Merrill Mason Joins Mock Negotiation Exercise at Kenan Flagler’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship Class


Raleigh, N.C. – On March 5, 2014, Smith Anderson Partner Merrill Mason attended John Glushik’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship class at the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School. Merrill and Dave Neal, Managing Director of The Startup Factory, acted as company founders in a mock negotiation of a Series A term sheet. Following the role play, the students participated in a lively question and answer session.

About Merrill Mason

Merrill Mason leads Smith Anderson’s Start-Ups practice group and has extensive experience representing technology and life sciences companies. He is passionate about working with developing entrepreneurs, emerging businesses and law students and has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University of North Carolina School of Law. For more information on Merrill, please visit his bio at


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