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Sharon Haselden
Phone: 919.838.2024
Fax: 919.821.6800

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2002

Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1999

North Carolina State University, B.A., cum laude, English, 1994

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Bart A. Norman

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6752
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Bart Norman has broad experience in the corporate and finance activities of public and private companies and is currently the co-head of the Finance Group at Smith Anderson. His experience includes syndicated and commercial loans, high-yield senior and subordinated debt offerings, mezzanine finance and financing for start-up and growth companies. He also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and other complex commercial transactions and regularly counsels clients with regard to commercial and corporate law issues.

Bart has been honored with recognition by clients and peers in such ranking publications as Chambers USA and North Carolina Super Lawyers. According to sources interviewed by Chambers USA on the quality of Bart’s service, he exhibits "great analysis, skill and judgment" (Chambers USA 2014).

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Smith Anderson Policy and Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair, Smith Anderson Lawyer Development Committee
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County, 1979)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rise Against Hunger (founded as Stop Hunger Now)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Staff of Hope, Inc.
  • Past Chair of the Finance Committee and Elder, Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Banking & Finance (2014-2016)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, Securities and Corporate Finance


  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in $2.225 billion senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities for purpose of refinancing outstanding indebtedness and payment of significant dividend, and subsequent $250 million term loan and revolving credit facility add-on transaction and repricing amendments
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer and supplier to the papermaking industry in $280 million multi-currency senior secured credit facilities and $240 million senior notes offering
  • Represented a telecommunications company in leveraged buyout utilizing $363.9 million senior secured term loan facilities
  • Represented a holding company in dividend recapitalization utilizing a new $300 million senior secured term loan
  • Represented a medical products supplier in $350 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Represented a major convenience store chain in $480 million senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities and $250 million senior notes offering for purpose of refinancing outstanding indebtedness including redemption of outstanding senior subordinated notes
  • Represented a clinical technology provider in going-private transaction utilizing $445 million senior secured credit facilities and $250 million senior notes offering
  • Represented a special purpose entity in $250 million royalty stream monetization
  • Represented a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical company in $60 million secured term loan
  • Represented a mezzanine lender in $25 million senior subordinated finance transaction and related intercreditor agreement with senior lender
  • Advised a privately-held food processing technology company in an agreement to sell the assets of its two wholly-owned subsidiaries for $25 million in cash at closing with a $20 million cash earnout


  • Speaker, Accessing the Debt Markets, VACO Raleigh's Continuing Professional Education Series, Raleigh, NC, March 24, 2014