Our Culture

What began as a small law firm in 1912 has grown as our clients’ needs have grown, and today, our clients can expect partner-level attention from attorneys who have handled some of North Carolina’s most transformational transactions and litigation matters. We attribute the firm’s longevity to our clients who entrust Smith Anderson with the most critical and sensitive matters that their businesses face. Providing them with personalized, top-quality legal counsel while fostering warm relationships is key to our success and that of our clients, deepening a culture of collegially and mutual trust with each other.

Throughout our more than a century history, Smith Anderson has taken the time to get to know our clients and their companies, from start-ups to established and esteemed business, so we can better bring practical, real-world solutions to business problems and help them reach exciting new heights. The trust and confidence our clients place in us is earned – one-third of our attorneys joined us from national and international law firms - and it’s our client-centered focus and forward-thinking legal counsel that have shaped Smith Anderson into a firm where clients value their lasting relationships with our attorneys who serve them.

At Smith Anderson, we insist on integrity, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we encourage our people to give back to the communities and legal profession we are so proud to serve.

    • "The lawyers are incredibly responsive, acutely aware of the urgency of matters and never fail to deliver. They understand not only our business but also our culture and team dynamics."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
    • "The team provides top-end talent, experience and quality of work."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
    • "Their work is excellent. The timing, responsiveness, negotiation quality, personality, thoroughness and cost management are all beyond expectations."

      Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
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