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Davis J. Fussell

Attorney
AA Contact Info

Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023
cbaber@smithlaw.com 

Overview

Davis focuses his practice on counseling private and public companies and their leaders on corporate governance matters, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising transactions and commercial contracting matters. He also assists clients in navigating regulatory processes, particularly those related to ongoing mergers and acquisitions. Davis works with a diverse range of companies, with a recent emphasis in the life sciences, financial services, manufacturing and distribution, and technology areas.

North Carolina Bar Association

  • Legal Feeding Frenzy Committee (2017-2018)

Wake County Bar Association

Staff member, North Carolina Law Review

Experience

Experience

  • Represented the largest privately-held U.S. manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages on its acquisition of exclusive franchise rights for the distribution of Schweppes products in the Durham, NC market.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in a public offering of subordinated notes for aggregate proceeds of $350 million.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in a public offering of depositary shares representing interests in preferred stock for aggregate proceeds of $345 million.
  • Advised an international research-oriented healthcare group in its acquisition of worldwide product rights to a rare disease therapy.
  • Advised a global contract research organization and drug development services company in a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of decentralized and traditional clinical trial-related services.

  • Advised a global contract research organization and drug development services company in a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of mobile-connected self-service platform solutions for decentralized clinical trials.

  • Represented one of the largest providers of community-based intellectual and/or developmental disability services in a definitive agreement to acquire a regional home health services company.
  • Advised an online gaming company in a definitive agreement to acquire an online 3-D modeling company.

News & Publications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., with highest honors, 2019

  • Valedictorian
  • Chancellors’ Scholar

University of North Carolina, B.A., with highest distinction, American Studies, with minors in Business Administration and History, 2016

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors College
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