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A. Heath Tripp

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Sharron Langham
Phone: 919.838.2029


Heath Tripp joined Smith Anderson in 2012. His practice focuses on corporate law, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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



  • Advised a leading healthcare services provider in the $60 million cash acquisition of a global sourcing company
  • 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
  • Advised a global CRO business in the staged acquisition of the leading interactive response technology provider for $75 million in value
  • Represented a mezzanine fund in the secured debt financing of a publicly traded business development company
  • Represented an equity sponsor and mezzanine lender in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a candy company
  • Represented an institutional mezzanine fund in debt and equity financings in the wellness and healthcare industries
  • Represented a publicly traded mezzanine lender and collateral agent in connection with the acquisition of an entertainment company
  • Represented a travel management company in multiple strategic acquisitions
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in a divestiture and subsequent acquisition
  • Represented a multinational clinical research organization in the acquisition of another clinical research organization
  • Represented a North Carolina bank holding company in the acquisition of another bank holding company
  • Represented a travel management company in drafting and negotiating various master services agreements
  • Represented start-up companies in various industries in drafting organizational and financing documents
  • Represented various 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

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  • North Carolina


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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