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    Welcome to McGrath & Spielberger

    McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC was founded by enterprising attorneys whose goal is to always provide high quality yet affordable legal services and representation to citizens and businesses in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Together, the attorneys of McGrath & Spielberger have over fifty years of legal experience to draw upon when providing lawyer services and representation to their clients.

    The team at McGrath & Spielberger can also promise dedication and a “get it done” attitude, whether it be while assisting small business ownersanalyzing or creating contracts, negotiating or litigating disputes, helping to close a real estate deal or lease matter, handling a foreclosure case or other mortgage loan dispute, or providing a prenuptial agreement. We care and have the experience and knowledge needed to successfully handle the clients and cases we take on in a wide variety of practice areas. We are also skilled at providing debt negotiation services, appealing a property tax assessment and will or estate planning.

    Business & Contract Law

    Business law can be a very complex and detailed area of law, so it helps to have the assistance of an experienced business attorney who can guide you through the maze of regulatory, financial, contractual and personnel issues that constantly arise. McGrath & Spielberger business attorneys have both legal and real-world experience to not only guide our clients through these issues but to also help them be proactive in anticipating what lies ahead. We take on clients looking to settle business and partnership disputes as well as issues with shareholder agreements, lease negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, debt collection, business entity selection and business formation (corporation, LLC, etc.), buy-sell agreements, demand letters, marketing agreements, employment issues, and more.

    Mortgage & Foreclosure

    When homeowners are facing mortgage problems or foreclosure issues, they can turn to McGrath & Spielberger for help. Many times, there are far more options to save their than homeowners realize including, but not limited to, loan modifications, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, refinancing, mortgage payment deferments, and sometimes even partial or total debt forgiveness. However, if your lender nevertheless pushes forward trying to take your home through a foreclosure action our attorneys are available in many areas to fight or delay the foreclosure in order to keep your options open and even save your home in many circumstances.

    Real Estate Transactions & Closings

    There are a lot of issues that can arise when it comes to real estate transactions. The McGrath & Spielberger team of attorneys can step in and help negotiate real estate deals, draft real estate contracts, help with financing and mortgage matters, and even address real estate disputes. We are also there to assist when it comes to real estate closings, whether it be residential or commercial reals estate, sales, refinances, or purchases. We can even help with some issues that may come up during construction or with a contractor.

    Commercial, Business & Real Estate Disputes & Lawsuits

    In addition to helping facilitate business transactions and other deals through negotiation, contract drafting and other means, McGrath & Spielberger can also help when a deal goes wrong. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of disputes involving businesses or properties. Whether it be full-fledged litigation, arbitration or negotiated business dispute resolution, we can help you in many adversarial and contentious matters by providing tough but resolution-minded representation.

    Other Practice Areas

    The above legal practice areas are just some of the types of matters that McGrath & Spielberger can assist you with. We also help our clients with tax and IRS matters, prenuptial agreements, civil litigation, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, asset sales and purchases, limited-scope representation, and much, much more. We pride ourselves on being well-rounded, friendly, and informed attorneys who can represent our clients in a multitude of legal matters – whether those matters involve business issues, personal issues, or both.

    Please contact our office today so we can evaluate your matter or tell you more about our law firm. McGrath & Spielberger can meet with you over the phone, via video conference or just about any way that provides you with a feeling of comfort, safety, and convenience. Our experienced attorneys are standing by waiting to assist you!

    This was my first experience and Kelly was very knowledgeable. I felt a weight lift off my shoulders and I had the peace of mind I needed to move forward with starting my small business.


    They were very efficient and helpful after I had trouble getting call backs from 2 other firms. They resolved my title change quickly at a reasonable cost. I referred my fiancé as well to handle his land title change as well.

    Rachel K

    Kelly Brown and her staff provided professional and timely legal services.

    Mike Klenck

    Kelly Brown went above and beyond what was expected. Would highly recommend her to any business owner looking for legal guidance.

    John Temple

    Kelly was a great asset in helping me navigate my first business investment contract. She listened to what I wanted and helped me structure the document to fit my unique requirements while ensuring that I was on sound legal ground for the future. I will definitely be using her services again in the future.


    Very helpful and explained in a way I could understand.

    Tim Munson

    Kelly went above and beyond, and caught a big issue with our deed, that we were able to resolve before even signing our contract. Excellent work!

    Christopher Stocker

    I appreciated the punctuality of the attorney and their attention to detail.


    very informative, very detailed, and willingness to help me see this through


    She was honest & frank about my case; She also explained options for representation.

    Beverly Hughes

    Articles & News

    Lease or License: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter? – Part One

    Lease or License: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter? – Part One

    August 26, 2022

    With the boom in entrepreneurship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many entrepreneurs are attempting to navigate unfamiliar waters with regards to finding a location suited to …

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    Comparison of Subchapter K v. Subchapter S

    Comparison of Subchapter K v. Subchapter S

    July 25, 2022

    Both Subchapter K and S of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) are pass-through tax structures in which the members of the entity are taxed for the entity's …

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    Registered Agent for your North Carolina Business – Can you be your own Registered Agent?

    Registered Agent for your North Carolina Business – Can you be your own Registered Agent?

    June 8, 2022

    This is one of a series of articles by our law firm on the topic of registered agents. For more articles on this topic, click here to …

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    Meet Our Attorneys

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    Jason A. McGrath

    Licensed in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, & Federal Court. He’s a problem solver, a transactional attorney, a litigator, & draws on his roots as a (former) Assist...

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    Jim Spielberger

    Licensed in Georgia & South Carolina. As an entrepreneur who has owned multiple businesses, including as a restauranteur, a master franchisor/franchisee...

    Kelly Brown

    Kelly J. Brown

    Licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Tax Court. She has a Master’s in both Tax Law & Business Administration. Her attention to detail, diligence, & motivati...


    Kelly Frecker

    I represent clients in the states of Florida and North Carolina in various types of legal matters, including but not limited to business law and real estate law. My career has followed a..

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    Todd E. Gonyer

    Licensed in North Carolina, Ohio, & Federal Court (with voluntarily inactive licenses in KS & MO). He uses his courtroom experience & broad background in various areas of law...