Law Offices of Harold Cogdell, Jr. P.C

Business | Corporate


With almost 25 years of experience practicing law, Attorney Cogdell is a seasoned legal practitioner that consistently seeks to favorably influence the outcome of the legal challenge 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 how to protect your client’s intellectual property rights, how to structure a contemplated business acquisition or merger, or how to favorably influence regulatory processes can make the difference in achieving a client’s business objectives. Well drafted written agreements that clearly express the understandings and expectations of owners, executive leadership, vendors, and customers produce stable, and sustainable 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 advises on matters involving developing corporate compliance programs, policy development, commercial lease negotiations, mergers and acquisition transactions and general litigation. Attorney Cogdell has aided clients with many business acquisition transactions, advised on corporate policy development, prosecuted Trademark infringements and drafted Memorandums of Understanding and vendor agreements. Harold has also represented and advised governmental entities with general litigation matters.

Mr. Cogdell’s experience of having served as the Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, Chairman of the Board for the Charlotte Housing Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Horizon Development Properties has contributed to thorough understanding of the complexities and delicate nature of certain business transactions. Additionally, Harold has served on many policy and advisory boards including the Charlotte City Council, Charlotte Chamber, Stratford-Richardson 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. Before inexperienced negotiations, a disgruntled employee, insufficient internal oversight, or a simply a handshake agreement, results in a crisis contact our firm.

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

  • Defending Corporate and Public Sector Client’s Against Litigation Claims such as:

Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Negligence, Wrongful Hiring/Retention, Negligent Supervision, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, and  Unjust Enrichment

  • Development of Internal Controls and Compliance Programs
  • Drafting Shareholder and Operating Agreements
  • Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Review
  • Advising on Regulatory Investigations
  • Trademark and Trade Secret Disputes
  • Merger and Acquisition Transactions
  • Government Audit/Recoupment