John E. Branch III

John E. Branch III


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Employment Law - Individuals

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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John Branch concentrates his practice in complex business, employment, and constitutional law. He represents clients in business disputes involving sophisticated contracts, shareholders and LLC members, fraud, unfair competition, defamation, and other business-related issues, as well as advising clients on federal and state constitutional questions, developing legal theories for the application of constitutional rights, and the implications of federal and state statutes and regulations on constitutional rights. He also counsels and advocates for clients in all aspects of employment law, including preparation of complicated employment, separation, and non-compete agreements on behalf of both businesses and executives, preparation of internal corporate employment documents, and representation in disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and other federal, state, and local employment statutes and regulations. John routinely represents clients in the North Carolina Business Court and in all three Federal District Courts in the State of North Carolina. He has also appeared before the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina, and the Fourth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal. John also handles school choice, election, and political law matters.

Location
  • 301 Hillsborough Street, Suite 1400
    Raleigh, NC 27603
Education
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., graduated 2004

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Education Law
  • Government Relations Practice

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