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Recognized as a premier law firm for established corporations and emerging businesses alike, Smith Anderson has earned a reputation as a national caliber firm in corporate and transactional matters. With a diverse portfolio of practice areas and services, we are positioned to serve as the single legal services source for businesses with regional, national and international interests.

Our Corporate team is comprised of seasoned lawyers, many of whom were former C-level executives, were in-house counsel or have national experience from previously practicing at some of the most prestigious global law firms. Lawyers in our Corporate practice have extensive experience advising clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses in a variety of industries on deals valued from several million to over a billion dollars.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, one of the leading ranking agencies for law firms and lawyers, has more Smith Anderson lawyers recognized within the Corporate/M&A practice than any other North Carolina-based law firm, and is the only Band One law firm in Raleigh, Greensboro and the surrounding region. A source who was interviewed by Chambers commented: "They are super responsive and they are really on top of it, it's a top-notch service. We are really pleased using them and they're very commercial."

The firm also ranks as one of the nation's top law firms for client service excellence in the BTI Client Service A-Team guide, the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel. “Best Law Firms,” a collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, has consistently awarded its Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking to Smith Anderson in the practice categories of Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Securities/Capital Markets, Corporate, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Health Care law, among others. Additionally, the firm has received two national rankings in Venture Capital and Land Use & Zoning.

Smith Anderson has deep experience in many sectors and has sophisticated teams dedicated to multiple areas of corporate law, including:

For over 100 years, our firm has been guided by core principles of reliability, stability and trusted advice. Our objective with our clients is to build lasting relationships and to ensure a consistently high quality of service, responsiveness and efficiency. We work side-by-side with our clients and are available to them around the clock.

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