Overview

We appear regularly in the North Carolina Business Court and have since its inception in 1996. We have litigated many of the Business Court’s high-profile and seminal cases, everything from  shareholder suits involving multi-billion dollar M&A transactions to constitutional cases of national interest to intellectual property disputes.

The Business Court provides a forum specifically for complex business disputes, with special procedural rules tailored to these disputes. Modeled in part on the Delaware Court of Chancery, the North Carolina Business Court has become an invaluable resource for dispute resolution in the State and has created a body of business law to guide companies conducting business in North Carolina. Our team, which includes former Business Court clerks, is adept at helping our clients capitalize on the Business Court’s advantages. Our familiarity with the Business Court and its case history in litigating complex cases enables us to provide up to date advice to our business clients in their transactions and day-to-day operations.

We have experience litigating each of the categories of disputes that may be designated a “complex business case” and assigned to the Business Court, including:

  • Governance of corporations, LLCs, and partnerships
  • Securities
  • Antitrust
  • Trademarks and intellectual property
  • Software, information technology, data security, and biotechnology
  • Trade secrets
  • Contracts disputes over $1,000,000
  • State tax law

Beyond the Business Court, our deep bench of trial lawyers has experience litigating in other courts focusing on sophisticated business litigation, including the Delaware Court of Chancery and the South Carolina Business Court.

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