W. Taylor  Stanley

W. Taylor Stanley

Associate
  • 803-277-4215
Taylor Stanley focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, and other complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

He also has experience in title litigation, business formation, foreclosure litigation, corporate governance, and landlord-tenant law. Taylor has extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and owners in multi-million dollar construction defect litigation, zoning issues, liens, and payment disputes, having worked for a small construction firm in North Carolina and a plaintiff’s firm in Columbia prior to joining Turner Padget. He has also represented creditors and condominium associations in foreclosures, collection actions, and Master Deed enforcement actions throughout his career. Taylor is the former Secretary of the New Hanover County Bar Association, Inc. and former outside general counsel to an agency of the State of South Carolina.

Taylor has been recognized as a “Rising Star” Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Business Litigation. He has successfully represented members and shareholders in ownership disputes and dissolution actions. Stanley has represented clients in bet-the-company litigation requiring pro hac vice admissions in multiple jurisdictions across the country, and acted as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys. It is through this teamwork that Stanley seeks to deliver cost-effective, tailored representation for every client.

Taylor’s practice is centered on responsiveness and service. His undergraduate degree in Business Administration allows him to understand business goals in the courtroom, in the boardroom, and at the negotiating table. Stanley’s transactional experience allows him to understand the pitfalls which can occur which commonly lead to litigation while his litigation experience allows him anticipate issues to avoid when drafting transactional documents.
•Obtained summary judgment for individual client involving allegations of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and breach of contract.
•Successfully argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals in The Spur at Williams Brice Owners Ass’n v. Lalla, 415 S.C. 72, 781 S.E.2d 115 (Ct. App. 2015).
•Obtained summary judgment for condominium association seeking enforcement of special assessments resulting from the “Flood of 2015” involving construction of the South Carolina Horizontal Property Act.
•Represented Developers in acquisition of multi-million dollar parcels for large retail anchor tenants and urban redevelopment projects.
•Represented insureds for title insurance companies seeking easements, reformation of conveyance documents, determination of priority of liens, and actions to quite title.
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • North Carolina State University, B.A., 2010
  • South Carolina Bar, 2013
  • North Carolina Bar, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
• American Bar Association
• Former New Hanover County Bar Association Board Member (2017-2019) and Secretary (2018-2019)
• South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Super Lawyers NC, Rising Star in Business Litigation (2019)