Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina—one of the country’s fastest-growing hubs for technological and life sciences innovation. We advise dynamic regional, national and global companies and entrepreneurs and are known for extraordinary client service, highly-reliable judgment, and fees that fall below the national average. Our firm is a rare combination of legal and business innovators with a culture and heritage that has been shaped for more than 100 years.
Our firm’s reputation for collaboration and excellence has drawn lawyers from some of the finest law schools and AmLaw 100 firms to help serve our firm’s clients. With exceptional breadth of knowledge and experience spanning national and international markets, our attorneys handle the most complicated and sophisticated matters in a wide variety of industries, including mission critical technology transactions in life sciences & agricultural technology, bet the company business disputes, and transformative M&A deals.
Our practice largely falls within the following areas:
- Employment, Labor and Human Resources
- Finance/Capital Markets
- Government Relations
- Business Litigation
- Private Client Services
- Private Equity/Fund Formation
- Real Estate Development & Construction
- Technology & IP
Recently, our firm was honored to win the 2020 “North Carolina Firm of the Year” award presented by Benchmark Litigation at its annual U.S. Awards which recognizes the country’s most distinguished litigators and law firms for their business litigation work. Additionally, Chambers practice and lawyer ranking honors include recognition in the following categories:
- Agribusiness (one of nine in the world to be recognized in the Chambers Global publication)
- Construction & Real Estate (including Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Finance)
- Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
- Banking & Finance
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Litigation: General Commercial
We are also proud to be ranked in leading legal publications that rate client service excellence, as we are passionate about creating lasting, quality client relationships. One such honor is our recognition as a “Client Service A-Team” firm by BTI Consulting Group for the past five years.
Our firm has a proud legacy of helping clients succeed for more than a century. We value our many long-standing client relationships and always appreciate the opportunity to welcome new clients to our firm.
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