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Sky Technologies LLC v. Microsoft Corporation et al.
Represented Manhattan Associates in a patent infringement litigation in the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff asserted a patent related to more
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
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
Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business  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
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Pascoe, et al. v. Furniture Brands International Inc., et al.
The firm successfully defended Furniture Brands International, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, in litigation brought by two former employees more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
Employment litigation against municipality
Successfully defended municipality in lawsuit involving claims of harassment and discrimination based on age and race brought by a former employee. 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
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Frank’s Landing Indian Community (Frank’s Landing) in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more Case Study
Preferred stock transaction for nanotechnology company
Represented an early-stage nanotechnology company in connection with a Series A preferred stock financing transaction. more
James M. Harrington v. CIBA Vision Corporation
Served as co-counsel for CIBA Vision Corporation in patent false marking litigation. The plaintiff, James M. Harrington, brought this action 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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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
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
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
Claims arising from a gas-fired power generation facility for an original equipment manufacturer
Defended original equipment manufacturer against claims by owner arising from a gas-fired power generation facility in South Carolina. more
Contract negotiations for construction of nuclear power plant
Represented owners in contract negotiations with EPC consortium for the construction of nuclear power generation facilities in North Carolina and more
Grandparent adoption
Obtained a favorable decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals on behalf of maternal grandparents setting aside an adoption that was obtained  more
Construction of headquarters for Hanesbrands Inc.
Represented Hanesbrands Inc. during contracting, design and construction of headquarters building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina achieving a 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
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
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
Construction dispute for owners of a national hockey club
Represented owners of a national hockey club in disputes with the contractor on construction of new stadium. Issues involved the quality of the work,  more
Ownership and management changes for a North Carolina general contractor
Successfully represented a North Carolina general contractor for three generational changes of ownership and management in a construction company. more
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
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. 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
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
Counsel to the Governor of South Carolina in Constitutional Challenge Regarding Utilization of Federal Stimulus Funds
Represented Governor Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court in connection with his efforts to shift 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
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
Scynexis Inc. v. Sinexus Inc.
Represented Scynexis, Inc., a drug discovery and development company, in successfully settled trademark infringement suit.

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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
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
Intellectual property counseling to leading specialty catalog and retail company
Provide counseling to leading specialty catalog and retail company relative to intellectual property and other contractual issues arising from 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
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
Lincoln Financial Media Company v. CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Represented Lincoln Financial Media Company as plaintiff in a complex contract matter arising from the merger of Jefferson Pilot more
Claims related to race and national origin employment discrimination
Successfully defended a food chain in a matter involving allegations of national origin, infliction of emotional distress, harassment, and more
Hazardous waste and Superfund defense for subsidiary companies of a furniture manufacturer
Represented subsidiary companies of a furniture manufacturer in a large group of de micromis and de minimis parties regarding hazardous waste more
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
Counsel to dentist in disciplinary proceeding
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a general dentist in a proceeding before the North Carolina Dental Board in which the client was

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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
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
Appellate victory in criminal sentencing disparity case
Argued criminal sentencing appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Obtained vacatur of sentence and remand for resentencing on 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
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
Patent litigation for subsidiary of Redcats USA
Served as lead counsel on behalf of The Sportsman’s Guide, Inc., a subsidiary of Redcats USA, a leading specialty catalog and retail company, in a

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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
Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The court held that a plan administrator of a  more Featured
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
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
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
Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable more Featured
Litigation for General Motors Corp.
Represented General Motors Corp. in product liability, warranty, and unfair trade practice litigation. more
Midstate Mills, Inc. v. Wedlock Paper Converters Ltd.
Represented Midstate Mills in an action against a packaging vendor for supplying defective flour bags.  Damages included lost profits, replacement more
Litigation and settlement for multiple condominium owners on claims for loss-of-use damages against developer
Represented multiple condominium owners seeking loss-of-use damages against the developer. Achieved a successful settlement of all claims.


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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
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
Patent litigation for Ring Industrial Group
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Ring Industrial Group L.P. in an action against a competitor of its patented drainage products.  After 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
Molnlycke Health Care Group AB v. Ossur & Medline
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Molnlycke Health Care Group AB in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the Northern District of more
Borrower representation for loan to Goldsboro Milling Company
Represented Goldsboro Milling Company in securing a $187 million loan from multiple lenders secured by personal and real property in multiple states. more Featured
Culp Inc. v. Valley Forge Fabrics Inc. and Marriott International Design & Construction Services Inc.
Lead defense counsel for Marriott International Design & Construction Services Inc. in a copyright case. Negotiated settlement agreement which more
Sale of publicly held Industrial Distribution Group Inc. to a private equity firm
Represented Industrial Distribution Group Inc., a publicly held distributor of industrial supplies, in its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC, an more Featured
Products liability litigation for manufacturing company
The firm served as lead counsel in defending claims based on breach of warranty and negligence allegedly resulting in an explosion at a North more Featured
Employment litigation for an information technology services provider
Represented an information technology services provider against claims of wrongful termination in retaliation for the employee having filed workers’ more
Employment litigation for an information technology services provider
Represented an information technology services provider against claims of wrongful termination in retaliation for the employee having filed workers’ more
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
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
Acquisition and construction loan by lender
Representation of a lender in acquisition and construction loan. more
Arbitration for owner of major steakhouse chain
Represented owner of a major steakhouse chain in successful arbitration to enforce exclusivity agreement with commercial developer 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
Insurance coverage litigation for company
The firm served as lead counsel in representing policyholder in breach of contract and bad faith action involving coverage for class action antitrust  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
Trademark and unfair competition matters for Diageo North America
Represents Diageo North America in a variety of trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation in federal district court and before more Featured
Negotiation master services agreement for leading tobacco company
Represented leading tobacco company in the negotiation and drafting of a master services agreement implementing a company-wide e-procurement and more
Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
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
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
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
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
Sexual harassment defense of restaurant owner
Successfully defended restaurant owner through trial on pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims by former more
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
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
Summary judgment win in cigarette sampling ban case *
Represented leading tobacco company in successful motion for summary judgment in challenge to cigarette sampling ban. 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
Complex liability transfer agreements for paper manufacturing company
Negotiated complicated transaction involving a former pulp and paper mill, including liability transfer, underwriting of environmental insurance and more Featured
Investment fund company involving breach of contract and fraud *
The firm served as co-counsel for an investment fund company in a case involving breach of contract and fraud with respect to secured loans.  In this  more
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
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
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
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
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/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
ABT Building Products Corp., et al. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh Inc.
Represented ABT Building Products Corp. and ABT Co. Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in North America, and working 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
Breach of contract litigation for a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in a trial of breach of contract.  Case won by jury verdict. 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
Patent litigation for global supplier of IT solutions for banks
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a global supplier of IT solutions for banks. Disc Link Corp. (“Disc Link”), a subsidiary of the patent more Featured
Dan River, Inc. v. ALS Enterprises, Inc.
Represented Dan River Inc. in declaratory judgment action against ALS arising out of alleged false advertising claims.  After extensive discovery, more Featured
Amicus brief for trade association defending federal food regulations. *
Represented trade association appearing as amicus curiae to defend organic food regulation in appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. more
Cree Inc. v. North Carolina State University
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cree, Inc., a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing, against North Carolina State University for more Featured
Lee Valley Tools Ltd., et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al.
Successfully represented Lee Valley Tools Ltd. in obtaining a U.S. patent and patent re-issuance for a power tool accessory, and successfully more Featured
H-D Michigan Inc. v. Top Quality Service Inc.
Represented Harley-Davidson Motor Company in winning a reversal in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. The Court held that more Featured
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
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
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
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
Patent litigation for provider of automatic order fulfillment systems
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a provider of automatic order fulfillment systems in a patent infringement suit brought by a pharmacy more Featured
Trade secret litigation
Represented a retail company in trade secret litigation. more
Litigation for global fast food chain
Successfully defended a global fast food chain in litigation brought by a former employee alleging that she was discharged in violation of public more
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
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
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
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
Registered investment advisers and mutual funds
Represents multi-billion and multi-million dollar registered investment advisers and investment companies in private and public offering matters. more
Employment litigation for major media conglomerate
Represented major media conglomerate in defending a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging eighteen state law claims, including sexual more Featured
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
Investment partnership
Served as counsel to family office investment management company providing private wealth management services. 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
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
Litigation involving allegations of discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act for a major employer
Represented a major employer in matter involving allegations of discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act more
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more Featured
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. 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
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
Meridian Enterprises Corp. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, BBDO Detroit, Inc., and BBDO Worldwide, Inc. in this case in which Meridian  more
International arbitration for a Fortune 500 company relating to the commercial development of a pesticide
Represented a Fortune 500 company in an international arbitration administered by the ICC involving a longstanding contract with a partner more Featured
Represented investors in embezzlement case
Successfully represented investors in an action against an investment advisor arising out of the embezzlement of funds from annuity accounts more
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
Medical billing fraud litigation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represented BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina as plaintiff in numerous cases against medical providers for billing fraud, one of which more
Fort James Corp. & Fort James Operating Co. v. J.H. McNairn, Ltd., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the Northern  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
Defense of manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit *
Represented manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit involving 71 plaintiffs claiming exposure to toxic chemicals at chlor-alkali plant. more
Products liability litigation for global automobile manufacturers *
Defended global automobile manufacturers in over 30 lawsuits for wrongful death or personal injury arising from automobile accidents, including more Featured
Litigation for pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer as national co-counsel in more than 50 individual lawsuits and product liability class actions across more Featured
Product liability defense for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer *
Served as national counsel for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer in multi-district litigation and individual product liability lawsuits more Featured
Construction mediation and arbitration for heavy-civil contractor
Successfully represented a heavy-civil contractor specializing in the construction and rehabilitation of dams, spillways, and major water resource more
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
The Burlington Insurance Company v. Griffin Motor Co., Inc., et al.
Represented Universal Underwriters Insurance Company, an insurance carrier, in a dispute with another carrier in a subrogation claim arising from a 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
Military Claims Act award in excess of $10,000,000 *
Obtained an award in excess of approximately $10,000,000 under the Military Claims Act. more
Investors in Florida against a national brokerage company
Served as lead counsel in representing investors against a national brokerage company and received a $1 million dollar award against the broker more
Environmental litigation involving migration of off-site contamination
The firm served as lead counsel for a retail building material supplies and distribution company, in an environmental litigation case 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
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
Private placement of debt securities for a real estate company
Represented real estate company in a private placement of debt securities. more
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
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
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
The firm served as lead counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more Featured
Employment litigation for an insurance company
Represented an insurance company in an action brought by former employee and spouse alleging wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, more
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
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
Merger of mutual funds company
Represented $100 million mutual fund family and registered investment adviser with merger. more Featured
Breach of fiduciary duty case against employee of a Fortune 200 company
Successfully represented a Fortune 200 employer in trial and appeal against a former employee who engaged in self-dealing in breach of his more Featured
Software licensing dispute for a leading producer of mattress and upholstery fabric
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading producer of mattress and upholstery fabric in a software licensing dispute brought in the more
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
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
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
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for Utility Service Company, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Utility Service Company, Inc., the nation's largest water tower service company, in a lawsuit arising  more
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
Sandra Beichner v. Krispy Kreme
Defended Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. in a matter involving allegations of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and retaliation. more
Nat'l Textiles LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.
Served as lead counsel in representing National Textiles LLC, the plaintiff-policyholder, in litigation alleging breach of duty to defend, breach of more
General corporate advice for a real estate fund management company
Represented a real estate fund management company in general corporate matters, including a buyout. 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
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
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
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
Pro bono litigation for a church elder
Represented an elder in the church judicial system accused of refusing to sign an "oath" to be an officer in the church.  We obtained a bench trial 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
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
Milliken & Company v. Interface, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, in patent litigation filed by one of its largest more Featured
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Special committee representation for board of healthcare company
Represented Audit Committee and a Special Committee of the Board of a NYSE-listed healthcare information technology company in their investigations 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
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
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
Collinbrook Mortgage Co. v. Equifax Information Services LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in claims brought by Collinbrook Mortgage more
Development of cutting edge issues in corporate governance and compliance for the world's largest in-house bar association
Advised the world's largest in-house bar association on cutting edge corporate governance and compliance issues. more Featured
Joint venture between an apparel manufacturer and an Israeli manufacturer
Represented a major apparel manufacturer in connection with its joint venture with an Israeli yarn manufacturer, for a long-term supply arrangement. 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
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
Patent suit against a furniture manufacturer
Represented a furniture manufacturer in a furniture patent suit filed against the company in the Middle District of North Carolina. We also assisted more
Patent litigation for a consumer products and manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products and manufacturing company in litigation against a competitor for sporting equipment believed more
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
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
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 apparel company
Represented apparel company in this patent infringement case.  After completion of substantial discovery, briefing on claim construction issues, and 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
Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grant counsel to municipality
Represented a North Carolina city in writing, obtaining, and implementing its first Brownfields Assessment Grant and its first Brownfields Revolving more Featured
Counsel for environmental related issues in North Carolina city and county
Represented city and county in North Carolina on various environmental matters, including the expansion of existing landfills, work issues concerning  more Featured
Patent litigation for truck manufacturer
Represented truck manufacturer in this patent infringement action brought by an individual in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Recapitalization of telecommunications company
Represented Special Committee of the Board of a telecommunications company in a recapitalization, which included a new investment of approximately more Featured
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
Sale of publicly held JWGenesis Financial Corp.
Represented JWGenesis Financial Corp., a publicly held investment banking and brokerage company, in its $100 million acquisition by First Union 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
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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
Patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation litigation for an aviation technology company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an aviation technology company in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.  The case 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
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
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
Employment litigation for a national fast food restaurant chain *
Represented a national fast food restaurant chain in several workplace violence cases where patrons, along with the restaurant employees who came to more Featured
Counseling for nonprofit research and teaching hospital
Counsel a nonprofit research and teaching hospital regarding freedom-to-operate issues, including investigation and analysis of potentially relevant more
Sipnet EU S.R.O. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc.
Counsel for Petitioner in a pending Inter Partes Review.

Sipnet EU S.R.O. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc., Case No. IPR 2013-00246 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
Defense of criminal insider trading charges
Successfully represented individual charged with criminal tipper and tippee liability under the federal insider trading laws. The case involved more
Obtained allowance of reexamined patents with unamended claims for patent owner
Successfully prosecuted reexaminations for three large molecule (biologics) production methods patents and a clinical laboratory blood samples more
Successful Representation of Medical Professional
Successfully represented medical professional in criminal Medicaid billing fraud investigation and related proceeding before the relevant North more
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
Motorola Mobility LLC v. Arnouse Digital Device Corp.
Counsel for Petitioner in an Inter Partes Review filed against a Patent asserted in the District of Vermont. Final Written Decision issued on more
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
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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Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of U.S. Patent  more
Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although more
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of U.S. Patent  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
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
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of 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
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
Inter Partes Review challenge for Motorola Mobility
Representing Motorola Mobility in an Inter Partes Review challenge of U.S. Patent 7,516,484 relating to a reader adapted for a portable more
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
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
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
J. Christopher Burch v. Tory Burch LLC et al.
Served as IP counsel in a case in the Delaware Chancery Court. Represented fashion design house, Tory Burch, LLC which brought claims against a 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
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
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
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
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
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
Automotive product liability litigation
Served as regional defense counsel for automobile manufacturers in dozens of federal and state court cases across the Southeast alleging personal more
Defend battery technology company in patent infringement litigation
Represent battery technology company in litigation brought by competitor involving claims of direct and indirect patent infringement. Case pending. 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
Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the more Case Study
Effingo Wireless Inc. v. Motorola Mobility LLC
We successfully defended Motorola Mobility at a jury trial against patent infringement claims related to wireless earpiece technology in the Western more
Major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license case for aerospace defense contractor
Lead counsel representing an aerospace defense contractor in a major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license dispute alleging that the more Featured
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
Purchase of Office Park
Represented the Dilweg Companies in the joint-venture purchase of an office in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. more Featured
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
$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
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
Brought trademark infringement claims for well-known U.S. fashion brand
Brought trademark claims in the SDNY against foreign competitor and obtained successful settlement for well-known U.S. clothing brand and more
Purchase of Corporate Campus
Represented biomedical company in the acquisition of a corporate campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina more Featured
Sale/leaseback for assisted living facilities
Represented an assisted living firm in the master sale/leaseback of more than 50 assisted living facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and more
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that our more Featured
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
Argued novel jurisdictional question in civil forfeiture appeal
United States v. Wilson, 699 F.3d 789 (4th Cir. 2012) – Argued appeal in the Fourth Circuit addressing whether filing deadline imposed on more
Consultation and analysis for possible construction claims
Provided consultation and analysis for possible claims arising from design and construction defects, as well as negligent maintenance of a high rise 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
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
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
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
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
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
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. 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
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
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
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
Patent infringement litigation for United States airline
Defending United States airline against multiple actions in the District of Delaware alleging infringement of obtaining data transaction information more
Representative Pending Patent Litigation
Ingeniador, LLC v. Alfresco Software, Inc., et al. (D. P.R.)
Tagged, Inc. v. FotoMedia Technologies, LLC (N.D. Cal.)
Personal Audio, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al.  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
$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
Eminent domain settlement for Clarion
Representation of Clarion in the Raleigh, North Carolina Princeton Mill Apartment Complex. After an initial offer from the Department of more
Eminent domain representation for Kaplan School Supply
Representation of Kaplan School Supply in a matter which the company won at the trial court, and which was upheld in the North Carolina Court of more
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
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
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
Overturned $14 Million Jury Verdict on Appeal
Eureka Water Co. v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., 690 F.3d 1139 (10th Cir. 2012) – Represented Nestlé Waters in overturning on appeal a  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
TecSec Inc. v. IBM Corp., et al.
Lead Counsel for Cisco in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff asserted 11 patents related to 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
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
Regulatory, ethical and other governance compliance advice for The Atlanta Housing Authority
Represented The Atlanta Housing Authority in the development of a compliance and training program, ongoing advice, with respect to conflict of 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
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
Mohawk Industries Inc. and Shaw Industries Inc. v. Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in a suit filed by two competitors alleging that Interface had "falsely marked" certain carpet tiles and thus was subject 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, North Carolina Superior Court alleging claims more
Litigation for home automation technology distributor
Defended a major distributor of high-end home automation technology against manufacturer’s claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of more
Patent litigation for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carpet tile
The firm served as lead counsel for a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles in four cases, consolidated for pretrial purposes, concerning the client's  more
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
Claims of negligence and unfair and deceptive trade practices against leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer
Represents leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer against French and German companies involving contract, warranty, negligence, negligent more
Product liability claims against mechanical ventilator manufacturer
Represented a leader in the design and manufacturer of portable, mechanical ventilators for home health care in a product liability action 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
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
Leon Stambler v. Walgreens, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and AT&T
Represented Walgreens, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and AT&T in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas where more
The University of Georgia Athletic Association Inc. et al. v. Signature Diversified Inc. et al.
Represented fourteen universities in trademark counterfeiting and infringement litigation against a company that sold counterfeit cheerleading more
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more
Appellate victory in novel Prison Litigation Reform Act case
Tolbert v. Stevenson, 635 F.3d 646 (4th Cir. 2011) – Argued a statutory interpretation question of first impression in the Fourth Circuit. 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
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. v. AT&T
Defending AT&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent 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
Performance Sales & Marketing LLC, PSM Group Inc., and Greg Serey v. Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Representing Lowe’s Companies, Inc. in WDNC in a suit brought by a former in-store service provider that sued Lowe's on multiple business tort 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
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
Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately more Featured
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
Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball Ltd. v. Ottawa Rapidz et al.
Represented the Ottawa Rapidz in a suit filed by The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, Ltd. in the Superior Court of Forsyth 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
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
1-800-Flowers.com Inc. v. NCR Corp.
Represented 1-800-Flowers.com in matter where NCR asserted a patent infringement claim relating to e-commerce systems and web more
Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. Motorola Mobility Inc.
The firm serves as lead counsel in the representation of Motorola Mobility against claims of patent infringement in a suit involving video coding and  more
Leon Stambler v. Atmos Energy Corp., et al.
Represented Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted patents more
Akamai Technologies Inc. et al v. Limelight Networks Inc.
Representing amicus curiae The Financial Services Roundtable in pending appeal involving the proper standard for direct patent infringement more
Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to more Featured
Litigation related to dam construction
Represented a major construction company arising out of allegations of defective construction of a dam for a public reservoir in the Southeast. more
Litigation related to design and installation of mechanical systems and utilities *
Successfully represented a major mechanical and utility contractor arising out of claims of defective design and construction of mechanical and more
Construction dispute for large western-based general contractor *
Represented a major general contractor in connection with claims arising out of the installation of the water and sanitary sewer utilities in a 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

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
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
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
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
Various product safety and recall matters
Represent and advise manufacturers, retailers and importers with regard to product safety and warning issues related to a variety of consumer 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
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
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
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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Patent litigation for large, international bank
Represented one of the world’s largest banks that was accused of infringing patents involving payment by telephone software systems, which more
United States v. Tohono O’odhom Nation
Co-counsel for the Tohono O’odhom Nation in United States v. Tohono O’odhom Nation, No. 09-846 (2011). The case involves the scope of the more
Guglielmo v. WorldCom Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of WorldCom in Guglielmo v. WorldCom, Inc., 148 N.H. 309, 808 A.2d 65 (2002). The case involved unfair trade more
Duval Wiedmann L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of AT&T in Duval Wiedmann, L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com, Inc., 620 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2010). The case 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
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Gregoire
Briefed on behalf of one of the defendants in Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Gregoire, 623 F.3d 923 (9th Cir. 2010). The case involved questions of more
Olin Corp. v. P.H. Glatfelter Co.
Briefed and argued on behalf of the defendant in Olin Corp. v. P.H. Glatfelter Co., 369 Fed. App’x 430 (4th Cir. 2010). The case involves an alleged more
Appellate litigation for Nestlé Waters North America
Represents Nestlé Waters North America in an appeal to the 10th Circuit of an adverse $16 million jury verdict. The appeal is currently being briefed. 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
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets  more Featured
Trademark infringement litigation for Zino Davidoff SA
Briefed on behalf of Zino Davidoff in Zino Davidoff SA v. CVS Corp., 571 F.3d 238 (2d Cir. 2009). The case involved the sale of products more
Richard Blake White, as Administrator of the Estate of Richard Dylan White, a minor; and Richard Blake White, individual v. Barbara Shermer Brown, Apria Group, Inc., Apria Healthcare, Inc., Pulmonetic Systems, Inc. and Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
Represented Pulmonetic in a product liability action arising out of the death of a minor child, who had been in an automobile accident in 1999 that 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
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
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
Patent prosecution and counseling for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Represent University of North Carolina in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications more
Patent prosecution 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
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real 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
Restatement of earnings and drop in stock value after sale of companies in exchange for stock
Obtained in excess of $81 million on behalf of three groups of individuals who sold their companies to Waste Management, Inc. for WMI stock, which more
Video-on-demand patent litigation for national cable entertainment provider
Represented national cable entertainment provider in pending multi-district patent litigation relating to video-on-demand services. Settled.
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Litigation for advertising conglomerate
Represented international advertising conglomerate in breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation.  Claim brought against the  more
Kevin Boylan and Bruce Newberg v. Golden Gate Doughnuts, LLC, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc., Scott Livengood and Brad Bruckman
The firm served as co-counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. defending claims of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more Featured
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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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
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
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
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
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
Complex business litigation and arbitration for Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
Briefed and argued on Nestlé Waters in Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. v. Bollman, 505 F.3d 498 (6th Cir. 2007). The case involved the more
Global trademark portfolio management for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Manages all aspects of the global trademark portfolio for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We assisted the company in expanding its operations into dozens of more Featured
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
Negotiation of construction contracts for Hanesbrands Inc.
Represented Hanesbrands Inc. in negotiation of construction contracts in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. more
Disposition of manufacturing facilities for large tobacco company
Represented large tobacco company in disposition of manufacturing facilities in multiple states. more
Patent preparation and prosecution work for leading tobacco company
Assist leading tobacco company in patent preparation and prosecution in the nanotechnology, industrial production processes, plant genetics and more
Patent litigation for technology and software corporation
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of defendant technology and software corporation in patent litigation filed against it by Telematics more
Shepard v. Ocwen Bank
Argued on behalf of the defendants in Shepard v. Ocwen Federal Bank, 361 N.C. 137, 638 S.E.2d. 197 (2006). The case involved the statute of more
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
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
Chapter 11 bankruptcy representation
Represented a home furnishings manufacturer in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a competitor. 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
Patent litigation for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies in a patent litigation case involving the 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
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
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
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
Shareholder litigation for a consumer products manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products manufacturing company when minority shareholders in the corporation brought suit against the company and its more Featured
Trade secrets litigation services for a major re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in an action against a former employee who violated a more Featured
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
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
Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Synthes (U.S.A.)
Represented Smith & Nephew in a patent infringement suit against Synthes Corp. in the Western District of Tennessee. After a three-week bench 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
Real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented $1 billion real estate investment, development and finance company in connection with private real estate investment funds. more
Truck manufacturer class action lawsuit
Obtained successful defense verdict for national Class 8 truck manufacturer in class action involving contract, Uniform Commercial Code, and Unfair more
Environmental regulatory advice for supply chain solutions provider
Representing a supply chain solutions provider regarding environmental regulatory permitting and matters associated with air emissions, hazardous more Featured
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
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
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
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
Arbitration defending investment advisor against allegations of unsuitable investments
Represented investment advisor in an arbitration action regarding an investor’s allegations of unsuitable investments. more
SEC investigation of insider trading
The firm served as lead counsel and represented an employee in an SEC investigation of insider trading. more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, 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
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
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
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
Breach of contract/warranty litigation for upholstery manufacturer company
Represents the world's largest office interior upholstery manufacturer in breach of contract/warranty litigation arising from defective boilers for 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
Represented computer graphics design company against assertion of antitrust violations
Successfully represented a computer graphics design company against a national mainframe computer supplier asserting antitrust violations. 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
Patent litigation for medical tubing manufacturer
Represented client's subsidiary as plaintiff in a patent litigation matter relating to extruded medical device tubing. The firm more
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Waters, et al v. Mack Trucks
Represent Mack Trucks in a number of asbestos cases in the Western District of North Carolina (federal court), Middle District of North Carolina more
Counsel to welding contractor in defense of wrongful death action
Represented welding contractor in defense of wrongful death action.  The case included allegations of OSHA violations and questions of law regarding more
EPCRA and RCRA compliance for a leading tobacco company's facilities *
Advising a leading tobacco company on EPCRA and RCRA compliance for company's facilities that included tobacco manufacturing and processing, more Featured
Family settlement agreement
Represented individual in drafting of a family settlement agreement involving multiple parties after extensive negotiations to resolve conflicts and more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Complex business litigation for two housing construction companies
Represented retailer and manufacturer of manufactured homes in case where the plaintiff alleged fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more
Implementation of Brownfields Agreement for Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC
Represented Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC in the redevelopment of property that was the former site of a manufacturing plant for general more Featured
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
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
Litigation for international franchise fitness center
Represented an international fitness center against false advertising allegations that a television commercial wrongfully utilized the trademarks of more
Class action claims against debt buyer
Representing a debt buyer and its counsel in a class action filed against them alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. We more
Belinda Y. Brown v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation Products LLC
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific in a qui tam false marking suit filed by Belinda Brown in the United States more
Zachary Durand v. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.
Representing Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation Inc. against claims of negligence, gross negligence and punitive damages arising out of the alleged more
Patent infringement claims against media company
Representing a media rights company in a patent infringement matter by a competitor involving patents relating to stadium seats. The Southern more
Sealy Technology LLC v. Simmons Bedding Company
Representing Sealy Technology in a design patent and trade dress action involving Sealy's Stearns & Foster mattress designs against Simmons 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
Breach of contract claims against McGriff Seibels & Williams Inc.
Represented McGriff Seibels & Williams Inc. (McGriff), a retail insurance broker, against claims of negligence and breach of contract for alleged  more
Product liability claims against pharmaceutical company
Representing a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company in product liability claims arising out of hormone therapy replacement drug. Currently  more
Breach of warranty claims against heavy truck and engine manufacturer
Represents one of the leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer against allegations of negligence and breach of warranty and product defect claims more
Contract dispute for telecommunications provider
Represented a leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usage charges in violation of the more
Product liability claim against automobile manufacturer
Representing an automobile manufacturer on appeal against claims of defective seat belt that caused injuries to a child. The child's parents appealed  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
Contract dispute against telecommunications company
Represented leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usages chargers in violation of more
Pro Bono representation of art museum foundation
Represented a North Carolina art museum foundation in connection with pro bono matters. more
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Pro Bono Law Firm Award
The Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina honored Kilpatrick Stockton with its Pro Bono Law Firm Award for the firm's success with their more
Innova Patent Licensing LLC v. 3Com Corp., et al.
Defended Wells Fargo Bank against Innova Patent Licensing in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. The bank's systems, more
Credit facility and amendments for Butterball LLC
Representing Butterball LLC in connection with credit facility and various amendments thereto from Bank of Montreal. more
Contracts and commercial agreements for Butterball LLC
Representing in negotiation of various contracts and commercial agreements. more
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
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
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
Investor counsel for angel fund
Represented angel fund in connection with Series A preferred stock investment in privately-held biotechnology company. more
Breach of contract trial for Integrated Solutions International LLC
Successfully represented Integrated Solutions International LLC, a system integrator and software developer, in a trial for breach of contract. Case more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
International parental abduction (Hague): Chile
Represented mother from Chile in action to recover children who had been abducted. more
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
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 Native Americans against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of the more Featured
Intellectual property services and counseling for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Provide a wide range of intellectual property services to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., an international doughnut company. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a not-for-profit research consortium
Represents a not-for-profit research consortium that organizes and funds collaborative research, providing a wide range of counseling on intellectual  more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Patent litigation for manufacturing company
Provided intellectual property related services, including patent preparation and prosecution in automotive fabrics, knitwear and medical prostheses’  more
Venture capital and investment fund matters for Wells Real Estate
Represent Wells Real Estate in venture capital and investment fund matters. 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
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
Patent and trademark advice for a Fortune 200 global consumer goods company
Represents a Fortune 200 global consumer goods corporation and provides advice related to protecting their food production processes and 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
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. The firm works with more
Litigation involving architectural services
Represented a client in an action concerning architectural services provided. 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
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more Featured
Intellectual asset acquisition for a major U.S. financial institution
Represented a major U.S. financial institution its investments and equipment loans to emerging life sciences companies, including performing merger more
Trademark litigation for subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services corporation
Obtained, in less than one week's time, a temporary restraining order on behalf of a lender subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global more Featured
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
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more
Brownfields agreement for Wake Forest University
Represent property developer, Wake Forest University, in a major research park's negotiations with the North Carolina Department of Environment and more Featured
Counsel to contractor in defense of wrongful death action
Represented general contractor in defending a wrongful death action involving a parked forklift that killed a 5-year-old child.  Case pending.  

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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
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
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 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
Eisenberg v. Wachovia
Obtained dismissal for Wachovia Bank of a multimillion dollar fraud suit wherein a bank customer opened an account in the name of a prominent 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
Product liability matter defense for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in products liability matter, which was dismissed on statutory grounds. more
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
Manage Renfro Corporation's intellectual property trademark portfolio. Negotiate licenses for the company, which is a leading hosiery more Featured
Declaratory judgment action for a facility services provider and two employees
Represented a facility services provider and two employees in a declaratory judgment action against a competitor and former employer regarding the 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
Intellectual property litigation and counseling services for a major world chemical producer
Represent a Fortune 500 company and major world producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, by providing a full range of intellectual more Featured
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
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
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
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
Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more Featured
Litigation involving allegedly defective products for a leading tobacco company
Represented a leading tobacco company in litigation involving allegedly defective products and claims of breach of contract/warranty. more
Blinson v. State of North Carolina
Represented the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in constitutional litigation challenging the legality of economic development incentives

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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
Defense of clothing manufacturer against contract and tort claims
Represent international apparel manufacturer against contract, fraud, unfair trade practices and related claims brought by former more
Class action litigation for North American truck company
Represented North American truck company in commercial, product liability, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. more
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
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
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
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
Patent portfolio management for an industrial, technical and scientific research laboratory
Advised one of the world's largest and most diverse industrial, technical and scientific research laboratory on patent acquisition, patent 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
SEC investigation of Internet day trader
Represented an Internet day trader in an investigation by the SEC. more
Defense of a fraudulent transfer claim
Defended an individual in an action for fraudulent transfer. more
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
William A. Harris, Sr. v. Equifax Information Services LLC and Byerson v. Equifax Information Services LLC
Represented Equifax in these putative class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiff sought to certify a more Featured
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more Featured
Appellate litigation for accused client
Represented client and filed amicus brief in an "enemy combatant" case at the U.S. Supreme Court. more
Defense of a major doughnut manufacturer in tort, contract and product liability actions
Represented major doughnut manufacturer in tort, contract and product liability actions. more
Defense of doughnut manufacturer for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair trade practice litigation
Represented major doughnut manufacturer in dispute against a wholesale restaurant equipment liquidator, with which it was contracted to store and more
Services for education programs for schools and organizations
Represented a wide variety of schools and organizations whose focus is the education of children, ranging from elementary to high school education.  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
Patent litigation for Maryland-based GPS tracking company
The firm served as Lead Counsel on behalf of a Maryland-based company which offers GPS tracking and fleet management solutions for business with 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
Procurement of a design patent portfolio for a Fortune 200 company
Assisted a Fortune 200 global consumer goods company in procuring its United States design patent portfolio. 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
Patent acquisition for a U.S. university
Assisted a U.S. university, and its medical university, with patent acquisitions and related counseling in the nanotechnology, small molecule more
In re NetBank Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now liquidating supervisor for NetBank Inc. in connection with liquidation of this bank more Featured
Synergistic Int’l, LLC v. Korman
Represented the owner of the GLASS DOCTOR mark in a trademark infringement suit against a company that had used the mark WINDSHIELD DOCTOR for 17 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
Matter alleging various business torts against Progress Energy Inc. and Carolina Power & Light Co. d/b/a Progress Energy
Represented Progress Energy in a complex matter alleging various business torts, including tortious interference with contract and unfair and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent procurement and counseling services to a medical supplies and devices technology company.  The company offers diagnostic and 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
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
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
Intellectual property counseling for Krispy Kreme
Advise Krispy Kreme on protection of technology important to its business including preparation and filing of patent applications, protection of more
Carrie Redden v. Avery Dennison Corp.
Represented Avery Dennison Corporation, a producer of consumer products, pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials, in a catastrophic injury action more
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities associated with the foreclosure of properties contaminated by more Featured
Patent 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
Environmental litigation for a major bottled water company
Briefed and argued on behalf of a major bottle water company in a case involving a challenge under Michigan’s common law of groundwater, state more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for a university patent foundation
Assisted a university patent foundation, and its licensees, with patent acquisitions and related counseling in the small molecule therapeutics area. 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
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
Pro bono case for nationwide church
Represent on a pro bono basis ministers and officers of a nationwide church in disciplinary and remedial actions before the church judicial system. 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
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
Trademark and copyright representation for a Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark license negotiations and copyright issues. 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
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
Acquisition of a leading laboratory automation supplier by a large clinical laboratory network
The firm assisted on of the world's largest clinical laboratory networks in its acquisition of a leading laboratory automation supplier.  Our more
Strategic disposition and sale of a division by a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a division to a private group led by certain 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
Strategic disposition of yarn manufacturing facilities and negotiation of expanded yarn supply agreement by publicly held apparel manufacturer
Represented publicly held apparel manufacturer in its strategic supply chain management transactions, involving the disposition of certain yarn more
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
Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. as NYSE-listed company
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. as principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and more Featured
Acquisition of semiconductor and infrared sensing technology by an aerospace manufacturer
The firm assisted an aerospace manufacturer with their acquisition of semiconductor and infrared sensing technology.  The firm's work included more
Serial acquisitions program for publicly-held Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., a publicly-held distributor of industrial supplies, in its multi-year serial acquisitions program more
Acquisition of a privately-held defense contractor by a global aerospace and defense industry supplier
The firm assisted a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industries with their acquisition of optical and infrared more
Litigation challenging constitutionality of amendments proposed by a U.S. State to beverage industry Bill
Represented a beverage industry association and a beverage manufacturer in litigation challenging the constitutionality of amendments to a U.S. State  more
Wrongful death litigation for a pro bono client
Represented a widow in a wrongful death suit against a railroad company arising from the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in South Carolina. A  more Featured
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
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
Patent prosecution and counseling for Interface, Inc.
Developed a patent portfolio for Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, through the use of both design and utility patent more FeaturedCase Study
Patent-related transactional and counseling services for a consulting firm
Represented a Massachusetts consulting firm in the preparation and negotiation of an asset purchase agreement wherein they sold patent assets and 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
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
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
Constitutional litigation for major bottled water company
Represented major bottled water company, in constitutional litigation against the Governor of Michigan. more
Acquisitions and restructurings advice to multinational groups
Advised multinational groups on United States inbound acquisitions and restructurings. 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
Secondary offering for integrated steel manufacturer's Retiree Benefits Plan
Representing the Retiree Benefits Plan of a publicly held steel manufacturer in a secondary offering in connection with the implementation of an more
Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Woodley
Briefed and argued on behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Woodley, 181 N.C. App. 594, 640 S.E.2d 777 more
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
Counsel for furniture manufacturer in litigation arising out of improper valuation and accounting by seller of retail markets
Successfully represented a furniture manufacturer in litigation arising out of improper valuation and accounting by seller of retail markets. more
Contract, declaratory judgment and restrictive covenant issues for OSI Restaurant Partners LLC
Represented Outback Steakhouse and its affiliates in contract, declaratory judgment and restrictive covenant issues. more
Counsel to institutional health care provider in multiple catastrophic medical malpractice claims and EMTALA claim.
Represented institutional health care provider in multiple catastrophic medical malpractice claims and EMTALA claim. more
Appellate litigation for organization and governmental entities
Represent various organizations and governmental entities by authoring appellate briefs, amicus briefs and by coaching oral advocates in advance of 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
General corporate advice for the world's leading open source technology solutions providers
Represented the world's leading open source technology solutions providers in the creation of its Swedish subsidiary. 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
Litigation for Mack Trucks
Represented Mack Trucks in commercial, product liability, warranty and unfair trade practice litigation. 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
Environmental law representation for various pro bono clients
Represent various individuals and organizations in the area of environmental law. more
Patent litigation for ceramic manufacturer
Represented a ceramic manufacturer in a patent litigation case. more
Patent prosecution and counseling services for a producer of catalyst technologies
Represent a leading producer of titania-based ceramic honeycomb catalyst for air pollution control by providing patent counseling and acquisition 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
Wrongful death action involving mining accident
Represented battery manufacturer in a multi-party product liability wrongful death action arising out of a mining accident.  more
Alford v. Shaw
Represented the Special Litigation Committee of All American Assurance Co. which established the standard pursuant to which derivative claims are more
Patent infringement litigation for an industry leader in medical devices
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an industry leader in medical devices in a patent infringement litigation involving intramedullary nail more
Breach of contract and product liability litigation for a furniture manufacturer
Successfully represented a furniture manufacturer in a lawsuit regarding the suitability and merchantability of furniture-grade leather and the legal  more
Patent counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent counseling services, to a medical supplies and devices technology company, including invalidity and non-infringement studies relating  more
Capital management company representation
Represented a capital management company in conjunction with placement services agreements, distribution agreements, broker dealer matters, and the more
Action against accountant for conversion of funds.
Represented a missionary in action against an accountant for conversion of our client's funds. 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
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington 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
Private placement of real estate opportunity fund for Wells Real Estate
Represent Wells Real Estate in private placement of real estate opportunity fund. 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
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
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
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
Acquisition by publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company of a substantial closely-held limited liability company
Represented publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company, more
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies and others in connection with construction of  more Featured
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

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Experience Highlights

Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
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
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
Global trademark portfolio management for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Manages all aspects of the global trademark portfolio for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We assisted the company in expanding its operations into dozens of more