Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004, Distinction Honors
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007; North Carolina Law Review Editorial Board
  • North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2007
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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E. Taylor Stukes

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Taylor Stukes is a litigator with extensive experience in a wide variety of complex litigation and arbitration matters arising from business torts, asbestos exposure, commercial and industrial real estate development and use, product liabilities, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, and corporate governance and acquisitions.  Stukes represents clients in multiple industries in state and federal courts across the United States and abroad and routinely advises businesses on risk mitigation and pre-litigation dispute resolution.  Stukes also manages cross-border internal investigations.

Stukes’s recent engagements include representing an industrial conglomerate in bankruptcy proceedings to resolve its subsidiaries’ asbestos liabilities, which were claimed to be in excess of $1,000,000,000; negotiating the multi-million dollar recovery of insurance proceeds on behalf of a corporation who suffered a catastrophic plant explosion; defending a publicly-traded manufacturer against indemnification claims arising from an asset sale to a competitor; defending a medical device manufacturer against personal injury claims arising from an alleged product failure during surgery; representing a privately-held corporation in a dispute concerning post-acquisition compensation claimed by the founder of the acquired company; and defending a commercial real estate developer against claims to extinguish property rights in neighboring real estate and in the appeal of the tax valuation of a mixed-use development.  As chairman of Moore & Van Allen’s Housing Rights Project, Stukes manages a portfolio of pro bono lawsuits and supervises a legal team of more than 20 lawyers dedicated to protecting the housing rights of vulnerable populations.  

Stukes is the former chairman of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mecklenburg County Bar and served on the Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors.  While in law school, Stukes was a member of the editorial board of the North Carolina Law Review


  • Co-Author, After SEC v. Graham, Have the Courts Limited the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act’s Reach? (published in the November 2016 Edition of The Westlaw Journal of Securities Litigation & Regulation).  

Of Note

  • Selected for the North Carolina Rising Stars list, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, for Business Litigation, 2013-2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member - Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Board Member - Myers Park Presbyterian Church Weekday School
  • Former Chair - Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division