Smith Anderson Adds Seven Attorneys in Q2 and Q3

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Smith Anderson has added seven new attorneys in the second and third quarters of 2023: Siddhartha Aneja, Hunter Huffman, Gerald Koinis, Marshall Newman, Ashley Williams, Kathryn Wilson and Nick Zanzot.

Siddhartha Aneja is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Transactional and Banking and Finance practice groups. Sidd assists with mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine and sponsor finance and private equity transactions. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Sidd worked as a policy analyst for the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, as a legal analyst for a New York City law firm and as a director of economic research and analysis in Washington, D.C. for a policy advisory firm. He recently received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Hunter Huffman focuses his practice on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Hunter practiced in the strategic transactions group of an international law firm in New York, where he assisted with complex public offerings of securities for companies in industries from technology to healthcare; organized and facilitated the diligence efforts for diverse mergers and acquisitions and provided governance advice to private and public companies. Hunter earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Gerald Koinis practices with Smith Anderson’s Regulatory and Public Policy practice group and focuses primarily on municipal law, land use and real estate, health care and corporate law. Gerry advises health care providers, business entities, governmental entities and non-profit organizations on issues related to corporate governance, health care regulations, human resources, environmental compliance, contracting (including meeting state and federal contracting requirements), litigation and economic development. He also represents clients in the sales and acquisitions of businesses, particularly in the health care field, and serves as counsel to numerous planning boards and boards of adjustment.

Marshall Newman has joined the firm’s Corporate and Transactional group and assists with mergers and acquisitions and startups. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Marshall was a student attorney with the Startup NC Law Clinic in Chapel Hill, where he counseled new startups on a variety of legal matters and was a summer associate at a large international law firm in New York. He is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Ashley Williams is an attorney with the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Ashley was the assistant vice president working in the office of the general counsel at Credit Suisse in its Fund Linked Products and Legal Initiatives & Regulatory Reform groups, where she reviewed and negotiated transaction documents related to NAV financing, and for revolving and term loan facilities for private equity funds, SPVs and hedge funds. She earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Kathryn Wilson focuses on financial and private credit institutions, lenders and borrowers in mezzanine, fund, venture and healthcare finance. A member of Smith Anderson’s Banking and Finance practice group, Kathryn also has experience with securitizations, asset-based lending and equipment finance, bankruptcy safe harbored financing and bilateral and syndicated transactions, including multi-tiered facilities and deals with cross-border elements. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Kathryn was an attorney with an international law firm.

Nick Zanzot recently earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and assists with mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Nick served as an intern for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Office of University Counsel, as well as for the Hon. Frank Whitney of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina; the Hon. Paul Newby, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court; and for North Carolina Senators Jeff Tarte and Jerry Tillman.


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