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Bob Meynardie

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Bob Meynardie opened a solo practice in 2008, after 15 years practicing complex commercial litigation in two of the largest firms in North Carolina.  He left the large firm in order to provide more flexible and affordable solutions to local governments, small businesses and individuals.  Through the use of state of the art hardware and software solutions, Mr. Meynardie has been able to continue to serve clients in large and small litigation much more efficiently by improving the ability to find and present key documents and testimony while at the same time reducing the number of timekeepers (and therefore overall cost) to effectively present his clients’ claims and defenses.  In 2010, Joe Nanney joined the firm adding his nearly 20 years of commercial litigation experience.

Mr. Meynardie has been a certified civil court mediator since 2000 and has acted as an advocate or mediator in hundreds of civil cases.  In 2011 Mr. Meynardie launched CarolinaMediations.com and “The Middle View,” a website and newsletter dedicated to improving advocacy in mediation and thereby improving the mediation experience.

Mr. Meynardie has been active in the Construction section of the North Carolina Bar Association and recently served as the Chairman of the Section Council. Mr. Meynardie is a sought after speaker having presented papers to trade groups, company retreats, and bar association groups on topics ranging from construction delivery systems and contracts to green or sustainable construction to electronic discovery and trade secret protection.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Construction Contracts & Litigation
  • Employee Defection (Trade Secret, Covenants Not To Compete) Litigation
  • Wills and Estate Litigation
  • Small Business Formation & Asset Protection
  • Qui Tam / Whistleblower
  • Mediation/Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1991
  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

  • J.D – 1991
  • Honors: With High Honors
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Law Review: Emory Law Journal, Law Review

University of San Francisco

  • M.B.A. – 1985
  • Honors: National Honor Society
  • Major: Finance

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • B.S. – 1981
  • Major: Economics
  • Concentration: Accounting and Finance
  • Defending Delay, Acceleration, and Lost Productivity Claims, The Voice (DRI’s National Publication)
  • Developments in Green/Sustainable Construction, Chapter Author, North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Law Deskbook
  • Public Construction in North Carolina, Chapter Author, North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Law Deskbook
  • Contracting with Public Entities, LORMAN, 2011 – Present
  • CPA Law Forum, Green Construction: Controlling Risks and Understanding Rewards, 2009 – Present
  • Electronically Stored Information and the New Federal Rules, NC Bar Association, Construction Section Annual
  • North Carolina Construction Law, Lorman Seminars
  • Public Construction Law in North Carolina, Lorman Seminars
  • Comparison of the AIA Form Contracts And The New ConsensusDOCS, Presentations to Carolinas AGC and AIA, 2007
  • Contracting With General Contractors And Construction Managers To Avoid Or Reduce Exposure To Claims, NC Bar Association, Construction Section Annual Meeting
  • LEED® Accredited Professional
  • NC Bar Association, Construction Section, Chairman, 2011 – 2012
  • NC Bar Association, Construction Section, Vice Chairman, 2010 – 2011
  • NC Bar Association Construction, Section Council, 2005 – 2008
  • ABA Forum on Construction Industry, Steering Committee for Division 2 (Contract Documents)
  • Defense Research Institute (Commercial Litigation, Products Liability & Construction Law)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Carolinas Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina
  • Associated Building Contractors of the Carolinas
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC, 2010 – Present
  • The Meynardie Law Firm, PLLC, 2008 – 2010
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Partner, 2003 – 2008
  • Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, Partner, 1993 – 2003
  • Honorable Susan H. Black, Judicial Law Clerk, 1991 – 1993
  • Bank Holding Company Inspector, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1986 – 1988
  • Commercial Loans, Security Pacific Bank, 1982 – 1986

“Bob Meynardie handled a difficult matter involving a partnership for me.  I chose Meynardie because he was a smaller firm that would take the time to understand my case. I felt that he would accurately assess my chances of a positive outcome versus the expense of getting there.  After working with Bob for over 18 months we did achieve the desired outcome. To me it was a difficult case but Bob was prepared and correct every time a motion or challenge was issued. I highly recommend his services to anyone with a business legal issue and will use him again if necessary.”

— Managing Partner, sales engineering company

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