Samuel W. Johnson 
Partner
Education

Duke University, JD, 1972

Duke University, BA, 1969

Professional and Community Activities

Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
Nash-Edgecombe Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Real Estate Section and Antitrust Section
Chairman, Futrell-Maudlin Community Foundation

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Notable Accomplishments
Jurisdictions Licensed
130 S. Franklin St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804t: 252.972.7118|
PO Box 353, Rocky Mount, NC 27802-0353f: 252.972.7045|
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601t: 919.783.2889|
P.O. Box 1801, Raleigh, NC 27602-1801f: 919.783.1075|
Sam practices in the areas of Business and Commercial Real Estate Law. He has represented business entities in corporate and other entity structure, organization and capitalization issues, mergers and corporate reorganizations, purchase and sale of businesses, franchising, contract negotiation and drafting, asset based and non-asset based financing, commercial real estate purchase, sale and financing, and multi-state and interstate transactions.

Representative Experience

General Counsel to Carolinas Gateway Partnership
General Representation of Business Entities
  • Commercial real estate; purchase, sale and financing
  • Asset-based and non-asset-based financing
  • Corporate and other entity structure, organization and capitalization issues
  • Mergers and corporate reorganization
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Acquisition of businesses from bankrupt estates
  • Franchising
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Multi-state and interstate transactions
  • Negotiations of economic development inducement agreements
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