Best Lawyers for Corporate Law in North Carolina, United States

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
Jonathan L. Jenkins was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jonathan L. Jenkins

Jenkins Haynes
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greenville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
Luther D. "Lew" Starling , Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Luther D. "Lew" Starling , Jr.

Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence & Starling
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate Law Definition

Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.

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Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.