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Practice Areas

Practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, private equity, venture capital, securities law, and technology law. Extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies, private equity and venture capital transactions and public offerings.

Career

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan, L.L.P., 1987-present. Chairman of the firm's Policy and Planning Committee, Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate Team and Private Equity Practice Group Leader. Honors include listing in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Law, and Venture Capital Law; Named 2018 and 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions for Raleigh by The Best Lawyers in America; Named 2016 and 2011 Lawyer of the Year in Securities/Capital Markets Law for Raleigh by The Best Lawyers in America; and included in North Carolina Super Lawyers since inception.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to practice in North Carolina (1987). Member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association and American Counsel Association; Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and past Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association; past Business Law Fellow of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.

Personal

Member of the Board of Directors of The North Carolina Technology Association;Member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Greater Triangle; Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Miracle League of the Triangle, Inc.; Past Member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors;JD (with honors), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987; MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983.