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 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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News

To Counsel and Unrepresented Parties in Pending Business Court Actions:

By Order dated June 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of North Carolina has approved amendments to the North Carolina Business Court Rules (“Amended Rules”).

THE AMENDED RULES ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF JULY 1, 2019, AND APPLY TO ALL CASES BEFORE THE BUSINESS COURT PENDING ON OR AFTER THAT DATE.

Counsel and pro se parties in pending cases should carefully review the Supreme Court's order and the Amended Rules, both of which may be accessed here

The Amended Rules do not alter or modify case management orders in pending cases in the event those orders conflict with the Amended Rules.

Louis A. Bledsoe, III
Chief Business Court Judge

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.

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
(704) 686-0144
Thomas.W.Estes@ncbusinesscourt.net

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 Steve Kulig’s eFiling development team.