Smith Anderson Lawyers Geoff Krouse and Jason Martinez Speak at Duke University School of Law

Raleigh, NC – On September 18, 2014, Geoff Krouse and Jason Martinez, partners at Smith Anderson, teamed with Duke Law School to participate in its 2014 “Introduction to Corporate Law” panel. They provided first year law students with an explanation of the different areas within corporate law, including securities, private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. The goal of the session was to provide students with a general overview of what a new lawyer can expect to encounter in a transactional business practice, the challenges and rewards that come with the territory, and the characteristics and skills that will help a lawyer thrive in a corporate law practice. 

About Geoff Krouse
Geoff Krouse joined Smith Anderson in 2005, after almost eight years of practicing in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and private equity in New York with Vinson & Elkins and Andrews & Kurth. Geoff’s practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, and other corporate and compliance matters. For more information, please visit his bio at

About Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez joined Smith Anderson in 1997, after several years practicing corporate, finance and securities law with Reid & Priest, L.L.P. in New York. Jason has broad experience representing public and private companies in general corporate and securities compliance matters, corporate finance (including public offerings and private placements), mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. He also advises companies and their directors and officers on corporate governance and other general corporate and business matters. For more information, please visit his bio at

About Smith Anderson

Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys make us well-positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit


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