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Washington and Lee University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1986, Omicron Delta Kappa; Order of the Coif; John W. Davis Award for the Highest Academic Average; Note and Comment Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review, 1985-86

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 1978


Stoke Caldwell’s vast experience primarily includes representation of professional race car drivers, teams, sponsors, sanctioning bodies and other industry entities; representation of entertainment entities in television, film and live entertainment; and representation of sponsors in major arrangements with MLB teams, NFL teams, NBA teams, and NASCAR and NASCAR teams.

He helped spearhead the legal work for several major groundbreaking joint ventures in the NASCAR space, including the Gillett Evernham and Roush Fenway transactions. Stoke has drafted and negotiated hundreds of motorsports agreements. Having worked on these transactions from all angles, he has a unique perspective and is able to provide insight regarding issues affecting all parties, along with market insight on industry terms.

Stoke's practice includes the formation, purchase and sale of motorsports and other sports teams, the creation of joint venture and servicing arrangements, and the purchase and sale of various other types of entities with strategic and financial investors and sellers.

He is a frequent speaker on sports and entertainment law, including seminars for the NCBA, the Sports Lawyers Association, TRAC and the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, Development Committee, Chair, 2017; Oversight Committee, 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Personnel Committee, 2007-present; Board of Governors, 2004; Sports & Entertainment Law Section, Chairman, 2003
  • Sports Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2004-present
  • The Racing Attorney Conference, Co-Founder

Community Affiliations

  • Dale Jr. Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Kevin Harvick Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Queens University, Board of Visitors, 2014-present
  • First Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elder
  • FPC Schools, Board of Directors
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund Annual Awards of Excellence, Charlotte Dinner Committee,
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