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For decades, throughout Western North Carolina, McGuire Wood & Bissette attorneys have provided trusted advice and counsel for the unique challenges faced by our clients every day. Our team of attorneys gives clients effective, practical guidance in the areas of business law, intellectual property, real estate and development, and trusts, wills, estates, and elder law.  If you need assistance, contact us at our Asheville office.  

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Business Law

Whether you are starting, operating, or winding down a business, MWB’s Business Law team provides comprehensive advice to help you navigate the complex legal issues affecting your business at every stage.  Our attorneys have technical knowledge in a wide range of areas and will work together to help you achieve your business goals and protect your achievements.  We can help you select the best corporate structure for your operations; guide you through mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions; assist you in drafting and negotiating contracts; advise you on employment matters affecting your workforce; represent you in state and federal lawsuits involving your business; and work with you to develop your brand and protect your intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property Law

Protecting and managing the intellectual property of your business — including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents — is often paramount to your continued success. The Intellectual Property Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette can assist you with both preserving and realizing the value of this incredibly important business asset.

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Real Estate and Development Law

Real estate and development issues affect all businesses and individuals.  Our attorneys provide comprehensive assistance to a broad range of clients, including developers, property owners, lenders, investors, landlords, community associations, and contractors, related to a variety of real estate and development needs.  Our team has also developed long-standing, working relationships with the municipalities in the region.  These relationships, combined with our attorneys’ significant experience, allow us to provide important guidance and advocacy in a number of real estate matters, including land use and zoning; commercial leases; real-estate joint ventures; economic development; construction-related contracts; and landlord/tenant matters.

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Trusts, Estates and Elder Law

We provide personal, in-depth counseling to help you preserve your legacy, plan for the future needs of your family, and navigate the difficult decisions following the death of a loved one.  Our experience allows us to provide technical, practical, and compassionate advice related to your estate, wealth planning and protection, long-term care needs, and government benefits such as Medicaid/SSI. We will also represent you in court proceedings related to an estate or trust, including will contests, trust modifications and terminations, and guardianships.  Our team is proud to include a Certified Elder Law Attorney, three Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law, a Certified Public Accountant, and two attorneys with advanced tax degrees.    

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