Smith Anderson Named a Tier 1 M&A Firm in IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms


Smith Anderson’s M&A practice was awarded a Tier 1 ranking for North Carolina in the inaugural IFLR1000 state-specific rankings.

Four Smith Anderson lawyers were also named in the guide. Managing Partner and Corporate lawyer Gerald Roach, Private Equity practice lead Byron Kirkland and Life Sciences co-lead Chris Capel were recognized as Highly Regarded practitioners, while Public Companies partner Heyward Armstrong was recognized as a Rising Star.

According to IFLR, the IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The first rankings were published in 1990 and the guide currently covers over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. 2018 is the first year IFLR included state-specific rankings. Rankings are based on three key criteria: transactional evidence, peer feedback and client feedback. The IFLR1000 rankings are a reflection of a firm’s long-term track record in the market. For more information, visit

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