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Katie M. Iams

Special Counsel
Charlotte | 704.335.6640
Fax | 704.334.4706

Katie Iams practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a particular focus on mortgage, banking, and financial services litigation. In addition, she works with clients in disputes involving contractual claims arising from a variety of business relationships; business torts, including fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair and deceptive trade practices; and claims involving covenants not to compete, trade secrets, and non-solicitation agreements. She also advises clients regarding commercial lease disputes involving summary ejectment actions, UCC issues, and other commercial real estate matters.

Katie is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

While at the University of Georgia, she was a notes editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and also was a teaching assistant at the Terry College of Business.

Representative Experience

  • Defended financial institutions from borrower/guarantor claims for misrepresentation, fraud, tortious interference with business, negligence, unfair trade practices, and related tort actions.
  • Litigated and negotiated a variety of state and federal court actions, including defense of lender liability claims, contract disputes, debt collection actions, title insurance claims, foreclosures, and receiverships.
  • Defended financial institutions from consumer claims involving loan and deposit products.
  • Defended a client in connection with a merger and acquisition questioned by the Federal Trade Commission, including participating in one of the only post-merger trials prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission in recent years.
  • Advised companies in a variety of industries in cases regarding the enforceability of covenants not to compete.

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2013