COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL LITIGATION COMMERCIAL TORTS CONTRACTS CREDITOR/DEPTOR DISPUTES GENERAL CORPORATE LEIN/SURETY CLAIMS MEDIATION
PERSONAL INJURY SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES
MEMBERSHIPS: North Carolina Bar Association | Mecklenburg County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Jeff has more than 20 years of experience litigating multiple matters on behalf of individuals and businesses throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. During his more than two decades of representing clients in state and federal courts, Jeff has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels. The cases involving small and mid-sized businesses have included, among other things: Prosecuting and Defending claims for Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Dissolutions, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Insider Self-dealing and Fraud.
Jeff’s clients have been parties in cases before the North Carolina Business Court and various arbitrators empaneled by the America Arbitration Association among others. A significant portion of Jeff’s practice is dedicated to construction litigation where Jeff has represented property owners, general contactors and subcontractors in residential and commercial construction disputes. Jeff has filed and prosecuted cases to enforce statutory lien claim and performance and payment bond claims on behalf of clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. Additionally, Jeff has defended subcontractors and general contractors to against claims related to allegedly defective construction claims in residential and commercial construction projects.
In more recent years, Jeff has repeatedly served as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator and a South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator. Cases in which Jeff has served as a mediator in cases have related to: residential construction defects; property damage claims; breach of contract; closely-held business “divorces;” commercial construction disputes; and personal injury claims. Jeff believes in mediation as a meaningful form of dispute resolution and takes his role in that process seriously. He especially enjoys seeing parties and their lawyers craft creative, mutually-acceptable resolutions to complex problems.
Outside of the office, Jeff is involved in several ministries at Myer Park Presbyterian Church
where he and his wife, Meredith, have been active for almost twenty years. Jeff and Meredith are
parents to two young adults. Jeff particularly enjoys golf, spending time with friends, attending
concerts with his wife and children and cooking for family and friends.
Jeff is a Charlotte native and attended East Mecklenburg High School (1988) before obtaining his undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University (1993). Prior to attending law school, Jeff worked for Moody’s Investor Services and Wachovia Bank, N.A.
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