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Chris Hinnant

Member Attorney, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, PLLC
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Christopher M Hinnant is a trial lawyer and member of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms PLLC’s Wilmington, NC office. Hinnant is licensed in both North and South Carolina, and concentrates his practice in civil litigation, includi  

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Jun 4, 2018

Intellectual Property Can Add Value to Your Hospitality Business

This Insights article was contributed by Todd M. Hess, partner with Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, has recently taken on Warren Buffet, chief executive o ...

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May 1, 2018

Brand Names in the Hospitality Industry

This Insights article was contributed by Todd Hess, member attorney with Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helms It is a well-known premise that our brains respond differently to names over other w ...

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Mar 23, 2018

The Consequences of Over-Service

With March Madness in full swing and the beginning of tourist season right around the corner, many bars and restaurants are starting to see an influx of both local and out-of-town patrons shaking off ...

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Mar 15, 2018

Dram Shop Cases & Underage Purchasers: What NC Business Owners Should Know

Almost everyone knows it is unlawful for an underage person in North Carolina to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages. N.C.G.S. § 18B-302(b). It is also unlawful ...

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Mar 1, 2018

Dram Shop Basics: What Business Owners Need to Know

Nothing says vacation like a Jimmy Buffett song, and many of his best conjure up images of an idyllic setting - sitting by the water, enjoying a warm ocean breeze, holding a cold drink and watching th ...

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Feb 15, 2018

Basic Premises Liability Law for the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

North Carolina business owners in the restaurant and hospitality industry face potential legal exposure if a patron is injured while on their property.  This can be a fairly commonplace occurr ...

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Feb 1, 2018

Common Legal Issues in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

The natural beauty of the Coastal Carolinas makes these areas a perennial favorite with tourists.  The tourism industry is important to the Carolinas and brings in millions of dollars every ye ...

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