Tory I. Summey is an associate in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. He focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation, complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, federal financial regulation, unfair trade practices, and debtor and creditor’s rights.
His work with ADEA and ERISA arises from severance-related negotiations for highly compensated employees, Title VII from employment discrimination actions and WARN Act from company shut down.
Tory has significant experience with practice in state and federal courts in North Carolina, including the North Carolina Business Court, arbitrations under AAA and RUAA Rules, and appellate drafting experience before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court and 4th Circuit.
He is well-versed in drafting and litigating restrictive employment covenants and trade secret disputes representing both employers and employees. Prior to joining Buchanan, Tory practiced with a small firm in Charlotte which specializes in business litigation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Tory’s clients can expect an attorney who prides himself on accurately and comprehensively assessing the advantages and disadvantages of litigation, avoiding it where possible and tackling it head on when necessary.
- Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
- Davidson College, B.A., 2010, economics and history
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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