James B. Gatehouse

Brad Gatehouse’s practice is focused primarily on litigation, with an emphasis on complex business litigation of all types, including appeals, securities litigation and arbitration, debtor-creditor disputes and workouts, personal guaranty litigation, corporate dissolution and receivership, class and derivative lawsuits and other shareholder disputes, independent investigations and special representations for boards of directors and special board committees, construction and real estate litigation, antitrust matters, non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, fiduciary duty, business torts, and all manner of contract disputes.

His practice has also included the representation of clients in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and by other government entities.

Outside of litigation, he assists clients in general, corporate, and business law matters and counsels his clients on legal compliance within the foregoing areas of substantive law, with an eye toward avoiding future litigation.

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 1996
New York, 1992
West Virginia, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1991
West Virginia University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1988

Honors and Awards

North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012, 2014-2019
Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Construction), 2010, 2011
Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Litigation), 2011-2014, 2019
Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Business), 2014, 2015, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Associations and Memberships

American Inns of Court, Justice William Bobbitt Chapter
Federal Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar
North Carolina Bar Association