Charles T. (Chip) Hagan

Partner
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(F) 336-232-0651
(E) chagan@haganbarrett.com
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Individually and as an integrated firm, we are gratified when our clients achieve their goals and acknowledge that our legal expertise contributed to their success.

Chip has an eclectic group of clients encompassing a wide range of business endeavors, both well established and just starting out. Their one consistent note is their loyal and committed relationship with our firm. With each, Chip helps them reach their business goals by anticipating and effectively solving legal issues that inevitably occur in today’s complicated and ever evolving business environment. His experience is invaluable in providing the best solution at the most opportune time.

Chip’s father was an exceptional trial lawyer, and it was while Chip was in the Navy that he realized that he enjoyed being able to advise others on legal issues. After 4 years of serving his country, he attended Wake Forest Law School, and there served as Editor in Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review. Upon graduation, he joined his father in the firm his father had founded. After several years of assisting in litigation matters, he shifted his focus to helping businesses as they were formed, and grew. This led him to working with foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States, and this international area still accounts for a considerable portion of his practice. Chip also advises family businesses that are facing the challenges of succession planning.

Chip has been extremely active in organizations in his community having served as Chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and helping to found Leadership North Carolina, a statewide leadership development organization for which he served as Chairman for 5 years. For the last several years he has served as the Co-Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, an organization that seeks to provide funding for early stage entrepreneurs. That organization has provided over $12,000,000 in funding to entrepreneurs and created jobs and economic growth for our economy.

Chip and his deceased wife, former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, have three grown children. One daughter is a geologist, their son is in medical school, and their youngest daughter works with her husband and brother in a solar installation business. Both of their daughters have each given him 3 grandchildren.  Chip is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing in his downtime.

Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
Charles T. "Chip" Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
EDUCATION

Wale Forest University
Editor-in-Chief, Wake Forest Law Review
University of North Carolina, B.A. 1970

BAR ADMISSIONS

North Carolina
Florida

Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC

Activities and Recognition

  • Corporate
  • International
  • Business Law
  • Past Chair of the International Law & Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Recognized as a “2008 Top Lawyer” for Business in the Triad Region by Business Leader magazine
  • Leaders in the Law 2013
  • The American Lawyer 2013 Top Rated
  • Lawyers in Banking & Finance
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019
  • Top Lawyers 2015 Charlotte Magazine
  • Selected as one of Triad Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Leaders of 2006 – 2016

In the Community

  • Served as President of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership in 1991
  • Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Greensboro/Guilford County Tourism Development Authority (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Received the Small Business Advocate of the Year Award in 1997 from the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding director of Leadership North Carolina, and served as its Chairman from 1999 to 2004
  • Helped form the Piedmont Angel Network (“PAN”) in 2001 and currently serves as Co-Chair of all three of PAN funds
  • Helped found the Greensboro Community Development Fund, a CDFI fund helping underserved communities
  • Served on the Board of Bank of North Carolina
  • Previously served on a number of community and college boards, and has served as an Elder in First Presbyterian Church
  • Married to Kay R. Hagan (deceased), former U.S. Senator for North Carolina

Chip is a lifelong resident of Greensboro whose generosity with his personal time includes founding and serving in leadership positions on a range of civic, community, college, and church boards.

A stalwart champion of both Greensboro and the state of North Carolina, Chip worked tirelessly in his advocacy while supporting his late wife, the former U.S. Senator, Kay R. Hagan.

A dedicated father and grandfather, Chip has a son and two daughters, and six grandchildren (three in Greensboro and three in Houston) with whom he tries to spend as much time with as possible.

He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing with family and friends who share his love of nature.

His love of the arts and Kay’s interest in ballet inspired the family’s active and ongoing support and involvement in the local arts community. Chip is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder.

Chip Hagan, Partner, Hagan Barrett
OVERVIEW

Individually and as an integrated firm, we are gratified when our clients achieve their goals and acknowledge that our legal expertise contributed to their success.

Chip has an eclectic group of clients encompassing a wide range of business endeavors, both well established and just starting out. Their one consistent note is their loyal and committed relationship with our firm. With each, Chip helps them reach their business goals by anticipating and effectively solving legal issues that inevitably occur in today’s complicated and ever evolving business environment. His experience is invaluable in providing the best solution at the most opportune time.

Chip’s father was an exceptional trial lawyer, and it was while Chip was in the Navy that he realized that he enjoyed being able to advise others on legal issues. After 4 years of serving his country, he attended Wake Forest Law School, and there served as Editor in Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review. Upon graduation, he joined his father in the firm his father had founded. After several years of assisting in litigation matters, he shifted his focus to helping businesses as they were formed, and grew. This led him to working with foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States, and this international area still accounts for a considerable portion of his practice. Chip also advises family businesses that are facing the challenges of succession planning.

Chip has been extremely active in organizations in his community having served as Chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and helping to found Leadership North Carolina, a statewide leadership development organization for which he served as Chairman for 5 years. For the last several years he has served as the Co-Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, an organization that seeks to provide funding for early stage entrepreneurs. That organization has provided over $12,000,000 in funding to entrepreneurs and created jobs and economic growth for our economy.

Chip and his deceased wife, former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, have three grown children. One daughter is a geologist, their son is in medical school, and their youngest daughter works with her husband and brother in a solar installation business. Both of their daughters have each given him 3 grandchildren.  Chip is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing in his downtime.

Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
Charles T. "Chip" Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
PRACTICE AREAS
EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS
EDUCATION

Wale Forest University
Editor-in-Chief, Wake Forest Law Review
University of North Carolina, B.A. 1970

BAR ADMISSIONS

North Carolina
Florida

Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
Charles T. Hagan III. Partner, Hagan Barrett, PLLC
IN THE COMMUNITY

Activities and Recognition

  • Corporate
  • International
  • Business Law
  • Past Chair of the International Law & Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Recognized as a “2008 Top Lawyer” for Business in the Triad Region by Business Leader magazine
  • Leaders in the Law 2013
  • The American Lawyer 2013 Top Rated
  • Lawyers in Banking & Finance
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019
  • Top Lawyers 2015 Charlotte Magazine
  • Selected as one of Triad Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Leaders of 2006 – 2016

In the Community

  • Served as President of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership in 1991
  • Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Greensboro/Guilford County Tourism Development Authority (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Received the Small Business Advocate of the Year Award in 1997 from the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding director of Leadership North Carolina, and served as its Chairman from 1999 to 2004
  • Helped form the Piedmont Angel Network (“PAN”) in 2001 and currently serves as Co-Chair of all three of PAN funds
  • Helped found the Greensboro Community Development Fund, a CDFI fund helping underserved communities
  • Served on the Board of Bank of North Carolina
  • Previously served on a number of community and college boards, and has served as an Elder in First Presbyterian Church
  • Married to Kay R. Hagan (deceased), former U.S. Senator for North Carolina
OUTSIDE HB

Chip is a lifelong resident of Greensboro whose generosity with his personal time includes founding and serving in leadership positions on a range of civic, community, college, and church boards.

A stalwart champion of both Greensboro and the state of North Carolina, Chip worked tirelessly in his advocacy while supporting his late wife, the former U.S. Senator, Kay R. Hagan.

A dedicated father and grandfather, Chip has a son and two daughters, and six grandchildren (three in Greensboro and three in Houston) with whom he tries to spend as much time with as possible.

He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing with family and friends who share his love of nature.

His love of the arts and Kay’s interest in ballet inspired the family’s active and ongoing support and involvement in the local arts community. Chip is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder.

Chip Hagan, Partner, Hagan Barrett