Keith P. Anthony

Partner
About

Keith is an experienced business litigator whose practice focuses on complex
commercial disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, business torts, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and real estate matters. Keith also often fights against government overreach and abuse in areas involving property rights. This includes matters ranging from inverse condemnation, nuisance violations, zoning violations, to abuses by State and local law enforcement to shut down lawful business promotions and sweepstakes.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained confidential award on behalf of a client in an arbitration before a three-arbitrator panel involving a dispute between former business partners to a large, mixed-use development project
  • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of client for declaratory and injunctive relief in a case challenging abusive government practices with regard to the client’s sweepstakes promotion
  • Successfully opposed arbitration that sought to hold angel fund investors liable for a failed start-up company on a corporate veil-piercing theory by challenging the arbitrability of the claims in the NC Business Court
  • Successfully represented employers to enforce employment covenants and protect against the theft of trade secrets
  • Obtained dismissal of claims for tortuous interference with contract and unfair and deceptive trade practice claim brought by new employer of client’s former employee
  • Obtained over $1.5 million in settlements from local government who sought to destroy multiple clients’ oceanfront houses based upon the claim that those houses allegedly violated public trust rights in the dry sand beach
  • Represented clients with regard to breach of contract claims involving software development and licensing disputes
  • Investigated and found evidence of a kick-back scheme between a vendor and a client’s former manager in order to defeat claims by the former manager and vendor against the client
  • Obtained dismissal of multi-million dollar claims against national bank for fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive trade practices based upon a failed precious metals transaction
Education
  • University of Virginia, B.A. with honors, American Government
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D. with honors