Business Litigation


Legal disputes can occur at any time in the life cycle of your business ― from startup through growth and innovation to sale or dissolution. Reputations and goodwill may be damaged, productivity can suffer and monetary damages be incurred. At Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, we understand that the litigation process is a difficult time and will navigate you through the litigation process no matter how complex.

Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, our skilled attorneys at Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC are experienced in many areas of business litigation, including:

  • Construction litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Board of director disputes
  • Investor and shareholder disputes
  • Unfair and deceptive commercial practices
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete disputes
  • Banking litigation
  • Lender liability disputes
  • Complex foreclosures
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Equipment and vendor disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Loan controversies
  • Loan workouts
  • Brokerage commissions
  • Sales disputes
  • Licensing agreement disputes
  • Governance disputes
  • Fiduciary duty disputes

In North Carolina, business disputes, depending on complexity, damages, issues, and parties involved, can fall under jurisdiction of the state district or superior courts, federal court or the North Carolina Business Court, a special division of state trial courts, which oversees complex matters of significant value. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators experienced in each of these forums.


With 80 combined years of experience and skill in state and federal courts, Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC is committed to resolving disputes with as little impact on your business as possible. We take the time to listen to you so we fully understand your needs and concerns and provide experienced legal counseling, including mediation strategies. We are skilled negotiators and will work to resolve your dispute in the most cost-effective manner possible.

When disputes cannot be resolved through settlement ― negotiation or mediation — our experienced trial attorneys represent you and protect your interests before a judge or jury, in North Carolina state or federal courts, before any arbitration panel or through an appeal. We strive to win on your behalf. We believe in communicating with you and keeping you updated during all phases of a dispute or throughout the lawsuit. We advise you on how to reduce any negative impact the case may have on your business.

Safeguarding businesses throughout North Carolina

We believe that future problems can often be prevented if strong contracts are drafted from the outset. We will also review your contracts, policies, procedures and agreements to identify potential disputes and reduce the chance of a lawsuit against your business.

For reliable, effective assistance with all your business litigation matters, call Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, at 828-251-1588 or contact the firm to schedule an appointment with a member of our litigation team.