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Justin G. Truesdale

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Linda Hill
Phone: 919.838.2043


Justin Truesdale joined Smith Anderson in September 2009.  His practice focuses on corporate law, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has experience assisting companies ranging from private start-up and growth companies to larger public companies with various matters, including corporate governance matters, capital raises, and mergers and acquisitions.

Justin also serves on Smith Anderson’s Diversity and Recruiting Committees.

  • Elected Director, Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Selected, North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, Class of 2014
  • Inaugural Hot List - Southern Region, Lawyers of Color, 2013 



  • Represented a publicly traded company and leading provider of end-to-end spend management solutions in its sale of the company to a leading technology-focused private equity firm for approximately $509 million.
  • Represented an international health care group and its U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company subsidiary in obtaining multinational rights to three cardiovascular drugs from a large public pharmaceutical company for $264 million in cash at closing, up to $480 million in milestone and royalty payments, and the assumption of up to $50 million in milestone payment obligations.
  • Advised a publicly traded supplier of water and water dispensers in an agreement to acquire by merger a publicly traded competitor for $263 million in cash and stock.
  • Represented a leading private company provider of pharmaceutical product access support services in its acquisition by a private equity fund in a $206 million reverse triangular merger.
  • Advises NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed public companies in various industries with respect to public disclosure and securities law compliance matters, NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.
  • Led legal due diligence team for a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $170 million acquisition of a pharmaceutical research company.
  • Led legal due diligence team and negotiated and drafted ancillary transaction documents for a public specialty pharmaceutical company in its $150 million acquisition of a private specialty pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a major convenience store chain in a registered exchange offer of $250 million of outstanding unsecured debt.
  • Represented a leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions and medication synchronization services to independent and chain pharmacies in its approximately $41 million sale of the company to a publicly traded buyer.
  • Assisted a global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and development company with its $30 million subscription rights offering.
  • Provided advice regarding reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission to various public companies, including a public specialty pharmaceutical company, a development stage biomedical company, a major convenience store chain and a local community bank.
  • Represented a state of the art aseptic food processing company in various capital raises, including Series A, Series B and Series C Preferred Stock offerings.

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Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2009

Duke University, B.A., Economics, 2006

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