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Paige Kurtz

Paige Kurtz

Kurtz Law, PLLC
  • Business Law, Collections, Construction Law...
  • North Carolina
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Ms. Kurtz represents businesses and individuals in litigation matters, with a focus on construction law, commercial collections, and general business litigation. She also represents creditors in all districts of the bankruptcy courts in North Carolina. Ms. Kurtz has a statewide practice and represents clients in the appellate courts of North Carolina, each of the North Carolina Federal District Courts, as well as, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • Creditors Rights
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
4th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kurtz Law, PLLC
- Current
Sprouse & Kurtz, PLLC
Vann & Sheridan, LLP
Law Clerk
Smith, Debnam, Narron, Drake, Saintsing & Meyers, LLC
Law Clerk
Fayetteville Public Defender's Office
Assistant Clerk
Santa Barbara Municipal Clerk's Office
Campbell University
J.D. (1999) | Law
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1999) | Political Science
National Center for Paralegal Training
Certificate (1993) | Paralegal
Professional Associations
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Past Member
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Past Member
North Carolina State Bar # 26549
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Construction Law Section-Past Member and Officer
Wake County Bar Association
- Current
Articles & Publications
Behind the Shield: Piercing the Corporate Veil
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Speaking Engagements
Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practices, Raleigh, NC
National Business Institute
Business Contracts A to Z, Raleigh
National Business Institute
Business Contracts A to Z, Raleigh, NC
National Business Institute
Foreclosure and Repossession, Raleigh, NC
Lorman Education Services
Collection Management and Judgment Enforcement, Raleigh, NC
Lorman Educational Services
To Write or Not To Write: Does My Contract Need to Be in Writing?, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Watch Out For That Waiver, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Bankruptcy and Lien Law, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Risk of Loss, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Credit Card Reform, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Shield of Protection, Raleigh, NC
Credit and Financial Development Division of North Carolina
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Kurtz Law
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160 Questions Answered

Q. How much of a warranty do home builders have to provide on newly constructed homes?
A: It will depend on the original contract between the homeowner and the builder as to what warranties exist. Any issues that arise that are a result of faulty construction could potentially be brought against the builder within six years of the original work. Your contractor is probably thinking of the three year statute of limitations on breach of contract.
Q. I am a co leesee on an automobile. Do I have any rights? I'm in North Carolina
A: As a co lessee you have all the the same rights as the other lessee.
Q. How do I sue for unpaid wages
A: At this point, you should consult with an attorney for your options in pursuing the balances that you claim are due to you. An attorney will need more detail and will need to review any documentation that you have.
Q. Company wants me to sign a non compete. Can they hold this against me if i never start with them?
A: In order for a non-compete to be valid, there must be some consideration. Usually, the consideration is in conjunction with the employment itself. Unless they provided you with some consideration other than the employment, it would not be valid.
Q. Can a business avoid paying a debt by giving assets to someone else? (Debt was a mortgage for an investment property).
A: It depends on the transaction and how it is structured. Generally you can't avoid debts by transferring property and assets to insiders, particularly for no payment. The creditor can file an action to avoid the transfer based on several factors. Thus, if you are tranferring assets, it has to be for a legitimate business purpose and for the value of the asset. Since your questions are fairly detailed, you will need to discuss the transactions with an attorney for complete assistance.
Q. What if tenant in retail space declares bankruptcy and is being evicted? How do you evict them? (
A: You will need to seek relief in the bankruptcy court. Once the bankruptcy is filed, there is an automatice stay on all actions against the debtor.
Q. No contract with employer can he block me from doing business with a company after I leave his company?
A: Non-compete clauses are valid in North Carolina. However, they must be in writing and have other requirements. If you don't have a written non-compete clause, then there is no prohibition against competition.
Q. Non Compete Agreements are they enforcable in NC
A: Yes, non-competes are generally enforceable in North Carolina. However, there are certain requirements and it is also a fact-specific analysis. You should certainly have an attorney review the non-compete before taking any action.
Q. With Lien notice, how much time before sale of home in NC?
A: The creditor will have to have a Writ of Execution issued. Then the sheriff will have the authority to seize the house to satisfy the judgment. The timing depends on how soon the clerk can issue the writ and how fast the creditor gets it into the hands of the sheriff. The creditor may also object to your exemptions which will then require a court hearing on the exemptions.
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