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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 representing professional race car drivers, teams, sponsors, agents and agencies, sanctioning bodies and other industry entities; representing sponsors in arrangements with NASCAR and other motorsports entities, MLB teams, NFL teams, NBA teams, professional soccer and golf; and assisting with arrangements in television, film and live entertainment.

Stoke helped spearhead the legal work for several major groundbreaking joint ventures in the NASCAR space, including the Gillett Evernham and Roush Fenway transactions. Having worked on 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 also includes the formation, purchase and sale of motorsports and other sports teams; all aspects of managing NASCAR Charter Member arrangements; event agreements; and servicing and other ventures between motorsports entities.

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 for more than a decade; Chair, 2017; Oversight Committee, 2017-19
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Personnel Committee, 2007-20; Board of Governors, 2004; Sports & Entertainment Law Section, Chairman, 2003
  • Sports Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2004-19; Director Emeritus, 2020-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
  • Youth Racers of America, Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • Queens University, Board of Visitors, 2014-23
  • First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, Deacon and Elder
  • First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte Schools, Board of Directors, 2019-21
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund Annual Awards of Excellence, Charlotte Dinner Committee, 2008-14  
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