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Regulatory & Public Policy


Government policies impact all sectors of our economy and affect all businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Whether its legislation, federal and state regulations, or local zoning issues, Smith Anderson’s team of business and regulatory attorneys helps clients navigate complex government policies and, if needed, influence change. We have decades of experience assisting clients in complying with government regulations in areas such as health care, public securities, employment, environmental, land use, banking and data use and privacy.

As the largest law firm headquartered in the state capital, Smith Anderson has guided clients through issues with North Carolina government agencies and the legislature for more than a century. We regularly support clients in a number of public policy areas including: legislative and executive branch lobbying, economic development incentives, government contracting and procurement, agency rulemaking, land use regulation, administrative proceedings and litigation.  

Our expertise and experience has landed our individual attorneys and practices on leading legal publications that include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and The Best Lawyers in America®. Lawyers at Smith Anderson provide practical, creative strategies to help our clients achieve their business goals while untangling the complexities of state, federal and international regulatory policies. 

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