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Registered public offering of three series of corporate bonds for large U.S. tobacco company
Represented large U.S. tobacco company in its largest single securities transaction, involving a registered public offering of three series of 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
Barry W. Thomas v. Motorola, Inc.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al.; Thomas v. Adelphia Communications Corp., et al.; Thomas v. Alltel, et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a number of defendants, including Motorola, AT&T, and Cox Communications in two parallel patent 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
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
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
Purchase of Office Park
Represented the Dilweg Companies in the joint-venture purchase of an office in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. more Featured
Restrictive covenant litigation for EyeWonder in New York federal court and in arbitration
The firm served as lead counsel for EyeWonder, Inc. in the Southern District of New York to enforce restrictive covenants when its former head of

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Redevelopment of 100-acre North Hills Mall for Kane Realty Corporation
Represented Kane Realty Corporation in its 100 acre redevelopment of North Hills Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina. The project required us to more Featured
Purchase of Corporate Campus
Represented biomedical company in the acquisition of a corporate campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina more Featured
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
Breach of contract dispute for Duke University Medical Center
Represent Duke University Medical Center in a dispute involving Massey Energy's alleged breach of a coal contract and its related unfair and more Featured
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt 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
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
Registered INHAM adviser to major U.S. timber producer
Represented registered corporate "INHAM" adviser to a major U.S. forest products manufacturer. Ongoing representation of INHAM more Featured
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
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
Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at 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
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
Patent counseling services for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer
Provided patent counseling services including patent license review, dispute resolution and pre-litigation counseling to leading pharmaceuticals more Featured
Environmental services for largest trade organization in the home furnishings industry
Serves as national environmental counsel to world's largest and most influential trade organization serving the home furnishings industry, where we more Featured
Acquisition of an international biotechnology laboratory by a clinical laboratory network
The firm assisted one of the world's largest clinical laboratory networks in its acquisition of an international biotechnology more Featured
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
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
Class action suit for major hospital
Represented a major hospital in a multimillion dollar, putative class action involving billing practices for managed care more Featured
Environmental regulatory counsel for market leader in semiconductor manufacturing
Represented market leader in semiconductor manufacturing by providing environmental regulatory counsel regarding air, water, wastewater, waste 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
Conducted due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of 400-acre coastal Brownfields site in California
Conducted due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of 400-acre coastal Brownfields site in California with active oil field more Featured
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
ERISA asset management for a large financial institution
Assisted a large financial institution with all aspects of a transaction to enhance the anticipated long-term return of its pension plan by a private  more Featured
Mutual fund family representation
Providing counsel to the registered investment adviser of a multi-billion dollar real estate investment company and its index mutual fund family. more Featured
Development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards for construction equipment manufacturer
Represented major construction equipment manufacturer during development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards. 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
Intellectual property and litigation for an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer
Defended an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer in a complex intellectual property licensing dispute involving allegations of breach of more Featured
Environmental counsel to private equity fund investing in redevelopment of contaminated property
Provide environmental counsel to a private equity fund in connection with regulatory, liability transfer and insurance issues relating to the 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
Regulatory approvals for a large-scale mixed-use coastal development
Regulatory approvals for a large-scale, mixed-use coastal development. The firm secured the passage of enabling legislation and obtained all required  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
Gardner Pie Co. v. Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, Inc.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, a leading producer of packaged bakery foods, in a patent more Featured
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
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
Conversion of power plant to renewable energy facility
Served as environmental counsel during renewable energy developer's conversion of coal-fired power plant to biomass combustion. more Featured
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
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
Rail agreement between two public transportation systems
Representing a regional public transportation authority in what will be a rail agreement between two public transportation systems. more Featured
Formation and representation of private real estate fund
Represented diversified private real estate fund in the formation of the fund, and subsequently represented the fund in acquisition of  properties in  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
Advising a Fortune 100 subsidiary in pension fund's multibillion dollar investments
Represents the wholly-owned subsidiary of a major Fortune 100 company that acts as the in-house asset manager in connection with the pension  more Featured
Suffolk Construction Company v. Interface Flooring Systems, et al.
Successfully represented Interface, Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles, in a series of product liability cases filed in Massachusetts, more Featured
Representation of investment adviser and mutual fund family
Ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar investment manager with specialized focus on 401(k) products; and ongoing representation of related 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
Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuit of insurance coverage for directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds
Defended former directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other more Featured
Strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc.
Provides strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc., the most recognized open-source software company in the world. Analyzes and 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
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
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
Retirement plan for New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council
Represents New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council with respect to its retirement plan established for officers of the New York more Featured
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
Headquarters relocation for Lenovo Group Ltd.
Represented Lenovo Group Ltd. in connection with securing of a new U.S. headquarters location, including negotiating a multimillion dollar incentives  more Featured
Syndicated construction and permanent urban redevelopment loans for a real estate lender to non-profits
Represented a real estate lender in a significant urban revitalization project involving syndicated construction and permanent financing. more Featured
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
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
Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more Featured
Breach of contract involving a North Carolina university and a technology company
Successfully represented a North Carolina university in a 10-count complaint alleging breach of contract, fraud, defamation, etc. regarding an more Featured
Medical malpractice
Represented a widower after his wife died due to healthcare negligence.  The case resulted in one of the largest medical malpractice settlements ever  more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in 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
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
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
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 Dubai-based organization by Global Knowledge Training LLC
Advised Global Knowledge Training LLC, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information more Featured
The Coca Cola Co. v. PepsiCo Inc., et al.
Represented Pepsi-Cola Co. and PepsiCo in a patent infringement suit brought by Coca-Cola in the Northern District of Georgia involving bag-in-box more FeaturedCase Study
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
Patent protection and licensing services for Equifax Inc.
Represents Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in their patent related matters by assisting in obtaining 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
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
Condominiumization and sale of mixed-use development for Access Medical Development
Represented Access Medical Development, nationally recognized medical real estate developer, in condominization and sale of mixed-used development in  more Featured
Environmental compliance audits for a major turkey processing company
Represented a major turkey processing company in performance and evaluation of environmental compliance audits at major production operations in the more Featured
Catastrophic injury representation for family killed in driving accident by untrained worker
Represented a man when his wife and daughter were killed when truck driver ran a stop sign.  Our due diligence and discovery uncovered the fact that 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
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 re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24 more Featured
Mixed-use condominium development for Highwoods Properties
Represented Highwoods Properties with all aspects of the development of an urban, mixed-use condominium office tower. Represented the client in more Featured
Waste management, product stewardship and air quality issues for a specialty tape manufacturer
Represented a manufacturer of commodity, industrial grade and specialty adhesives tapes regarding a wide range of environmental issues, including more Featured
Representing investment manager in structuring investment vehicles
Representing and advising a $1 billion investment manager in structuring privately-offered domestic and offshore investment vehicles. more Featured
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
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and 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
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
Transit-oriented development venture with Triangle Transit for the development of 13 transit sites for Cherokee Investments
Represented Cherokee Investments in Transit-oriented development venture agreement with Triangle Transit for the development of 13 transit sites in more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
Multimillion dollar arbitration for a financial services corporation
Served as lead counsel and successfully defended a financial services corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration concerning a dispute over an 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
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
Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty for a large financial institution
The firm represented a large financial institution in defense of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by another major bank  more Featured
City of Raleigh groundwater variance 
Obtained complex variance for the City of Raleigh allowing the use of monitored natural attenuation to remediate groundwater and resulting in savings  more Featured
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
Wrongful death by allergic reaction and negligence
Represented a woman who had an allergic reaction to a medication.  Several days after treatment at a local hospital, she returned to the hospital more Featured
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
Economic incentive package for major specialty home furnishings company
Represented a major retailer in the specialty home furnishings business in obtaining an economic incentive package for a retail real estate more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Infrastructure and entitlements for developer
Represent developer in 6,500 acres in Chatham County, North Carolina for infrastructure and entitlements. more Featured
Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. Cox Communications; In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation; Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. EarthLink Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications and EarthLink in a suit filed by Ronald A. Katz Licensing Technology in the U.S. District Court for the more Featured
TALF and PPIP programs participation for national financial services firm
Advised national financial services firm regarding participation in the federal government’s Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) more Featured
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
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
Sale/leaseback of chemical company facilities in North Carolina
Represented chemical company in the sale/leaseback of significant office and laboratory facilities in North Carolina. more Featured
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
Environmental issues advice for a Canadian pulp and paper company
Representation of a Canadian pulp and paper company regarding a variety of environmental issues including compliance requirements under federal and 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
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
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
Wage and hour suit and DOL audit for a transportation company
Represented a transportation company and achieved a significant result in a wage and hour case brought as a collective action against the 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
Real estate transactional representation for national wind energy developer and lender 
Represented national wind energy developer and lender in preparation and review of real estate transactional documents for wind farm projects. more Featured
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
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
Large-scale land acquisition on behalf of real estate company *
Represented a real estate company in the investment purchase of approximately 5,100 acres of undeveloped land in coastal South Carolina. more Featured
Development and financing of Tournament Players Club golf course for PGA Tour
Represented the PGA Tour and the affiliated Tournament Players Club in the development and financing of a TPC golf course. more Featured
Federal Trial for a National Telecommunications Company *
Served as trial counsel for a national telecommunications company in a case concerning Fifth Amendment rights following the forced relocation of more
Patent prosecution for research institutions and universities
Represent a number of universities in North Carolina and Georgia in connection with patent prosecution of inventions. 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
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
Internal investigation for medical diagnostic company
Represented an Audit Committee of a medical diagnostic company in conducting an internal investigation involving compliance and assisting with more
Litigation for Tennessee-based consulting firm
Counsel to Tennessee-based consulting firm in federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Obtained dismissal of all seven counts  more
Litigation involving unfair and deceptive trade practices
Obtained dismissal of unfair and deceptive trade practices claim filed in North Carolina Business court against former officers and directors of a more
Barker v. CMH Homes, Inc. et al. *
Acted as lead counsel in a case involving an issue of whether arbitration conflicts with the Bankruptcy Code. The bankruptcy court held that more
Harrison and Ohri v. TrustAtlantic Bank and Kinder v. Southern Community Bank And Trust *
Acted as lead counsel in putative class action cases alleging violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act regarding signage on ATM machines. The more
Arbitration for a National Bank and Investment Services Company *
Acted as lead counsel to a national bank and investment services company in a two-week hearing before an American Arbitration Association neutral on more
Bennett v. Lending Solutions Inc. *
Acted as national counsel (through local counsel) for Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. and Lending Solutions, Inc. in a case alleging fraudulent inducement and more
Smith v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, et al. *
Served as co-class counsel in a putative class action case alleging improper handling of an escrow account and improper forced placement of hazard more
Dijkstra v. Home Loan Center d/b/a LendingTree Loans, et al.
Serving as lead class counsel (through local counsel) for LendingTree in a West Virginia case alleging the unauthorized practice of law in the more
Successful Representation of Medical Professional
Successfully represented medical professional in criminal Medicaid billing fraud investigation and related proceeding before the relevant North more
Represented medical practice in False Claims Act litigation
Reached a favorable settlement with a relator, the federal government and State of Georgia for a medical practice in a Federal False Claims Act more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to final non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by EPA

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Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. v. Celgard, LLC
Represented Patent Owner in Inter Partes Review. Dispute favorably settled and dismissed prior to deadline to file a Preliminary Response. Sumitomo more
Moore v. Wells Fargo Bank *
Served as lead litigation counsel (through local counsel) in a case against Wells Fargo pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the more
Wright v. First Carolina State Bank *
Served as national counsel (through local counsel) for First Carolina State Bank in shareholder action pending in West Virginia alleging that the more
Manning, Clendenin, and Shelton v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Acted as national counsel for cases involving alleged breaches of contract and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The  more
Tant v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. *
Served as lead litigation counsel in a case alleging breach of contract for failure to have a dedicated servicing representative interface with more
Mansfield v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. et al., and Blevins v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. et al. *
Obtained orders compelling arbitration of claims against lenders and loan servicers. In the Blevins case (handled through local counsel), the more
Brown v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Served as lead litigation and bankruptcy counsel for Wells Fargo in a case alleging the improper force-placement of insurance.  Mr. Dowdy more
Down v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. *
Served as lead national counsel (through local counsel) in a case alleging fraud based on the manner in which a lender was disclosed on a Good Faith more
McFadden v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al. *
Served as national co-counsel for Flagstar Bank and Fannie Mae in proceedings before the United States District Court for the Western District of 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
Capparelli v. AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance Company *
Served as counsel for the lender defendants in an action brought by borrowers against lender, loan officer, contractor, contractor's corporation and more
James v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. *
Served as lead litigation counsel for lender and loan servicer in a case involving allegations that the lender lacked a reasonable and good faith more
Wolfe v. Greentree Mortgage Corporation and America’s Servicing Company *
Served as lead national counsel (though local counsel) for America’s Servicing Company in a case alleging unconscionable inducement of a mortgage 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
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Serves as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the more
EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
On March 5, 2014, the firm was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC less than

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Wittenberg v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al. *
Served as lead national counsel for Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Bank of America, and MERS (through local counsel) in the proceedings before the United more
Counsel to the Georgia Ports Authority Regarding Vital Harbor and Federal Navigation Channel Deepening Project
Counsel to major stakeholder in connection with the most significant waterway dredging project and associated port facilities expansion currently 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
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
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
Englander v. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc.
Achieved a settlement on behalf of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in litigation brought against Bassett and over 150 other furniture more
Complex business litigation for AT&T Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims of corporate defamation and unfair and deceptive trade practices for AT&T Corporation. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for clinical laboratory services provider
Represent a leading clinical laboratory services provider in intellectual property related services, including freedom to operate analyses, patent 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
Directors and officers litigation for state-chartered banks
Successfully represented former directors and officers of state-chartered banks in litigation brought by the FDIC as receiver. The matters settled more
Defended lending discrimination charges for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in defense of fair lending discrimination charges. more
Complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized mortgages for U.S. financial services company
Successfully represented one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. in a complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized  more
Complex litigation for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in complex litigation arising out of a multi-million dollar participation agreement. more
Non-compete and trade secret litigation for businesses and individuals
Representing businesses and individuals in non-compete and trade secret litigation. Successfully argued for the application of Georgia law to more
Investigations and civil lawsuits for former directors and officers
Representing former directors and officers in numerous investigations and civil lawsuits brought by the FDIC as receiver for failed financial 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
Logan v. Burgers' Ozark County Cured Hams Inc.
Defended Sara Lee Corporation against claim of patent infringement on process for spiral slicing boneless ham. Negotiated joint defense agreement 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
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
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
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
Representation of ETF series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products. more
Representation of mutual fund series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for open-ended mutual fund products. 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
SEC registration of new mutual fund series trust
Assisted in organizing and registering with the SEC a new registered mutual fund series trust. 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
GeoTag Inc. v. Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Successfully defended Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. against claims of infringement of a patent related to a geographic search function in the Eastern more
Contract Dispute for Telecommunications Company
Successfully represented a major telecommunications company in a multimillion contract dispute with a joint-venture partner. The matter settled more
Trade Secrets Litigation Lawsuits
Represents clients in several multimillion dollar trade secret lawsuits pending in several federal courts and before the AAA. more
Licensing Dispute for Pharmaceutical Company
Successfully represented a pharmaceutical company/licensor in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration and related U.S. litigation with a 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
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
Large-scale land acquisitions on behalf of real estate firm
Regularly represent real estate company in the investment purchase of large tracts of undeveloped land, including the acquisition of more
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
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
$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
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
Serial acquisitions and private placements for a towing services company
Represented a towing services company in connection with a serial acquisition program and multiple private placements of securities. 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
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
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
Insurance litigation for recognized leader in apartment development
Represented the owner and developer of a 400-unit apartment complex on Long Island in litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses resulting from  more
Softview LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC
Defending AT&T Mobility in the District of Delaware. Softview filed an action alleging that AT&T Mobility, along with numerous wireless 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
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
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
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing 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
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
Software patent litigation for multiple companies
Lead counsel for various companies in a patent infringement litigation regarding caching functionality in the Linux operating system in the  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
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
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
Rule 144A initial offerings, and subsequent registered exchange offerings, of senior subordinated notes for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a 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
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, et al. v. BASF Plant Science GmbH, et al.
Represented DuPont in patent dispute with BASF involving technology related to herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn. Litigation resulted in more
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
Autoscribe Corp. et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. et al.
Defended against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent 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
Hear-Wear Techs., LLC v. Lotus Techs., LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Lotus Technologies in a lawsuit regarding allegations of patent infringement related to more
Lead counsel for A.P. Diagnostic Imaging Inc.
Served as lead counsel for A.P. Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., a major provider of diagnostic health care x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI imaging, against more
Bear Creek Technologies Inc. v. Cox Communications Inc. et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. in a patent infringement suit filed by Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia. more
DataTreasury Corp. v. Wachovia Corp., et al.
DataTreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Lead counsel for Wachovia Bank, Branch Banking & Trust Company, M&T Bank and Comerica Bank against DataTreasury in patent infringement 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
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
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit pending in the District of Delaware involving modem 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
Co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences Ltd.
Served as co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd., a producer and manufacturer of oils, oleoresins, aromatic more
Internal investigation for a bank in response to an OCC subpoena
Conducted an internal investigation for a bank in response to a subpoena from the OCC. 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
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
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
United States of America et al. v. Murphy Oil USA Inc. *
Represented Murphy Oil USA, Inc., which owned two oil refineries in the United States, located in Superior, Wisconsin and Meraux, St. Bernard Parish,  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
Aeritas LLC v. Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways
Defending Delta Air Lines in the District of Delaware. Aeritas LLC filed multiple actions in District of Delaware alleging infringement of the use of  more
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and  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
Garnet Digital LLC v. Apple Inc., et al.
Defending AT&T in the Eastern District of Texas. Garnet Digital filed a case against mobile device manufacturers and carriers alleging more
Trade secret and breach of contract litigation against engineering and manufacturing firm
Represents an engineering and manufacturing firm accused of developing machinery using the confidential information and trade secrets of a supplier 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 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
Importers Service Corporation v. Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
Lead counsel representing GP Chemicals Equity LLC (GP) in an action alleging breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, violations of the Lanham 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
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
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
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
Patent prosecution for medical device companies
Drafted numerous patent application relating to medical devices including endoscopic devices for repairing or use during surgery for the spine. more
Patent litigation for a clinical laboratory services provider
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a clinical laboratory services provider, plaintiff, in a lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of 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
Sale of business for supplier of custom machine parts
Represented a long-established supplier of seals, O-rings and other custom machine parts in connection with the sale of its business to a UK-based more
Cyberfone Systems LLC (formerly LVL Patent Group, LLC) v. United Airlines, U.S. Airways, and Air Canada
Defending United Airlines, U.S. Airways and Air Canada in the District of Delaware. CyberFone Systems LLC filed multiple actions in District of more
U.S. preferred stock investment by Chinese public company
Represented a Chinese public company in connection with its equity investment in a U.S. venture-backed software company. more
Asset purchases and environmental compliance for Oldcastle Materials Group
Represent Oldcastle Materials Group in a series of asset purchases of mining, aggregate, building products and cement companies located throughout 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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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
Complex business litigation for telecommunications company
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its joint venture partner relating to the provision of mobile wireless 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
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
Family and Medical Leave Act litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturer
Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturer against a former employee's allegations that it violated the Family more
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. 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
Patent litigation for DuPont
Represented DuPont in multiple patent infringement cases in the United States District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Death penalty representation: projects 
Lawyers work with organizations that represent death row inmates in various jurisdictions by researching and analyzing discrete areas of the law as more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a provider of integrated drug development services
Represented a provider of integrated drug development services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, performed due more
Acquisition and licensing for large clinical laboratory network
The firm assists one of the world's largest clinical laboratory network's in pre-acquisition and pre-licensing due diligence relating to technology more
Litigation for landlord tenants
Represent tenants in suits against landlords for deplorable conditions in rental housing when the landlords have refused to repair the premises. more
Carbon-offset private equity fund
Assisted with the formation of a private equity fund dedicated to investing in land-based carbon-offset projects. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Georgia Health Sciences
Represent Georgia Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications relating more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Represented the patent holder in a patent infringement suit
The firm served as Lead Counsel on behalf of a patent holder in a patent infringement suit against Stacey Archery Sales Inc.  The technology related 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
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
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
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
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
Billingnetwork Patent, Inc. v. Misys Healthcare Sys., LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of three parties, Allscripts LLC (f/k/a Misys Healthcare Systems), Payerpath Inc. and Sudaco Inc. in an more
Patent litigation for transportation services company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a transportation services company in a patent infringement suit regarding software for managing 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
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
Covenant not to sue at hazardous waste site for a locomotive products company *
Negotiated covenant not to sue at hazardous waste site limiting responsible party's post-closure obligation to creating a trust fund for long-term 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
Represented leading financial protection company in multi-million dollar rescission action and in disputes with placing agents
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading financial protection company in connection with multiple lawsuits seeking to more
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
Multi-part debt security refinancing transaction for leading carpet manufacturer Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in its multi-faceted debt refinancing transaction that involved a Rule 144A private offering (and subsequent more
General litigation representing motor vehicle dealerships *
Represented numerous motor vehicle dealerships in disputes with manufacturers, employees and customers in administrative, state and federal more
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics *
Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics in coverage litigation regarding asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort 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
Patent litigation for two Japanese manufacturing companies and their U.S. distributor
The firm served as lead counsel for two Japanese manufacturing companies and their U.S. distributor in patent litigation against a global 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
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
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
Patent litigation for health care company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a health care company in the Southern District of Illinois against charges of patent infringement by more
Patent litigation for glass company
Represented glass company in a patent infringement suit brought against it by another company. The technology involved related to a door glass more
Advice on labor relations and union avoidance issues
Advised various companies on more than 50 union organizing campaigns with a greater than 95 percent win rate. Clients have included more
Arbitration for global flooring manufacturer
Defended a global flooring manufacturer, in an action brought by a supplier of its molding material.  An arbitrator ruled in favor of our client 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
REC purchase agreement
Represent biomass project developer in negotiating Renewable Energy Credit Purchase and Sale Agreement with utility consortium. 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
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
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
Emission standards litigation for chemical manufacturer
Served as lead counsel for a chemical manufacturer in a successful D.C. Circuit litigation challenge of maximum achievable control technology (MACT) more
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
Litigation for low income tenant
Successfully represented a low income client who was facing eviction erroneously due to the landlord's inability to maintain payment records and to more
Employee benefits for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Assisted one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures with an internal compliance audit, restructuring and consolidation of over 20 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
Patent prosecution and counseling for a wireless technology and services provider
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. Works with the company's more
Litigation seeking stop loss reinsurance coverage for health and welfare plan that paid a large benefits claim *
Represented a health and welfare plan in litigation regarding stop loss reinsurance coverage for a large benefits claim paid to a plan member. more
SEC investigation of Internet day trader
Represented an Internet day trader in an investigation by the SEC. more
Litigation for executives of health science companies
Provided representation of three top executives of publicly traded health science entity acquired by publicly traded drug company, including more
Patent litigation for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of one of the largest apparel companies in the world and obtained a U.S. patent for apparel packaging that more
Residential construction litigation for homeowners
Served as lead counsel in the representation of homeowners involved in a residential construction dispute with a general contractor arising from 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
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
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
Security deposits for tenants
Represents the action of tenants seeking the return of their security deposits from landlords who withheld them in violation of law. The work of more
Representation in federal grand jury investigation for community bank
Successfully represented community bank in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into alleged criminal activity by a former bank employee more
Child adoption
Our client rejoiced when a Fulton County Superior Court judge granted her request to adopt her nephew. The child was left in the her care when he was  more
Sale of $103 million in non-performing assets for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its sale of $103 million in non-performing 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
Litigation for advertising conglomerate
Represented international advertising conglomerate in breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation.  Claim brought against the  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
Death penalty representation
Represented a former town councilman and military veteran who had been convicted of killing his wife and sentenced to death. Our work included more
Patent prosecution and counseling services for a leading manufacturer of windows and doors
Provided patent procurement and counseling services for a leading developer and manufacturer of windows and doors. These services include procuring more
Regulatory counsel for construction equipment manufacturers
Represented major construction equipment manufacturers during development and implementation of emissions standards in North America and Europe. more
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
Represented the patent holder, a sporting goods manufacturer, in patent infringement suits
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a patent holder in patent infringement suits in Oklahoma and North Carolina against competitors. The more
Lead litigation counsel for a large office supplies distributor
The firm served as lead counsel for a large office supplies distributor defending the award of a single-vendor contract from the State of North more
Perform patent procurement for joint venture between manufacturer of farm equipment and a company that designs and builds robots
Seeking patent protection for autonomous vehicles developed through a joint venture between the world's leading manufacturer of farm equipment and a more
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
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
Credit facility and amendments for Butterball LLC
Representing Butterball LLC in connection with credit facility and various amendments thereto from Bank of Montreal. more
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
Patent protection services for global entertainment technology company
Obtain meaningful and global patent protection and provide advice on patent-related transactional issues for a global entertainment technology more
KSR v. Teleflex, 550 U.S. 398 (2007).
Filed an amicus brief on behalf of KSR International/TESSERA in the Supreme Court's automotive brake designer case addressing the standard for more
SEC registration of mutual fund for major North Carolina financial services company
Assisted a major North Carolina financial services company in organizing and registering with the SEC a new registered mutual fund. more
Employment litigation for chemical manufacturer
Defended chemical manufacturer against allegations by former employee that he was subjected to race discrimination, racial harassment, and 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
Litigation for life insurance company *
Successfully represented a life insurance company in dispute with a state insurance department. The state insurance department refused a transfer of 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
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
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
Environmental coverage litigation for a major utility company
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Represented a major utility company in environmental and liability coverage litigation arising from CERCLA and RCRA cleanup obligations.
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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
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
Multi-family development loan for Waterton Associates
Represented Waterton Associates in purchase of mortgage loan secured by 274 unit multi-family resident project in Raleigh, North Carolina and

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National multi-media environmental compliance audit for international building materials company
Represented an international building materials company regarding a range of environmental issues including advice related to a national multi-media 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
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
Contracts and commercial agreements for Butterball LLC
Representing in negotiation of various contracts and commercial agreements. more
Patent litigation for window and door manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of a leading developer and manufacturer of windows and doors in a case  more
Litigation for Columbian cement supplier
Represented a Columbian cement supplier in Uniform Commercial Code dispute with buyer in the United States regarding the price the supplier paid for more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
Capital management company representation
Represented a capital management company in conjunction with placement services agreements, distribution agreements, broker dealer matters, and the 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
Litigation involving architectural services
Represented a client in an action concerning architectural services provided. more
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. v. Abacus Software, Inc.
Defended Cerious Software in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas involving software for image management. The suit was more
Biomass project development
Assist biomass client with all aspects of project development, including feedstock purchase agreements, negotiations with fuel and power purchasers, more
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
Complex commercial dispute for major oil company
Represented major oil company in complex commercial dispute and breach of contract actions. more
Corporate governance and securities law compliance advice to NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company
Represented a NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company for varied corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.
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Environmental matters for a North Carolina county
Assisted a North Carolina county in addressing endangered species issues in connection with the siting of a new wastewater treatment plant. more
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
Asbestos Liability
Represented client with respect to asbestosis claims filed by 50 former workers and spouses relating to asbestos abatement work performed at 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
Healthy building network/unity homes for Hurricane Katrina victims
Working with the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law to advise a nonprofit organization that has designed and will produce green modular 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
Modification of water quality standard *
On behalf of a water and sewer authority, led successful rulemaking effort to modify unachievable water quality standard. 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
Representation of community bank and bank president in FDIC investigation
Successfully represented bank and bank president in connection with an FDIC investigation arising out of the high profile failure of a community bank. more
Securities advice for a registered asset and investment advisory firm
The firm represented a registered asset and investment advisory firm in organizing and registering with the SEC.  Also assisted the client with 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
Federal litigation against Army Corps of Engineers relating to management of dredged materials
Negotiated favorable settlement in suit filed by Carteret County against the Corps' alleging that dredged material management practices associated more
Environmental insurance coverage dispute
Represented insured in resolving substantial insurance coverage dispute associated with the remediation of an 85-acre former chemical manufacturing 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
Disposition of manufacturing facilities for large tobacco company
Represented large tobacco company in disposition of manufacturing facilities in multiple states. more
Counsel to international specialty chemical manufacturer on air quality issues
Represented an international specialty chemical manufacturer on a variety of air quality issues, including legal advice regarding a major enforcement  more
Pro Bono representation of art museum foundation
Represented a North Carolina art museum foundation in connection with pro bono matters. more
Membership interest purchase for intercollegiate athletic multimedia rightsholder
Represented an intercollegiate athletic multimedia rightsholder in a multi-year membership interest purchase agreement to partner with an more
Employment counseling for clients
Advise clients on day to day compliance with all laws governing the employer-employee relationship, including situations involving state fair 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
Community college solar PV and solar thermal lease and purchase agreement
Represented community college in lease of rooftop for solar PV and solar thermal panels and the purchase of solar thermal energy. 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
Investment of assets for a large state pension plan
Represented a state pension plan in investments in more than 35 different private investment funds including private equity funds, venture capital 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
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
Renewable energy projects with governmental entities
Advise renewable energy project developers on government procurement requirements relating to energy services and purchase agreements. 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
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
Land acquisition and development for Grubb Ventures LLC
Represent Grubb Ventures LLC in purchase of multi-family residential complex and associated construction/permanent loan. more
Union organizing campaign strategy for major national retailer
Successfully represented major national retail client in Teamster organized campaign at company's distribution centers at Freemont, California and 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
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
Patent litigation for open-source software company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an open-source software company in a patent infringement suit brought by competitor related to 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
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
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
Investor counsel for angel fund
Represented angel fund in connection with Series A preferred stock investment in privately-held biotechnology company. 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
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
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
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
Putative class action against express delivery services company
Represented express delivery services company in connection with a putative class action brought in New York Federal court under the Fair Labor more
Preferred stock transaction for nanotechnology company
Represented an early-stage nanotechnology company in connection with a Series A preferred stock financing transaction. more
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
Preference program for debtor
The firm served as lead counsel representing a debtor in a preference program including initiation of approximately 100 actions against preference 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
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
Family settlement agreement
Represented individual in drafting of a family settlement agreement involving multiple parties after extensive negotiations to resolve conflicts and 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
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
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
Tax and asset protection advice for the world's largest privately held software company
Represented the world's largest privately held software company on a real estate acquisition that included advice related to tax and asset protection  more
Lease of municipal convention center roof for installation of solar PV panels
Represent solar developer in leasing space from the City of Raleigh on its convention center roof for the installation of solar PV electric panels. more
Co-generation agreement *
Negotiated steam purchase agreement between manufacturer and co-generation facility. more
Defense of a fraudulent transfer claim
Defended an individual in an action for fraudulent transfer. 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
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
Patent prosecution for research institute
Represented a medical college in connection with patent prosecution of inventions arising out of research developed at a research institute 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
Development of 1 million square foot shopping mall by real estate development company
Represented developer of 1 million square foot enclosed shopping mall. more
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
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
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
Patent protection for broadband communications company
Obtained patent protection for a privately-held broadband communications company.  The protection covered the company's video signal processing and more
Litigation for former executives of a pharmaceutical company
Represented former executives of a biotech company regarding severance agreements and change of control agreements that resulted from the sale of the  more
Hurricane Katrina relief
Provide a variety of services and representation to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the organizations that assist them. Over a dozen firm lawyers 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
Geothermal heat pump project litigation
Favorably settled sub-contractor's dispute with prime contractor involving geothermal heat pump installation. 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
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
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
Environmental law representation for various pro bono clients
Represent various individuals and organizations in the area of environmental law. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Restructuring and spin-off of healthcare company
Represented healthcare company in its restructuring and spin-off. 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
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
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
Reisenweaver Commc'ns, Inc. v. Econo-Comm, Inc.
Represented Reisenweaver Communications Inc. in a patent action seeking a declaratory judgment that a patent owned by Econo-Comm Inc. was invalid and  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
Raymond Hansen and Louann Hansen v. Freedom Mobility Inc., JM Smith Corporation d/b/a Smith Drug Company and Sunrise Medical HHG Inc.
Representing Sunrise Medical in product liability litigation arising out of allegations of negligence, breaches of warranty, fraud, unfair and more
Acquisition and construction loan by lender
Representation of a lender in acquisition and construction loan. more
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
Strategic acquisition of optical products and services retailer
Assisted North Georgia vision care retailer group in its strategic acquisition of a privately held retailer of optical products and services more
Lula Sanders, et al. v. State of North Carolina, et al.
Represent a putative class of workers employed by the State of North Carolina for longer than twelve consecutive months who were denied benefits, in more
Litigation of employment issues
Litigated cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving all manner of employment discrimination, breach of contract, wage more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Union campaign strategies for Pizza Hut Inc.
Represented the second largest franchisee of Pizza Hut, Inc. in a union organizing campaign where the Virgin Islands Workers Union (VIWU) sought to more
Waste water permitting for food processing facility
Obtained complex waste water permit for food processing facility and successfully resolved numerous compliance matters. more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Rembrandt Techs., LP v. Charter Commc'ns, Inc., In re Rembrandt Techs. LP
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of CoxCom, Inc. in two suits brought by Rembrandt in the Eastern District of Texas and other districts on more
Assessing litigation risk for foreign investment bank
Assisting foreign investment bank in assessing litigation risk associated with potential acquisition of subsidiary in New York and advising on more
McKesson Info. Solutions v. Epic Sys. Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Epic Systems Corporation, a leading Wisconsin-based health care software company, against 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
Class action litigation against benefits administrator
Represented a major third-party Benefits Administrator in a purported class action suit by a class of plaintiffs alleging improper recording of phone  more
Contract dispute for communications provider
Represented communications provider in contract dispute with competitor. more
Health care organizations
Represents nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to advance the care of individuals with a particular disease. more
Intellectual property related matters for a clinical laboratory services provider
Represent a clinical laboratory services provider in matters related to intellectual property issues arising in connection with due diligence 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
TAS Distributing Co., Inc. v. Mack Trucks, Inc.
Represented Mack Trucks, Inc. in patent infringement action in which TAS Distributing Company, Inc. accused Mack of infringing U.S. Patent No. 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
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
$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
Legitimation proceeding for an indigent client
Represented an indigent client in legitimation proceeding in North Carolina Superior Court for three minor children where the client married after 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
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
Trade secret litigation
Represented a retail company in trade secret litigation. 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
Biofuels project development
Represent cellulosic ethanol producer in connection with regulatory approvals for feedback cultivation. more
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
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
Patent litigation for manufacturer of orthopedic apparatus
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a manufacturer of orthopedic apparatus in a patent infringement matter brought by its competitor company  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
Financial planning and preparation of trust
Tax planning and preparation of trust for disabled client upon receipt of a personal injury settlement. more
Litigation for paper manufacturing company
Completed review of numerous documents for applicability in CERCLA and contract litigation matter.  Researched and developed arguments for imputing more
Merger of the ESOP and 401(k) retirement plans for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.
Advised Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. with respect to the merger of its ESOP and 401(k) retirement plans, both of which invested in employer stock, 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
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
Corporate, commercial and business advice to Rainforest Productions, a motion pictures and feature films production company
Outside general counsel to Rainforest Productions and its affiliates engaged in the production and syndication of motion pictures and feature films. more
Patent litigation for broadband communications technology developer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of broadband communications technology developer in a patent infringement suit involving broadcast delivery  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
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
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
Workplace violence case for large energy company *
Represented a large energy company in a workplace violence case in which a nonemployee fatally shot the company's security guard and an employee at more
Grandparent adoption
Represents caregivers seeking to adopt children. One of the firm's signature pro bono programs is the Grandparent Adoption Program. Dozens of lawyers  more
Renewable energy certification for biomass company
Obtained state Utility Commission’s approval of refuse-derived fuel and synthesis gas as certified renewable energy resources. more
Regulatory and transactional work in connection with environmental contamination *
Have been involved in dozens of matters involving the remediation of underground storage tank, hazardous chemical, and other environmental more
Appellate litigation for parents with terminated rights
Successfully advocated for the termination of the parental rights and the adoption of two children who were physically abused by their mother and her  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
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
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
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
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
Directors and officers litigation for a technology company
Represented a technology company’s directors and officers in one of the largest cases ever filed in North Carolina. The case arose out of the 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
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
Public-private development for Highwoods Properties
Represented Highwoods Properties in the public-private development of a six-story parking garage condominium with the City of Raleigh. more
Innovative Brownfields agreement for wood processing facility
Negotiated the first Brownfields agreement in North Carolina that allowed for transfer of a RCRA-permitted facility to the state Brownfields Program. 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
Environmental representation of coalition of conservation groups *
Represented a coalition of conservation groups and lake owner's associations in submitting written and oral comments to federal agencies on proposed more
Patent litigation for car pet seats
The firm served as lead counsel and defended a California-based boutique, high-end, pet lifestyle company, in a patent suit relating to car pet more
Infrastructure and development for Preston Development Co.
Represented Preston Development Co. with infrastructure and development of 150 acre site near RBC arena in North Carolina. 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 telecommunications company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of telecommunications company in a patent infringement matter in the Northern District of Georgia involving  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
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
DOL audit for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Represented one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures in a Department of Labor audit of the company's self-insured and insured health  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
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
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
Civil rights claim involving significant scald burns
Represented the family of a special needs adult who sustained significant scald burns, from which he later died, while a resident in a state-run more
Land acquisition and development for major proprietary computer storage and data management company
Represented a major proprietary computer storage and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, in condominization and financing  more
Exclusive leasing counsel to regional developer and investor
Serve as exclusive leasing counsel to regional developer and investor with over 1,500,000 square feet of office and flex space. more
Litigation for investor to obtain assets from investment advisor under SEC investigation
Assisted an investor in obtaining a return of his assets and securities from an investment account at an investment advisor in receivership and under  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
Due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of a 500-acre site with retired power plant
Conducted due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of a 500-acre site with retired power plant; project included Phase I and more
Regulatory counsel for septic system manufacturer
The firm serves as regulatory counsel for a leading manufacturer of septic drainfield systems. 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
Tenant representation of global research organization in lease and construction of laboratory premises
Represented PRA International, a leading global clinical research organization, in lease negotiations and construction contracting for laboratory 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
Innovative NPDES permit
Obtained first South Carolina waste water discharge permit allowing nutrient trading and effluent limitations based on limits of technology. 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
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture 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
Multiple construction and development loan transactions for major North American bank
Represent major North American bank in multiple loan transactions involving construction, development and income producing real estate loans. more
Renewable energy certification for biomass company
Obtained state Utility Commission's approval of refuse-derived fuel and synthesis gas as certified renewable energy resources. more
Dotcast, Inc. v. Movie Gallery, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Dotcast in a suit in the Northern District of Georgia to recover patent rights in the hands of a more
Sale of assets for Corporate Realty Advisors, L.L.C.
Represented Corporate Realty Advisors, L.L.C, an North Carolina-based real estate advisory services company, in connection with its sale of a tenant 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

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Experience Highlights

Mansfield v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. et al., and Blevins v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. et al.
Obtained orders compelling arbitration of claims against lenders and loan servicers. In the Blevins case (handled through local counsel), the more
Bennett v. Lending Solutions Inc.
Acted as national counsel (through local counsel) for more
Patent prosecution for research institutions and universities
Represent a number of universities in North Carolina and Georgia in connection with patent prosecution of inventions. more
Moore v. Wells Fargo Bank
Served as lead litigation counsel (through local counsel) in a case against Wells Fargo pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the more