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Practice Areas

State & Local Tax

Tax Controversy


Economic Development


Commercial Litigation & Business Torts

Appellate Practice & Legal Strategies

Higher Education


Charles Mercer co-chairs Nelson Mullins' state and local tax practice and has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative boards and commissions. He serves as a lawyer and advisor to corporations, partnerships, and individuals on a variety of issues. He provides counsel, guidance, and strategic advice to clients on a range of complex issues involving litigation and administrative matters, regulatory questions, and economic development strategies.

He has enjoyed a wide-ranging legal practice for more than 30 years.

Professional Memberships

Taught at New York University, Duke University, Campbell University, and the University of Miami schools of law

North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section and Tax Section (Member, Tax Section Council)

American Bar Association

Council on State Taxation

Institute for Professionals in Taxation


New York University School of Law, LLM

University of Miami School of Law, JD

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MPA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Political Science