News & Blog


Aug 2015

Alex Barrett Elected Chairman of the Board of Carolina Bank

Carolina Bank CEO and President Bob Braswell, in a statement issued July 30, has announced that Hagan Barrett & Langley partner Alex Barrett has been elected Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Directors:  “It is with great pleasure that I announce that J. Alexander S. Barrett was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Board. Alex has been a Board member since 2004 and chaired a…

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Jul 2015

Bankers and Their Lawyers – Finding the Love

Engaging a lawyer to give advice or litigate a dispute in a commercial lending context involves choosing to incur costs. Bankers want to know what they should expect in return for the dollars expended. In litigation that has the potential to be complicated, they may refrain from early engagement with counsel because the costs can seem impossible to control. But the costs really aren’t that…

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Jul 2015

Announcing New Name

Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett & Langley PLLC announced that the firm has been renamed Hagan Barrett & Langley PLLC effective July 1, 2015. Hagan Barrett & Langley is a boutique firm that provides legal services to business leaders in the areas of business litigation, corporate, venture capital, mediation, real estate, employment and trusts and estates. “We are excited about our Firm’s anticipated growth, which matches…

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May 2015

Making Sure They Get What’s Coming to Them – Tips for Effective Estate Planning

After decades of providing advice to clients as I guide them through complicated inheritance laws and tax regulations to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for their estate planning, I have learned an important lesson that I am compelled to pass on — All clients who died without a will thought they had more time. Don’t wait another week. I’ve seen too many painful family and…

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Oct 2014

Hagan Davis Attorneys Receive National and State Recognition

Chip Hagan and Bob Douglas have been named among the 2014 Best Lawyers in America® based on a peer-review survey comprising more than three million evaluations by top attorneys across the nation. Beth was also named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Employment specialty. Over 20,000 members of the NC Bar Association were invited to participate in this selection. Those recognized as the Legal…

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Sep 2014

Are You Sure Your Background Check Process is Legally Compliant?

Beth Langley is the Featured Speaker for The HR Group on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Beth will help participants understand how to be compliant in their use of background checking.  Topics will include: Explanation of impact of EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal background checks and what it means to you as an employer The growth in Class…

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Sep 2014

Beth Langley Speaking for GMA on September 23

Beth Langley is the Featured Speaker for the Guilford Merchants Association “Teach Me Tuesdays” Business Management Series, on Tuesday, September 23, 8 – 9:30 am. She is speaking on: Top HR Legal Traps. Almost daily, you read of a new regulation or agency ruling that changes the landscape of human resources. Evan an employee handbook can be a minefield for liability. Whether you have a small…

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Sep 2014

Home Closing Preparation – An interview with Bob Douglas by North Carolina Homes

In this interview with North Carolina Homes, Partner Bob Douglas, with his extensive experience with legal matters relating to commercial and residential real estate, explains the general process of closing a home sale, defines the Realtor’s role and identifies issues that can occur and how they can best be resolved. Read the Interview Here


Dec 2013

Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett & Langley PLLC is the Official Legal Services Provider for the NC Organizing Committee, 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Hagan Davis is the Official Legal Services Provider for the NC Organizing Committee, 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The events will be held January 18-25, 2015, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website of the U. S. Figure Skating Championships,


Nov 2013

Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett & Langley PLLC Partners Recognized

W.B. Rodman (Roddy) Davis, Henry B. (Hank) Mangum, Jr. and Robert D. (Bob) Douglas III have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Roddy is being recognized in the practice area of Tax Law. Hank is being recognized in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and…

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