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Davis F. Roach

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Deborah Cox
Phone: 919.821.6787


Davis Roach joined Smith Anderson in September 2012. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development. He counsels clients on a broad range of issues, including general corporate and commercial matters, buying and selling companies of all sizes, and buying, selling, leasing, developing, and financing real estate.

  • Volunteer of the Year, North Hills Elementary School
  • Articles Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy
  • Member, Wake Forest University School of Law Rose Council
  • Best Lawyers®, "Ones to Watch," Construction Law (2021)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2021)



  • Represented a NYSE-listed energy company in a strategic alliance with an on-site power generation systems company and related real estate development matters for repowering a 30 megawatt project involving distributed generation systems at two sites.
  • Represented a North Carolina bank and its parent on an approximately $220 million merger with another bank, which offered a higher price than the bank’s existing merger agreement with another company.
  • Represents the parent company of a chain of quick-casual restaurants.
  • Represented an individual property owner in its acquisition, management, and leasing of various commercial properties throughout North Carolina.

  • Represented a developer in its sale of shopping center centers and shopping center parcels in North Carolina and Alabama.

  • Represented a developer in its acquisitions and financings in furtherance of mixed use development in the Raleigh area.
  • Represented a construction contractor in connection with the creation of a standard form contract for its services.
  • Represented a franchisee of a fitness studio in its acquisition of another fitness studio franchise.
  • Represented a leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials in its $420 million sale of its California cement business.
  • Assisted Smith Anderson team in its representation of a North Carolina bank holding company in the acquisition of another bank holding company.
  • Represented a global financial services technology company in its acquisition of a leading provider of deal analytics and valuation technology.
  • Represented a manufacturer of industrial insulation products in connection with its consignment of products to a shipping coordinator to reduce shipping costs.
  • Assisted Smith Anderson team in its representation of a Delaware financial holding company in the repurchase of its stock.

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Wake Forest University, J.D., 2012

Wake Forest University, B.A., 2009

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