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Phone: 919.821.6749
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., 2003

University of North Carolina, B.S., with highest distinction, 2000

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Brian D. Meacham

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6719
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Brian Meacham joined Smith Anderson in September 2003. He has experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, counseling clients with regard to general commercial and corporate law issues, and representing clients in connection with leasing, buying, and selling commercial real estate.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Mentor, North Carolina Bar Association Mentoring Program (2011-2013)
  • North Carolina YLD Bar Exam Committee (2007-2010)
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar, Bar Candidate Interview Committee (2005-2013)
    • Vice-Chair (2009-2013)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • UNC Law Alumni Association Engagement Committee (2009-present)
    • Chair (2014-present)

Honors & Awards

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Real Estate (2012)
  • J. Nelson Young Award Winner, 2003 (Outstanding Third-Year Student in Tax Law)
  • North Carolina Banking Institute, Articles and Notes Editor, 2002-2003
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2017)


  • Represented large privately-held soft drink manufacturer, seller and distributing company in multiple acquisitions of independent bottlers
  • Represented a major convenience store chain in multiple acquisitions, real property sales, and leasing matters throughout the southeast
  • Represented a family-owned national customized food service company in acquisition of a national restaurant chain’s in-house distribution business
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in negotiation of multiple master services agreements with national and international pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer and supplier to the papermaking industry in negotiation of multiple supply agreements with materials suppliers
  • Represented a high concentration solar module manufacturer in the negotiation of a long-term supply agreement with an international energy company
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in a merger with a subsidiary of a publicly-traded international pharmaceutical company
  • Represented equipment retailer in connection with store acquisitions and leasing matters throughout central and eastern North Carolina