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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News

Seeking Qualified Applicants for Staff Law Clerk Position in Raleigh

North Carolina Business Court Judge Mark A. Davis seeks qualified candidates interested in serving the Raleigh Business Court location as a staff law clerk. Applications and other required materials (see PDF posting) should be submitted by email to Judge Davis at Mark.A.Davis@nccourts.org.


Amended North Carolina Business Court Rules, effective July 1, 2022

To All Counsel and Unrepresented Parties in Pending Business Court Actions:

By Order dated June 15, 2022, 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, 2022 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, which may be accessed at North Carolina Business Court Rules.

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


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

LEE v. MCDOWELL, 2022 NCBC 28

ORDER AND OPINION ON DEFENDANT/THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFF CHRIS MCDOWELL'S AND DEFENDANTS/THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFFS CHRIS LAU AND ROBERT DUNN'S MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

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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.

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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.

Contact

For general inquiries please direct your attention to:

Thomas W. Estes, Senior 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 the eFiling development team.