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Sharon Haselden
Phone: 919.838.2024
Fax: 919.821.6800

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987

Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983

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Timothy S. Goettel

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6751
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Tim Goettel handles complex acquisitions and divestitures across a range of industries, advises clients on significant corporate governance matters, and represents issuers in public and private offering and financing transactions.

Tim has worked in the energy, financial services and information technology industries, among others. In the course of his transactional practice, he has worked with other practice areas to resolve a wide range of issues, including international tax matters, antitrust concerns, open source software and other intellectual property rights issues, employee benefits and tax issues involved in spinning companies out of controlled groups, complicated transition service arrangements, and regulatory approvals and related contractual allocation of risks and responsibilities.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Director, Wake Education Partnership, Literacy Council of Wake County, and Builders of Hope, Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2012-2017)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2008-2016)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated


  • Represented a leading international developer of video games and game engine software in significant minority investment by a Chinese internet company
  • Represented the largest electric utility in the United States in multi-billion-dollar strategic merger and over $10 billion of public stock and debt offerings
  • Represented a national consumer goods distributor in a management sponsored leveraged recapitalization and in subsequent acquisitions
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed company in the formation of a new publicly traded holding company to facilitate acquisitions and diversification
  • Represented an internet technology company in acquisitions of several web sites and an India-based social networking software developer