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Responsive, knowledgeable legal advice and services to individuals and businesses. With a big firm background, Shannon's clients benefit from her sophisticated level of experience and high standards for case management, while getting the personalized client attention that comes from dealing directly with your attorney. She builds strong relationships with clients, engaging with them to understand their business, and their business and personal objectives, to provide tailored legal advice.
Shannon L. Vandiver | Attorney and Counselor at Law
NCDRC Certified Mediator for N.C. Civil Superior Court Matters & Matters Before the N.C. Clerks of Superior Court
Ms. Vandiver practices law in the Lake Norman area including in Mecklenburg, Iredell and surrounding counties, concentrating primarily on litigation and motorsports related matters. She has vast experience in the motorsports industry having represented motorsports teams, owners, male and female drivers, executives, employees, team members, sponsors, vendors and support personnel in a variety of racing divisions. Ms. Vandiver also handles various types of civil business matters and civil and business litigation issues including serving as general counsel as well as contract drafting, analysis, negotiations and disputes, business breakups, commercial lease disputes, collection matters and matters related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. She also handles disputes or hearings involving will caveats and contests, breaches of fiduciary duty and incompetency and guardianship petitions.
Licensed in North Carolina and admitted to practice before state and federal courts in North Carolina, Ms. Vandiver is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association as well as the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). She has held various posts in the NCBA's Sports and Entertainment Law Section and is a past Chair of the Section. Ms. Vandiver served as a guest lecturer for a Sports Marketing and Management MBA Sports Law program and was featured in N.C. Lawyers Weekly for her Sports Law practice. She is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Mediator for N.C. Civil Superior Court Matters and Matters before the N.C. Superior Court Clerks.
Education and Experience
Ms. Vandiver received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University where she was an Editor of the Campbell Law Review, the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer, was nationally recognized for trial advocacy, was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and received numerous academic and clinical awards. After law school, Ms. Vandiver served as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, later practiced law as a litigator with an Am Law 100 law firm conducting nationwide products liability litigation for a Fortune 500 company and then began her Sports Law practice at a boutique firm in Charlotte, before opening her own firm in 2009.
Commitment to the Community
A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Ms. Vandiver currently resides in nearby Cornelius, North Carolina and is actively involved in her community including, among other things, through her engagement in the following endeavors and organizations.
Past President, former Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors, The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.
Past President, Board of Directors, Teen Health Connection
State Championship-Winning Middle School Mock Trial Coach
2023-2026 Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association
2023-2026 Audit and Finance Committee, North Carolina Bar Foundation
Former Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, North Carolina Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section
Recognized as one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women
2023-2026 NCBA Board of Governors
2016-2017 Chair of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section
2015-2016 Vice Chair of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section
2013-2015 Secretary of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section