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Julia Moore
Phone: 919.838.2052
Fax: 919.821.6800
jmmoore@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • New York

Education

Columbia University, J.D., 1994

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1986

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Miranda R. Miller

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  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6713
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Miranda Miller practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on representing private equity and venture capital investors, mezzanine lenders, the formation, financing and general representation of early-stage start-ups, public and private growth and technology and life science companies and closely-held businesses, and the representation of investors, shareholders and institutions involved with such companies. She regularly represents both companies and investors in a variety of corporate activities, including venture capital and private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, public and private offerings, joint venture transactions and strategic partnerships and collaborations. She also advises companies and their directors and officers on corporate governance matters and other general corporate and business matters. In addition, Miranda's merger and acquisition practice includes representation of business entities in connection with Hart-Scott-Rodina filings and anti-trust planning.

Miranda practiced corporate law at Kilpatrick Stockton (now Kilpatrick Townsend) in Raleigh, North Carolina and at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan (now Winston & Strawn) in New York before she joined Smith Anderson in 2001.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Volunteer, NC LEAP (North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program), a project of the North Carolina Bar Association and the NCBA Foundation that provides free legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs starting or expanding their businesses
    • Volunteer, Legal Aid Lawyer on the Line, a pro bono partnership between N.C. Legal Aid and the N.C. Bar that provides legal assistance to indigent clients
  • Raleigh City Farm, Board of Directors
  • Wake County Bar Association

Experience

  • Represented a global contract research organization (CRO) in restructuring, $12.7 million equity financing and acquisition
  • Represented a global contract research organization (CRO) in acquisition of services company for up to $28 million and $6 million preferred equity financing
  • Represented a global contract research organization (CRO) in $60 million equity and secured debt financing
  • Represented a regional venture capital fund in formation of life science portfolio company and Series A equity financing
  • Represented a biopharmaceutical-focused private equity firm in formation of portfolio company and $25 million Series A equity financing
  • Represented various lenders in equity co-investments in portfolio companies
  • Represented a life science company in equity and debt financings, providing general corporate advice, including advice on equity compensation
  • Represented a company in $25 million in preferred stock financing by major financial investor
  • Represented a medical device maker in start-up matters and equity financing
  • Represented a national venture capital fund in multiple early stage investments in technology and life science portfolio companies
  • Represented a life science company in $50 million mezzanine financing
  • Represented a regional venture capital firm in Series B financing in specialty pharmaceutical company
  • Represented lender in wind-down of distressed portfolio company
  • Represented early stage health care information company in Series A financing
  • Represented major health insurance company's private investment arm in early stage investment in health care technology company
  • Represented ag bio company in all stages of equity financing, beginning with Series A round and culminating in its acquisition by global ag bio entity  

Events

  • CLE titled, Art of the Venture Deal: Debt Financing for Early-Stage Companies, series hosted at Smith Anderson’s office, Raleigh, N.C., November 2013
  • CLE titled, Art of the Venture Deal: Financing alternatives for start-up companies, series hosted at Smith Anderson's office, Raleigh, N.C., November 2012