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

Court Rejects Infringement Claim Against Alan Jackson

On October 27, 2016, North Carolina songwriter Timothy Arnett sued the legendary country star Alan Jackson in the Eastern District of North Carolina for alleged copyright infringement. Arnett claimed that Jackson’s song…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

NC Legislature Decides To Legislate Choice Of Law Provisions In "Business Contracts"

The North Carolina General Assembly has decided to legislate choice of law in commercial transactions. The new statute, enacted in June, is called the "North Carolina Choice of Law and Forum in Business Contracts Act."…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - August, 2017

The legislators made their way back to Raleigh this week for the first in a series of special sessions. This particular session was intended to give legislators the chance to override gubernatorial vetoes, vote on conference…more
 /  Elections & Politics

“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)

Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song “Photograph” earlier this year, he was recently sued (a second time) for his song “Thinking Out Loud.”…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAP/BMI

On July 20, US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act. The legislation would create a database of music copyright ownership and licensing information…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics

U2 Seeks Dismissal of “The Fly” Infringement Suit

Earlier this year, a songwriter sued the members of U2, claiming that the U2 song, “The Fly” from the 1991 album “Achtung Baby,” infringed the songwriter’s 1989 song “Nae Slappin.” The plaintiff songwriter, Paul Rose, claims…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

In-House Counsel's Worst Nightmare: A Subpoena In A Case To Which The Company Is Not A Party

I don't think that there is anything worse than having a client get subpoenaed in a case to which it isn't a party. It didn't want to be drawn into someone else's problem, to have to scour its records to respond to an…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure

What Businesses Should Know About the 2017 North Carolina Legislative Session

The North Carolina General Assembly has left Raleigh after enacting a biennial budget and considering hundreds of bills during a six-month session. Legislators will return in August and September to consider other matters such…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

North Carolina Legislative Update - June, 2017 #5

This week the General Assembly worked through the final bills of the session as the chambers prepared for adjournment of the 2017 long session…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Incorporating By Reference In Your NC Business Court Brief? Don't Do It!

If you have ever drafted a Complaint, you have undoubtedly used the words that your previous numbered allegations were "incorporated by reference." It's a way of not having to repeat yourself. That shortcut is specifically…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure

North Carolina Legislative Update - June, 2017 #4

This week the General Assembly gave final approval to the two-year state spending plan and heard various bills as rumors of adjournment started to stir. Budget (SB257) - This week the House and Senate passed the final…more
 /  Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - June, 2017 #3

This week at the General Assembly, budget conversations continued while both the House and Senate considered noteworthy bills. Budget Process (S257) - Thursday afternoon House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) expressed…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client privilege? Well, the lawyer for one of the Defendants In AP Atlantic, Inc., v…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services

North Carolina Legislative Update - June, 2017 #2

This week at the General Assembly, budget conversations continued while both the House and Senate considered noteworthy bills. Budget Process (S257) - Both chambers appointed members to the conference committee for the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Deposition, My Office Or Yours? NC Business Court: Neither

You probably don't think much, when you are noticing a deposition, about where it should take place. Ideally, you probably want it to happen in your own office…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services
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