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Charles R. Kabugo-Musoke

AA Contact Info

Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042


Charles Kabugo-Musoke joined Smith Anderson in September 2012. His practice focuses on the areas of corporate and syndicated finance, banking and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, and complex commercial transactions. Charles has experience with corporate and finance transactions involving public and private companies, including syndicated and commercial loans, senior and subordinated debt offerings, mezzanine finance, and other debt and equity investments.

  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, Smith Anderson's Associate Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979)
  • Member, Rotary Club of Raleigh
  • Former Member, Board of Advisors, UNC School of Law for Banking and Finance (2011-2013)
  • Volunteer, Boys & Girls Club serving Wake County
  • Editor in Chief, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018-2019)



  • Represented financial institutions in connection with various lending matters, including credit facilities, commercial lending, mezzanine financing, bond transactions, letters of credit and commercial real estate
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in connection with a $275 million accounts receivable securitization program
  • Represented a wholesale sporting goods distribution company in its $165 million cross-border senior secured credit facility
  • Advised a private equity fund on the acquisition, equity and debt financing of a reference laboratory
  • Represented a major regional distributor of industrial gases in a strategic merger of equals of two similarly situated businesses
  • Represented multiple publicly traded business development companies in connection with various debt and equity investments
  • Represented banking clients in connection with regulatory matters related to capital transactions, merger transactions and joint ventures before the Federal Reserve, FDIC, N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks and other regulatory agencies
  • Represented derivatives markets participants in connection with formulating their regulatory compliance efforts under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Represented a provider of crowdfunding services in connection with various mortgage lending activities
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $1.1 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company in $2.225 billion senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities, and subsequent $250 million term loan and revolving credit facility add-on transaction and repricing amendments
  • Advised a publicly traded health information technologies and clinical research company in its acquisition of a consulting business focusing on orphan drug designations
  • Advised a global supplier of chemical and slurry delivery equipment in an agreement to sell all of its issued and outstanding common stock to a process and mechanical contractor

News & Publications


  • A Wal-Mart-Owned ILC: Why Congress Should Give the Green Light, 15 N.C. Banking Inst. 393 (2011).

Speaking Engagements


  • Panelist, "Practicing Law in Raleigh - An Insider's Perspective," University of North Carolina School of Law, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Presenter, "Security Interests and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code," Debt Finance Basics Course, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Speaker, "Becoming a Professional," Retreat at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Panelist, "Becoming a Professional: Diversity in the Workplace," University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., 2012

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2009

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