Global Network

Clients seeking opportunities or facing challenges in global markets count on us to connect them with local representation in foreign jurisdictions that will provide the high quality service and responsiveness they experience with Smith Anderson. Through our membership in Ally Law, a prestigious global network of business law firms, our clients have access to extensive U.S. and global legal services in more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states covering 100+ business centers worldwide.

International or cross jurisdictional work can be coordinated by Smith Anderson, or a client can work directly with an Ally Law member firm, whichever best fits their situation. Clients can be assured that when working with an Ally Law member firm, they are partnering with a firm that is top-tier in its jurisdiction and which shares Smith Anderson’s commitment to the highest levels of practice and service.

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Smith Anderson attorneys attend regular global and regional Ally Law meetings so that we can get to know lawyers from other Ally Law member firms. Establishing these personal relationships enables us to build trust and rapport with the other Ally Law firms so we are confident in the client referrals we facilitate.

Smith Anderson is the exclusive Ally Law member in North Carolina. The process of becoming a member is highly selective; candidates undergo a detailed selection process, including interviews and an on-site visit from network leaders and members. Member firms undergo an annual recertification process to attest that they continue to meet rigorous service guidelines in order to remain in the organization. Specific areas firms are rated on include: 

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