Jeffrey P. MacHarg is a partner in the firm's litigation group. He counsels his clients on a range of complex commercial disputes and issues, including matters relating to construction and services contracts in the nuclear energy industry, financial and insurance products, loan and debt-related obligations, and disputes involving closely-held companies. Jeff has represented large companies in the nuclear energy, banking, loan servicing, real estate, and insurance industries, as well as smaller, closely-held companies and individuals. He has litigated issues involving complex design and construction projects, purchase orders and services contracts, commercial leases, shareholder agreements, loan servicing agreements and servicing practices, and other financial services issues, including so-called suitability and “predatory” tactics related to financial services products and practices. Jeff’s litigation experience includes matters in state and federal courts in North Carolina and other jurisdictions, including North Carolina's Business Court, and he has tried matters to decisions before arbitrators and federal and state juries.
Before relocating to Charlotte, NC and joining Smith Moore Leatherwood in 2007, Jeff practiced law in Pittsburgh, PA in the complex commercial litigation group of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Prior to that, Jeff was a Supply Officer in the United States Navy.