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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide

Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
Sheldon M. Stokes ASSOCIATE
Tel: 704-998-2231 | Fax: 704-376-1628
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  • Corporate/M&A
  • Nonprofit Entities & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Health Care
  • Local Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., Honors, 2016)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. History, 2012)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. Political Science, 2012)


  • North Carolina, 2016

Representative Transactions

  • Corporate/M&A: Advises and represents clients in all stages of sales and acquisitions. Advises startup companies and joint ventures with formation and general corporate law matters. Assists corporate clients with reorganization, restructuring, contract negotiation, and general corporate governance matters.
  • Nonprofit Entities & Exempt Organizations: Addresses internal and affiliate governance matters, form and reorganize existing nonprofit tax-exempt schools, prepare and amend governance documents of member and nonmember nonprofits, and dissolve and liquidate nonprofit entities.
  • Health Care: Represents large multi-specialty physician practices and single specialty physician house-based medical practices, includes negotiation of house-based physician service agreements and governance. Representation also includes a multi-state hospital system and affiliated medical practice group in commercial business transactions, which includes preparation and negotiation of contracts and the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate.
  • Local Government: Represents joint government agency in connection with contractual agreements and real estate issues.
  • Manufacturing: Provides full service representation for manufacturing clients in the machinery, textile, plastics and material fabrication industries.
  • Real Estate: Represents healthcare, manufacturing and local government industry clients in the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale contracts, commercial leases and related real estate documents, including the handling of real estate closings. 


Honors and Awards

  • Meritas Young Lawyer Advisory Board
  • Appointed Executive Board Member, UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project

Publications & Presentations

  • Member and Notes Editor, First Amendment Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association- Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Liaison: Meritas Law Firms Worldwide

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Gaston Class of 2018
  • Appointed Executive Board Member, UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project