Marc D. Bishop - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Marc D. Bishop

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 336-271-3129

Marc Bishop's practice is concentrated in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and general business representation. He represents operating businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs, borrowers, lenders, issuers and investors. Further, he has handled over 150 mergers and acquisitions and over 100 private equity investments, ranging from purchases and sales of small, closely held and family owned businesses to complex transactions for private and public companies involving purchase prices and financing of up to $600 million. 

Marc serves as the general corporate counsel to a variety of companies, providing and coordinating legal services meeting the needs of operating businesses, including services relating to organizational structure, contracts and leases, equity and debt financing, ownership and licensing of intellectual property, labor and employment, executive compensation, commercial real estate, commercial disputes, succession planning, and ownership and operation of aircraft. 

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2015), Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law


Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Advisors, Elon University School of Law
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, UNC Law Foundation
  • Past Chair, Audit Committee, UNC Law Foundation
  • Past Member, Alumni Engagement Committee, UNC Law Alumni Association
  • Past Member, Alumni Outreach and Professional Development Subcommittee, UNC Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Past Secretary and Council Member, Business Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Division, Greensboro Bar Association
  • Member and Past President, Nat Green Kiwanis Club
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Youth Focus
  • Member, Greensboro Sports Council
  • Past Member, Entrepreneurship Committee, Action Greensboro
  • Past Vice President and Secretary, Hospice at Greensboro Membership Council
  • Past Member, Administrative and Finance Committee, Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Graduate, Leadership Greensboro
  • A variety of activities for area non-profit organizations


The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJ.D. 1984The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBA 1981
Elon UniversityGreensboro Sports CouncilNat Greene Kiwanis Club

Client Comments

"Marc Bishop is the consummate professional, whose commitment to clients provides an envelope of trust and security that is needed by corporate CEO's."

-Steve Pond
Chairman, CEO
The Education Center

"Marc is the best at looking at every situation with both his legal mind and what is best and reasonable within the business issue at hand for his client!"

-Russell Myers
Blue Ridge Capital Holdings

"Marc Bishop combines a unique understanding of business and the personal relationships that make things work, with a complete and thorough knowledge of the complexities of corporate law. He is quick to respond and never misses deadlines. His demeanor works very well with outside counsel."

-Steve Pond
Chairman, CEO
The Education Center

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law of the Greensboro Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law of the Greensboro Metro Area
Marc D. Bishop has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Marc D. Bishop has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Corporate Law (Acquisition Finance, Closely-Held Businesses, Commercial, Corporate Finance, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transactions, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law