GREENSBORO, N.C. — As of January 1, 2013, all North Carolina contractors will be subject to new legal requirements in their businesses, and they will need to take active steps to preserve their lien rights.Ted Edwards, a partner in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Raleigh office, is teaming with United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC) to present a series of seminars about the recently amended North Carolina lien law.
Seminars are scheduled for Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C., and Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Wilmington, N.C. Seminars in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. were held earlier this month, and both seminars were well-received by contractors who attended the sessions.
The 90-minute interactive seminars, led by Edwards, are designed to inform contractors across North Carolina of the practical steps they must take and the timeline for implementing changes.
"These seminars present an excellent opportunity for North Carolina contractors to familiarize themselves with the amended lien law," said Ted Edwards. "It's crucial that everyone in the construction industry, especially contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, be made aware of these changes and understand how the law impacts their business."
With extensive experience in construction law, Edwards focuses his practice at Smith Moore Leatherwood on providing counsel to owners, engineers and contractors regarding project administration and construction litigation. He received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award in 2011 and currently serves as the president of the Wake County Bar Association. He is also a founding member of UMCNC, which began in 2006 as a nonprofit trade association representing the interests and concerns of minority contractors and is sponsoring the lien law seminars.
"I'm excited to partner with UMCNC to present these seminars," said Edwards. "UMCNC is dedicated to providing minority contractors with educational opportunities to strengthen their businesses, and the lien law seminars are a great chance for any and all contractors in North Carolina to learn about the law and update their existing practices."
To register for one of the upcoming seminars in Greensboro or Wilmington, N.C., contact Jacqueline Windley at email@example.com.