Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC

Aggressive Cost Effective Advocacy For Businesses and Individuals

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Firm Overview

The predecessor to the Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC was formed in 2008 in order to provide big firm quality legal representation to smaller companies and individuals who could not afford the cost of larger firms. The Meynardie Law Firm, PLLC was merged into Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC in 2010 to continue this mission.

We are business and commercial litigators. We represent businesses and individuals in disputes ranging from business ownership to breaches of contract and business torts, including unfair trade practices. The firm represents companies ranging in size from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies.


Our experience includes representation of contractors, designers and owners, including public owners throughout North Carolina involved in building construction. Our construction industry work includes complex disputes related to delays and other construction disruptions and drafting and negotiating owner-contractor contracts, owner-designer contracts, and Construction Manager at Risk Contracts.

We operate in a nearly paperless office environment that allows our attorneys to efficiently organize important case documents We employ sophisticated scanning and optical character recognition technology to ensure the lowest cost to our clients.

Example cases

• I have represented a number of public and private owners and design professionals in claims by contractors that owner interference, differing site conditions, or design defects impacted their ability to complete the work.
• I have represented design professionals accused of negligence in their administration of the construction process.
• I have represented public and private owners in the drafting and negotiation of complex Owner-Architect and Owner-Builder contracts.
b. Second area of law
• Represented a small business owner in a claim by a former employee that he was entitled to an ownership share of the business.
• Represented a Fortune 50 company in a claim that it had misappropriated a business opportunity.
• Represented companies seeking to protect their trade secrets and enforce covenants not to compete.

Main Office

Main
333 Fayetteville Street
Suite 500
Raleigh  NC  27601

Phone
  • (919) 747-7373
Fax
  • (919) 324-3693

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free consultation to advise potential clients on their legal issues and to determine whether we can be of service.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer flat rate, contingency, and hourly rate billing. For most litigation cases, an hourly rate is the most appropriate billing arrangement.

Hourly Rates

Our standard practice is to charge an hourly rate that is dependent on the complexity of the matter.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy complex legal and logical arguments. I also enjoy oral and written advocacy of complex issues.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe that the more informed a client is about the legal process and the claims that are at issue; the more effectively I can represent that client. Ultimately, the decision to pursue or defend a claim is the client's decision to make and should be made with the benefit of as much information as possible.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients in an effort to provide cost savings. However, the cost of reviewing a client created document is often as high as or higher than creating documents from the beginning.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Although I am willing to help the do-it-yourself client, I believe it is a mistake for a client to attempt to represent themselves.

Robert A. Meynardie

I practiced law with two of the largest most sophisticated commercial litigation law firms in North Carolina for 15 years before opening the Meynardie Law Firm in 2008. Prior to entering private practice, I served as an "elbow" clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black at both the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

The variety of cases and disputes I have accepted has made me a better lawyer. In the past few years I have advocated on behalf of a foreign national seeking visitation rights with his minor son and advocated in post-conviction relief proceedings for two death row inmates. Although these are not my practice areas where I had prior experience, they teach me and continue to remind me that there are numerous ways to look at legal issues.

Prior to attending law school I studied accounting and finance and worked in business for seven years. I bring to the practice of law an appreciation of the business person's perspective.

We have a very good track record of finding pre-trial solutions to complex legal claims. Trial is expensive and risky. Our objective is to find ways to obtain the results our clients are seeking through aggressive pre-trial advocacy, many times leading to a favorable settlement at mediation or summary judgment. The best way to achieve pre-trial results, however, is to be fully prepared to take the case to a jury verdict.

Personal interests:

Family, sailing, golf, and law office technology (boring but true).

License
  • Bar Number: 20566
    North Carolina , 1994
  • Bar Number: 503890
    Georgia , 1991
Education
  • Emory University
    Juris Doctor , 1991
    Atlanta, GA
    Emory Law Review
  • University of San Francisco
    Master of Business Administration , 1985
    San Francisco, CA
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Science , 1981
    Philadelphia, PA
    Economics

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