Mike Allen dedicates his practice to protecting clients’ rights and assets, including their contract rights, intellectual property rights, shareholder rights, estate rights, and creditors’ rights. His unique blend of experience in negotiating, contracting, counseling, and litigation helps him provide meaningful insight to clients at any stage of their business relationships.
Though Mike’s goal is to protect each client’s interests without the need for litigation, he is poised to litigate vigorously when necessary. He has 30 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience and has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” and North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” He also holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating awarded.
Contract Work and Business Counseling
Mike has substantial experience in preparing contracts and in counseling regional and national clients in a broad range of business and contractual relationships, including:
- Employment, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements..
- License and royalty agreements involving trademarks, copyrights and other IP rights.
- Independent contractor agreements involving sales representatives, distributors and other contractors.
- Distribution, vendor, supply and services agreements.
- Joint development agreements to protect client rights when a product or technology is jointly developed.View Less
Mike represents a range of clients, including publishing and educational companies, creative developers, and other businesses, that seek to protect their intellectual property and capitalize on its economic value. He helps them register, maintain, license, and enforce trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other rights. He also has successfully litigated intellectual property suits on behalf of his clients.
Mike has substantial experience litigating business, commercial, and contract disputes, including those involving non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property rights, fraud, unfair competition, and unfair trade practices. Mike works closely with our firm’s estate and trust attorneys to provide advice and representation in estate and trust disputes.