Curt Brewer is a partner at Smith Anderson and focuses his practice on private equity, mezzanine debt and other financing transactions, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. As  co-leader of Private Equity and Mezzanine Finance practice groups, Curt has significant experience representing investors, lenders and companies in private equity and mezzanine debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and counseling clients on corporate and related deal matters. Curt also has experience in the formation of private equity, mezzanine debt and real estate investment funds, as well as joint ventures, strategic alliances and other complex commercial transactions.

Areas of Focus



  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate (2009-2024)
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity (2009-2024)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions (2009-2024)
    • Private Funds / Hedge Funds (2009-2024)
    • Venture Capital (2009-2024)
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Raleigh, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2024)
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Raleigh, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (2018-2020, 2024)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessBanking & Finance (2016-2018, 2022-2024)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2016)
  • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite, Business
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated


  • Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1991

Bar & Court Admissions


  • Smith Anderson Management Committee
  • Board of Directors, Needham B. Broughton Capital Foundation
  • Raleigh Chamber, Leadership Raleigh, Class 16
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, The Healing Place of Wake County



Events & Programming

  • Panelist, "Preparing for Leadership Change: Effective Succession Planning," SBIA Southern Private Equity Conference, Miami, Fla.
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