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Aerospace & Defense

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
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

Banking & Credit Unions

Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
Sale of $103 million in non-performing assets for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its sale of $103 million in non-performing more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Acquisition of 1st State Bancorp by Capital Bank Corp.
Represented 1st State Bancorp, Inc. in its $114.6 million acquisition by Capital Bank Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina. more

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Experience Highlights

Obtained reversal of adverse products liability ruling in North Carolina Supreme Court
Stark v. Ford Motor Company, 723 S.E.2d 753 (N.C. 2012) – Represented Ford Motor Company in a petition for discretionary review and merits more
Patent litigation for Scenera Research LLC
Represented Scenera Research LLC, a software company that conducts research and invents patentable technologies in the field of wireless 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
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