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Evan M. Sauda

Partner

One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
evan.sauda@nelsonmullins.com

Evan Sauda is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where he assists clients in litigating complex business disputes. He routinely appears in state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, and handles binding arbitrations, both before the American Arbitration Association and other quasi­judicial bodies. He has brought cases...

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Evan Sauda is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where he assists clients in litigating complex business disputes. He routinely appears in state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, and handles binding arbitrations, both before the American Arbitration Association and other quasi­judicial bodies. He has brought cases to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators and has handled appeals in North Carolina's appellate courts and in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Sauda also has experience assisting clients in designing and continuously improving their litigation management strategies and processes to determine the best way to deliver legal work aligned with the client's interests, utilizing project management and process improvement principles to deliver reductions in cost, cycle time, and overhead.

to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators and has handled appeals in North Carolina's appellate courts and in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Sauda also has experience assisting clients in designing and continuously improving their litigation management strategies and processes to determine the best way to deliver legal work aligned with the client's interests, utilizing project management and process improvement principles to deliver reductions in cost, cycle time, and overhead.

Evan Sauda is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where he assists clients in litigating complex business disputes. He routinely appears in state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, and handles binding arbitrations, both before the American Arbitration Association and other quasi­judicial bodies. He has brought cases... to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators and has handled appeals in North Carolina's appellate courts and in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Sauda also has experience assisting clients in designing and continuously improving their litigation management strategies and processes to determine the best way to deliver legal work aligned with the client's interests, utilizing project management and process improvement principles to deliver reductions in cost, cycle time, and overhead.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Breaches of contract and related claims, such as tortious interference, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Franchise and dealership issues, including termination, holdover, and de-identification
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and related employment issues
  • Financial services and products, business leasing, fair debt collection, credit reporting, and collections and deficiency
  • Premises, products, and professional liability

Representative Matters

  • Foodlay, LLC v. Gregory Packaging, Inc. (W.D.N.C.) Counsel for a group purchasing organization in bench trial seeking payment of allowances from suppliers and defense of counterclaims
  • Duke Energy Florida, Inc. v. Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (W .D.N.C.) Trial counsel in weeklong bench trial arising from utility's decision to terminate an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a nuclear power plant
  • Clark Material Handling Co. v. Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (W.D .N. C.) Trial counsel in tortious interference case relating to competitor's pressure on common forklift dealership. Jury verdict returned following two-week trial
  • Confidential AAA Arbitration. Trial counsel for business owner in dispute with partner regarding buyout provision. Decision issued following three-day arbitration hearing
  • No Regrets Properties, Inc. et al. v. Neighborhood Sports Pub Concepts, Inc. (Court of Common Pleas, Greenville, S.C.) Breach of contract and trademark action for royalty strike, holdover, and failure to de-identify. Two week trial to jury verdict
  • Interstate Equipment Co. v. ESCO Corp. (W.D.N.C.) Counsel in bench trial defending wrongful termination and buyback claims brought by dealer. Case settled following trial and appeal
  • Confidential AAA Arbitration. Lead trial counsel for food service vendor in action for breach of contract. Arbitration award issued after two-day arbitration in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Starbury GSA VII, LLC et al. v.JDL Castle Corp. et al. Q6 Office I, LLC at al. v. JDL Castle Corp. et al. (Mecklenburg County Superior Court) Lead counsel for purchasers of buildings in breach of contract and misrepresentation action against developer relating to claims about income potential of commercial offices
  • Confidential AAA Arbitration. Represented tax consultant in breach of contract action against large public utility regarding tax savings realized and fees owed. Case settled before final arbitration hearing
  • Deerborne Cottages, LLC et al. v. First Bank et al. (W.D.N.C.) Defense of breach of contract and fraud claims brought as a result of promises supposedly made by pre-takeover entity under 12 U.S.C. 18 23(e) and, in separate action, brought claims on million-dollar loan guarantee

Certifications

  • Certified Legal Lean Sigma® Yellow Belt

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD (2004)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA (2001)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Future of Law Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
    • Legal Volunteer Recruitment Committee, past chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising
    • Section of Litigation, Business Torts Committee
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Class Agent
  • Friendship Trays (Charlotte's "meals on wheels" organization)
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