John R. Erwin

John R. Erwin

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Recognized since 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Mr. Erwin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, biotechnology and health care. Mr. Erwin's clients include both foreign and domestic businesses in the industrial and service sectors, as well as technology companies and health care providers. He regularly serves as counsel and legal advisor to corporations, other businesses and health care providers on a variety of issues, including:

Stock and asset purchases and sales, mergers, acquisitions and similar transactions,
Strategic joint ventures and other complex commercial transactions,
Transactions involving biotechnology,Technology transfer and licensing agreements,
Health care compliance,
Managed care and other agreements for health care providers, and
International transactions.


  • 4208 Six Forks Road, Suite 1400
    Raleigh, NC 27609


  • German


  • Davidson College, BA

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

"John Erwin and K&L Gates is a trusted advisor."

"John Erwin is extremely wise, in both knowledge of Health Care and Corporate Law (and areas outside but relevant to those), and in identifying significant and potentially significant issues and developing creative solutions. He always keeps an eye on finding (or accepting) the right solution presented in the right manner, and is not focused on being "right" or "winning.""

- Donald Von Hagen (Laboratory Corporation of America), Burlington, NC

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