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Practice Areas

Rob Duggins leads the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions group and practices corporate law. He has advised public and private buyers and sellers in a variety of industries, notably pharmaceutical services, technology and electronics, and regularly advises boards of directors on related matters of corporate governance. His recent experience includes both domestic and cross-border work in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

Rob also advises sell-side clients on strategic planning and preparations in advance of potential acquisitions and has worked with and advised multiple buy-side clients on developing systematic programs to leverage efficiencies across multiple acquisitions and to integrate and harmonize execution between in-house legal departments and transaction lawyers from the firm.

In addition to his M&A practice, Rob is the partner in charge of Smith Anderson’s Knowledge Management program and the firm’s Corporate partner in charge of pricing and client service.


Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2015-2018)

The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013-2019)

North Carolina Super Lawyers (2015-2019)

Professional Memberships

Member, American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association.


Former Member, Board of Directors, Trinity Academy of Raleigh, Elder, past Clerk of Session, Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church.