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Brett A. Durham

Fax +1.704.353.3213

Mr. Durham focuses his practice on private equity and mezzanine finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law matters. He has represented clients in a variety of complex business transactions, including the purchase and sale of private companies and divisions of public companies, recapitalizations, equity and mezzanine debt investments, the establishment of joint ventures and other strategic and corporate matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Durham worked as an analyst in the Human Resources Department of McKesson General Medical, a national medical supply distributor based in Richmond, Va.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2012-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013-2019
  • Selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list, Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2014

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Work Team Leader, Habitat for Humanity
  • Represented an equity sponsor in its leveraged acquisition of a wholesale automotive parts distributor.  
  • Represented an industrial manufacturer in connection with a variety of corporate matters, including equity financings, sale and leaseback transactions and commercial contract negotiations.
  • Represented an equity sponsor in connection with its investment in a biologics manufacturer.  
  • Represented a publicly-traded company in divestitures of various business units.  
  • Represented a joint venture participant in its entry into and financing of a renewable energy project to refine and sell landfill gas.  
  • Represented a residential home builder in connection with a variety of corporate matters, including joint ventures and commercial contract negotiations.