Representative Experience

The breadth and depth of Jerry Meek’s experience includes:

  • Representation of dealers and distributors in disputes with manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Representation of a Swiss corporation in an international dispute over the termination of the corporation’s United States value-added reseller.
  • Representation of a trust in connection with issues arising out of a potential federal tax lien against trust assets.
  • Representation of a corporation in a breach of contract action against Franklin County, North Carolina, resulting in a $1.5 million settlement in favor of the corporation.
  • Representation of taxpayers in IRS audits, IRS administrative appeals, and before the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Representation of a regional lender in a fidelity bond coverage dispute.
  • Representation of a regional franchisor in a dispute with multiple franchisees.
  • Representation of multiple franchisees in disputes with their franchisors.
  • Assisting clients in the drafting of distribution agreements, employment agreements, stock purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, teaming agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, consulting agreements, and independent contractor agreements.
  • Representation of multiple clients in international contract claims against U.S. corporations and citizens.
  • Prosecution of a client’s claim for breach of an agreement for the sale of a franchisee’s assets.
  • Representation of a corporation in a stock redemption dispute, including allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Representation of a U.S. distributor in the drafting and negotiation of an international distribution agreement with its Indian supplier.
  • Advising and assisting clients in connection with the successful completion of Section 1031 like-kind exchanges.
  • Representing both employers and employees in wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims.
  • Assisting foreign corporations and individuals with tax compliance in the U.S.
  • Representation of clients, including multiple restaurant and bar owners, in connection with the sale or acquisition of their businesses.
  • Representation of commercial tenants against claims for breach of lease agreements.
  • Successful defense of a restaurant owner against an investor’s fraud and breach of contract claims.
  • Advising foreign corporations on legal and tax issues relating to their U.S. subsidiaries.
  • Representation of a global manufacturer and distributor in connection with alleged trademark infringement.
  • Representation of a lender in a civil RICO action and in separate actions against closing attorneys and appraisers, to recover losses suffered in a mortgage fraud scheme.
  • Representation of multiple former employees in connection with attempted enforcement of non-competition agreements.
  • Assisting multiple clients in connection with the registration and maintenance of trademarks, including the appeal of trademark office actions.
  • Advising a growing foreign technology company with international tax planning and structuring.
  • Advising corporations on state and local sales and use tax issues and litigation of those issues.
  • Representing taxpayers and third-parties in connection with trust fund recovery claims.
  • Representation of multiple clients in commercial lease negotiations.