Burr & Forman LLP
"I work to be my clients' 'go-to litigator.' To be that, I provide solutions by learning my clients' businesses and the challenges that they face. If the solution calls for litigation, I weigh the costs and benefits, advise my clients, and if necessary, fight for them in court."
Ned has extensive first chair trial counsel experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts in a number of states. He concentrates his practice on complex business, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and arbitration. He also tries to keep clients out of the courtroom by utilizing his experience as a former general counsel of a large outsourcing company to draft contracts and provide related legal advice. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating EPC agreements, design/build contracts, and construction contracts on behalf of manufacturers, businesses, developers, and public entities like counties, cities, and school districts.
Ned regularly represents clients in construction defect and compensation claims, manufacturer/dealer disputes, franchisor/franchisee disputes, unfair trade practice claims, intellectual property claims, contract disputes, and insurance coverage lawsuits. He has worked with clients in over a hundred mediations seeking settlement of claims out of court, and is a South Carolina certified mediator. He often advises clients on insurance coverage matters, particularly in the construction industry.