Fred Wood Jr. is a litigation partner in the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He represents companies in a variety of matters, including cases involving unfair business practices and methods of competition, the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act, business torts, and class actions.
He has prosecuted and defended businesses and their interests with regard to commercial contracts. He has experience in securing and defending against Temporary Restraining Orders, Preliminary Injunctions and Permanent Injunctions in order to protect business strategies, assets (hard and soft), and capital of commercial clients in a variety of jurisdictions.
He has also represented companies, partnerships, and individuals in shareholder and partnership disputes and oppression claims by minority shareholders. Mr. Wood also focuses on financial services litigation.
He has represented banks, financial institutions, investment advisors, and other professional services firms in matters that include securities lending and litigation, professional liability, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, transactional, and contractual disputes.
Mr. Wood has experience representing lessors, lenders, and funding participants in workouts, litigation, repossession, bankruptcy, and foreclosure proceedings. He represents national, international, and captive equipment leasing companies, commercial banks, and alternative lending financial institutions in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.
Mr. Wood represents companies in complex arbitrations and before the North Carolina Business Court, and in both State and Federal courts. He has also argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, as well as having appeared numerous times before the Office of Administrative Hearings in a variety of contested cases for clients affected by state agency actions.
A certified Legal Lean Sigma Yellow Belt, Mr. Wood is committed to leveraging process improvement and project management principles to determine the best ways to perform and deliver legal work such that the Firm’s interests are aligned with the client’s interests.
- Wake Forest University, Babcock Graduate School of Management, MBA (1991)
- Wake Forest University School of Law, JD (1991)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA (1986)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Previous Professional Experience:
- Daramic, LLC v. Koch et. al. (N.C. Business Court) Prosecution of trade secret misappropriation claims related to the manufacture of battery separators) (2011-2012)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority v. Wachovia Bank, N.A. (N.C. Business Court) Prosecution of claims for investment losses suffered in a structured investment vehicle in a securities lending program) (2008-2011)
- BV Retail v. Donnelly (W.D.N.C.) Trial to verdict in case involving the defense of breach of guaranty agreement for a commercial lease) (2013)
- U.S. Airways, Inc. v U.S. Airline Pilots Association, et. al. (W.D.N.C.) Prosecution of injunction action of airline against pilots union) (2011-2012)
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Orientation facilitator for the Mecklenburg County Bar
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