April 8, 2021
CHARLOTTE – Experienced corporate attorney William "Will" S. Smoak, Jr. has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner in its Charlotte office. He joins from Moore & Van Allen PLLC, where he was a member.
Smoak represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers, business founders, high net worth individuals, and management teams in a broad array of M&A and general corporate activities. He primarily focuses on structuring, negotiating, and executing lower- and middle-market M&A deals for both buyers and sellers. He also has significant experience in closing cross-border transactions and working productively with foreign counsel.
Smoak has achieved successful results for large national companies, small business owners, and private equity sponsors alike in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, professional services, real estate brokerage, value-added distribution, alternative finance, and business and industrial services.
“Will has deep corporate practice experience that will enhance our team and services to our corporate and private equity clients,” said William “Billy” Ching, who leads the Firm’s Private Equity Practice Group. “We welcome him to the firm and are excited to expand the growth of our practice.”
Nelson Mullins’ corporate attorneys help growing companies achieve their business goals through private equity and venture capital investment. The team works to become a key part of business leadership teams to help overcome obstacles and expand opportunities for long-term success. The team has a dedicated national practice in the growth equity industry and conducts more than 150 transactions annually.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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