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Chip Gibbons

Of Counsel
t: 919.783.2885 f: 919.783.1075

Chip assists clients with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate or partnership restructuring involving numerous types of entities and businesses.


Chip practices in the areas of federal and state income taxation, tax controversies, partnerships and limited liability companies, corporate law, and business law. His practice also includes the representation of taxpayers under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and/or the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Areas of Focus


  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate or partnership restructuring involving numerous types of entities and businesses
  • Organization of partnerships and limited liability companies and drafting of partnership and limited liability company agreements
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New York University, LL.M Taxation, 1979

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1977

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1974

+Notable Accomplishments

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” (Tax Law), 2006 – 2013

Recognized in Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Tax and Estate Planning), 2006, 2009, 2012-2013, 2015

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (Tax Law), 2005 – 2012 and  2015-2017, 2021, and 2023; (Mergers and Acquisitions Law) 2013-2017, 2021, and 2023; (Corporate Law) 2023; (Business Organizations) 2023; recognized as the Raleigh Best Lawyers’ Tax Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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