People Sanford Holshouser LLP serves local governments and their allies across North Carolina in three primary practice areas: local government finance, affordable housing and community economic development. We work to make North Carolina a better place, one home town at a time, and we approach our work with humility and respect for our clients and their projects. Here’s a map showing some of our projects across the State.
Our Firm traces its roots back to when Terry Sanford and Jim Holshouser practiced law together. Sanford was North Carolina’s governor, a United States Senator, and a transforming president of Duke University. Holshouser was the State’s first post-Reconstruction Republican governor and as nice and unassuming a person as you’d ever want to meet. They both worked to make North Carolina a better place and to bring progress and prosperity to all 100 counties. Although our founders have passed on, we aspire to honor their commitment to improving life for all people in North Carolina.
It’s the way we do our work that sets us apart
You don’t need a lawyer to complicate your life or your project. We won’t just toss documents in front of you and then send a bill, or otherwise treat our work as a magic trick that we won’t explain. We take seriously our responsibility to make things easier for you.
All lawyers will tell you they will do your work with expertise and for a competitive fee (although some of those other fees don’t seem so competitive). For us, there’s more to it.
We show up. We believe one of the best ways to provide high levels of service is to be physically present at the client’s location on a consistent basis. We want to visit you at the beginning of a project to talk about the game plan and be there in person at key times throughout the process.
We speak your language. We don’t make things too “lawyerly” or complicated. We are committed to being accessible, responsive, and easy to talk to and work with.
We maintain a good attitude. We’re friendly, empathetic and humble, and we remember that the client is in charge of the project.
We offer fixed fees whenever practicable. We don’t nickel-and-dime by charging for copies, postage or other minor expenses that are just part of doing business.
The people that make up Sanford Holshouser LLP are not just another bunch of lawyers. We are friendly, down-to-earth and easy to work with. We have a positive and informal work environment and we enjoy each other’s company. We look for ways to collaborate with each other and with our clients. We enjoy working with other professionals when you need more than legal advice, or when another lawyer can add specific expertise your project needs.
People who work here have to be committed to our mission and to the idea that we are all in this together. We value diversity in all its expressions.
Nothing can give you a better idea of what it is like to work with us than to talk with our clients. You can’t tell if a firm is a good fit by reading lists of completed transactions or counting lawyers. Talk to our clients and you’ll hear that we are experts in our selected fields, responsive and respectful of you as an individual, as a customer and as a representative of your constituents. Contact us if you’d like references from projects similar to the one you may be considering.