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Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Esteemed finance practice which leverages its longstanding expertise and institutional relationships within the Research Triangle's technology and life sciences communities to advise on sophisticated leveraged finance transactions. Offers complementary strengths in lender-side engagements, including niche expertise in advising venture bank lenders on loan transactions, and handling finance work for alternative lenders.

Strengths

A client states: "We are very satisfied with the work they perform and the advice they give. They are always very responsive and have people ready to address our needs in a lot of different areas."

Another adds: "I would describe the firm's service as being very strong and my overall impression of the firm is very favorable."

Work highlights

Engaged by venture lending bank Pacific Western Bank to advise on the provision of a $35 million senior credit facility to a company specializing in catering services.

Notable practitioners

Bart Norman has a multifaceted borrower-side practice which sees him advise on M&A deals, commercial transactions and related financing matters. He also acts for startups and emerging companies on securing financing.

Lee Kirby acts for both lenders and borrowers on corporate lending matters. He acts for clients active in the technology, life sciences and industrials sectors, as well as offering significant experience in energy finance mandates.

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Overview

Smith Anderson is a leading North Carolina law firm for borrower and issuer representation in corporate and syndicated finance. Our lawyers help boards and management consider and structure financing alternatives in rapidly changing markets, and we have been involved in many of the largest debt finance transactions for companies in North Carolina and the Research Triangle region. Over the past five years, we have worked with syndicated loan financings and high-yield bond transactions for leveraged buyouts, mergers, asset-based loans (ABL), acquisition finance, working capital and dividend recaps totaling in excess of $15 billion.

We are proud of our record of successfully representing clients in their completion of leveraged finance transactions with lead arrangers, initial purchasers and underwriters. Our clients operate in industries which include manufacturing, distribution, life sciences, health care, technology, telecommunications, media and energy. We bring value to their leveraged finance transactions based on our experience, knowledge of the debt markets and commitment to knowing our clients well and understanding their businesses. 

Since 2011, Smith Anderson has been one of the only North Carolina-based law firms to place in multiple years among the top firms in the nation in law firm league tables published by Thomson Reuters LPC. Smith Anderson has placed in the league tables for volume and number of borrower-side leveraged transactions.

Industries

Distribution

Energy

Health Care

Life Sciences

Manufacturing

Technology

Telecommunications and Media

Banking & Finance

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

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Location

Wells Fargo Capitol Center

150 Fayetteville Street

Suite 2300

Raleigh

North Carolina

USA

NC 27601

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North Carolina

Banking & Finance


Bart A Norman
Band 4
Lee M Kirby Jr
Band 4