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Ethan J. Sanders

Ethan J. Sanders


Charlotte, NC

How Ethan Helps Clients

Ethan has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including construction, financial claims, products liability, in all phases of litigation, including motion practice, discovery and depositions, and trial. He is also experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts for construction projects of various sizes and types, including commercial data centers; manufacturing facilities; office buildings; and entertainment venues. Ethan’s litigation experience provides him a valuable perspective in drafting construction contracts with the ultimate goal of helping clients avoid disputes. Construction litigation clients also appreciate that he is trained on the transactional side of their industry.

Ethan is engaged in the developing practices of eSports and sports betting, both by monitoring, speaking and writing on current trends, and by communicating with clients regarding these rapidly changing areas of law. Fluent in Spanish, he has also worked on various immigration matters with Spanish speaking clients.

What Clients Can Expect

Clients look to Ethan for his analytical and drafting skills associated with construction transactions, as well as his attention to detail and approachable communication style. Ethan enjoys and excels at strongly advocating for his clients in a wide variety of matters and industries. He has the knowledge and experience to quickly identify key issues and devise and implement an effective and efficient legal strategy. 

I am a team player and excellent communicator that will partner with you and your team to get into the endzone, no matter how much time is left on the clock. 

Outside the Office

Outside of the office, Ethan likes spending time exploring Charlotte, finding hikes with friends and family, and competing in powerlifting. He is also a proud fan of his hometown Kansas City Chiefs and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes. 

Proof Points

  • Negotiates and drafts contracts, including American Institute of Architects (AIA) forms, for commercial owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and architects on both public and private projects. Ethan's experience includes representing commercial owners regarding construction of data centers in many states around the country. He frequently advises clients, including project managers and principals, throughout the contracting process, to best protect the clients' interests and avoid common pitfalls. Proficient with a variety of contract delivery methods, including design-build, construction manager, and designer.
  • Represented construction contractor in various disputes in Missouri and Kansas, including first-chairing lay and expert depositions, mediations, and hearings, and engaging and working with expert witnesses.
  • Represented general contractor in construction contract arbitration associated with the construction of an extensive wind farm project.
  • Supported fact investigation, discovery, and trial preparation in an employment matter that resulted in voluntary dismissal of case by plaintiff.
  • Successfully represented client in pro bono construction matter against contractor, securing settlement at mediation after extensive discovery and expert witness engagement.