HSSM is pleased to announce that Carl Burchette joined the firm as an associate attorney on February 24, 2017 the Civil Litigation and Corporate Transactions, Governance + Disputes practice groups at HSSM. He concentrates his law practice on general civil and commercial litigation, with a special interest in construction law. Although Carl’s practice primarily focuses on litigation, he has broad experience practicing in the areas of business operations and disputes, environmental, construction, and professional design. This includes representing general contractors, trade contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, designers, various businesses, and owners’ associations in matters including contract preparation and review, negotiations, and licensing board disputes, in addition to litigating in court and arbitration. Carl has prepared contracts and handled claims relating to a broad range of projects and business ventures including breweries, restaurants, state funded infrastructure, schools, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, and subdivisions.
In addition to his regular practice, Carl takes pride in making himself available to assist clients quickly and effectively when and where situations arise that require confidential, legal guidance and/or the coordination of in-house and outside counsel, investigators, and experts. This encompasses a wide variety of matters, including on-site catastrophes, environmental spills and violations, business/employment disputes, media coverage and investigations, and personal matters.
Previously, Carl worked with the Van Winkle Law Firm in both their Asheville and Charlotte offices. During law school, Carl worked at the Property Control Division of the North Carolina Justice Department and tried cases at the Alamance County District Attorney’s Office under a supervised license available to law students.