Kent Auberry has over 30 years' experience in general business representation, with a focus on merger and acquisition transactions. In the course of his practice, Kent has seen the transition of the regional economy from tobacco, textiles and furniture, to healthcare, logistics and technology/education, and his concentration has evolved along with this transformation. In addition to his transactional work, Kent has developed long standing relationships with a number of clients whom he counsels on a day to day basis on a broad spectrum of business needs, including, corporate governance, capital formation and federal and state securities law compliance, intellectual property matters, advertising issues, sales, distribution and licensing arrangements, and other trade regulation matters.
Kent's merger and acquisition experience includes representing both buyers and sellers in fields such as health care, textiles, apparel, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. He has been acknowledged by his peers in the legal profession, who have recognized him for the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities section of the directory Best Lawyers in America; Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for Business Law; and selected him for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2006-2017.
Kent is also an Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Law, where he teaches Business Planning.