Merrill Mason Offers Legal Guidance to Student Entrepreneurs at UNC Wilmington


Raleigh, N.C. – On February 20, 2014, Merrill Mason held open office hours and met with student entrepreneurs at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW). Having spent more than 20 years guiding entrepreneurs in the Research Triangle Area through the stages of development, Merrill offered experienced guidance on corporate structuring, equity arrangements between business partners and how to attract investors. In addition, he gave a presentation on the role of a lawyer in the process of growing a start-up business. 

The office hours and presentation were coordinated by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNCW. For more information, please visit

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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