Legal Services

Blackton Law is a Raleigh, NC based law firm which provides full-service legal counsel to North Carolina individuals and businesses of all sizes.  The firm focuses on helping people, not just through legal representation, but also through the ancillary effects of legal actions.   My guiding objective is to add value for clients, not only by meeting their goals and deadlines, but by working passionately to arrive the best solution.


  • Pre-registration Advising
  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Licensing and Assignment
  • Copyright Enforcement
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Active Copyright Infringement Monitoring
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Take-Down Requests
  • DMCA Defense
  • DMCA Compliance


  • Trademark Search and Registration
  • Trademark Clearance Searches
  • Trademark Application Preparation
  • Trademark Office Action Responses
  • Statement of Use Filings
  • Trademark Monitoring
  • Trademark Change of Ownership
  • Trademark Renewal Filings
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Opposition Proceedings
  • Trademark Cancellation Proceedings

Construction Law

  • Construction Contract Drafting
  • Construction Contract Review and Advice
  • Materialman/Mechanic's Lien Filing
  • Materialman/Mechanic's Lien Enforcement
  • Contractor-Homeowner Disputes
  • Contractor-Subcontractor Disputes
  • Contractor-Supplier Disputes
  • Change Order Disputes
  • Breach or Termination of Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage Actions
  • Construction Defects
  • Mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • Bond claims

Real Estate

  • Sale and Subdivision of Real Estate
  • Breach of Real Estate Contracts
  • Adverse Possession
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Residential Leasing
  • LLCs for Investment Property
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Transactions
  • No Residential Real Estate Closing Services Offered

Business Transactions

  • Business Entity Formation, Including Nonprofits
    • One hour consultation on your business plan
    • One-way NDA
    • Formation of Single-Member LLC
    • Basic Employment Forms
    • Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN)
    • Includes all necessary filing fees
  • Small Business Representation
  • Equity Transfer
  • Debt Obligations
  • Contract Drafting
  • Document Review and Negotiation Services
  • Dissolution of Business Entities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions of Closely Held Corporations

Business Disputes

  • Representation at Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings
  • Negotiation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts
    • Revocable Trusts
    • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
    • Durable Power of Attorney
    • Health Care Power of Attorney
    • Springing Power of Attorney
    • Limited Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Guardianship of Minors or Incompetent Persons
  • Executor and Probate Services
  • Asset Protection
  • Health Care Consents
  • HIPAA Authorizations
  • Will Caveats
  • Trust Disputes