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Contact: Thomas W. Epting
Overview

Members of the Smith Moore Leatherwood Business and Corporate Transactions group have built relationships that have endured for decades, acting as an outside general counsel, strategic business advisor, and one-stop legal resource for businesses of all types and sizes.  We take a proactive approach in helping our clients solve day-to-day problems and developing strategies for future growth or dispositions.

We know the fundamental measure of a good client relationship is how little our clients worry about legal matters and how much they focus on the success of their business.  For large public and private clients, as well as small private and closely-held family companies, our business lawyers act as a primary contact, handling day-to-day legal matters and referring clients to other Smith Moore Leatherwood lawyers with skills in particular disciplines as needed.

Smith Moore Leatherwood's business lawyers give advice on a variety of issues including:
 

  • Business ownership, control and management issues such as entity formation, tax planning, and executive compensation
  • Acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Stock and asset sales
  • Mergers, leveraged buy-outs, and going-private transactions
  • Debt and equity finance
  • International transactions

Our attorneys represent a variety of business concerns, some focusing on distinct industries such as health care, education, textiles, finance, transportation and insurance.  We have hands-on experience dealing with all forms of business enterprises, including limited liability companies, partnerships and professional corporations.  The group offers tax services, advises on start-up issues and regulatory compliance, and regularly assists with contract issues such as shareholder agreements, employment contracts, licensing agreements, supply contracts, consulting agreements, purchase and sale forms, and warranty agreements.  We are skilled in handling mergers, acquisitions and other transactions involving business combinations, representing buyers, sellers and equity investors.

Attorneys
NAME TITLE LOCATION CONTACT
Partner
(336) 378-5284
Partner
(336) 378-5438
Partner
(336) 378-5396
Associate
(864) 751-7626
Partner
(404) 962-1037
Partner
(704) 384-2641
Retired
(336) 378-5275
Partner
(843) 300-6638
Partner
(704) 384-2650
Partner
(919) 755-8819
Partner
(864) 751-7654
Partner, Technology Industry Leader
(336) 378-5356
Of Counsel, Manufacturing Team Leader
(864) 751-7681
Partner
(404) 962-1038
Partner
(336) 378-5597
Partner in Charge
(404) 962-1036
Partner
(336) 378-5483
Partner, Banking & Financial Services Leader
(336) 378-5279
Partner, Education and Non-Profit Industry Leader
(336) 378-5551
Of Counsel
(910) 815-7126
Partner
(336) 378-5302
Partner
(864) 751-7608
Of Counsel
(336) 378-5204
Partner
(910) 815-7166
Associate
(910) 815-7121
Partner
(864) 751-7694
Associate
(864) 751-7621
Partner
(336) 378-5294
Partner
(336) 378-5442
Partner, Real Estate Leader
(864) 751-7619
Partner
(336) 378-5219
Partner in Charge
(864) 751-7687
Thought Leadership

Publications

April 11, 2017
September 27, 2016
December 05 2013
August 6, 2013
February 8, 2013
November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012
Fine Tuning Your Business, SML Perspectives
November 20, 2012
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
November 21, 2011
March 9, 2011
How to Freeze Your Assets, SML Perspectives
March 8, 2011
November 28, 2010

Events

January 04 2013
August 16 2011
News

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