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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Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

E. Taylor Stukes

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Taylor Stukes partners with companies facing complex legal challenges to provide sophisticated yet practical solutions to mitigate risk and resolve disputes.  Stukes has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal matters arising from commercial transactions, commercial and industrial real estate development and use, business combinations, product liabilities, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition.  Stukes frequently represents clients in multiple industries, including the manufacturing, mining, and financial services industries, in state and federal courts across the United States and abroad and routinely advises businesses on transactional and construction issues, risk mitigation, and pre-litigation dispute resolution.  Stukes also manages cross-border internal investigations.

Stukes’ recent engagements include representing an industrial conglomerate in bankruptcy proceedings to resolve its subsidiaries’ mass tort liabilities, which were claimed to be in excess of $1B; negotiating the multi-million dollar recovery of insurance proceeds on behalf of a manufacturer who suffered a catastrophic plant explosion; resolving a multi-million dollar dispute between an electrical utility provider and its joint venture partner arising from an international development project in East Africa; advising and defending a commercial real estate developer regarding various disputes that arose in the re-development of a high-profile, mixed-use project; prosecuting trade secret, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and breach of non-competition agreement claims on behalf of an international mining company; defending a publicly-traded manufacturer against indemnification claims arising from an asset sale to a competitor; and representing a privately-held corporation in a dispute concerning post-acquisition compensation claimed by the founder of the acquired company. 

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 served on 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, 2013-2018

Professional Affiliations

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