Sonny Thai Tran

Sonny Thai Tran

Practice areas:

Construction and development, Personal injury, Business, Employment and labor

About me

Mr. Sonny Tran is a lawyer with 10-years of construction management experience prior to practicing law.   He was born in Columbia, SC and spent most of his childhood growing up in Charlotte, NC. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Civil-Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University, he worked as a construction manager on several high profile residential, commercial and mixed-use developments in the Washington, DC area.  Such projects include The Hartford mixed-used development in Arlington, VA, the CityVisa mixed-used development in DC’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood, and the Harbourside condominiums located along DC’s Georgetown Waterfront.  He collaborated with many city officials, developers, design consultants and subcontractors in successfully completing each project over a 9-yr span.

During his time in Washington, DC, Mr. Tran help managed the construction and renovation of over 900 residential units and several commercial projects totaling over $250,000,000.  He sought bid proposals and negotiated contracts with various contractors, vendors and suppliers totaling over $35,000,000.

Mr. Tran returned to his hometown of Charlotte, earned his Juris Doctor degree and gained valuable legal skills in areas relating to various business matters and property law.  His knowledge of International Business Arbitration and International Internet Law is attributed to his experience studying abroad in Paris, France under the guidance of the honorable Judge Hawkins and Judge McKeown.  Both judges are federal judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.    

With the background and experience in construction, real estate development, and land use, Mr. Tran has a unique and technical understanding of many issues relating to those areas of law.  Combining those prior technical skills with the legal skills have prepared Mr. Tran and his team to effectively navigate clients through many legal issues involing: Construction Law, Business & Corporate LawEstate Planning (Wills and Trusts)Real Estate & Land UseAccidents & Personal Injury.

Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

1300 South Blvd., Suite K-118
Charlotte, NC, 28203

Legal cases

  • General Warranty Deed

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Warranty Deed drafted and recorded with the Register of Deed’s Office
  • Will

    Practice Area:
    Wills and living wills
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Drafted Wills for a married couple
  • Name Change

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    Petition Granted
    Description:
    Corrected name of a minor on a birth certificate
  • Will & Living Will

    Practice Area:
    Wills and living wills
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Drafted a Will and Living Will for client
  • Lease Review

    Practice Area:
    Contracts and agreements
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Review Lease for Restaurant Tenant
  • Traffic – Racing Citation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Charge Reduced
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Wills & Power of Attorney

    Practice Area:
    Wills and living wills
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Drafted Wills, Living Wills, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney
  • Power of Attorney

    Practice Area:
    Power of attorney
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Construction Lien

    Practice Area:
    Construction and development
    Outcome:
    Settled; Full Payment Received
    Description:
    Filed construction for lack of full payment for work completed
  • Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Charges Dropped
    Description:
    (not available)

Customer Reviews

Son helped me win an appeal which I never thought I would win. With the limited time we had to prepare for the case, he did a tremendous job. He treated more like family than a client. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking legal advice.

Attorney Tran was instrumental in advising me and assisting me in helping to set up my business. He was very professional and dependable in the handling of my legal matters and everything as completed in a timely . Potential clients can expect a professional experience throughout the process. I will seek further guidance in my business in the future for any legal matters.

License
State Status Acquired Updated
NC Active 2014 11/06/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Contract Attorney Moore & Van Allen 2014 – 2014
Legal Intern Central Law Group, PLLC 2011 – 2013
Project Manager Ellisdale Construction & Development 2007 – 2010
Construction Manager Lowe Enterprises Real Estate 2006 – 2007
Assistant Project Manager The Holladay Corporation 2004 – 2006
Assistant Project Manager Forrester Construction Company 2003 – 2004
Project Engineer Turner Construction 2001 – 2003
Associations
Association name Position name Duration
Mecklenburg County Bar, Lawyer Referral Service Committee Committee Member 2015 – Present
North Carolina Bar Association N/A 2014 – Present
Mecklenburg County Bar N/A 2014 – Present
American Bar Association N/A 2014 – Present
Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas Member 2014 – Present
Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
Charlotte School of Law Law Juris Doctor 2013
North Carolina State University Civil Engineering BS – Bachelor of Science 2001
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Law School Orientation Professionalism 2015

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