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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
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Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
Greg C. Ahlum PARTNER
Tel: 704-998-2319 | Fax: 704-376-1628
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  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Commercial, Business and Civil Litigation
  • Construction Litigation and Arbitration
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Real Estate, Lien and Title Claims Litigation
  • OSHA


  • Wake Forest University (J.D. cum laude, 1987)
  • Wake Forest University (B.S. cum laude, 1984)


  • North Carolina, 1987

Representative Transactions

  • Represents companies and individuals in civil and commercial litigation, including breach of contract actions, covenants not to compete, real property and title disputes, shareholder disputes, business torts, Lanham Act claims, UCC matters, administrative hearing and defense of OSHA citations.
  • Represents contractors, owners, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties in construction litigation, mediation and arbitration.
  • Advises and represents contractors, owners, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties regarding licensing, bid protests, OSHA, contract negotiations, mechanics’ liens, payment and performance bond claims, construction defects, mold claims, construction loan issues and claims and disputes.
  • Serves as Mediator and Arbitrator of disputes and civil actions.

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers- Construction Litigation (2008-2018)
  • Business North Carolina "Legal Elite" - Construction Law (2003-2018)
  • Chambers USA ranked attorney for Litigation (2016, 2017)
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law and Litigation - Construction sections (2008-2018)
  • Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina (2012)
  • Member, Wake Forest Law Review (1985-1986)
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Wake Forest Law Review (1986-1987)
  • Certified Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Publications & Presentations

  • “North Carolina Construction Law: Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina,” 2010 Construction Law Deskbook
  • “North Carolina Mechanics’ Liens,” NC Bar Association
  • “Negotiating Contracts for General Contractors,” NC Bar Association
  • “North Carolina OSHA”
  • Frequent lecturer on OSHA, Lien and Bond Law, Construction Law

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section Council
    • Lien Law Revisions Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Community Involvement 

  • Past Board of Directors, Camp Thunderbird
  • Past Board of Directors Member, A Child’s Place
  • Past Board of Directors Herring Ridge/Camp Morrison
  • Coached Myers Park Little Leauge Baseball
  • Coached South Park Pop Warner Football

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