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With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Attorney Cogdell is a seasoned legal practitioner that consistently seeks to favorably and promptly influence the outcome of the legal challenge you or your organization faces. Attorney Cogdell understands the complexities of navigating through delicate business negotiations, business disputes and industry specific regulatory requirements.  An in depth understanding of contract and employment law, how to protect your client’s intellectual property rights and how to favorably influence regulatory processes can make the difference in the long term business success of any organization.  Clearly establishing in written agreements the expectations of owners, executive leadership, vendors and customers produces strong and stable business relationships. In many industry sectors, developing a comprehensive and meaningful compliance program with reliable internal controls minimizes risk and ensures the long term viability of your organization.    

Our firm provides legal advice on matters involving developing corporate compliance programs, general corporate policy development, commercial lease negotiations, mergers and acquisitions and organizational risk management assessments. Attorney Cogdell has served as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Charlotte Housing Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Horizon Development Properties, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Cogdell has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, Charlotte City Council member and has served on many policy and advisory boards including the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Urban League of the Central Carolinas. This well rounded professional and civic experience has contributed to developing sound judgment and the ability to craft pragmatic solutions that add value to the clients served by our firm.  Before failed oversight results in crisis management contact our firm.

Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr. routinely handles business legal matters involving:

•     Internal and External Regulatory Investigations
•     Internal Controls and Compliance Programs
•     Corporate Governance & Structure
•     Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Review
•     Trademark and Trade Secret Disputes
•     Mergers and Acquisitions
•     Business to Business Litigation
•     Government Audit/Recoupment