Represented the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in constitutional litigation challenging the legality of economic development incentives given to Dell Inc. to build a manufacturing plant in the city and county. The case was the first appellate case challenging such incentives since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler-Chrysler v. Cuno, 547 U.S. 332 (2006), which declined to address the merits of the claims. The North Carolina Court of Appeals in this matter rejected the constitutional challenges to the incentives and ruled in favor of the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Case on appeal.

Blinson v. State of North Carolina, 186 N.C. App. 328, 651 S.E.2d 268 (2007). 

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Trademark litigation for Chippendales
Represented Chippendales in trademark infringement suit against manufacturer and distributor of Chickendales slot machine. Resulted in a successful more
Right of publicity litigation for footwear maker
Represented footwear maker in defense of right of privacy/publicity claims by models whose images were used on packaging. more
Economic development of PRA International
Represented PRA International, a leading global clinical research organization, in its headquarters relocation to Raleigh, including negotiating more
Multi-currency syndicated senior revolving credit facility for provider of information solutions
Representation of publicly held provider of information solutions, as borrower, in connection with $500 million multi-currency syndicated senior more