Charles H. Mercer Jr.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Charles Mercer Jr. has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative boards and commissions. Mr. Mercer serves as a lawyer and advisor to corporations, partnerships, and individuals on a variety of issues. He provides counsel, guidance, and strategic advice to clients on a range of complex issues involving litigation and administrative matters, regulatory questions, and economic development strategies.

Mr. Mercer has enjoyed a wide-ranging legal practice for more than 30 years, including serving on the national asbestos product liability trial team for a major industrial manufacturer; serving as lead counsel on a national insurance insolvency project for a large national manufacturer and managing the company’s claims against insolvent insurers; advising and representing companies on state and local tax litigation and planning matters; handling a wide range of commercial, regulatory, and tax litigation matters; representing clients on economic development issues; and counseling companies and individuals regarding the handling of sensitive business matters.

Mr. Mercer’s experience representing clients on a variety of matters, along with his service as special counsel to a United States Congressman, member of The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and law school teaching, provide him with a diverse background and the ability to work with clients to develop strategies that can lead to efficient problem-solving; to manage a range of litigation, administrative, and regulatory matters; and to provide sound, straightforward advice. He appreciates the opportunity to serve the client, and he understands the client/lawyer relationship.


  • New York University School of Law, LLM
  • University of Miami School of Law, JD
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MPA
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Political Science


  • North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


  • Litigation experience includes state tax controversies, commercial litigation, and product liability
  • Represents corporations and individuals in state and local tax cases involving ad valorem, corporate income, and sales and use taxation issues, representing such clients before administrative boards, commissions and courts
  • Advises new and expanding businesses on economic development issues and strategies
  • Served as defense counsel in connection with product liability claims, including service as member of a large manufacturing corporation’s national trial team in asbestos product liability litigation

Professional Activities:

  • Served as special counsel to U.S. Congressman Ike F. Andrews
  • Taught at New York University, Duke University, Campbell University, and the University of Miami schools of law
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section and Tax Section (Member, Tax Section Council)
  • Council on State Taxation


  • Former Member, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors
  • Former Member, University of North Carolina Board of Governors
  • Served on N.C. State Banking Commission and the N.C. Local Government Commission
  • Appointed by N.C. Governor Michael Easley to the Commission to Modernize State Finances (2002)


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