Bankruptcy/Alternatives to Bankruptcy

We are a debt relief agency. We help businesses file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code. Filing for bankruptcy may not always be the best option. The choice you make can greatly affect the ability to retain your business assets and avoid costly fees. Let our team walk you through the options available to you or work with creditors on your behalf to ease the stress.

Business Consulting and Advising

Do you need a partner to provide honest, sound legal and business advice? The attorneys at Oliver & Cheek, PLLC are excellent problem solvers and experts at developing and selling ideas. Our team will work to help you solve problems, recognize emerging problems, and set your company on the path to success.

Business Entities and Transactions

When selling to a third-party buyer or transferring a business to the next generation of family ownership, our team can guide you through the process. From entity selection and formation to disposition, Oliver & Cheek, PLLC can aid in business sales, shareholder agreements, leasing and purchasing real estate, lender financing, and many other transactions. Our experience will help you weigh opportunities and risks to best assess business decisions.

Business Succession Plans

You’ve spent years building and growing your business—don’t leave its future to chance. Creating a succession plan is crucial and ensures you, or your heirs, will be able to cash out at a fair value when the time comes. With no concreate plan in place arguments between heirs of a deceased owner, or between heirs and employees, can sink a business. Let our team work with you to create a plan that meets your needs.

Commercial Real Estate, Purchases, and Leases

Our team assists clients with numerous types of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial real estate, property management, property development, landlord/tenant issues, and related matters. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or lender, we can handle any aspect of your residential or commercial real estate transactions.

Corporate Structure and Business Planning

Structuring the way in which your business will be run and organized can be a daunting task. Trying to choose between registering as a sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation, or limited liability company? Let Oliver & Cheek, PLLC guide you in these types of decisions, the creation of job titles and duties, and the mapping of future expansion.


The employer-employee relationship is complex and begins before the first employee is ever hired. Oliver & Cheek, PLLC attorneys are available to advise employers on the hiring and termination processes, drafting employee handbooks and policies, advising on the employers responsibilities under state and federal laws, and defending management in state and federal courts, the North Carolina Employment Securities Commission, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in the alternative dispute resolution process.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Involvement in a merger or acquisition can take months and having a partner to walk you through the maze of requirements is essential. When needed, the attorneys at Oliver & Cheek, PLLC can offer legal analyses and solutions to advance your goals—all while avoiding unnecessary expense. We realize there’s no “one size fits all” strategy when it comes to mergers and acquisitions and will work with you to obtain the resolution that is most fair.

Negotiation and Drafting

A well-drafted contract is essential to the success of all types of transactions and business dealings. Our attorneys will work with you throughout the process—making sure to draft contracts that protect your interests while also encouraging cooperation among all parties involved. We can work with you to draft, modify, review, and enforce a contract and will be there in the event you face contract disputes or breaches. We focus on accomplishing your contract goals while ensuring the contract can withstand any future legal challenges.


During bankruptcy proceedings a receiver is sometimes appointed to run a company and has the power to take whatever action he sees fit to liquidate the business’ assets. Our staff can represent the receiver or the business owner challenging the receiver prior to, during, or even after the appointment process.

State and Federal Civil Litigation

Is your business faced with partnership/corporate disputes, trademark/copyright violations, unfair competition, contract disputes, or breach of contract? Our team can work in both state and federal court to secure successful settlements in even the most complex disputes via trial, appeals cases, or administrative proceedings.

Tax Planning and Controversies

The experienced team at Oliver & Cheek, PLLC possesses a wealth of tax law knowledge. Our attorneys can help clients avoid controversies and save money in taxes, interest, and penalties by helping plan transactions and structure operations. Contact our office for assistance if you need personal tax assistance or help fighting a business audit or other controversy.