Business Court

Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.

The North Carolina Business Court is a specialized forum of the superior court division. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in our state are assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to a special superior court judge for complex business cases who oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.

Established in 1996, the Business Court has locations in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.

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Seeking Qualified Applicants for Shared Staff Law Clerk Position in Greensboro/Winston-Salem

North Carolina Business Court Judges Michael L. Robinson and Julianna Theall Earp are seeking qualified candidates interested in serving both the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Business Court locations as a shared staff law clerk. Applications and other required materials should be submitted by email to Sharon S. Turner at

North Carolina Business Court Email Alerts for Opinions and Orders of Significance

You may sign up to receive email alerts announcing the publication of the North Carolina Business Court’s Orders and Opinions and Orders of Significance on this page below.

Recent Opinions

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Recent Orders of Significance

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Business Court Opinion and Order of Significance Notification Signup

The N.C. Business Court provides a service through which anyone can receive an email notification when new opinions or orders of significance are filed by the judges of the North Carolina Business Court. Sign up to receive alerts by entering your email address below and click the Sign Up button. Signing up once activates notifications for both opinions and orders of significance.

Email Address

Docket Information

Attorney Access - Business Court eFiling

This service allows you to electronically file to an existing case, request an e-filing account, or recover your username or password for an existing account.

Filer's Quick Reference

Concise reference guide for the eFiling process, including answers to frequently-asked questions.


For general inquiries please direct your attention to:

Thomas W. Estes, Senior Court Coordinator
(704) 686-0144

The Business Court has four locations. Find contact info for each. 

For case-specific inquiries, please contact the chambers of the assigned judge. Case assignments may be found on the Court’s public docket.

For eFiling technical and after-hours support, please contact the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) Help Desk at (919) 890-2407. Please request that your ticket be directed to the eFiling development team.