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When it matters most

Civil Litigation

Attorney Kim Carpenter leads our litigation practice encompassing business disputes, personal injury and negligence claims, real estate disputes, and representation of municipal and child welfare entities. 

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is a broad term that applies to all matters not criminal in nature which may bring people and businesses to court. State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern the process of submitting evidence and testimony to a court for adjudication in a matter when the parties to a lawsuit cannot come to agreement.

Civil litigation encompasses matters including business disputes, contractual disagreements, personal injury claims, intellectual property matters, property disputes, collection actions, employment litigation, civil rights matters, and a plethora of other types of cases. When you are embroiled in a dispute or have suffered damages for which there seems to be no amicable solution, you owe it to yourself to hire a lawyer familiar with and comfortable in the courtroom. At Carpenter & Guy, our litigators are seasoned trial lawyers. We can help guide you through the process of resolution of your matter, and when that cannot be accomplished, we are perfectly comfortable arguing your matter at trial.

If you believe you need a litigator, contact our office and set an appointment. We can analyze your matter and give you a fair impression of what can be achieved. More importantly, we can provide you the comfort of knowing your cause is being championed by experienced and knowledgeable legal advocates. Call us today.

Real Property Disputes

Real property law refers to all land, structures, firmly attached and involved equipment, plants or produce growing on the land, minerals or ‘goods’ under the land, the right to future ownership, right to occupy for a period of time (life estate or tenancy), reversion of property (if it is a public building that is no longer used for its current purpose), use of airspace, or an easement access across another’s property. Real property intersects with multiple areas of law such as contract law, probate, and family law.

We represent individuals in matters relating to land use and real property disputes. Through thorough and honest communication we will present an accurate picture of the dispute at hand so informed decisions can be made and favorable results gained. In most cases, we try to avoid litigation; however, some matters can not solved through negotiation and court intervention can become necessary. When litigation becomes unavoidable we are aggressive, experienced trial lawyers.

Our real property dispute services include:

  • Condemnations
  • Eminent domain matters
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Titles disputes
  • Annexation
  • Landlord/tenant actions
  • right of way and easement disputes
  • foreclosures
  • judgment/lien execution
  • water rights disputes
  • HOA/COA homeowner disputes
  • road maintenance disputes
  • contractors

If you are embroiled in a dispute involving your real estate assets, contact us today. We will help you resolve the matter with the most favorable outcome possible.

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559 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779

Office Hours

9 AM –  5 PM,  Closed 12 – 1 PM

9 AM – Noon,  By appointment only 1- 4 PM


Closed Wednesday at noon through Friday
Christmas / New Year:
Closed December 23 through Jan 2

No Real Estate Closings:
November 30, 2022
December 16, 2022 - January 11, 2023

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Serving the counties of Jackson, Buncombe, Haywood, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, and the towns of Sylva, Murphy, Waynesville, Franklin, Bryson City, Hayesville, Robbinsville and the Cherokee Qualla Boundary.

Carpenter,Guy & Arnold