Washington and Lee University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018; Order of the Coif; Symposium Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
Hampden-Sydney College, B.S., summa cum laude, 2015; Phi Beta Kappa
Spencer Wiles is a business litigator who represents clients in the litigation and arbitration of complex disputes focusing on matters in construction, insurance coverage, land use, sports and entertainment, and employment and labor. He routinely advises owners and contractors on a wide range of construction-related disputes, including defect cases, delay cases and payment disputes. In his insurance coverage practice, Spencer represents policyholders, exclusively, in insurance coverage disputes and counsels clients with respect to their coverage needs. He also maintains an active sports and entertainment practice and has successfully resolved disputes between motorsports teams, drivers and sponsors. In addition, Spencer regularly provides advice to employers regarding various issues and assists employers in conducting internal investigations. Spencer has experience in various stages of arbitration and litigation in federal and state court, including the North Carolina Business Court.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, commercial litigation, 2023-24
Advised the developer of a high-end multifamily and townhome project in the arbitration of complex claims concerning the delayed delivery and completion of the project by a contractor.
Advises the owner of a historical multifamily renovation project in the litigation of claims concerning the delayed delivery and completion of the project, as well as various defects in construction.
Represents a national general contractor in litigation defending against claims brought by the owner of a luxury multifamily project related to various alleged defects on the project.
Represents a developer of a retail and multifamily complex in connection with construction defect claims and various claims asserted by a subsequent purchaser.
Represented a national developer in litigation over structural issues related to construction and design issues in a commercial parking deck project.
Advises a national general contractor in various subcontractor default proceedings.
Represented an insured in a property insurance coverage lawsuit in the North Carolina Business Court involving a claim in excess of $26 million.
Counsels policyholders relative to their insurance coverage needs.
Represents various policyholders in suits against insurance brokers in connection with broker negligence.
Sports and Entertainment
Represents motorsports teams, drivers and sponsors in disputes involving driver replacements, sponsorship agreements and intellectual property issues.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a university in claims brought by former student-athletes alleging breach of contract, tortious interference and defamation.
Represented a national university in a successful pre-litigation mediation related to Title IX allegations made by student-athletes.
Represented a national university in the successful resolution of an amendment to a multimedia rights agreement affected by COVID-19.
Negotiates various agreements representing professional teams, sponsors, athletes and player agents.
Complex Business Litigation
Secured preliminary injunction in state court enforcing a nationwide noncompetition agreement for an industrial air filtration client and prohibiting a former executive from going to work for a direct competitor.
Advised a national health care business in a federal case against a regional hospital involving breach of contract and unfair business practices.
Represented an asset management firm in a federal case against a placement agent involving breach of contract, fraud and unfair business practices.
Advises a national perimeter security provider on the recovery of personal property in disputes throughout the country.
Represented a restaurant franchisor in a federal court action brought by a franchisee alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Represented a restaurant chain in a putative collective action asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Represents property owners and developers in condemnation proceedings brought by municipalities and state agencies.
Represents employers in agency proceedings and litigation involving discrimination and other employment claims.
Obtained a federal jury verdict on behalf of a client asserting claims for hostile work environment and constructive discharge.
News & Events
- Aug. 17, 2023
- Aug. 23, 2022
- Aug. 29, 2019
- Oct. 15, 2018
North Carolina Bar Center
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Cary, NC 27511Jan. 27, 2023
- May 30, 2019Robinson Bradshaw Publication