Brooks Pierce

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2000 Renaissance Plaza
230 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
Phone: (336) 373-8850
Fax: (336) 378-1001
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Music Performing Rights Organizations and the “Full-Work” vs. “Fractional” Licensing Dispute: Government Seeks to Overturn Fractional Licensing Decision

On Thursday, the United States filed its brief (link is external)in its appeal of a decision by the district court for the Southern District of New York (link is external), which rejected the US Department of Justice’s earlier…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

North Carolina Legislative Update - May, 2017 #3

This week at the General Assembly the Senate focused on moving legislation through committees while House Budget leaders focused on the budget bill (S 257). House leaders have indicated they hope to hold votes on the budget bill…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Transportation

Failure To Comply With Discovery Orders Results In Dismissal Of Pro Se Plaintiff's Case

Going pro se in the NC Business Court is a bad idea. At least it was for the Plaintiff in Gillespie v. Majestic Transport, Inc., 2017 NCBC 43 who saw his claims dismissed (without prejudice) for failing to comply with the…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure

North Carolina Legislative Update - May, 2017 #2

Work at the Legislature picked back up this week as the Senate unveiled and passed its 2017-2019 budget proposal. Senate Budget (S257) - The Senate passed its version of the budget bill early Friday morning. The bill…more
 /  Elections & Politics

When You Settle A Case, Don't "Over-Release" The Defendant

The parties to Security Camera Warehouse, Inc. v. Bowman, 2017 NCBC 38, had been adverse to each other in a previous lawsuit (not in the Business Court), which they settled. Security Camera released Bowman, one of its former…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

North Carolina Legislative Update - May, 2017

Work at the Legislature slowed this week following the whirlwind of last week's crossover deadline. Few committees met and no action was taken on any substantive bills…more
 /  Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - April, 2017 #4

Dozens of bills passed through both the House and Senate this week as Legislators worked overtime to beat the "crossover deadline." Crossover is the date by which a bill that does not impact taxes or appropriations must pass…more
 /  Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - April, 2017 #3

After a weeklong spring recess, the legislature ramped up last week to move legislation ahead of the upcoming “crossover” deadline, which is currently set for April 27th. Crossover is the date by which a bill that does not…more
 /  Elections & Politics

These Class Action Lawyers Made Their Fees The Old-Fashioned Way. They Earned Them!

It's not very often that I see a fee application in a settled class action in the Business Court that doesn't strike me as requesting approval of an overpayment for a less than successful result. Those are most often in the…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

North Carolina Legislative Update - April, 2017 #2

This week at the Legislature, House members filed dozens of bills and tried to get as much accomplished as possible prior to the legislature's spring recess. Confirmations - The Senate continued the process of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Education, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Health

Is There A "Secret Rule" In The NC Business Court Regarding Motions To Compel?

Thinking of filing a Motion to Compel in the NC Business Court? You might want to file it before the close of the discovery period, even though there is no Business Court Rule establishing a deadline for doing so…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

North Carolina Legislative Update - April, 2017

This week at the Legislature, Senate confirmation of Cabinet secretaries continued as Legislators filed dozens of bills ahead of filing deadlines. Confirmations - Senate committees are continuing the process of…more
 /  Elections & Politics

It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer

The lawyers in Baker v. Bowden, 2017 NCBC 30, decided this week by Judge Robinson, were negotiating a settlement agreement by email. The Plaintiff thought that it had a deal…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

North Carolina Legislative Update - March, 2017 #5

This week at the Legislature, HB2 was repealed and replaced, Senate confirmation of Cabinet secretaries continued, and Legislators filed dozens of bills ahead of filing deadlines. HB2 “Reset” (HB142) - Thursday, the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad

Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions. (G.S. § 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a written Opinion to rulings rendered per NCRCP 12, 56, 59, and 60)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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