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

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Chairman: Gerald F Roach
Managing Partner: Byron B Kirkland
Number of partners: 77
Number of lawyers: 137
Languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina – one of the country’s fastest-growing hubs for innovation. At its core, Smith Anderson is passionate about advising dynamic regional, national and global companies and providing them unparalleled client service. It’s that client focus which has proudly earned Smith Anderson accolades from leading legal publications, including its recognition as a ‘Client Service A-Team’ firm by BTI Consulting Group for the past five years. Smith Anderson is a rare combination of legal and business innovators with a culture and heritage that has been shaped for more than 100 years. Grounded in the time-tested principles that have guided the firm to where it is today, Smith Anderson is dedicated to the success of its clients and the communities it serves.


Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions:

The firm has one of the state’s leading public company practices as measured by number and size of transactions and public company clients. It provides a broad range of general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, joint venture, venture capital, private equity, employee benefits, intellectual property and technology advice to clients ranging from established public companies to venture capital backed start-ups and venture funds.
Contact: Gerald F Roach
Tel: 919 821 6668
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Transactions:
The firm has significant experience in secured and unsecured bank lending, joint ventures, venture and mezzanine investments, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financing, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, workouts and reorganizations, conduit financing, securitizations and other asset-based financings, divestitures, licensing and franchising. The firm also has an extensive tax practice providing planning and advice, as well as representation of clients in tax controversies.
Contact: Bart A Norman
Tel: 919 821 6752
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation:
The firm is adept at handling large multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation projects and missioncritical matters for clients. The group’s lawyers have extensive experience in counseling and representing client disputes between buyers and sellers of goods and services, commercial real estate disputes, banking litigation, intellectual property, insurance matters and class action and derivative shareholder litigation.
Contact: Christopher G Smith
Tel: 919 821 6745
Email: [email protected]

General Litigation:
The firm’s products liability group regularly advises manufacturers as well as large and small product retailers, distributors and insurance carriers on their risk-management programs and issues. This group covers all aspects of product liability and major tort matters, including preventive counseling, product literature review, liability audits and claims management, as well as root-cause analysis, trials and appeals. The firm’s medical malpractice group assists health care providers through pre-litigation claims, discovery, depositions, medical records analysis and trials and appellate advocacy.
Contact: Timothy P Lehan
Tel: 919 821 6666
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Labor & Human Resources:
The firm has extensive experience with complex and challenging employment issues and litigation, including FLSA/state wage and hour compliance and class litigation; systemic discrimination risk management and litigation; workplace harassment, training and investigation; workforce restructuring; merger and acquisition integration; non-competition agreements; executive employment and severance agreements; human resources audits; affirmative action plans and OFCCP audits; policies and procedures development; drug and alcohol testing; workplace violence; and flexible staffing matters.
Contact: J Travis Hockaday
Tel: 919 821 6757
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate Development:
The firm has been heavily involved in many of the state’s largest real estate developments – both public and private projects – including major mixed-use, office, manufacturing, multi-family, retail, natural resource, infrastructure and public utility projects. It represents developers, investors, lenders, sureties, contractors, landlords and tenants in local and multistate transactions. The firm also counsels owners, general contractors and large subcontractors during all stages of construction, including bidding and contracting, contract administration and claim avoidance. Additionally, when litigation is threatened, the firm routinely advises clients in the areas of risk identification and evaluation, risk avoidance and pre-litigation planning.
Contact: Peter J Marino
Tel: 919 821 6607
Email: [email protected]

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