Corporate

Shanahan McDougal, PLLC’s corporate law practice includes assisting clients with a wide range of transactions as well as providing legal advice and counsel on matters affecting our client.

We represent local, regional, national and international companies in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, corporate governance and shareholder relations.

Additionally, our attorneys serve as outside general counsel for local and regional companies and have significant experience representing and advising small, medium and family-owned businesses. We also advise our corporate clients on employment matters, including non-compete agreements, preparation of handbooks, drafting and negotiation of employment and severance contracts, state and federal regulatory issues and employee disputes.

Our corporate law group works closely with our commercial real estate and commercial litigation practice areas. Our combined depth of experience and team-focused approach across practice areas enables Shanahan McDougal to achieve our business clients' goals through all stages of their growth and challenges.

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Agribusiness

Legal Solutions for Agribusiness Concerns

The number one industry in the state, North Carolina’s agribusiness, contributes more than $62.6 billion annually to the state’s economy, accounts for nearly one quarter of the state’s income, and employs over 20 percent of the work force, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

At Shanahan McDougal, in Raleigh, our attorneys have strong ties to the agricultural industry that were cemented when we won a $416 million from the tobacco industry for tobacco farmers in every state in the North Carolina Supreme Court.

While major litigation on behalf of individuals and agribusiness concerns grab headlines, we have a long history of working quietly on behalf of farm families to help them reach their business goals.

We understand that every farm family is part of a complex global business. To succeed, farm producers need to master the fundamental business challenges and concerns every business faces as well as those unique to agribusiness. Our decades of experience in business law, regulatory compliance issues, and estate planning informs our work on behalf of farmers.

We provide effective legal counsel to agribusinesses clients in areas such as:

  • Land use issues
  • Governmental regulatory compliance
  • Purchase and sale of an agribusiness
  • Secured and unsecured financing
  • Business succession and estate planning
  • Plaintiff and defense litigation
  • Business exit strategies

Whether you are involved in tobacco, poultry, pork, cattle, dairy, or any other crop or livestock production or an affiliated business, you can rely on the experienced attorneys of Shanahan McDougal for quality, cost-effective legal services.

Shanahan McDougal’s Agribusiness team includes attorneys Kieran Shanahan, Christopher Battles, Jeffrey Kelly, and James White.

Business Law
Business Formation and Exit Strategies
Buy/Sell Agreements
Franchise, Licensing, & Distribution
Outside General Counsel

Attorneys Handling Complex Litigation