Companies seeking to keep their innovations and information safeguarded in today's world of data breaches, IP theft and other security matters have a sophisticated ally in Smith Anderson.
In 2013, our Firm completed over 200 deals for our business clients, representing in excess of 11.6 billion in value, including the nation’s 10th largest IPO for the year.
We have come a long way since our founding in 1912, but our core principles are unchanging. We are dedicated to furthering our clients’ interests by providing intelligent guidance, strategic counsel, solid advice and excellent results.
Smith Anderson is pleased to have served as lead counsel to General Parts International in its merger with Advance Auto Parts. Valued in excess of $2 billion, it is one of the largest private company transactions in North Carolina history.
Three homegrown start-ups received funding to further pursue the dream of growing their businesses and bringing revolutionary new products to market.
Construction is now underway on Skyhouse®, a 23-story luxury apartment building that is the first high-rise to be built in downtown Raleigh in more than five years. The developer, Novare Group, turned to Smith Anderson’s Real Estate Development practice to help resolve zoning issues and obtain permits necessary for the project’s construction.
For the first time, Smith Anderson has landed on the National Law Journal’s annual NLJ 350 list, which identifies the largest law firms in the United States by number of lawyers. With 122 lawyers, Smith Anderson ranks #333 on the list published June 10, 2013.
Our philosophy of putting clients first guides us in everything we do. Our Firm is built on a foundation of longstanding client relationships, and we are proud that our clients look to us as trusted advisers.
We are proud to support more than 75 not-for-profits and associations through sponsorships and volunteer time. To mark the Firm’s centennial, we committed $100,000 to Legal Aid of North Carolina, a statewide nonprofit law firm that provides free legal advice to low-income people.
"They give us the finest teams, are responsive and staff accordingly. Very thoughtful and pragmatic."
- Client quotation as published in Chambers USA 2013
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