Robert   McNeill
Principal

Contact

Phone: 704.716.0825
Fax: 704.372.2619
Mailing: 301 South College Street ,
Suite 2600 , Charlotte , NC   28202
Linkedin: Robert McNeill

PRACTICE FOCUS

Rob is an experienced and senior litigator.  With an AV rating by Martindale Hubble, Rob is consistently nominated by peers in the legal community to the Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers legal surveys.

“Don’t let his calm demeanor and polite manner fool you, Rob is very well prepared and a tough advocate in the courtroom.”

Rob is best known for his state-wide real estate litigation practice in which he represents title insurance companies, lenders, owners, lawyers, developers, and contractors.  He has appeared in court in over 75 North Carolina counties. He also regularly appears in Federal Court as well as Bankruptcy Court.

“Always takes a solutions-oriented approach.”

Rob’s reputation as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and small businesses is well known.  He represents clients in business disputes, including business divorces, fiduciary litigation, contract disputes, and many other business issues.

Rob represents contractors, owners, and design professionals in construction cases ranging from large commercial and industrial projects to major renovations of upscale homes. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as working knowledge of the LEED Rating System.

“A patient but persistent negotiator.”

Rob has a strong appellate practice handling over 25 appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He represented the City of Charlotte in two appellate cases of first impression and obtained favorable results. Rob is certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Committee as a superior court mediator and has an active mediation practice.  He is also regularly chosen by his peers to be an arbitrator in various business disputes.

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1985
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Activities

  • American Bar Association: Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Title Insurance Litigation Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Real Property Section, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section
  • North Carolina Land Title Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar: Litigation Section