Marc E. Gustafson

How I Can Help

Employment Law
Employment Litigation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, and Confidentiality Agreements
Class Action Litigation
Wage and Hour Compliance, Including Overtime and Full-Time Employee Status
Employee Discipline, Termination and Other Personnel Matters
Review of Employment Contracts
Representation Before EEOC, Employment Security Commission and Department of Labor


Marc Gustafson has been litigating for 15 years. He has represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in employment matters, contract disputes, and a variety of business matters. Marc also has experience as an in-house attorney for a publicly traded company. Marc sees his role as a counselor of law and works closely with his clients to develop a relationship that best represents their legal, financial, and personal interests.

Marc is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and Georgia. He has had articles published in the NC Lawyers Weekly, Deal Lawyers, and the Charlotte Observer. He has also been featured by the Charlotte Business Journal, WSOC, nFocus magazine, and Charlotte Viewpoint. Marc is a Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Super Lawyers Rising Star, and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney.

Marc is a graduate of Monroe High School, the UNC School of Education (1997), where he was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, and the Indiana University School of Law (2001).

Marc is also active in the community, serving on the Board of the Arts and Science Council, as the Chair of the Public Art Commission, and on the Board of 24 Hours of Booty.  Marc is also the Executive Director of Charlotte Viewpoint, a non-profit arts publication.  In the past, Marc has served on the UNC Board of Visitors, the ASC Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the Boards of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Common Grounds Farm Stand, and the Spokes Group.  Marc is an Eagle Scout.

Marc and his wife, Jane, have two young boys, Knox and William.


  • Indiana University School of Law, 2001
  • University of North Carolina, School of Education, 1997

Representative Work

  • Resolved non-compete restrictions in employment contract, permitting employee to continue to work in industry.
  • Negotiated sale of limited liability interest to remaining partners of successful medical practice.
  • Represented employee pension fund in sale of one of the largest tracts of commercial real estate remaining in Uptown Charlotte.
  • Bargained for increased severance of Fortune 500 senior executive, allowing executive to retire.
  • Litigated contentious matter involving multi-state technology businesses over non-compete and duty of loyalty issues.

Professional Recognition

Associations & Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court
    • Western District of North Carolina
    • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • Northern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section, Chair (2016-present)

Words of Wisdom...

Lawyers, who have traditionally been honored for their skill as advocates and litigators, have it within their power to be honored as healers and peacemakers, and that, in addition to serving as ministers of justice, they can also become ministers of peace.

- Chief Judge Edward D. Re Emeritus, the United States Court of International Trade