Homeowners Association Law

Moretz Law Group, P.A. is a business and real estate law law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina and has one of the largest community association law practices in North and South Carolina. We call our Community Association Law Practice Group “HOA Ninjas” because we know the secrets of keeping HOAs out of trouble and rescuing them from evil.

We represent hundreds of residential, commercial and condominium associations throughout the Carolinas, and also help developers, homeowners and management companies create new HOAs and fix problems in existing HOAs. (We don’t represent individual homeowners against their HOAs.) Our Ninjas use their special skills and many years of experience to provide practical, real-world advice and documentation that helps our HOAs operate with zen-like efficiency, stay peaceful and resolve disputes harmoniously.

Motorsports Law

Zac Moretz attended racing school in France in 1990 and always hoped to be a famous racecar driver. He raced in the National Championship Division of the Sports Car Club of America for 5 years and was running second for the national championship in 1992 when his throttle cable broke on the back stretch at Road Atlanta. Since then he has raced karts actively while continuing to assist others in the motorsports law field. During law school, he worked in the legal department of Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of Charlotte Motor Speedway and other NASCAR tracks and drag strips nationwide. Attorney Marjorie Benbow serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Motorsports Foundation. We understand the racing industry and the concerns of drivers, team owners, sponsors and track officials, and assist them with contractual matters, commercial real estate matters and intellectual property law matters.

Real Estate

Moretz Law Group, P.A. offers a wide range of services related to commercial real estate in North Carolina and South Carolina. We represent all types of parties in real estate transactions, including buyers, sellers, investors, lenders, contractors and developers. We have many years of experience in handling complex real estate transactions throughout the Charlotte metro area. 

Our services cover all types of commercial real estate transactions and development:

Real estate development issues of all kinds

  • Commercial real estate purchases, sales and loan closings

  • Real estate leasing and finance

  • Rezoning and land use issues

  • Subdivision approvals

  • Construction contracts and disputes

  • Construction lien enforcement

  • 1031 or "like-kind" exchanges

  • Setting up LLCs and other development entities

  • As commercial real estate specialists, we do not handle routine residential real estate closings, but do represent residential developers, and can assist with lease-purchase transactions or in real estate disputes

  • Eminent domain and condemnation law

  • Municipal affairs and lobbying

  • Property owners associations

  • Stormwater and utility issues

Public Health Law

We have been privileged to serve in the past as general counsel to Cabarrus Health Alliance, the public health authority for Cabarrus County. CHA is one of the largest and most innovative health departments in the nation, and is the only one of its kind in North Carolina, being independent rather than a part of county government as all other health departments in North Carolina are. Representing a health department requires a wide variety of expertise, including assisting with litigation, subpoena and testimony issues, contractual matters, employment law matters, and local government issues, as well as more specific concerns such as HIPAA and electronic health record compliance issues. We have attended the North Carolina Public Health Directors Legal Conference each of the past two years and enjoy assisting with the many varied legal issues that confront local health departments. Marjorie Benbow has a master's degree in public health in addition to her law degree and master's in business administration degree, which makes her especially suited to assisting local health departments.

Business Transactions

  • Non-profit corporations

  • Shareholder agreements

  • Partnership agreements

  • Operating agreements

  • Homeowners and condominium associations

  • Financing

At Moretz Law Group, P.A. we focus on practical legal advice, and believe that knowing and understanding our clients' business goals is the best way to provide practical advice that helps them make money and reduce risks. With today's regulatory environment, most successful businesses need an experienced business attorney on the team. Our firm's business law services cover a wide range of business formation, transactions and operations:

  • Business contracts of all kinds

  • Buying, selling and financing businesses

  • Buying, selling and financing real estate

  • Partnership agreements and disputes

  • Buy-sell agreements

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Employment law and human resources issues

  • Noncompete agreements

  • Collection of business debts

  • S corporations

  • Limited liability companies ("LLCs")

  • Sole proprietorships

  • Property owners associations

Distillery & Brewery Law

We represent a number of breweries in the Concord and Cabarrus County area, as well as Southern Grace Distilleries, the award-winning distiller located in the "Whiskey Prison," a former state prison in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina. We assist our brewery and distillery clients in obtaining all necessary permits and approvals with the state and federal governments, in trademark and copyright matters, with contracts, in assisting them with leasing and building out their physical locations, and in dealing with their investors and other corporate issues.

Construction Law

We represent general contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers of all types in various construction-related matters, including construction contracts, disputes, and the filing of liens and collecting sums owed to our clients. We understand the construction industry, subcontractor and surety relationships, and the lien and claim of lien upon fund processes well. Our construction law clients appreciate our understanding of the importance of clearly defining the scope of work and of the contracting process, our knowledge of construction industry terms, and our practical approach in getting important matters addressed without over-lawyering.