Business Court

Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.
Gavel in courtroom

News

Effective July 1, 2018, Chief Justice Mark Martin designated the Honorable James L. Gale as a Senior Business Court Judge and the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III as Chief Business Court Judge.

About

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 who oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.

A complex business case might include factors like a large number of parties with diverse interests or the involvement of complex legal issues. Specialization in business court cases allows the Business Court judge to develop expertise in both the substantive business law and the case management issues that arise in complex business cases, and leads to greater efficiency.

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

More Information

Business Court Locations

Find the location for Business Court's courtrooms in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.

Business Court Judges

A Business Court judge oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.

Business Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a judge(s) of the Business Court.

eFiling User Manual

A guide to using the eFiling system for users submitting a filing electronically.

Filer's Quick Reference

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

Contact

For general inquiries please direct your attention to:

Thomas W. Estes, Business Court Coordinator Telephone(704) 686-0144
EmailThomas.W.Estes@ncbusinesscourt.net

For case-specific inquiries, please direct your attention to the chambers of the case’s assigned judge.