5th Annual North Carolina Business Court:
 
Navigating North Carolina’s Specialized Forum for Complex Business Disputes
 
Fri., May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
 
Bar & Foundation Center
 
CLE Credit:  
6.25 Total Hours (5.25 General + 1.0 Ethics) 
 
Fees:
$300 Attorney Rate 
$150 Paralegal Rate
$75 General Public Rate 
 
Location:  
Bar & Foundation Center
2850 Zebulon Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208
 
Special Information:   
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 – 3:45 p.m. CLE Presentation
Lunch provided onsite
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Networking
 
Program planned by The North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte Division, in conjunction with Ty Shaffer (Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.) and the MCB CLE Committee
 
Program & Speakers:
This annual CLE provides a “behind the curtains” look at the North Carolina Business Court, the State’s specialized forum for complex business litigation.  
 
8:30-8:35: An Introduction to the Business Court
The Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Disputes (Charlotte)
 
8:35-9:00: Administrative Office of the Courts Report 
The Honorable Marion R. Warren, AOC Director
 
9:00-10:00: Practitioner’s Panel #1: Issues in Business Organization Disputes 
Donald Tucker, Jr., Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP (Raleigh) (Moderator);  Ward Davis, Bell Davis & Pitt (Charlotte); Mark A. Nebrig, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC (Charlotte); Alice Carmichael Richey, Alexander Ricks, PLLC (Charlotte)
 
10:00-10:15: Break
 
10:15-11:15: Ethics Considerations for Commercial Litigators: An Update on Ethics Decisions
David N. Allen, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP (Charlotte)
 
11:15-12:15: Case Law Update: A Review of the Business Court’s Recent Decisions 
Bradley R. Kutrow, McGuire Woods, LLP (Charlotte)
 
12:15-12:45: Lunch Break
 
12:45-1:15: The Business Court: A View from Raleigh
William McKinney, Legal Counsel to Governor Roy Cooper 
 
1:15-2:15: Practitioner’s Panel #2: Practice in the Business Court 
Michael G. Adams, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP (Charlotte) (Moderator); J. Daniel Bishop, Erwin, Bishop, Capitano & Moss, P.A. (Charlotte); Robert E. Harrington, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. (Charlotte); Sara R. Lincoln, Lincoln Derr PLLC (Charlotte); Robert Marcus, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (Charlotte)
 
2:15-2:30: Break
 
2:30-3:45: Judges’ Panel: Business Court Update 
The Honorable James L. Gale, Chief Business Court Judge (Greensboro); The Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases (Charlotte); The Honorable Gregory P. McGuire, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases (Raleigh); The Honorable Michael L. Robinson, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases (Winston-Salem); The Honorable Adam M. Conrad, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases (Charlotte)
 
3:45-5:00: Networking  
 
Registration:
Fax: 704/333-6209
Mail: 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208
 
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