Raleigh, N.C. – Gerald Roach, a partner at Smith Anderson and head of the Firm’s Corporate group, was recently named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “50 to Watch in Business.” The publication cites him as one of the Research Triangle’s leading Initial Public Offering (IPO) attorneys, referencing his involvement in the recent Quintiles IPO as a notable example of his influence on business.
Gerald’s practice at Smith Anderson includes public company securities, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, private financings, technology law, and advising boards of directors and special committees. Gerald has been honored with recognition by clients and peers through several rankings and awards, including: one of five lawyers in North Carolina to be recognized as a “Band One” lawyer in corporate/mergers & acquisitions law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; "Lawyer of the Year" in Raleigh for mergers & acquisitions law (2014, 2012), corporate law (2013, 2009) and securities law (2010) as designated by The Best Lawyers in America®; and Business Lawyer of the Year for 2009 and Legal Elite Hall of Fame as designated by Business North Carolina.
Candidates for the TBJ’s “50 to Watch in Business” were selected from five different industry sectors, including real estate, law, health care, technology, biotechnology and finance. Each individual is expected to play an important role in shaping the future of the region and become the benchmark of its future success. For more details, please visit the TBJ website to read the article in its entirety.