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N.C. Supreme Court issues significant ruling on commercial forbearance agreements and spousal guaranties

USA - September 12 2014 On August 20, 2014, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion giving great weight to properly-drafted forbearance agreements in a commercial…

Grandfathering and Continuing Nonconformities in North Carolina

USA - February 15 2018 Last time, linked here, we introduced you to the concept of nonconformity laws in North Carolina. This time, we’ll spend some energy discussing the…

John C. Cooke.

Judicial Notice Has Its Limits, and That Can Be Dispositive

USA - February 8 2017 In a coastal town in North Carolina called Ocean Isle Beach, there is a small airport. Jackson/Hill Aviation, Inc. is contracted with the Town of…

John C. Cooke.

A Primer on Zoning Nonconformities in North Carolina

USA - February 13 2018 Zoning laws, like any other laws, can change from time to time. What happens if your structure, lot, or use is permitted under an existing law, but…

John C. Cooke.

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold. Or a Conflict of Interest.

USA - February 20 2017 Nationally, we are noticing a slight “uptick” in published case law addressing claims that public officials are “biased”, maintain a “conflict of…

John C. Cooke.