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Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., 2012

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2009

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Charles R. Kabugo-Musoke

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6683
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Charles Kabugo-Musoke joined Smith Anderson in September 2012. His practice focuses on the areas of corporate finance, banking and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, and complex commercial transactions. Charles has experience with corporate and finance transactions involving public and private companies, including syndicated and commercial loans, senior and subordinated debt offerings, mezzanine finance, and other debt and equity investments. 

Charles also serves on Smith Anderson’s Associate Committee.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Raleigh Boys Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Volunteer
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • UNC School of Law’s Center for Banking and Finance, Board of Advisors, 2011 – 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Editor in Chief, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal


  • Represented financial institutions in connection with various lending matters, including credit facilities, commercial lending, mezzanine financing, bond transactions, letters of credit and commercial real estate
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in connection with a $275 million accounts receivable securitization program
  • Advised a private equity fund on the acquisition, equity and debt financing of a reference laboratory
  • Represented a major regional distributor of industrial gases in a strategic merger of equals of two similarly situated businesses
  • Represented multiple publicly traded business development companies in connection with various debt and equity investments
  • Represented banking clients in connection with regulatory matters related to capital transactions, merger transactions and joint ventures before the Federal Reserve, FDIC, N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks and other regulatory agencies
  • Represented derivatives markets participants in connection with formulating their regulatory compliance efforts under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Represented a provider of crowdfunding services in connection with various mortgage lending activities
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $1.1 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company in $2.225 billion senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities, and subsequent $250 million term loan and revolving credit facility add-on transaction and repricing amendments



  • A Wal-Mart-Owned ILC: Why Congress Should Give the Green Light, 15 N.C. Banking Inst. 393 (2011).