted to practice in the North Carolina courts. Paralegals: DANIELLE BRAY. Danielle Bray is a North Carolina Certified...Read More
Employment Law Our attorneys represent clients in contractual claims related to employment. We have represented both employers and employees with regard to issues that most often arise at the termination of employment. We can assist with the following issues: Contractual claims related to termination of employment Claims for non-payment of commissions and wages Non-competition, non-solicitation...Read More
Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy Performed by an Experienced North Carolina Attorney Recovering the money you are entitled to: Bankruptcy laws are complex and they can be harsh on creditors. However, if youve received a notice of bankruptcy by a business that owes you money, dont assume that you have no rights.? In certain cases, creditors in the construction industry can become secured by filing and serving liens, but they must act quickly.? We understand how the bankruptcy code relates to the claims of subcontractors and suppliers, and? can advise you on the steps to take to improve your chances of being repaid. We are available to assist you in cases related to: Chapter 7 bankruptcy Chapter 11 bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy What an automatic stay means to a creditor An automatic stay is an injunction by the bankruptcy court that immediately prohibits creditors from seeking repayment of debts from the debtor. It doesnt mean youre out of luck, but it does mean any efforts to recover what you are owed must be filed in the bankruptcy court. Our firm assists creditors in reviewing a debtors bankruptcy petition to see precisely where opportunities exist for the creditor to advance its claim. We are aggressive in meeting the court deadlines, which come quickly and require detailed responses. Secured versus unsecured debt A loan that is secured by collateral gives the creditor a lien against a debtors asset. Suppliers and subcontractors on construction projects can also become secured if proper actions are taken before, or in the early stages of bankruptcy.? This is a huge advantage in bankruptcy court, where secured creditors go to the head of the line. Often the issue...Read More
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