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Business Law

Outside General Counsel

Business Law

Our philosophy of legal business counsel has been formed over decades of assisting companies from formation through merger and acquisition and everything in between. We know that growing and protecting your business is akin to growing and protecting your family. Our Charlotte business lawyers complete the executive team at many companies by acting as long-term, outside counsel and becoming intimately aware of the needs and culture of a company. We understand the entrepreneurial spirit and the need to take measured risks. Our extensive experience in commercial litigation enables us to steer our clients away from legal problems before they start. We focus on your business law needs so that you can focus on growing your business.

Contract Review, Drafting, and Negotiations

Business necessitates the use of legal agreements and documents. A well-drafted and negotiated agreement can have profoundly positive consequences just as much as a hastily drawn agreement can have significant and unintended adverse effects. Sometimes all it takes is having a business attorney review a document before you sign it to catch consequential provisions that need to be addressed or changed. Other times, our business lawyers recognize issues that indicate that significant protections were left out or ignored. Whether you are presented with a proposed document that needs legal review or you need to generate the legal agreement yourself, the attorneys at Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin P.A. have the experience to avoid the pitfalls of agreeing to unfair terms or failing to insert necessary protections. We draft and negotiate all manner of legal documents including master service agreements, employment agreements, non-competes, investment agreements, operating and shareholder agreements, purchase and sale agreements for both the sale of companies and real estate, lease agreements, independent contractor agreements, mortgage documents, and confidentiality agreements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

At Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin P.A., we have an extensive experience in the purchase, acquisition, and merger of businesses. Our firm has negotiated and performed multi-million dollar acquisitions, overseen small retail transactions, and helped the passage of a family friendly business to the next generation as well. We have served as merger and acquisition counsel if the sale of tech companies, marketing companies, newspapers, restaurants, internet companies, national franchise chains and many more. Whether your transaction requires extensive scrutiny or the gentle hand of transferring ownership between family members, the experience of our attorneys enables us to customize the nature and extent of services to the size and type of transaction in question.

Business Litigation

The business attorneys of our firm are often consulted not only for legal expertise but for counsel in light of the factual issues and disputes leading to litigation. Not only are we there for the formation of partnerships, we are also there when difficult partnerships need to dissolve. These “business divorce” matters are very delicate and require not only transactional knowledge but also the ability to take the matter to court if needed. Even the best drafted contract between a business and a vendor, or a contractor or partner, can result in litigation. For complex business disputes, you want attorneys like ours who have experience with the North Carolina Business Court which was designed to provide a forum for understanding and resolving those business complexities. We uphold our reputation for appropriate advice in what are often complex and difficult matters. Because of our extensive business and contract litigation experience, our firm is able to present a range of options to our clients, delivered from an informed perspective.

At Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin P.A., our business lawyers can provide you with representation in business litigation. For a consultation, call us today at (704) 377-4164 or fill out our online form.

Client Reviews

What a great professional experience I have had working with Mr. Galvin! His straight-forward, honest approach has helped me both personally and professionally in many ways. He is always there when I need him.

Jason Jones

I recently engaged the legal services of James Galvin, Esq., to assist me in a foreclosure case brought by a bank. He skillfully and thoughtfully negotiated a very successful conclusion with a nominal cash settlement of an otherwise considerable debt. I can thoroughly recommend the use of his...


James Galvin is the most honest and forthright attorney I ever met. He has been a pleasure to work with. If I ever need an attorney again, James will be my choice. I know he will work hard on your behalf to help resolve the matter to your best interest.

David L. Lively

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