Greer, SC asked in Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina

Q: I need an agreement to protect my electrical license & myself while serving as a qualifier agent. Any ideas?

1 Lawyer Answer
Will Blackton
Will Blackton
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Businesses subject to professional licensing requirements, such as electrical contractors, generally have pretty strict ownership and operational requirements.

Review NCAC Title 21 Chapter 18 and NCGS Chapter 87 to see the restrictions relating to serving as a qualified individual for a business entity's license for electrical contracting. Your relationship with that business entity should be in writing. If you're an owner of an LLC engaged in electrical contracting for which you're serving as the qualified individual for the LLC's license, for example, you could protect your electrical license in the form of an operating agreement with the other owners. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on corporate transactional work for professional service companies. Drafting an governing documents for a business that must comply with the requirements of a professional licensing board is generally more complex than where no professional licensing board rules apply.

I've found most North Carolina state licensing boards to be very helpful to their licensees and their licensees' attorneys in helping through the administrative complexity involved in setting up a successful business.

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