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150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Phone: 919-821-1220
Fax: 919-821-6800
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

H.B. 2 Is Repealed, But...What Does This Mean?

North Carolina has repealed House Bill 2. In its place, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted law: ..Preempting state agencies and related entities from regulating access to multiple occupancy restrooms, showers or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Unpacking Your LLC: Tax Considerations in Limited Liability Company Liquidations

Has your LLC lost its luster? Has it outlived its usefulness as an asset management, asset protection, or, dare we say it, wealth transfer vehicle? Are you tired of discussing the company’s operations with the other owners? Are…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law, Taxation

SEC Improves Usability of Registration Statements and Reports

On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took a number of actions that will impact the filings that public companies make on EDGAR: ..Exhibit Hyperlinks: The SEC adopted final rules that require public…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

NC Fiduciaries Have a Duty to Explain Arbitration Agreements in Contracts

The Supreme Court of North Carolina recently issued an opinion that could have a substantial impact on the enforceability of arbitration agreements when a fiduciary relationship exists, particularly in the context of consumer…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Professional Malpractice

CMS makes economics of primary care ACOs more appealing: Smith Anderson

As you may have read, accountable care organizations have met uneven success over the last several years. But, when they are broken down into categories, physician-sponsored ACOs have done better, particularly those with a…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

New HSR Reporting Thresholds Announced for 2017: Smith Anderson

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2017

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis), two of the leading providers of corporate governance research and proxy voting services, have published their updated proxy voting guidelines for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

New "Smart" Form I-9 Goes Into Effect January 22, 2017: Smith Anderson

Beginning January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a new version of Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their workforce. The new version includes a number of substantive changes, as well as…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Minimum Wage Increases in January 2017

As of January 1, 2017, minimum wage increases will affect employers in numerous states and localities. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees remains at $7.25 per hour, but if a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Sales Tax Law Affecting Construction Industry to Take Effect

A number of amendments to North Carolina’s sales tax laws applicable to the construction industry took effect January 1, 2017. These amendments will provide welcome relief to many contractors engaged in new construction…more
 /  Business Organizations, Construction Law, Taxation

Potential 2017 Tax Changes

President-Elect Donald Trump promised a sweeping overhaul of the US Tax Code during this past year, and his selection for Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says that tax reform will be his top priority. Of course, it is the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Death of Merger Litigation Part II – The North Carolina Business Court Puts a Nail in the Coffin

In a recent article entitled “The Death of Merger Litigation?”, we wrote about the Delaware Court of Chancery’s increasing refusal to approve disclosure-only settlements in shareholder lawsuits challenging public company merger…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

New Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court

Last night a federal judge in Texas entered a nationwide injunction that blocks the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the new overtime rule that was to go into effect December 1. The court ruled that the Department of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Party

It’s holiday party time! The company holiday party can boost employee morale and celebrate the company’s successes in the past year, but a holiday party may also create a few legal pitfalls for the unwary employer. If you are…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2016 OFCCP DEVELOPMENTS: What Federal Contractors Need to Know for 2017 [Video]

A webinar presented by Kimberly J. Korando, Smith Anderson and Christopher Northup, Ellen Shong & Associates OFCCP continued with its regulatory reform agenda in 2016 issuing the anticipated Paid Sick Leave and Fair Pay and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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