John M. Harris

Bespoke legal service for the current state of your business, and the people that make it run.


Practice Areas


Estate Planning

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Living Will
  • Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Solo 401(k)

Estate Planning for Business Principals – Oftentimes business owners go through divorces, and civil suits. Don’t let your business partners’ safety, and all of the hard work you put into building your business be subject to the mercy of court proceedings.


Real Estate

  • Buyer + Seller
  • Escrow
  • Title Search
  • Lease Drafting and Negotiation
  • Landlord Tenant (Commercial and Residential)
Business Law


  • Review
  • Drafting 
  • Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Service Contracts
  • Negotiation
  • Disputes


  • Anonymity structuring
  • Multi-State Business ventures
  • Holding Company formation and Capital raising strategy
  • Foreign nationals either entity or individual wanting to do business in the United States
  • LLC
  • S-Corp
  • C-Corp
  • Non-profit 501(c)


J. Harris Legal handles legal issues that come up when you are operating your business. Businesses often need general counsel services because legal issues seldom come "one at a time." many businesses cannot afford to have "in-house" counsel, but the need for legal counsel can come up at any time. Whether it is a single transaction or contract review, or your business needs ongoing legal support, J. Harris Legal has a solution for you. "we Customize Service for Your Business Needs."

Fractional General Counsel Services

“Right- Sized” support is especially important for small businesses and startups.  Don’t let big law firm ticket prices keep your business from having the legal support that it needs, Call us for a reasonable quote for your general counsel needs.  We can be available on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or on call basis, custom to the needs of your business.

For a low monthly fee, you can become a part of the J. Harris Legal fractional GC member network.

Business Litigation

Whether a contract dispute or the dissolution of a partnership J. Harris Legal can assist you from the negotiation table, to the courtroom.

Criminal Defense

Some people may think there is no relationship between criminal law and your ability to earn more money and enter business relationships, but this is simply not the case.

If you have a criminal record that is disrupting your ability to be hired, join networks, or access capital J. Harris Legal can help to mitigate your criminal record, or have qualifying charges expunged.


Get criminal charges expunged from your record.  


Speeding Tickets, and other minor traffic violations


J. Harris Legal can assist you in dealing with a DWI in North Carolina.  Don’t plead guilty before giving us a call.





Contracts Formation and Review

Whether you are entering into a new venture or looking to extend or change an existing contract, it is wise to have an attorney review your documents  before you sign or send them out.  J. Harris Legal can assist you with:

  • Non disclosure and Non Compete Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Partnership & Joint Venture Agreements
  • Investment Agreements

Real Estate Transactions

Remote or in person commercial,  and residential real estate closing attorney.  Let us do your closings, always responsive, and competitively priced.


Virtual Legal Support

We know your time is valuable, connect with us with your legal questions and we can help you move in the right direction.  Get the one-on-one attorney support you need in the comfort of your home, office or through a mobile connection. 





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John M. Harris has nearly two decades of business experience ranging from insurance sales & personal financial planning, to founding and operating micro businesses, planning residential communities, and agriculturally based homesteads. John brings expertise, insight, and a wealth of experience to a wide range of situations.

Choosing an attorney is not a decision to be made lightly.  Clients often want to know “Do I really need an Attorney to handle this issue?”  Attorney’s often find themselves in the middle of complex transactions and issues that put life savings, freedom, and family on the line.  Finding an attorney that you not only can trust, but you can relate to, is an important consideration in anyone’s life.


A graduate of Appalachian State University, and Winston-Salem State University with degrees in History, Philosophy & Religion, Finance, and Economics, John has been, and remains, a student of the world and the people that populate it.  After teaching school and doing financial planning for the North Carolina community, John attended law school at North Carolina Central University, with the intention of becoming a legal professional positioned to help his creatives and entrepreneurs  navigate legal issues, and more importantly, to build a better future for their families.


While attending law school John engaged in public service as he interned with the Wake County North Carolina District Attorney’s office, and on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Alma Adams for North Carolina’s 12th congressional district..


In practice, John has worked with and advised businesses in contract negotiation, a wide range of compliance issues, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A).  Once involved with businesses JOhn absorbs a number of legal issues from the individual members of the business.  For individuals John has drafted Wills & Trusts and handled probate administration matters for testate and intestate descendants, defended clients in criminal matters ranging from drug possession to aggravated assault, negotiated consent orders for child custody, equitable distribution for prospective divorcees, and advised businesses from conception to IPO.  John spends most of his professional practice hours assisting private business clients engage in creative means of expansion and partnership.


By leveraging the virtual landscape, John is dedicated to being a “Fractional General Counsel” offering “right sized” general counsel services to businesses that don’t have a dedicated legal team or cannot afford to have an attorney on staff.  And with his broad range of education and interest serves as an expert “point man” to connect clients with the legal services that they need, in the most cost effective and personable manner possible.



Education & Bar Admission

BA, History, 

BA Philosophy & Religion,

 Appalachian State University |  2003

BS, Finance

BS Economics 

Winston-Salem State University| 2011


North Carolina Central University School of Law | 2018

DC Bar# 1618796

NC Bar# 57002 

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Contact Info

Call Now : (1)336-995-7433

  • Mon - Fri 09:00-5:00 EST
  • 500 W. 5TH STREET, STE 800 #1041 WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27101

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