Moore & Van Allen PLLC
John Floyd brings considerable experience to his cases with an extensive background in commercial real estate and construction matters, shareholder and corporate governance, and complex commercial disputes. John’s clients include commercial real estate developers, private equity firms, manufacturers, international financial institutions, and other large corporations located throughout the United States.
Regardless of the subject matter, John takes a practical approach to dispute resolution and seeks to maximize client value, eliminate unnecessary inefficiency, and make strategic use of client resources. Although John is licensed to handle matters in the state and federal courts of North and South Carolina and regularly represents clients before the North Carolina Business Court, he also frequently appears in other courts throughout the United States, including the federal courts of New York and the Delaware Chancery Court.
John’s work in the commercial and industrial real estate sector involves construction defects, change order and cost disputes, force majeure claims, breaches of representations and warranties, lease disputes, recovery under guarantees, mechanics liens, and both public and private condemnation. John’s cases have included litigation involving medical facilities, power production plants and transmission lines, office buildings, apartment complexes, retail shopping centers, and mixed-use developments. In addition to traditional litigation, John also assists clients in quasi-judicial proceedings related to zoning and entitlement interpretation. He also regularly provides contract negotiation assistance designed to limit client exposure and promote efficient claim resolution.
John’s shareholder and corporate governance work focuses on the representation of private equity firms, manufacturers, real estate developers and investment trusts, other medium and large business, and their owners, officers, directors, and shareholders. John’s cases have included representing shareholders in derivative suits against corporate officers and directors relating to individual malfeasance and self-dealing transactions; representing business entities bringing claims against officers and directors arising from breaches of duties of loyalty and care; and defending business entities against similar claims brought by officers, directors, and shareholders. In addition to dispute resolution, John conducts internal investigations designed to identify and remedy malfeasance by corporate officers and directors.
John’s commercial litigation work primarily focuses on claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, breaches of services agreements, and creditors’ rights issues. John’s cases have included representing international financial institutions in actions to recover loan proceeds from defaulted borrowers, representing secured parties in actions to recover debt, and representing manufacturers in suits involving defective goods. John also frequently performs contract review and negotiation services.