Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Bob has practiced in the areas of banking, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, 1934 Act reporting, venture capital transactions, and general corporate matters since 1979. He has been involved in over forty public offerings either as primary attorney or as our firm's securities review partner. He has been primary attorney or review partner on over one hundred mergers, and has directed numerous private equity placements. Since 2000, Bob served as issuer's or underwriter's counsel in public securities offerings in excess of $1.1 billion.
Bob maintains an active practice in the representation of banking organizations and the North Carolina Bankers Association. He also provides securities and corporate advice to a number of publicly-traded corporations. Bob also advises our litigation practice in the defense of directors, auditors and others in securities cases.
He serves on the boards of directors of a number of private companies headquartered in North Carolina, New York or Hong Kong. Bob is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) in Banking Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking and Finance, and recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of Banking and Finance. Bob is also on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bob is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and Elon University School of Law, and continuing education programs of the North Carolina Association of Independent Certified Public Accountants and banking industry conferences. He also serves on the faculty of the School of Banking of the North Carolina Bankers Association and the Directors' College of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks.Articles & Publications