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R. Marks Arnold

Of Counsel
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Nancy Faircloth
Phone: 919.838.2022


Marks Arnold has practiced law with Smith Anderson since 1979. He regularly assists clients in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, commercial and contract matters. He also serves as the firm's Ethics/Risk Management partner.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors (former President), Boys & Girls Clubs (serving Wake County)
  • Christ Church, Raleigh (Finance Committee, former Vestry Member, Junior Warden and Senior Warden)
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Saint Mary's School
  • Former Member (and Chairman), Board of Trustees, Ravenscroft School
  • Former Member (and Vice Chairman), Board of Trustees, Woodberry Forest School
    • Former Member and President, Woodberry Forest School Advisory Council
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2007-2019)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County "Hall of Fame" Inductee (2017) 

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  • North Carolina


Wake Forest University, J.D., 1978

Princeton University, B.A., 1973

Woodberry Forest School, 1969

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