Ernest S. DeLaney  III - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Ernest S. DeLaney III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Mike DeLaney is the co-head of Moore & Van Allen’s corporate practice and represents both public and private companies in their ongoing business affairs.  He has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and advising clients with respect to acquisition transactions and related matters including stock acquisitions, asset purchases, mergers and joint ventures.

Mr. DeLaney advises companies with respect to corporate governance and securities regulation, and regularly attends board, committee and shareholder meetings of public and private companies in that regard.  He also represents clients in corporate finance matters including public and private equity and debt offerings and has in-depth experience with industrial development revenue bond financing.

Mr. DeLaney assists clients with location and environmental permitting of manufacturing facilities, acquiring land and major equipment and procuring materials and services.  He is also experienced and successful in representing high profile domestic and international companies in the negotiation of tax and other incentives for new and expanding industrial, office and data center facilities.


  • Included in US News & World Report's Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Governance Law.
  • Included in Chambers Partners USA in North Carolina - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Selected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Included in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite - Corporate/Business.
  • Included in North Carolina Super Lawyers - Corporate Governance & Compliance; Mergers & Acquisitions.

Duke UniversityBA Duke UniversityJ.D.

Client Comments

"Mike performs his duties as if he is an employee of Nucor."

-James Frias
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Nucor Corporation

"Mike DeLaney is thoughtful and responsive with the requisite experience needed to support boards and management."

"Mike does an exceptional job for us. He understands business, and that a good law firm and lawyer help their client succeed in business by knowing the law and how it applies to business."

-John Ferriola
Director, President & Chief Opertaing Officer
Nucor Corporation

Office Location

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law (Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities)