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Brian D. Meacham

AA Contact Info

Sarah Herklotz
Phone: 919.821.6749


Brian Meacham joined Smith Anderson in September 2003. He has experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, counseling clients with regard to general commercial and corporate law issues, and representing clients in connection with leasing, buying, and selling commercial real estate.

  • UNC Law Alumni Association Board of Directors (2015-2017; 2019-present)
    • Second Vice President (2019)
  • UNC Law Alumni Association Engagement Committee (2009-2017)
    • Chair (2014-2017)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Mentor, North Carolina Bar Association Mentoring Program (2011-2013)
  • North Carolina YLD Bar Exam Committee (2007-2010)
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar, Bar Candidate Interview Committee (2005-2013)
    • Vice-Chair (2009-2013)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Real Estate (2012)
  • J. Nelson Young Award Winner, 2003 (Outstanding Third-Year Student in Tax Law)
  • North Carolina Banking Institute, Articles and Notes Editor, 2002-2003
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2018)



  • Represented large privately-held soft drink manufacturer, seller and distributing company in multiple acquisitions of independent bottlers
  • Advised a publicly traded financial institution and its wholly owned subsidiary in reaching an agreement to be acquired by another publicly owned financial institution in a transaction valued at approximately $124 million
  • Represented a major convenience store chain in multiple acquisitions, real property sales, and leasing matters throughout the southeast
  • Represented a family-owned national customized food service company in acquisition of a national restaurant chain’s in-house distribution business
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in negotiation of multiple master services agreements with national and international pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer and supplier to the papermaking industry in negotiation of multiple supply agreements with materials suppliers
  • Represented a high concentration solar module manufacturer in the negotiation of a long-term supply agreement with an international energy company
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in a merger with a subsidiary of a publicly-traded international pharmaceutical company
  • Represented equipment retailer in connection with store acquisitions and leasing matters throughout central and eastern North Carolina
  • Advised a protein bar manufacturer in a definitive agreement to be acquired by a global wellness products company

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements


  • Presenter, "M&A Agreements: Drafting Real Estate and Environmental Contract Provisions," Strafford Publications, Inc.
  • Presenter, "Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions," National Business Institute
  • 02.2015


  • Presenter, "Purchase and Sale of Real Estate," National Business Institute's Real Estate Law 101 CLE, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Presenter, "Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Service," UNC Chapel Hill Law Reunion Weekend, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Presenter, "Real Estate Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions," Investors Title 2015 Fall Gathering, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., 2003

University of North Carolina, B.S., with highest distinction, 2000

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