Fred Monroe Featured at NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section 2020 CLE Program

February 25, 2020 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. (JMD) Partner Fred B. Monroe was recently featured as a moderator and speaker for the NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section’s 2020 CLE program: Core Curriculum for Complex Business Litigators.

Fred presented and moderated a panel discussion on “Business Valuation Issues That Give Judges, Valuators and Lawyers Heartburn.” Panelists included George B. Hawkins with Banister Financial Inc. in Charlotte, and Jon Strickland with Elliott Davis LLC in Raleigh.

The discussion focused on a variety of topics that arise in business valuation disputes and also covered how differences between the lexicon of lawyers and valuation experts can exacerbate an already complicated dispute-resolution process.

The CLE program, held on February 13 at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary, took an in-depth view of complex substantive areas pertinent to business litigation and corporate transactions including:

  • North Carolina’s economic loss rule, as applied in recent federal- and state-court decisions;
  • Arbitration as an efficient and effective means of resolving complex business disputes;
  • Recent trends in state and federal enforcement of antitrust laws and related investigations;
  • Methods of effectively valuing business interests and issues that arise in preparing and testing those valuations in litigation and other dispute-resolution contexts;
  • Ethical issues that arise in disputes involving small, closely held businesses; and
  • The role that receivership plays as a potential remedy in complex business litigation.

The program culminated with a “view from the bench” panel of the North Carolina Business Court Judges. During this presentation, practitioners gained uniquely valuable insights into the Court’s perspectives, plus the opportunity to have their own questions addressed by the judges.

To attend a replay of the program or learn more about the event, please visit the NCBA website.

At JMD, Fred focuses his civil litigation practice on representing individuals and companies involved in complex business disputes. Fred’s trial experience, when coupled with his educational background in the areas of finance and accounting, provide him with a distinctive ability to counsel clients on business litigation issues.

Practicing law in Charlotte for more than 20 years, Fred has assisted clients ranging from large institutions, such as a public university, to businesses and individuals, and he is uniquely qualified to assist individuals and businesses in areas such as: derivative actions, dissolutions, waste of assets, minority shareholder rights, controlling shareholder obligations, dissenting shareholder rights, officers’ and directors’ liability, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, employee stock ownership plans, business valuation issues, financial products, and estates and trusts.

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