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Lee Ann Higgins
Phone: 919.838.6655
Fax: 919.821.6800
lhiggins@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 1990

North Carolina State University, B.S., Computer Science, 1987

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Robert E. Duggins

Partner
  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6762
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Rob Duggins began working with Smith Anderson in 1990. He leads the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions group and practices corporate law. Rob works with private and public growth companies throughout their development, including start-up and general corporate matters, venture capital financing, acquisitions, commercial contracting, corporate compliance, and intellectual property planning and protection.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education
  • Elder, past Clerk of Session, Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Member, Board of Directors, Trinity Academy of Raleigh

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2015-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013-2017)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2015-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Experience

  • Represented a public specialty pharmaceutical company in its $150 million acquisition of a private specialty pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a global solid state LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturing company in connection with its $525 million stock acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of commercial lighting products
  • Represented a global solid state LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturing company in connection with its strategic alliance with a manufacturer and distributor of specialty lighting control products
  • Represented venture-backed laboratory software company in its $30 million acquisition by a global supplier of medical products
  • Represented subsidiary of a company focused on investment and collaborative transactions in biopharmaceuticals and related industries in connection with its collaboration agreement with a global pharmaceutical company to conduct multiple clinical trials
  • Represented a human resources computer software company in its $100 million acquisition by a private equity firm
  • Represented an international manufacturer of integrated fueling systems for fueling stations in its strategic collaboration with a specialty software company
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in connection with its collaboration agreement with a Fortune 150 company to develop a project management platform
  • Represent a global solid state LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturing company in a wide range of supply, distribution, collaboration and other commercial arrangements with industry partners

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