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Chris Dwight

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Chris Dwight represents clients in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly furnishes outside general counsel services to various clients.

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Chris represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He also regularly furnishes outside general counsel services, regularly advising clients on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate reorganizations and restructurings, commercial contracts, corporate governance, the formation and maintenance of business entities, and securities offerings.

Areas of Focus

+Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented the affiliated owners and operators of southeast-based healthcare facilities in a $750 million sale of assets
  • Represented acquirer in the purchase of a controlling equity interest of a U.S.-based subsidiary of a European holding company
  • Represented target, a healthcare patient platform provider, in a $43 million merger with a publicly traded company and the pre-closing spin-off of target’s data-services business
  • Represented target, a provider of communication services, in a $40 million merger with a publicly traded company
  • Represented acquirer in a $176 million acquisitive merger with an insurance and bonding company
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a professional soccer franchise
  • Represented asset buyers in multiple, unrelated strategic acquisitions of restaurant businesses
  • Represented buyer in a strategic asset purchase of a software developer
  • Represented asset sellers in multiple strategic acquisitions of medical practices
  • Represented seller in an acquisition of a continuing care retirement community owner/operator
  • Represented seller in a strategic investment in a mortgage lending company
  • Represented seller in an asset sale and equity rollover of a strategic communications agency
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+Business Organizations & Transactions

  • Represented multiple clients with Regulation D exempt offerings under the Securities Act of 1933
  • Represented multi-national corporation in a comprehensive, multi-phase restructuring and reorganization of its US-based subsidiaries
  • Represented joint municipal power agency in the development of an electric generation facility
  • Represented multi-state fuel distributor in secured refinancing transaction
  • Represented multi-state restaurant franchisee in a secured refinancing transaction
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+Outside General Counsel Services

  • Outside counsel for software developer
  • Outside counsel for skilled nursing facility operator
  • Outside counsel for equipment manufacturer
  • Outside counsel for transportation and logistics provider
  • Outside counsel for water-treatment company
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University of North Carolina School of Law, JD

Brown University, AB, magna cum laude

Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022)

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (Business/Corporate), 2018, 2021

+Professional & Community Activities

Charter Member of the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board

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