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A. Heath Tripp

Associate
AA Contact Info

Sharron Langham
Phone: 919.838.2029
slangham@smithlaw.com

Overview

Heath Tripp focuses his practice on corporate law, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents private and public companies across a variety of industry sectors on organizational matters, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and commercial contracting matters. Heath also has an active private equity practice, representing funds in their formation and portfolio company investment matters.

Prior to attending law school, Heath worked in the corporate banking group of an international financial institution and the financial services practice group of a large southeastern law firm.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Elected, Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
  • Moot Court Board

Experience

Experience

  • Represented closely held companies in various industries including pharmaceuticals, banking, and technology in domestic and international strategic transactions
  • Represented a leading travel management company in multiple strategic acquisitions, including its purchase of the assets of a Canadian travel management company
  • Represented a leading healthcare services provider in the $60 million cash acquisition of a global sourcing company
  • Represented a publicly traded supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials in the sale of a cement business for $420 million
  • Represented a leading small business investment company in the formation of a $400 million investment fund
  • Represented private equity clients as mezzanine lenders in connection with debt and equity financings, including first lien, second lien, and unitranche debt investments, in the defense, healthcare, wellness, golf, food, and entertainment industries
  • Represented clients in various industries including technology, travel, aviation, commercial construction and pharmaceuticals in the drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements
  • Represented start-up companies in various industries including technology, healthcare and financial services in the drafting of organizational and financing documents
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $1.1 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Represented public company clients, including a global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and development company and a public specialty pharmaceutical company, in connection with their Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations

News & Publications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 2012

  • Order of the Coif

Wake Forest University, Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, B.S., 2006

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