Business & Commercial Litigation Attorneys

The Van Winkle Law Firm boasts an experienced team of civil litigators with a long history of vigorous representation in complex matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and before local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions.

Our lawyers have extensive experience helping clients navigate through treacherous regulatory environments and complex legal issues, in and out of the courtroom, where responsiveness, efficiency and creative strategy are instrumental in achieving desired resolutions. This commitment to results has helped our litigation team earn distinctions among the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and the North Carolina Bar Association Hall of Fame. Our firm’s pursuit of excellence is reflected in our lawyers’ membership in organizations that include the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Civil Litigation Lawyers

Business and commercial disputes arise daily. While many of these disputes can be satisfactorily resolved between the involved parties, some disputes can only be resolved with the skilled assistance of a commercial litigation attorney. The Van Winkle Law Firm litigates cases stemming from state and federal statutes and business and contract law.

Corporate Governance Litigation

Publicly- and privately-held companies, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations sometimes need the help of The Van Winkle Law Firm to handle a variety of issues related to corporate governance, such as breach of fiduciary duty and forced mergers.

Insurance Litigation

The Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to navigate complex insurance matters, from class action litigation to reinsurance. We can provide assistance at any stage of a dispute and are admitted to practice in front of a wide variety of regulatory bodies and commissions.

Intellectual Property Litigation

A business litigation attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm provides enforcement, guidance, and protection for all intellectual property, including trade secrets, internet-related issues, and security breaches. If necessary, we’ll vigorously protect our clients’ intellectual property interests during a courtroom trial.

Real Estate Litigation

From issues related to condemnation and eminent domain to deed restrictions and zoning, The Van Winkle Law Firm has an accomplished record helping clients with all issues related to real estate litigation. Backed by years of experience and a thorough understanding of real estate law and regulation, our attorneys assert client interests every time.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

ADR is commonly used by businesses who want to avoid expensive and time-consuming trials. Two frequently used forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation. The Van Winkle Law Firm prepares all clients for every form of ADR during the pre-litigation stage.

Appellate Practice

At The Van Winkle Law Firm, our attorneys have significant experience representing clients at the state and federal appellate levels. Their knowledge and skills are wide and varied which allows them to bring a fresh perspective to each case and formulate a compelling case on appeal.

Banking Litigation

A civil litigation lawyer with The Van Winkle Law Firm can assist financial institutions with a range of disputes and issues stemming from financial agreements, regulations, and contractual disputes.

Franchise Litigation

A civil attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm can assist a franchisor from initial franchise set up to adding new franchise locations. Our law firm uses the legal knowledge of attorneys who practice in different areas to ensure the franchise is compliant.

Litigation Attorneys

The Van Winkle Law Firm has the largest and most experienced team of civil litigators. For more than 100 years, we have provided clients with attentive guidance through a broad range of business and personal disputes, including pre-trial settlements or vigorous representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Tax Court; and local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Several of our litigators have specialized national practices that take them to courts all over the United States. We have the expertise and the in-house tools to efficiently manage electronically stored information (ESI) and keep e-discovery cost effective.