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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Bryan G. Scott

Bryan G. Scott

Co-Chair, Construction Group
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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
North Carolina, U.S.A.

tel: 336.631.1061
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Mr. Scott's primary areas of practice are construction law and litigation and commercial and business litigation, including creditors' rights, banking and consumer protection litigation, insurance coverage, and intellectual property litigation.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for North Carolina
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • Appalachian State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 2004
  • University of Virginia School of Law National Trial Advocacy College, 2012
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Construction
  • Representing municipality in litigation involving construction of new wastewater treatment plant
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal after oral argument, on construction lien claims brought against a community banking client
  • Represented owner as project counsel and in 3-week arbitration hearing over construction claims related to a $66 million student housing project
  • Representing regional health system in construction defect disputes related to clinical teaching center and outpatient surgery center projects
  • Represented regional health system in negotiating contracts for construction of new $39 million cancer center
  • Obtained defense verdict for national home warranty company in arbitration proceedings over a structural warranty claim for alleged foundation system defects
  • Represented specialty subcontractor in cost overrun claims related to high-profile emergency highway rockslide stabilization project
  • Defended international manufacturer as project owner in cost overrun claims by contractor related to industrial piping installation
  • Represented multiple construction industry clients in filing and enforcing mechanic's liens arising from a variety of projects
  • Represented general contractor in cost overrun and delay claims against municipality, and product liability claims against piping manufacturer, related to nine-mile force main sewer project
  • Represented licensees in disciplinary proceedings before the North Carolina General Contractor Licensing Board, the Private Protective Services Board, and the Commissioner of Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation/Intellectual Property
  • Represented national fast casual restaurant chain in trademark infringement action challenging tagline used by a competing restaurant chain
  • Defended highway contractor in patent infringement action related to accused slab leveling and soil stabilization methods
  • Representing and advising multiple community and super-regional banks and credit unions in litigation stemming from distressed commercial loans and in landlord-tenant issues following foreclosure of commercial and residential properties
  • Served as local counsel to leading research university and pharmaceutical manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation
  • Represented major industrial manufacturer in ground lease litigation involving environmental contamination
  • Represented insurers and insureds in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation arising from commercial general liability, errors and omissions, automobile, and workers' compensation policies
  • Served as lead and local counsel in business litigation involving all aspects of contract and commercial disputes
  • Litigated cases in federal and state appellate courts, jury and bench trials, arbitration, and administrative hearings
     

     


  • Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, "Collecting on Your Clients' Judgments," teleseminar for North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Commercial Litigation Section, January 14, 2014
  • Presenter, "Best Practices and Update on the Law," North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2013, 2011
  • Presenter, "The Lawyer's Perspective: What P.I.'s Should Know," North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2009

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Presenter, “Ask a Construction Lawyer,” Winston-Salem Chamber Construction Industry Council, December 2018
    • Presenter, “Construction 101,” Greensboro Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, September 2018
    • Co-Author, “Licensing of Construction Professionals” Chapter of North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook (6th Edition, 2013 and 7th Edition, 2016)
    • Presenter, “Labor & Employment Hot Topics in the Construction Industry,” National Association of Women In Construction Piedmont Triad Chapter, October 2016
    • Moderator, Construction Worker Shortage Forum, Winston-Salem Chamber Construction Industry Council, 2015
    • Presenter, “Best Practices and Update on the Law,” North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2015, 2013, 2011
    • Presenter, "Debt Collection - Collecting Your Clients' Judgments," North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2014
    • Presenter, "The Lawyer's Perspective: What P.I.'s Should Know," North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2009
    • Editor, Change Order, newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
    • Author, "Recent Developments in Federal Preemption of Pharmaceutical Drug and Medical Device Product Liability Claims," The Defender, Fall 2009
    • Compendium of Product Liability Law Issues (North Carolina section), ALFA International, 2009
    • "Unfair Trade Practices v. Bad Faith," Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Lorman Educ. Svcs., 2005
    • "Discovery in Bad Faith Actions," Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Lorman Educ. Svcs., 2005


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