Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co., a producer of chlorine and other chemicals, in the largest OSHA fine in North Carolina history. Our team successfully negotiated a fine reduction from $1 million to $110,000 paid over 12 months. Subsequently, we defended our client in a suit brought by 71 individual plaintiffs/former employees seeking class action relief alleging various injuries from mercury poisoning. The plaintiffs’ counsel had brought a similar case in Georgia in which our firm was not involved that settled for over $20 million. In our North Carolina case, the Company chose to fight rather than settle. After several years of litigation, we won summary judgment which was upheld on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Arbitration for a general contractor
Represented a general contractor in arbitration with a hospital medical center, which terminated the contractor for default on a major hospital 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
Negotiation of long term ground lease for major hotel chain
Represented a hotel company in negotiation of long term ground lease for prototype mid-scale hotel, negotiation of development agreement, negotiation more
Investigation for a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter
Conducted investigation for Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter. more