Neale Johnson’s practice centers on commercial litigation, with a focus on construction, contract, real estate, title insurance, and landlord-tenant matters.
In the construction area, Mr. Johnson represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in a variety of construction disputes. Areas of concentration include:
- contract disputes
- delay claims
- differing site conditions
- labor inefficiency
- warranty and construction defect claims
- liens and bond claims
- state public contracting
Mr. Johnson prosecutes and defends construction claims in state and federal court and before arbitration panels, including those constituted under the Construction Rules of the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration panels. Mr. Johnson is an active member of the Construction Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry.
Mr. Johnson litigates commercial matters involving, among other things:
- common law and sales contracts
- security agreements
- negotiable instruments (promissory notes)
- consumer lending matters
Mr. Johnson prosecutes and defends commercial torts, including claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair trade practices. Mr. Johnson also represents victims of fraud and embezzlement.
Mr. Johnson handles a wide array of real estate disputes, including:
- title insurance claims and coverage
- contested foreclosures
- boundary disputes and partitions
- disputes as to title to or security in real property
- reformation of deeds, deeds of trust, and other conveyances
- real covenants, easements, and association issues
- disputes as the priority of security instruments
- evictions, including summary ejectment and constructive eviction claims
- lease disputes, such as repair obligations, assignment and subleasing, insurance, and constructive eviction.
In addition to private practice, Mr. Johnson teaches pretrial practice and trial practice as an adjunct professor at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.