Located in North Carolina’s capital city, our Raleigh office serves the area’s diverse set of businesses and industries. Our key practice areas include real estate, corporate/M&A, and securities, employment, environmental, litigation, bankruptcy, and restructuring. Rankings and Awards
Our real estate lawyers are active participants in the region’s ongoing growth, as business expansion fuels our clients’ real estate needs. The group continues its longstanding reputation as a leader in the field, assisting companies with all phases of real estate development, including debt financings, joint ventures, leasing, and complex asset acquisitions and dispositions of all product types.
The region’s growth also permits us to serve our client needs locally, nationally and globally. Our corporate lawyers handle mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts, licensing, and corporate governance. Our employment lawyers assist businesses in solving the full range of complex employee relations issues that companies face, from workplace safety and harassment issues to fair labor standards and layoffs. Our litigators handle complex and class action litigation and have extensive experience in product liability litigation, financial services litigation, complex business disputes, employment law matters, and real estate disputes. Raleigh restructuring lawyers assist clients with litigation in bankruptcy court, loan restructuring, senior and mezzanine debt, equity investments, and any number of other financing and investment transactions, as well as distressed acquisitions.
While the scope of the office’s practice is broad, many of our lawyers routinely work in the life sciences area, where they meet essentially all legal needs of a diverse industry encompassing clinical research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, health care, biomanufacturing, agricultural sciences, medical devices, and information technology. Our clients range from multinational biotechnology enterprises, to mid-market pharmacogenomics companies, to local emerging growth drug discovery companies. Our legal services regarding this industry segment include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, development and research agreements, compliance audits, and privacy matters.
- The office and our lawyers are consistently recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers and Chambers USA for our work in these areas of law. In the 2018 edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers rankings of “Best Law Firms,” was awarded 10 Tier-1 regional rankings in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Health Care Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Litigation - Environmental, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and Real Estate Law.
- In 2017, one of our Raleigh partners was named “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in environmental law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.