Complex Business Litigation
Our litigators handle a variety of business disputes and focus on complex matters in federal courts and state courts including the N.C. Business Court. We have extensive experience litigating claims for breach of contract as well as claims such as breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, and breach of warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. We also have extensive experience with “business torts” including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective advantage and defamation (libel and slander). In addition, we handle complex corporate disputes including minority shareholder oppression and shareholder derivative claims, corporate dissolutions and other “business divorce” issues. We have obtained major financial awards for clients and have successfully defended clients against substantial financial demands. We are also experienced with claims for injunctions, accountings and other non-monetary relief. From drafting pleadings to engaging in complex discovery and providing representation at trial, our experienced team is ready to guide your company through all necessary steps of litigation and advise you on whether to settle a claim or seek a final resolution through the court system. Providing cost-efficient services and real value to our clients is paramount to our Litigation Practice Group, which is willing to work on an hourly rate basis or discuss alternative fee structures in appropriate cases.
Real Property Disputes
Employment Law Disputes
We assist employers in defending EEOC charges, unemployment claims, and discrimination and retaliation claims in state and federal court. We review and assist in the improvement of employee handbooks, employment agreements, and severance agreements, to anticipate and avoid litigation later.
We also handle claims for breach of non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
Financial Services Litigation
Mediation & Arbitration
Estates and Trusts Litigation
We represent clients in a variety of cases involving trusts and estates, including trust litigation, will contests, and estate disputes. We have extensive experience with “caveat” cases in which wills have been challenged on grounds such as lack of testamentary capacity, fraud, undue influence or coercion. We have also handled cases about modifying or terminating trusts.
Construction and Lien Disputes
We represent owners, contractors and subcontractors in connection with construction disputes involving workmanship, delays, non-payment and other issues. We represent clients in connection with pre-litigation disputes and claims of lien as well as in litigation and arbitration.
Intellectual Property Disputes
Personal Injury Claims
Our litigators have significant experience with serious personal injury cases, including motor vehicle negligence cases and wrongful death cases. We have the skills to settle a case, or take it to trial, depending on our client’s needs. We can represent clients to recover money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and other damages and are familiar with handling claims involving uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM).
In addition to possessing extensive experience in all trial and appellate courts, the Litigation Practice Group represents clients before federal and state administrative tribunals and regulatory agencies.
Contact one of our attorneys to schedule an appointment to learn more about our litigation services.