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    IMPLIED EASEMENTS BY PRIOR USE

    In B.V. Belk, Jr. v. VRS Magnolia Plaza, LLC, the North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed the question of when an easement can be implied by prior use.  An easement is an individual’s right to use the land of another individual for a specific purpose.  Frequently, easements are created by the express agreement of the landowner and the individual seeking to use the land; however, as the court in Belk confirmed, easements can also be created by implication.   Factual History   In Belk, B.V. Belk, Jr. (“Belk”) acquired 107 acres of undeveloped land in 1986.  He then transferred title to a joint venture consisting of himself, as managing member…

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    UPDATE: LET THEM DRINK LEMONADE

    What’s better than a cold glass of lemonade in the summer sun?  With summer upon us, lemonade stands are in the news once again.  Texas passed a law permitting the sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic drinks at stands on private property.  How does North Carolina handle lemonade stands?  Previously discussed by Lindley Law, perhaps it is time for a refresher on the legality of this refreshment.   Laws, Permits, and Ordinances, Oh My!   Setting up a lemonade stand may seem like it should be simple; however, the regulations young entrepreneurs must understand and comply with may leave a sour taste.   Some states require a business license, obtained…

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    Congratulations to Satie Munn for Being Selected to the Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2019

    Lindley Law is pleased to announce Satie Munn was selected as a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2019. The focus of the Bar Leadership Institute is to identify leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar and provide opportunities for participating attorneys to continue to develop leadership skills and take on leadership roles within the Bar and the greater Charlotte community. The Bar Leadership Institute Committee selects class members based on the following criteria: Commitment and motivation to serve in positions of leadership; A record of public service and service for charitable organizations; A minimum of three years practicing; and The willingness to engage meaningfully in the…

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    Happy May!

    It’s hard to believe we have been in our new location for a month!  We made the move from our previous location on McDowell Street to a beautiful converted historic home in Fourth Ward and are enjoying all the charm the area has to offer. The new space also provides us with plenty of room to grow! There are six offices available for lease, and we look forward to meeting potential tenants. If you are interested in renting one or more of the offices, please give us a call at 704-457-1010. This week the firm enjoyed attending the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Law Day Luncheon. We are proud to have had…