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Kevin Prakke focuses his practice on the areas of corporate law, corporate finance and securities law. He has 20+ years of experience representing corporations, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad range of transactions, including business organizations, venture capital financings, private placements and public offerings of both debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance, and private equity transactions. His experience ranges from representing start-up and emerging growth companies in their initial organizations and financings to representing larger international companies on sophisticated and complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private offerings, spin-offs, restructurings, equity compensation, and intellectual property protection and licensing. Kevin has represented issuers in more than a dozen public offerings, including IPOs and follow-on public offerings, as well as private issuers in raising hundreds of millions of dollars of capital for their businesses. He recently represented an e-learning software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in connection with its sale to an established Private Equity Group (PEG) buyer for $5.25 million. He also successfully negotiated exclusive licensing and distribution agreements on behalf of a NC-based manufacturer with several internationally recognized fashion design brands.

Location

  • 3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
    Raleigh, NC 27612

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, State of North Carolina

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) - Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section - Council Member & Co-chair of committee that prepared a comprehensive study comparing North Carolina and Delaware corporate law
  • North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) - Member
  • Wake County Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Regulation

Awards:

  • Leadership Raleigh Program, 2007 graduate
  • Listed in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite in the area of Corporate Law (2012, 2014) and in the Young Guns category (2008)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America¬© (2013-2015) in the area of Corporate Law
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2014, 2015) in Securities & Corporate Finance

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