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David Y. Sartorio

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Bertha Dixon
Phone: 919.838.2035


David Sartorio joined Smith Anderson in September 2010. David practices corporate law, representing early-stage, growth, venture-backed and public companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general corporate matters.

David also serves on Smith Anderson's Recruiting Committee.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2016-2017)



  • Represented a NYSE-listed energy company in a strategic alliance with an on-site power generation systems company to integrate an energy platform with smart storage solutions, including an initial 50 megawatt project involving distributed generation systems at over 150 sites
  • Advised a pharmaceutical and biotech construction company and its shareholders in a stock sale transaction for $25.5 million
  • Advised an international health care group in an agreement to acquire worldwide patent rights and related intellectual property for two cardiovascular drugs from a world leader in biopharmaceutical business
  • Represented a leading international developer of video games and game engine software in significant minority investment by a Chinese internet company
  • Represented a publicly-traded business development company in connection with various mezzanine debt and equity investments
  • Advised a French multinational industrial and steel distributor in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Virginia-based steel service center
  • Represented a manufacturer dealer network in strategic acquisitions for cash and stock of family-owned businesses for expansion and consolidation of network
  • Represented various venture capital funds and start-up companies in early-stage equity and convertible debt financings
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its acquisition of a leading company in the health-information analytics and technology services industry
  • Advised a publicly traded health information technologies and clinical research company in its acquisition of a consulting business focusing on orphan drug designations
  • Advised a publicly traded health information technologies and clinical research company in its sale of a consulting line of business

News & Publications

Events & Webinars


  • Lecturing Fellow, Early-Stage Financing: The Emergence of Crowdfunding, Duke University School of Law’s Wintersession, Durham, N.C., January 2015 and January 2016

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., 2010

Davidson College, B.A., 2007

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