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Patricia Gibson
Phone: 919.838.2093
Fax: 919.821.6800
pgibson@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • New York

Education

Duke University, J.D., 1997

Duke University, B.A., 1993

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Geoffrey R. Krouse

Of Counsel
  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6624
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Geoff Krouse joined Smith Anderson in May 2005, after almost eight years of practicing in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and private equity in New York with Vinson & Elkins and Andrews & Kurth. Geoff’s practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, and other corporate and compliance matters. He has experience working with a variety of clients including public and private companies, investment banks and private equity firms in industries such as pharmaceutical services, technology and energy, among others. Geoff is also co-chair of our Recruiting Committee and our Diversity Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Audacity Factory, Board of Directors
  • Association for Corporate Growth (RTP Chapter), Board Member (2011-2014)
  • Duke Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Duke Law School Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Attorney Mentor
  • Duke Law School Triangle Alumni Club, Co-Chair
  • Montessori School of Raleigh, Board of Trustees
  • Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Board of Trustees (Past President)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013-2017)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010 & 2011)

Experience

  • Represented a leading international developer of video games and game engine software in significant minority investment by a Chinese internet company
  • Represented a publicly-traded business development company in connection with various mezzanine debt and equity investments
  • Represented a healthcare investment fund in connection with initial fund formation for a biopharmaceutical-focused private equity firm
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in connection with $1.6 billion private equity recapitalization transaction
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical services company in connection with acquisition of Latin American clinical research organization business
  • Represented a company focused on investment and collaborative transactions in biopharmaceuticals and related industries in connection with share repurchase transaction
  • Represented a publicly-traded company and leading producer of construction aggregates in the U.S. in connection with acquisition of Western-based aggregates business

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