Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital, its second largest city, and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. With its proximity to major universities and research facilities, our Raleigh office serves the legal needs of educational institutions and businesses in numerous industries in key practice areas including corporate, employment, environmental, litigation, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. In collaboration with our colleagues across the globe, we offer our clients substantive expertise and geographic intelligence locally, nationally, and globally.
Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts, licensing, technology transfer and corporate governance are mainstays of our corporate practice, along with providing sophisticated securities advice.
From workplace safety and harassment to fair labor standards and layoffs to the enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements, our employment lawyers assist employers in solving the full range of complex employee relations issues.
Nationally recognized lawyers specializing in environmental matters frequently coordinate with our real estate and corporate lawyers on real estate development and business transactions, in addition to handling environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and enforcement defense.
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.
Possessing a longstanding reputation as leaders in the field, our real estate lawyers are active participants in the region’s ongoing growth. They assist clients with all phases of real estate development, including debt financings, joint ventures, leasing, and complex asset acquisitions and dispositions.
The lawyers in our restructuring and insolvency practice assist clients with litigation in bankruptcy courts, 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 the legal needs of an industry spanning 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.
The Raleigh office and its lawyers are consistently recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and Chambers USA for our work in these areas of law.
- The 2020 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranks the Raleigh office as Tier 1 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Environmental Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Litigation - Environmental; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; and Real Estate Law.
- The 2020 United States Chambers guide recognized the firm as leaders in North Carolina in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/M&A; Environment; Healthcare; and Real Estate.
- In 2020, nine of our Raleigh attorneys were named among the Best Lawyers in America.