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Advertising & Publishing

Advertising and warranty advice
Advised light bulb manufacturer in the creation of a warranty and advertising that was in compliance with FTC light bulb regulations and the more
Litigation for advertising conglomerate
Represented international advertising conglomerate in breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation.  Claim brought against the  more
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
Manage Renfro Corporation's intellectual property trademark portfolio. Negotiate licenses for the company, which is a leading hosiery more Featured
False and misleading advertising action for a Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in a suit for false and misleading advertising and successfully enjoined a print more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more
Trademark and advertising counseling for Butterball LLC
The firm serves as trademark and advertising counsel for Butterball LLC.  We provide marketing and advertising advice and counsel and enforce its more

Aerospace & Defense

IRS challenging a listed transaction for a global manufacturer
Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed more Featured

Banking & Credit Unions

Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Acquisition of 1st State Bancorp by Capital Bank Corp.
Represented 1st State Bancorp, Inc. in its $114.6 million acquisition by Capital Bank Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina. more
Formation and capitalization of a North Carolina commercial bank
Represented the organizers of a de novo North Carolina bank, which specializes in lending to venture capital-backed businesses, in obtaining a more Featured
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
$50 million acquisition of Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Dutchfork Bancshares Inc. in its $50.0 million acquisition by First Community Corp. of Lexington, South Carolina. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $5.6 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
$77 million acquisition of Heritage Bancorp Inc. by SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented Heritage Bancorp Inc. in its $77.0 million acquisition by SouthBanc Shares Inc. more
$35M merger transaction
Represented the seller in a $35 million stock and cash acquisition of a Southeastern bank by an affiliated publicly traded bank holding company. more
Litigation for lender on a $17 million loan
Represented lender in federal and state courts in several related proceedings concerning a $17 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s more
Assisted credit unions in the making of commercial real estate loans
Assisted North Carolina and Virginia-based credit unions in the origination and closing of commercial real estate loans across the country, in more
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study
Autoscribe Corp. v. BB&T
Defending BB&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a more

Chemical

NuPro Techs. Inc. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more Featured
OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Employment litigation for chemical manufacturer
Defended chemical manufacturer against allegations by former employee that he was subjected to race discrimination, racial harassment, and more
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial more Featured
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Largest proposed OSHA fine in North Carolina history for HoltraChem Manufacturing Company *
Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. in the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine in North Carolina history.  more FeaturedCase Study
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC v. Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc.
Represented MANA in patent infringement case relating to the plant growth regulator mepiquat chloride. more

Clean Energy & Technology

OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Special Committee considering strategic alternatives
Represented Independent board members of a North Carolina-based NYSE-listed services business in connection with their consideration of strategic more Featured
Environmental regulatory advice for supply chain solutions provider
Representing a supply chain solutions provider regarding environmental regulatory permitting and matters associated with air emissions, hazardous more Featured

Clean Energy Developers & Producers

OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Special Committee considering strategic alternatives
Represented Independent board members of a North Carolina-based NYSE-listed services business in connection with their consideration of strategic more Featured

Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Environmental regulatory advice for supply chain solutions provider
Representing a supply chain solutions provider regarding environmental regulatory permitting and matters associated with air emissions, hazardous more Featured

Construction & Infrastructure

Construction dispute for owners of a national hockey club
Represented owners of a national hockey club in disputes with the contractor on construction of new stadium. Issues involved the quality of the work,  more
Ownership and management changes for a North Carolina general contractor
Successfully represented a North Carolina general contractor for three generational changes of ownership and management in a construction company. more
Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated on disputes involving delays and extra work with other prime contractors in AAA arbitration proceedings, and with more
Federal contracts construction litigation for major national general contractor
Represented a major national general contractor, and construction manager on the project, in a nine-month hearing on entitlement before the Armed more
Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Site acquisition, development, infrastructure and financing for Hamilton Merritt, Inc.
Represented Hamilton Merritt, Inc. in site acquisition, development, infrastructure and financing of a 5-story luxury urban condominium project, and more
Leveraged management buyout transaction for a closely held construction company *
Represented a closely held construction company in connection with a leveraged management buyout transaction. Advised on an investment banker led more
Relocation and sale of Dillon Supply Company headquarters
Assist construction supply company in relocation of its Raleigh headquarters, including sale to TTA and build to suit lease with Duke Realty. more
Litigation against joint venture borrowers *
Represented master servicer and special servicer in a successful workout of a highly structured condominium loan involving litigation among the joint  more
Construction mediation and arbitration for heavy-civil contractor
Successfully represented a heavy-civil contractor specializing in the construction and rehabilitation of dams, spillways, and major water resource more
Construction dispute for a leading tobacco company
Served as a lead counsel in the successful representation of a leading tobacco company in a multimillion dollar construction dispute with a more
Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Construction litigation for one of the largest Southeastern general building contractors
Successfully defended one of the oldest and largest general building contractors in the Southeast, in an action brought by a manufacturing company more
Litigation for a large international construction company *
Represented a large international construction company in a claim by a project lender (a consortium of six foreign banks) under a guarantee of more
Construction negligence and trespass action for owner and developer of luxury condominium building
Represented the owner and developer of a luxury condominium building in downtown Winston-Salem in a construction negligence and trespass action in more
Sub-contractors claims for airport construction project
Represented multiple grading and hauling sub-contractors in pursuing claims under North Carolina’s Little Miller Act against the payment bond for more
Construction claims for grading sub-contractors
Represented grading sub-contractors in an action alleging negligent construction of roadways in a luxury residential development in the mountains of more

Construction litigation for a large general contractor in the Southeast

Represented one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast in an action against a governmental entity arising out of construction of a jail more
Construction management for major public university
Represented Winston-Salem State University Foundation in relation to the design, development and construction of a dormitory on the university campus. more
Construction claims against general contractor, architect and condominium developer
Represent a condominium association in the mountains of North Carolina with respect to claims against the general contractor, architect, and more
Real estate acquisition, entitlement and development for Hamilton Merritt
Represent Hamilton Merritt Inc. in connection with its assemblage, acquisition, entitlement, development and infrastructure of a site more
Litigation involving architectural services
Represented a client in an action concerning architectural services provided. more
Real estate and construction consultation to Kane Realty on a continuing care retirement community project
Represented Kane Realty as a joint venture partner involved in the development and construction of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), more Featured
Portfolio acquisitions for Texas-based cement and concrete manufacturer
Represented an international manufacturer of cement, concrete and related products in a transaction involving the acquisition of 45 owned and 12 more

Consumer Products

ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more
Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Universal Furniture International, Inc. v. Collezione Europa USA, Inc.
Represented Universal Furniture International Inc., a home furnishings manufacturer, in a suit against Collezione Europa USA, Inc., a furniture more Featured
Employment litigation for prominent retailer
Represented prominent retailer in employment litigation lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging violations of Title VII, wrongful discharge, more Featured
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 retailer in a lawsuit filed by former employee alleging retaliation and wrongful termination arising out  more Featured
Joint ventures of manufacturer of personal care products
Represented U.S. manufacturer of personal care products in connection with multiple international projects including establishing joint ventures in more
Borrower representation for loan to Goldsboro Milling Company
Represented Goldsboro Milling Company in securing a $187 million loan from multiple lenders secured by personal and real property in multiple states. more Featured
Employment litigation for a large Illinois-based national distributor of janitorial and cleaning products
The firm served as lead counsel for a large Illinois-based national distributor of janitorial and cleaning products in obtaining summary judgment in more
Negotiation master services agreement for leading tobacco company
Represented leading tobacco company in the negotiation and drafting of a master services agreement implementing a company-wide e-procurement and more
Acquisition counsel for Carolina Turkeys
The firm served as acquisition counsel to Carolina Turkeys, now Butterball LLC, in its acquisition of the Butterball brand and business, creating the  more Featured
Trade secret litigation
Represented a retail company in trade secret litigation. more
Litigation for global fast food chain
Successfully defended a global fast food chain in litigation brought by a former employee alleging that she was discharged in violation of public more
Acquisition by a national yarn manufacturer
Represented a large, privately owned yarn manufacturer in its acquisition of one of the largest suppliers in the United States and Canada of more Featured
Akeva L.L.C. v. adidas Salomon AG
The firm served as local counsel for adidas International Marketing B.V. in a patent infringement action filed by Akeva L.L.C. The complaint sought more
Misappropriation of trade secrets for a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company
Defended a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company against a competitor's lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious more
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retail company
Represented a Fortune 500 retail company in a former employee's discrimination lawsuit, which alleged hostile work environment, retaliation,  more Featured
Race discrimination defense of Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer against a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging race discrimination, more Featured
Construction dispute for a leading tobacco company
Served as a lead counsel in the successful representation of a leading tobacco company in a multimillion dollar construction dispute with a more
Patent suit against a furniture manufacturer
Represented a furniture manufacturer in a furniture patent suit filed against the company in the Middle District of North Carolina. We also assisted more
Patent litigation for a consumer products and manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products and manufacturing company in litigation against a competitor for sporting equipment believed more
Patent litigation for apparel company
Represented apparel company in this patent infringement case.  After completion of substantial discovery, briefing on claim construction issues, and more
Products liability litigation over burn injury
Represented two children injured when acetone spilled from a non child-resistant container onto a kerosene heater causing an explosive fireball.  more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
Employment litigation for a national fast food restaurant chain *
Represented a national fast food restaurant chain in several workplace violence cases where patrons, along with the restaurant employees who came to more Featured
Sara Lee Corp. v. CBS Inc.
Defended Champion Apparel during the 1994 Winter Olympics against ambush marketing claim. Obtained temporary restraining order in N.C. Superior Court  more
adidas America Inc. v. Akeva LLC
The firm is lead counsel for adidas in multi-defendant patent litigation relating to more than a dozen patents on athletic footwear.

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Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in complex business litigation action. In 2009, Lorillard and RJR signed a settlement agreement to more
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company successfully in ERISA class action. On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of  more FeaturedCase Study
Spin off of major company apparel division into another entity
Represented manufacturer in connection with spin off of the clothing apparel divisions into another clothing manufacturer.  Transaction involved more
EPCRA and RCRA compliance for a leading tobacco company's facilities *
Advising a leading tobacco company on EPCRA and RCRA compliance for company's facilities that included tobacco manufacturing and processing, more Featured
Breach of contract litigation for an export company
Represented an export company in a breach of contract claim and counterclaim for trade dress infringement which resulted in preliminary injunction more
Credit facility and amendments for Butterball LLC
Representing Butterball LLC in connection with credit facility and various amendments thereto from Bank of Montreal. more
Contracts and commercial agreements for Butterball LLC
Representing in negotiation of various contracts and commercial agreements. more
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
Manage Renfro Corporation's intellectual property trademark portfolio. Negotiate licenses for the company, which is a leading hosiery more Featured
Trademark counsel to Putt-Putt LLC
Represents Putt-Putt LLC, an entertainment franchise company, as counsel on all aspects of the company’s business, including licensing of the more Featured
False and misleading advertising action for a Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in a suit for false and misleading advertising and successfully enjoined a print more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more Featured
Select Retrieval LLC v. Aqua Superstore Inc. et al.
The firm represents Market America, Inc., an Internet marketer and broker of products and services, as defendant in a patent infringement action more
Trademark litigation for major tobacco company
Represented a major tobacco company in opposition proceedings regarding the use of the word "pleasure" in connection with cigarette more
Griffin v. Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank
Represented Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the more Featured
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act advice for consumer goods manufacturer
Advised an international consumer goods manufacturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as assisted in drafting its FCPA policy, more
Constructive trust of employee's workman’s compensation benefits for Sara Lee Corporation
Represented Sara Lee Corporation as plaintiff and obtained a multimillion dollar judgment and constructive trust on assets of former employee who more
Prosecution of an antitrust action for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in the Middle District of North Carolina in the prosecution of an antitrust action challenging Philip Morris' more
Retirement income plans for a large company
Represented a large company in connection with preparing IRS fillings for the company’s qualified retirement plan. The firm’s representation also more
Brownfields Agreement for property redevelopment for clothing manufacturer
Represented manufacturer as the developer in negotiations with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources to obtain a Brownfields more Featured
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more

Corporate and Institutional Energy Consumers

Environmental regulatory advice for supply chain solutions provider
Representing a supply chain solutions provider regarding environmental regulatory permitting and matters associated with air emissions, hazardous more Featured

Education & Research

Federal contracts construction litigation for major national general contractor
Represented a major national general contractor, and construction manager on the project, in a nine-month hearing on entitlement before the Armed more
Public-private partnership for private development of a large U.S. public school system
Represented one of the 25 largest U.S. public school systems in a public-private partnership for the private development of public schools. more Featured
Construction management for major public university
Represented Winston-Salem State University Foundation in relation to the design, development and construction of a dormitory on the university campus. more
Brownfields agreement for Wake Forest University
Represent property developer, Wake Forest University, in a major research park's negotiations with the North Carolina Department of Environment and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Represent University of North Carolina in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Patent prosecution for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Represent University of North Carolina at Charlotte in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to bioinformatics. Also, participated more

Energy, Utilities & Power Systems

Special Committee considering strategic alternatives
Represented Independent board members of a North Carolina-based NYSE-listed services business in connection with their consideration of strategic more Featured
Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for Utility Service Company, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Utility Service Company, Inc., the nation's largest water tower service company, in a lawsuit arising  more

Entertainment, Media & Sports

Acquisition of ISP Sports by IMG Worldwide Holdings
Represented ISP Sports in its acquisition by IMG Worldwide Holdings to form IMG College, an approximately $500 million business unit, as the leading more
Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated on disputes involving delays and extra work with other prime contractors in AAA arbitration proceedings, and with more
Patent and trademark litigation for leading manufacturer of motor sports-related tear-off products
Represented leading manufacturer of tear-off products in a case related to multi-layer tear-off products often used in the motor sports industry. The  more
Employment litigation for major media conglomerate
Represented major media conglomerate in defending a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging eighteen state law claims, including sexual more Featured
Akeva L.L.C. v. adidas Salomon AG
The firm served as local counsel for adidas International Marketing B.V. in a patent infringement action filed by Akeva L.L.C. The complaint sought more
Litigation for advertising conglomerate
Represented international advertising conglomerate in breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation.  Claim brought against the  more
Trademark counsel to Putt-Putt LLC
Represents Putt-Putt LLC, an entertainment franchise company, as counsel on all aspects of the company’s business, including licensing of the more Featured
Products liability for a manufacturer of parts for race cars
Represented manufacturer of parts for race cars in products liability action against steel supplier. more
Patent litigation for premier sports, entertainment, and media company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment, and media company, and co-defendant for more
Fraud defense for a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies
Represented a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies in an action for fraud against marketing company. more

Fashion & Luxury Goods

Employment litigation for prominent retailer
Represented prominent retailer in employment litigation lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging violations of Title VII, wrongful discharge, more Featured
Akeva L.L.C. v. adidas Salomon AG
The firm served as local counsel for adidas International Marketing B.V. in a patent infringement action filed by Akeva L.L.C. The complaint sought more
Patent litigation for apparel company
Represented apparel company in this patent infringement case.  After completion of substantial discovery, briefing on claim construction issues, and more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The Fourth Circuit reversed more Featured
Sara Lee Corp. v. CBS Inc.
Defended Champion Apparel during the 1994 Winter Olympics against ambush marketing claim. Obtained temporary restraining order in N.C. Superior Court  more
Spin off of major company apparel division into another entity
Represented manufacturer in connection with spin off of the clothing apparel divisions into another clothing manufacturer.  Transaction involved more
Strategic divestiture for a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company
Represented a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company, in connection with the sale of one of its business divisions to a strategic purchaser and the more
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
Manage Renfro Corporation's intellectual property trademark portfolio. Negotiate licenses for the company, which is a leading hosiery more Featured
Brownfields Agreement for property redevelopment for clothing manufacturer
Represented manufacturer as the developer in negotiations with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources to obtain a Brownfields more Featured
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more
International arbitration for a clothing manufacturer
Represent a U.S. clothing manufacturer in an ongoing international arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration concerning more

Financial Services

Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Litigation for commercial real estate finance company *
Represented a commercial real estate finance and investment management company requiring principals of the defaulting borrower who transferred assets  more
Business litigation for major national auto financing company
Represents major national auto financing company in franchise disputes.  Responsibilities include filing suit and obtaining injunctive relief to more
Origination and servicing of loans for national institutional lenders *
Represented national institutional lenders in the origination and servicing of loans in excess of $1.5 billion for the commercial mortgage-backed more
Subordinated debt and warrant investment by private equity fund group *
Represented a private equity fund in connection with subordinated debt and warrant investment in a technology company in the sports industry. more
Private investments for a major institutional investor *
Represented a major institutional investor in connection with over 30 investments, with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion, in various private more Featured
Development loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in a $115 million development loan for an approximately 300 acre mixed-use project in Orlando. more
Restructuring loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in the restructuring of a $220 million loan involving commercial office properties in 19 states. more
Acquisition and construction loan by lender
Representation of a lender in acquisition and construction loan. more
Improper trading in mutual funds arbitration for trustees of a charitable and benevolent association
Served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing the trustees of a charitable and benevolent association against a national brokerage firm based  more
Complex liability transfer agreements for paper manufacturing company
Negotiated complicated transaction involving a former pulp and paper mill, including liability transfer, underwriting of environmental insurance and more Featured
Investment fund company involving breach of contract and fraud *
The firm served as co-counsel for an investment fund company in a case involving breach of contract and fraud with respect to secured loans.  In this  more
In-fill real estate projects representation for investment manager
Represented investment manager in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and more Featured
Litigation against joint venture borrowers *
Represented master servicer and special servicer in a successful workout of a highly structured condominium loan involving litigation among the joint  more
Negotiation and execution of complex forbearance agreement *
Represented master servicer in the negotiation and execution of a complex forbearance agreement involving multiple loan participants and mezzanine more
Case of individual and derivative action against limited partners
Successfully represented limited partners in an individual and derivative action alleging violation of securities laws in the marketing, sale and more
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for Utility Service Company, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Utility Service Company, Inc., the nation's largest water tower service company, in a lawsuit arising  more
United States of America et al. v. Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, N.A.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of third party defendant, Achieve Bank N.A., and successfully argued the first reported case before the more Featured
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
William A. Harris, Sr. v. Equifax Information Services LLC and Byerson v. Equifax Information Services LLC
Represented Equifax in these putative class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiff sought to certify a more Featured
In re NetBank Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now liquidating supervisor for NetBank Inc. in connection with liquidation of this bank more Featured
SEC investigation of Internet day trader
Represented an Internet day trader in an investigation by the SEC. more
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities associated with the foreclosure of properties contaminated by more Featured
Patent infringement suit for a large financial institution
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a large financial institution in a patent infringement suit filed by a financial institution services more
SEC investigation of insider trading
The firm served as lead counsel and represented an employee in an SEC investigation of insider trading. more
Action against accountant for conversion of funds.
Represented a missionary in action against an accountant for conversion of our client's funds. more
Insurance contract litigation for major corporations in North Carolina
Successfully defended plan holders and fiduciaries of the largest private guaranteed investment contract in North Carolina against an association’s more Featured
Patent litigation for major North American bank
Represented a major North American bank in a suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to methods for authenticating information and parties  more
Multiplaintiff breach-of-contract litigation for life insurance company *
Represented a life insurance company in a lawsuit arising out of allegations that company improperly terminated the independent more
Business litigation for securities broker
Represented a securities broker in regulatory actions before the NASD (FINRA) and SEC alleging improper investments in variable annuities. more
Litigation for commercial lender *
Represented a special services and commercial financial lender, in connection with multimillion dollar loans secured by two office buildings. After more

Food, Beverage & Agriculture

ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more
Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Leveraged recapitalization of a privately-held company
Represented a privately-held company in connection with a leveraged recapitalization transaction involving private equity sponsor, mezzanine lender more
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 retailer in a lawsuit filed by former employee alleging retaliation and wrongful termination arising out  more Featured
Borrower representation for loan to Goldsboro Milling Company
Represented Goldsboro Milling Company in securing a $187 million loan from multiple lenders secured by personal and real property in multiple states. more Featured
Negotiation master services agreement for leading tobacco company
Represented leading tobacco company in the negotiation and drafting of a master services agreement implementing a company-wide e-procurement and more
Acquisition counsel for Carolina Turkeys
The firm served as acquisition counsel to Carolina Turkeys, now Butterball LLC, in its acquisition of the Butterball brand and business, creating the  more Featured
Litigation for global fast food chain
Successfully defended a global fast food chain in litigation brought by a former employee alleging that she was discharged in violation of public more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
United States of America v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defense counsel for accused company and its principal in a criminal price-fixing action. Jury verdict for Defendants of not guilty. United States  more
Owens v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defended Pepsi Bottler against claim that wholesaling restrictions to prevent transshipment violate state unfair trade practice laws. N.C. Supreme more
K2 Asia Ventures v. Trota et al.
Representing Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in litigation against plaintiffs who claim that Krispy Kreme breached an agreement to permit them to more
Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in complex business litigation action. In 2009, Lorillard and RJR signed a settlement agreement to more
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company successfully in ERISA class action. On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of  more FeaturedCase Study
EPCRA and RCRA compliance for a leading tobacco company's facilities *
Advising a leading tobacco company on EPCRA and RCRA compliance for company's facilities that included tobacco manufacturing and processing, more Featured
Breach of contract litigation for an export company
Represented an export company in a breach of contract claim and counterclaim for trade dress infringement which resulted in preliminary injunction more
Patent counseling services for leading tobacco manufacturer
Provide patent prosecution and counseling services to a leading tobacco manufacturer. Assisted in obtaining patents for genetically selected tobaccos  more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more Featured
Constructive trust of employee's workman’s compensation benefits for Sara Lee Corporation
Represented Sara Lee Corporation as plaintiff and obtained a multimillion dollar judgment and constructive trust on assets of former employee who more
Prosecution of an antitrust action for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in the Middle District of North Carolina in the prosecution of an antitrust action challenging Philip Morris' more
Trademark and advertising counseling for Butterball LLC
The firm serves as trademark and advertising counsel for Butterball LLC.  We provide marketing and advertising advice and counsel and enforce its more
Trade dress infringement action for Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in an action for trade dress infringement. more

Government & Municipalities

Federal contracts construction litigation for major national general contractor
Represented a major national general contractor, and construction manager on the project, in a nine-month hearing on entitlement before the Armed more
Development of nutrient management programs
Represented the City of Durham and the City of Greensboro in obtaining modifications to the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy by the North more
Private investments for a major institutional investor *
Represented a major institutional investor in connection with over 30 investments, with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion, in various private more Featured
Counsel to the State of South Carolina Regarding Interstate Port Development Treaty
Represented the State of South Carolina in connection with the execution of a historic bi-state agreement with the State of Georgia providing for the  more FeaturedCase Study
Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grant counsel to municipality
Represented a North Carolina city in writing, obtaining, and implementing its first Brownfields Assessment Grant and its first Brownfields Revolving more Featured
Counsel for environmental related issues in North Carolina city and county
Represented city and county in North Carolina on various environmental matters, including the expansion of existing landfills, work issues concerning  more Featured
Represented Governor of South Carolina in constitutional challenge to use of federal stimulus funds
Edwards v. South Carolina, 678 S.E.2d 412 (S.C. 2009) – Represented the Governor of South Carolina in a proceeding in the original more
Major victory in constitutional challenge to excessive business taxes
IMT, Inc. v. City of Lumberton, 740 S.E.2d 478 (N.C. 2013) – Successfully challenged massive privilege license tax increases by a local more
Data breach for State of South Carolina *
Jon was asked by the State of South Carolina to mitigate the damage caused by its breach of the tax records of 6.4 million individuals and more
404 Permit for North Carolina Global Transpark Authority
Successfully obtained 404 permit and 401 certification for 700 acres of wetland impacts for the North Carolina Global Transpark Authority and more
Environmental counsel to association of municipal and industrial wastewater discharges
The firm serves as counsel to an association of municipal and industrial wastewater discharges. Activities include review of in-stream monitoring more
General counsel to association of wastewater dischargers
Represent an association of wastewater dischargers in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin in connection with environmental regulatory matters. more

Health & Life Sciences

Mediator for a museum
Acted as mediator and settled multiparty construction litigation regarding a public museum and appeared before governmental agency to assist in more
Federal contracts construction litigation for major national general contractor
Represented a major national general contractor, and construction manager on the project, in a nine-month hearing on entitlement before the Armed more
Employment litigation for a non-profit mental health provider
The firm served as lead counsel in defending a non-profit mental health provider against a former employee's allegations of race discrimination. more
Economic development of PRA International
Represented PRA International, a leading global clinical research organization, in its headquarters relocation to Raleigh, including negotiating more Featured
Banner Pharmacaps Inc. v. Perrigo Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Banner Pharmacaps Inc. in a patent infringement suit against Perrigo. Banner filed the complaint alleging that, more
Employment litigation for a leading global supplier of disposable medical products
Represented a leading global supplier of disposable medical products in a summary judgment win of a Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") lawsuit.  more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for large pharmaceutical outsourcing company
Represented the largest outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a claim against its carrier arising out of a suit by more Featured
Patent litigation for leading pharmaceutical company
Represented a leading producers of pharmaceuticals products in a patent infringement suit brought by a competitor asserting that certain ibuprofen more
Litigation for Accuro Healthcare Solutions
Represented and obtained summary judgment on a nine count Complaint filed against Accuro Healthcare Solutions, a medical software company, in dispute  more
Kelli R. Cerven, Keith O. Cerven, Teresa M. Cerven, CFW Vending LLC, and SHGI Corporation v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Represent BCBSNC in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Three individuals and two businesses contend, more
Intellectual property protection for a major outsourcing company
Advise a major outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry on identifying potentially valuable intellectual property and provide acquisition more
Patent litigation for emerging technology development company
Represented an emerging technology development company in its dispute with a major medical equipment company regarding patent rights. The more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more Featured
Brownfields agreement for Wake Forest University
Represent property developer, Wake Forest University, in a major research park's negotiations with the North Carolina Department of Environment and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Represent University of North Carolina in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications more
Investor counsel for angel fund
Represented angel fund in connection with Series A preferred stock investment in privately-held biotechnology company. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Patent prosecution for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Represent University of North Carolina at Charlotte in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to bioinformatics. Also, participated more
Patent infringement for a leading producer of pharmaceutical products
Served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading producers of pharmaceuticals products in a lawsuit alleging that by filing a New Drug Application (NDA)  more

Health Care

Employment litigation for a non-profit mental health provider
The firm served as lead counsel in defending a non-profit mental health provider against a former employee's allegations of race discrimination. more
Workplace violence defense of health care provider
Defended a non-profit health care provider in a lawsuit brought by a former employee arising out of a workplace violence incident, resulting in very more
Sale of pathology laboratory
Represented seller in the sale of pathology laboratory through the sale of shares following spinoff of anatomic laboratory to shareholder. more Featured
Regulatory work for non-profit mental health providers
Represented over a dozen non-profit mental health providers in opposing North Carolina's decision to cut the rate of Medicaid reimbursement by more Featured
Wage and hour class and collective action defense of non-profit health care provider
Defended a non-profit health care provider in a class and collective action alleging overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and North  more
Insurance coverage litigation for large pharmaceutical outsourcing company
Represented the largest outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a claim against its carrier arising out of a suit by more Featured
Sale/leaseback for assisted living facilities
Represented an assisted living firm in the master sale/leaseback of more than 50 assisted living facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and more
Litigation for Accuro Healthcare Solutions
Represented and obtained summary judgment on a nine count Complaint filed against Accuro Healthcare Solutions, a medical software company, in dispute  more
Kelli R. Cerven, Keith O. Cerven, Teresa M. Cerven, CFW Vending LLC, and SHGI Corporation v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Represent BCBSNC in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Three individuals and two businesses contend, more
North Carolina Baptist Hospital v. Novant Health Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of Wake Forest University’s North Carolina Baptist Hospital in North Carolina Baptist Hosp. v. Novant Health, Inc more
Employment litigation defense of mental health hospital *
Defended a mental health hospital against allegations of slander by a former employee arising out of the employee's termination for alleged abuse of more
Advised major North Carolina healthcare insurer on its comprehensive wellness program
Assisted in the design, documentation and implementation of a comprehensive wellness program and development of related administrative service more Featured
Qualified retirement plan work for major North Carolina healthcare insurer
Prepared plan amendments, employee communications, IRS filings and other related documents for the qualified retirement plans of a major North more
Employee benefits work for major North Carolina healthcare insurer
Provided internal training and product design representation for major North Carolina healthcare insurer with respect to many of its largest plans, more
Real estate and construction consultation to Kane Realty on a continuing care retirement community project
Represented Kane Realty as a joint venture partner involved in the development and construction of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), more Featured
Billing fraud litigation for one of largest health care insurers in North Carolina
Represent one of largest health care insurers in North Carolina in numerous cases pending against medical providers for billing fraud, demonstrating more

Hospitality & Gaming

Marriott International Inc. v. Leviev Boymelgreen
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce the trademark rights of its Marquis brands. more
Litigation services for Bluegreen Corporation
The firm served as lead counsel for Bluegreen Corporation, a resort and residential development company, defending against claims asserted by the more

Investment & Securities

Private investments for a major institutional investor *
Represented a major institutional investor in connection with over 30 investments, with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion, in various private more Featured
Investment fund company involving breach of contract and fraud *
The firm served as co-counsel for an investment fund company in a case involving breach of contract and fraud with respect to secured loans.  In this  more
In-fill real estate projects representation for investment manager
Represented investment manager in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and more Featured
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $5.6 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
Proxy contest to elect insurgent nominees to board of directors of publicly held banking company
Represented Schaller Equity Partners, a private investment partnership, and a coalition of insurgent shareholders formed by it, in a successful proxy  more
Investor counsel for angel fund
Represented angel fund in connection with Series A preferred stock investment in privately-held biotechnology company. more

Manufacturing

In re Galey & Lord
Represented creditors' committee and then Chapter 7 trustee for Galey & Lord Inc. in connection with the sale of companies more Featured
Joint ventures of manufacturer of personal care products
Represented U.S. manufacturer of personal care products in connection with multiple international projects including establishing joint ventures in more
IRS challenging a listed transaction for a global manufacturer
Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed more Featured
Negotiation master services agreement for leading tobacco company
Represented leading tobacco company in the negotiation and drafting of a master services agreement implementing a company-wide e-procurement and more
Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
Relocation and sale of Dillon Supply Company headquarters
Assist construction supply company in relocation of its Raleigh headquarters, including sale to TTA and build to suit lease with Duke Realty. more
Litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
The firm served as lead counsel for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation to recover embezzled funds.  We obtained more
Complex liability transfer agreements for paper manufacturing company
Negotiated complicated transaction involving a former pulp and paper mill, including liability transfer, underwriting of environmental insurance and more Featured
Patent and trademark litigation for leading manufacturer of motor sports-related tear-off products
Represented leading manufacturer of tear-off products in a case related to multi-layer tear-off products often used in the motor sports industry. The  more
Disability discrimination lawsuit for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought under the Americans with more
Cree Inc. v. North Carolina State University
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cree, Inc., a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing, against North Carolina State University for more Featured
Employment litigation for chemical manufacturer
Defended chemical manufacturer against allegations by former employee that he was subjected to race discrimination, racial harassment, and more
Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc.
Represented Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc. in connection with the acquisition of BST Safety Textiles from an  more Featured
Patent litigation for furniture hardware manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a furniture hardware manufacturer in a patent infringement case in which our client alleged that the more
Acquisition by a national yarn manufacturer
Represented a large, privately owned yarn manufacturer in its acquisition of one of the largest suppliers in the United States and Canada of more Featured
Stock-for-stock merger of International Textile Group Inc.
Represented a Special Committee of the Board of  International Textile Group Inc. in its consideration and consummation of a stock-for-stock merger more Featured
Employment litigation for a leading global supplier of disposable medical products
Represented a leading global supplier of disposable medical products in a summary judgment win of a Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") lawsuit.  more Featured
Union organizing campaign strategy for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Advised one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers regarding strategy in a union organizing campaign in Bowling Green, Kentucky by the more Featured
Sale of assets of Dan River, Inc.
The firm represented Dan River, Inc., a Virginia-based textile manufacturer, in the $19 million sale of its assets. more Featured
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial more Featured
Misappropriation of trade secrets for a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company
Defended a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company against a competitor's lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious more
Age discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in more Featured
Employment litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers against a former employee's allegations that his termination constituted more Featured
Construction dispute for a leading tobacco company
Served as a lead counsel in the successful representation of a leading tobacco company in a multimillion dollar construction dispute with a more
Patent litigation for a consumer products and manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products and manufacturing company in litigation against a competitor for sporting equipment believed more
Industrie Natuzzi S.p.A. v. Klaussner Furniture Industries, Inc.
Defended Klaussner Furniture Industries, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world, in a design patent suit brought by Natuzzi. more
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers *
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf  more Featured
Employment litigation for a manufacturer of electrochemical measuring instruments and accessories *
Represented a manufacturer of electrochemical measuring instruments and accessories in a race discrimination matter under Title VII. more
Stratford Metal Finishing v. NC Dept of Environment Health and Natural Resources, Division of Waste Management
Represented Stratford Metal Finishing Inc., an electroplating company, regarding Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste issues  more
Environmental litigation for yarn manufacturing supplier
The firm served as lead counsel for defendant, a supplier of spinning accessories throughout the yarn manufacturing sector of the textile industry, more Featured
Stimpson Hosiery Mills v. PAM Trading Co.
Defense counsel for distributor of knitting machines; new trial granted on damages. Stimpson Hosiery Mills v. PAM Trading Co., 392 S.E. 2d more
Advertising and warranty advice
Advised light bulb manufacturer in the creation of a warranty and advertising that was in compliance with FTC light bulb regulations and the more
Trade secrets and intellectual property litigation for global adhesive manufacturer
Represented large global adhesive manufacturer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a case involving a former more
Sara Lee Corp. v. CBS Inc.
Defended Champion Apparel during the 1994 Winter Olympics against ambush marketing claim. Obtained temporary restraining order in N.C. Superior Court  more
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Obtained reversal of adverse products liability ruling in North Carolina Supreme Court
Stark v. Ford Motor Company, 723 S.E.2d 753 (N.C. 2012) – Represented Ford Motor Company in a petition for discretionary review and merits more
Environmental Counseling for Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)
Represent Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), a trade association with approximately 125 independent lumber manufacturer member more
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that more Featured
Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in complex business litigation action. In 2009, Lorillard and RJR signed a settlement agreement to more
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company successfully in ERISA class action. On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of  more FeaturedCase Study
Spin off of major company apparel division into another entity
Represented manufacturer in connection with spin off of the clothing apparel divisions into another clothing manufacturer.  Transaction involved more
Strategic divestiture for a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company
Represented a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company, in connection with the sale of one of its business divisions to a strategic purchaser and the more
EPCRA and RCRA compliance for a leading tobacco company's facilities *
Advising a leading tobacco company on EPCRA and RCRA compliance for company's facilities that included tobacco manufacturing and processing, more Featured
Environmental complex business litigation for paper manufacturing company
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of a paper manufacturing company in environmental complex business litigation regarding  more Featured
Robertson v. Cree Inc.
Successfully defended Cree Inc., a leading manufacturer of LED technology, in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit from the time of filing more
Breach of contract litigation regarding covenants not to compete for major wholesale distributor *
The firm served as lead counsel and successfully represented a major Winston Salem, NC wholesale distributor in litigation involving two breach of more
Environmental regulatory advice for supply chain solutions provider
Representing a supply chain solutions provider regarding environmental regulatory permitting and matters associated with air emissions, hazardous more Featured
Product liability suit for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in a products liability suit in United States District Court for South Carolina involving allegedly defective more
Trademark litigation for major tobacco company
Represented a major tobacco company in opposition proceedings regarding the use of the word "pleasure" in connection with cigarette more
Compensation plan for a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing
Assisted a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing by reviewing and revising as needed the plan document, trust agreement and services agreement  more
Robertson v. Cree Inc.
Successfully defended Cree Inc., a leading manufacturer of LED technology, in a single-plaintiff discrimination lawsuit from filing through the more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act advice for consumer goods manufacturer
Advised an international consumer goods manufacturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as assisted in drafting its FCPA policy, more
Wastewater enforcement action
Represented textile manufacturer with regard to settlement of a wastewater enforcement action brought by Region IV of the United States Environmental  more
Largest proposed OSHA fine in North Carolina history for HoltraChem Manufacturing Company *
Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. in the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine in North Carolina history.  more FeaturedCase Study
Prosecution of an antitrust action for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in the Middle District of North Carolina in the prosecution of an antitrust action challenging Philip Morris' more
Patent litigation for major tire manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of automobile manufacturers in a suit in the Western District of Wisconsin. The suit alleged that the more Featured
Retirement income plans for a large company
Represented a large company in connection with preparing IRS fillings for the company’s qualified retirement plan. The firm’s representation also more
Brownfields Agreement for property redevelopment for clothing manufacturer
Represented manufacturer as the developer in negotiations with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources to obtain a Brownfields more Featured
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more
International arbitration for a clothing manufacturer
Represent a U.S. clothing manufacturer in an ongoing international arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration concerning more
Retirement plan counsel for market leader in semiconductor manufacturing
Assisted a semiconductor manufacturer by preparing IRS filings for the client’s qualified retirement plans; advising the client regarding various more
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC v. Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc.
Represented MANA in patent infringement case relating to the plant growth regulator mepiquat chloride. more
Portfolio acquisitions for Texas-based cement and concrete manufacturer
Represented an international manufacturer of cement, concrete and related products in a transaction involving the acquisition of 45 owned and 12 more
Trade dress infringement action for Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in an action for trade dress infringement. more

Non-profit & Trade Associations

Employment litigation for a non-profit mental health provider
The firm served as lead counsel in defending a non-profit mental health provider against a former employee's allegations of race discrimination. more
Workplace violence defense of health care provider
Defended a non-profit health care provider in a lawsuit brought by a former employee arising out of a workplace violence incident, resulting in very more
Improper trading in mutual funds arbitration for trustees of a charitable and benevolent association
Served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing the trustees of a charitable and benevolent association against a national brokerage firm based  more
Regulatory work for non-profit mental health providers
Represented over a dozen non-profit mental health providers in opposing North Carolina's decision to cut the rate of Medicaid reimbursement by more Featured
Environmental Counseling for Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)
Represent Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), a trade association with approximately 125 independent lumber manufacturer member more
Employee and employee benefits advice for nonprofit organizations
Represent more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the communities in which we practice. A substantial portion of this work includes employment and more
Health care organizations
Represents nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to advance the care of individuals with a particular disease. more

Oil & Gas-Petrochemicals

Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more Featured
Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought in the  more Featured
Successful settlement of UST release-related claims against major oil company
Represented a major oil company in resolving threatened litigation arising from a UST release. Case was settled without litigation for less than 20 more Featured

Paper & Packaging

Litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
The firm served as lead counsel for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation to recover embezzled funds.  We obtained more
Disability discrimination lawsuit for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought under the Americans with more
Union organizing campaign strategy for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Advised one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers regarding strategy in a union organizing campaign in Bowling Green, Kentucky by the more Featured
Age discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in more Featured
Employment litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers against a former employee's allegations that his termination constituted more Featured
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers *
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf  more Featured

Pharmaceuticals

Banner Pharmacaps Inc. v. Perrigo Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Banner Pharmacaps Inc. in a patent infringement suit against Perrigo. Banner filed the complaint alleging that, more
Insurance coverage litigation for large pharmaceutical outsourcing company
Represented the largest outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a claim against its carrier arising out of a suit by more Featured
Patent litigation for leading pharmaceutical company
Represented a leading producers of pharmaceuticals products in a patent infringement suit brought by a competitor asserting that certain ibuprofen more
Intellectual property protection for a major outsourcing company
Advise a major outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry on identifying potentially valuable intellectual property and provide acquisition more
Patent litigation for emerging technology development company
Represented an emerging technology development company in its dispute with a major medical equipment company regarding patent rights. The more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more Featured
Patent infringement for a leading producer of pharmaceutical products
Served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading producers of pharmaceuticals products in a lawsuit alleging that by filing a New Drug Application (NDA)  more

Professional Services

Appellate litigation for non-profit
Represented plaintiff in action against defendants, including claims of fraud, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. more
Wrongful termination of multi-year workers' compensation insurance program
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation alleging breach of a contract to provide three years of “guaranteed cost” workers compensation more Featured
OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Claims involving break-up of CPA firm
Prosecuted claims relative to CPA and his company involving business break-up with former partners, including allegations of unfair trade practice, more
The In’Porters S.A. v. Hanes Printables Inc.
Defense counsel for T shirt screen printer in anti-trust, unfair completion and breach of contract action. Anti-trust and unfair competition claims more
Development of complex business transition plan for landscape company owners
Assisted landscape company owners with development of complex business transition plan involving multiple businesses to next generation. more

Real Estate

Real estate investment dispute for North Carolina developers
Successfully defended North Carolina developers of a large shopping center in efforts by a business partner. a commodities hedge fund, to recover its  more
Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Origination and servicing of loans for national institutional lenders *
Represented national institutional lenders in the origination and servicing of loans in excess of $1.5 billion for the commercial mortgage-backed more
Real estate and development for Preston Development Company
Represented Preston Development Company in connection with entitlement, development (including developer agreements) and infrastructure for a 320 more
Assisted real estate developer in the assemblage and acquisition of a downtown Raleigh site for future urban high-rise mixed use project
Assisted real estate developer in the acquisition of a site in downtown Raleigh that will one day be home to an urban mixed use public-private more Featured
Site acquisition, development, infrastructure and financing for Hamilton Merritt, Inc.
Represented Hamilton Merritt, Inc. in site acquisition, development, infrastructure and financing of a 5-story luxury urban condominium project, and more
Development loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in a $115 million development loan for an approximately 300 acre mixed-use project in Orlando. more
Restructuring loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in the restructuring of a $220 million loan involving commercial office properties in 19 states. more
Leveraged management buyout transaction for a closely held construction company *
Represented a closely held construction company in connection with a leveraged management buyout transaction. Advised on an investment banker led more
Relocation and sale of Dillon Supply Company headquarters
Assist construction supply company in relocation of its Raleigh headquarters, including sale to TTA and build to suit lease with Duke Realty. more
Public-private partnership for private development of a large U.S. public school system
Represented one of the 25 largest U.S. public school systems in a public-private partnership for the private development of public schools. more Featured
In-fill real estate projects representation for investment manager
Represented investment manager in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and more Featured
Economic development of PRA International
Represented PRA International, a leading global clinical research organization, in its headquarters relocation to Raleigh, including negotiating more Featured
Acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial properties for a North Carolina-based real estate firm
Assisted a North Carolina-based real estate firm in connection with its acquisition, disposition and leasing of multiple Triangle area projects, more
Acquisition, financing and leasing of a 540,000 square foot lifestyle center for Hill Partners Inc.
Represented developer, Hill Partners Inc., in the acquisition, financing, and leasing of 540,000 square foot Lifestyle Center with mixed-use and more
Financing and sale of residential and condominium communities *
Represented developers in the creation, construction financing and sale of 14 multi-family residential and resort condominium communities on Lake more
Complex multi-state commercial real estate transaction for investment company *
Served as lead counsel in complex multi-state commercial real estate transaction involving the acquisition, financing and leasing of 68 fast food more
Acquisition of textile plant and environmental matters for construction company
Represented construction company with real property acquisition, site environmental assessment and remediation issues, and negotiation and more Featured
Acquisition, development, sale and leasing of retail space for development company *
Represented developer in the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of large scale retail, hospitality and office development at Speedway more
Mezzanine financing transaction for Beacon Ventures LLC as borrower
Represented Beacon Ventures LLC, a real estate development company, as borrower in a mezzanine financing transaction. more Featured
Sale/leaseback for assisted living facilities
Represented an assisted living firm in the master sale/leaseback of more than 50 assisted living facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
Development of Ramblewood community for Kane Realty Corporation
Represented Kane Realty Corporation in development of Ramblewood community, including single family residences, townhomes, and condominiums. more
Condominization of mixed-use condominium for Soleil Group
Represented Soleil Group, a developer, in preparation of condominium documents of a forty-two story mixed-use condominium, including residential and more
Redevelopment of 100-acre North Hills Mall for Kane Realty
Represented Kane Realty in its 100 acre redevelopment of North Hills Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina. The project required us to develop a mixed more
Real estate transaction for Jones Lang Lasalle Americas Inc.
Represented Jones Lang Lasalle Americas Inc., the landlord of a retail shopping center, in negotiating and drafting leases and lease amendments. more
Real estate acquisition, entitlement and development for Hamilton Merritt
Represent Hamilton Merritt Inc. in connection with its assemblage, acquisition, entitlement, development and infrastructure of a site more
Representation of Boulevard Properties in mixed-use development transaction
Represented Boulevard Properties, a real estate development firm, in its 200-acre mixed-use project in Durham, North Carolina. more
Sale of regional mall for national servicer
Represented national special servicer in the sale of regional retail mall in Burlington, N.C. more
Acquisition, financing and leasing of a 300 acre lifestyle center for Hill Partners Inc.
Represented developer, Hill Partners Inc., in the acquisition, financing, and leasing of Lifestyle Center located on 300 acres with mixed-use and more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more Featured
Wastewater treatment system transactions
Negotiated numerous contracts for the purchase and sale of wastewater treatment and disposal systems and associated easements and access agreements. more
Real estate and construction consultation to Kane Realty on a continuing care retirement community project
Represented Kane Realty as a joint venture partner involved in the development and construction of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), more Featured
Litigation for commercial lender *
Represented a special services and commercial financial lender, in connection with multimillion dollar loans secured by two office buildings. After more
Negotiating and drafting leases for Jones Lang Lasalle Americas Inc.
Represented Jones Lang Lasalle Americas Inc. in negotiating and drafting retail leases and lease amendments for receivership assets (retail shopping more
Portfolio acquisitions for Texas-based cement and concrete manufacturer
Represented an international manufacturer of cement, concrete and related products in a transaction involving the acquisition of 45 owned and 12 more

Retail

Employment litigation for prominent retailer
Represented prominent retailer in employment litigation lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging violations of Title VII, wrongful discharge, more Featured
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 retailer in a lawsuit filed by former employee alleging retaliation and wrongful termination arising out  more Featured
Litigation for global fast food chain
Successfully defended a global fast food chain in litigation brought by a former employee alleging that she was discharged in violation of public more
Akeva L.L.C. v. adidas Salomon AG
The firm served as local counsel for adidas International Marketing B.V. in a patent infringement action filed by Akeva L.L.C. The complaint sought more
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retail company
Represented a Fortune 500 retail company in a former employee's discrimination lawsuit, which alleged hostile work environment, retaliation,  more Featured
Race discrimination defense of Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer against a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging race discrimination, more Featured
Employment litigation for a national fast food restaurant chain *
Represented a national fast food restaurant chain in several workplace violence cases where patrons, along with the restaurant employees who came to more Featured
Merger of office supply companies
Addressed the employee benefit aspects of the merger of two office supply companies, a transformational event in the office supply business. Since more
Complex business litigation for Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Represented Lowe’s, its subsidiaries, and one of its individual employees in a case alleging breach of contract, tortious interference with contract,  more
Walter Meier (Manufacturing) Inc. f/k/a WMH Tool Group Inc. v. Lowe’s Companies Inc. and LG Sourcing Inc.
Represented Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and LG Sourcing in suit brought by a tool vendor in Iredell County Superior Court alleging claims for breach of more
Termination of Vendor Relationship
Represented Lowe’s Companies, Inc. in a suit brought by a former in-store service provider alleging multiple business tort claims, including fraud, more
KE Investments LLC v. Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Represented Lowe's Companies, Inc. and related LG Sourcing, Inc. in a patent infringement suit asserted by a terminated supplier in United States more
On-going clearance project for a major retailer
The firm advises a major retailer about potential patent infringement issues associated with hundreds of products sold or considered for sale by the more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more Featured
Griffin v. Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank
Represented Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the more Featured

Semiconductors & Electronics

Brand licensing and counsel to a market-leading innovator of lighting products
Brand licensing and counsel to a market-leading innovator of lighting products, LED components, and semiconductor products, to audit and update more
Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to more Featured
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Patent litigation for emerging technology development company
Represented an emerging technology development company in its dispute with a major medical equipment company regarding patent rights. The more

Technology & Software

Employment litigation for an information technology services provider
Represented an information technology services provider against claims of wrongful termination in retaliation for the employee having filed workers’ more
Employment litigation for an information technology services provider
Represented an information technology services provider against claims of wrongful termination in retaliation for the employee having filed workers’ more
Headquarters relocation for Optimal Technologies Inc., a green technology company
Represented Optimal Technologies Inc., a technology company specializing in energy distribution network analysis and optimization technologies, in more Featured
Cree Inc. v. North Carolina State University
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cree, Inc., a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing, against North Carolina State University for more Featured
Special committee Section 16(b) liability investigation
Representation of independent board members investigating whether to pursue claims by a shareholder that certain officers, directors and underwriters  more Featured
Software licensing dispute for a leading producer of mattress and upholstery fabric
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading producer of mattress and upholstery fabric in a software licensing dispute brought in the more
Looney v. M-Squared, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for former officers and employees of ComRep, a national electronics distributor.  The firm was retained to file a more
Workplace violence defense for fiber optic cable company *
Successfully represented a fiber optic cable company in a landmark workplace violence case featured on 60 Minutesmore Featured
Litigation for Accuro Healthcare Solutions
Represented and obtained summary judgment on a nine count Complaint filed against Accuro Healthcare Solutions, a medical software company, in dispute  more
Autoscribe Corp. v. BB&T
Defending BB&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a more
Counsel to Former Officers and Directors of Engineous Software Inc.
Represented five former officers and directors of a software company based in the Research Triangle in an action filed in the N.C. Business Court by more
Patent litigation for Scenera Research LLC
Represented Scenera Research LLC, a software company that conducts research and invents patentable technologies in the field of wireless more
Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to more Featured
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Intellectual property protection for a major outsourcing company
Advise a major outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry on identifying potentially valuable intellectual property and provide acquisition more
Patent litigation for emerging technology development company
Represented an emerging technology development company in its dispute with a major medical equipment company regarding patent rights. The more
Robertson v. Cree Inc.
Successfully defended Cree Inc., a leading manufacturer of LED technology, in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit from the time of filing more
Select Retrieval LLC v. Aqua Superstore Inc. et al.
The firm represents Market America, Inc., an Internet marketer and broker of products and services, as defendant in a patent infringement action more
Robertson v. Cree Inc.
Successfully defended Cree Inc., a leading manufacturer of LED technology, in a single-plaintiff discrimination lawsuit from filing through the more
Variety of real estate transactions for software company
Represent open-source software company in a variety of real estate matters, including headquarters and office leasing and subleasing around the more

Telecommunications

Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Recapitalization of telecommunications company
Represented Special Committee of the Board of a telecommunications company in a recapitalization, which included a new investment of approximately more Featured
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more

Transportation

Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated on disputes involving delays and extra work with other prime contractors in AAA arbitration proceedings, and with more
Business litigation for major national auto financing company
Represents major national auto financing company in franchise disputes.  Responsibilities include filing suit and obtaining injunctive relief to more
Obtained reversal of adverse products liability ruling in North Carolina Supreme Court
Stark v. Ford Motor Company, 723 S.E.2d 753 (N.C. 2012) – Represented Ford Motor Company in a petition for discretionary review and merits more
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Wrongful death litigation for a pro bono client
Represented a widow in a wrongful death suit against a railroad company arising from the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in South Carolina. A  more Featured

Water & Wastewater

Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Development of nutrient management programs
Represented the City of Durham and the City of Greensboro in obtaining modifications to the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy by the North more
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. challenged several proposed water quality requirements contained in a draft operating permit to be issued by the North Carolina  more Featured
Construction mediation and arbitration for heavy-civil contractor
Successfully represented a heavy-civil contractor specializing in the construction and rehabilitation of dams, spillways, and major water resource more
Counsel for environmental related issues in North Carolina city and county
Represented city and county in North Carolina on various environmental matters, including the expansion of existing landfills, work issues concerning  more Featured
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
404 Permit for North Carolina Global Transpark Authority
Successfully obtained 404 permit and 401 certification for 700 acres of wetland impacts for the North Carolina Global Transpark Authority and more
Wastewater treatment system transactions
Negotiated numerous contracts for the purchase and sale of wastewater treatment and disposal systems and associated easements and access agreements. more
Wastewater enforcement action
Represented textile manufacturer with regard to settlement of a wastewater enforcement action brought by Region IV of the United States Environmental  more
General counsel to association of wastewater dischargers
Represent an association of wastewater dischargers in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin in connection with environmental regulatory matters. more

 

Eviction matter and child custody issue for a young single mother
Obtained a favorable settlement on a eviction matter of a young single mother and assisted the client with a child custody issue. Our team was able more
Guardian ad litem
Obtained a favorable outcome in a guardian ad litem case in the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In doing so, the court cleared the way for two more
Catastrophic injury services for burn injuries involving uncapped gas line
Represented a mother and children severely burned following explosion caused by uncapped gas line. more
Burn injury
Represented a burn victim in a personal injury claim.  The victim was severely burned at work when anhydrous ammonia released from a refrigeration more
Financing of acquisition made by Reynolds American
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in obtaining $2.1 billion of credit facilities to finance its acquisition of the Conwood Company. more Featured
Catastrophic injury services for chemical burn injury to industrial plant operator
Represented a man working as a chemical operator in an industrial plant.  He suffered severe burns when heated ingredients at near boiling point more Featured
Catastrophic injury representation for minor with burns from power substation
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation where minor child sustained electric shock and burn injuries when he entered an improperly secured more
Catastrophic injury services for family in product liability case
Represented a mother and her two young daughters in a product liability case against multiple defendants.  The family's mobile home caught fire when more Featured
Electrocution injury involving power line *
Represented a child who suffered an electrocution injury when climbing a tree and coming into contact with a power line. more
Representation of a leading source of commercial information
Comprehensive benefits and compensation representation to one of the world’s leading sources of commercial information and insight on businesses. more
Settlement for Charlotte I-85 Associates
Negotiation of a $300,000 settlement for Charlotte I-85 Associates after an original offer of $186,150. more
Eminent domain settlement for HLD Properties LLC
A settlement by HLD Properties LLC in the amount of $1,350,000 after an offer by the City of Winston-Salem of $650,000. more
Eminent domain settlement for J.G. Messick & Sons
Settlement of $2,995,000 for J.G. Messick & Sons regarding a Food Lion Shopping Center. more
Condemnation action for TDM Partners
A jury verdict of $343,000 for TDM Partners in condemnation action in Brunswick County, following an initial offer from the County of $175,000. more
Condemnation litigation for Benjamin Brodie Catlett
Representation of Benjamin Brodie Catlett in condemnation action of property near Old Salem when the Department of Transportation offered our client more
Eminent domain settlement for Clarion
Representation of Clarion in the Raleigh, North Carolina Princeton Mill Apartment Complex. After an initial offer from the Department of more
Eminent domain representation for Kaplan School Supply
Representation of Kaplan School Supply in a matter which the company won at the trial court, and which was upheld in the North Carolina Court of more
Eminent domain litigation for Neighbors Convenience Stores
A jury returned verdict of $193,300, the full amount requested by Neighbors Convenience Stores in a trial in Guilford County Superior Court. The more
Condemnation litigation for GDL Properties LLC
Settlement of a matter involving Represented GDL Properties, LLC in condemnation action in Asheville regarding Fairview Crossing Shopping more
Secured recognition of foreign judgment on appeal
Jenner v. EcoPlus, Inc., 737 S.E.2d 121 (N.C. App. 2012) – Argued appeal concerning interpretation of the Uniform Foreign Country more
Condemnation litigation for Wachovia
Representation of Wachovia, as Trustee for the Bowman Gray Trust (Brookberry Farms property). The Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools condemned 43 more
EVO Corporation v. Fogleman & Fogleman Soils Inc. et al.
Representing a North Carolina environmental and industrial resources company in an action against a facility from which it purchased soil for use as more
Protective orders for domestic violence victims
Represents victims of domestic violence who are seeking protective orders for themselves and their children against batterers and stalkers. more
Nation-wide breach of warranty case for Volvo Group North America LLC
Successfully defeated a contested class certification motion for Volvo Group North America, LLC, in a nation-wide breach of warranty case in the more
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more
Appellate litigation for Talecris Plasma Resources Inc.
Represents Talecris Plasma Resources, Inc., in an appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals of an adverse $36 million jury verdict in a breach of  more
Multiple eminent domain actions for both property owners and condemning authorities
Represented both property owners and condemning authorities, state, municipalities and businesses with regard to eminent domain actions in state and more
OSHA fatality cases
Represented a wide variety of companies over the past 40 years in the defense OSHA fatality cases, achieving extraordinary results in those more
Wrongful death litigation related to a defective medical device
Represented parents in a wrongful death action arising from the death of a child due to a defective medical device. more
Family settlement agreement
Represented individual in drafting of a family settlement agreement involving multiple parties after extensive negotiations to resolve conflicts and more
Defense of a fraudulent transfer claim
Defended an individual in an action for fraudulent transfer. more
Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the more
Breach of fiduciary duty action against corporate officers
Represented shareholders of closely held corporation in action for breach of fiduciary duty against corporate officers. more
Implementation of Brownfields Agreement for Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC
Represented Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC in the redevelopment of property that was the former site of a manufacturing plant for general more Featured

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Experience Highlights

IRS challenging a listed transaction for a global manufacturer
Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed more
Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
Patent suit against a furniture manufacturer
Represented a furniture manufacturer in a furniture patent suit filed against the company in the Middle District of North Carolina. We also assisted more
Litigation for lender on a $17 million loan
Represented lender in federal and state courts in several related proceedings concerning a $17 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s more