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  • B.A., Davidson College, 2002; magna cum laude; Honors in History; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • J.D., Duke Unviersity School of Law, 2006; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Neil Blue Scholar
  • Georgia, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia, 2011
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

William (Will) S. Smoak, Jr.

Counsel
Overview
Representative Matters
Professional Affiliations

Will Smoak is Counsel, serving on Moore & Van Allen’s Corporate team.  Smoak’s practice focuses on various aspects of corporate transactional work, with primary emphases on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate law.

Of Note

  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list from 2014 – 2017 (primary emphasis is Business / Corporate)
  • Selected as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina in 2016 (Business Law)
  • Board Member – Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (2011 – Present; Governance Committee Chair, 2014 - Present)
  • Board Member – Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center (2011 – Present; Chair, 2015 – 2016)
  • Board Member – YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Simmons Branch (2008 – 2013)
  • Member – United Way of Central Carolinas, Young Leaders Council (2008 – 2013)

Representative Matters

  • Represented ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems in connection with multiple acquisitions of independent distributors of high-speed door solutions located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Mexico
  • Represented equity owners of Lee Industries, a North Carolina based furniture design and manufacturing business, in connection with sale to, and rollover investment in, an existing portfolio company of a Hartford, Connecticut based private equity firm
  • Represented Carousel Capital Partners in connection with sale of its portfolio company, HEPACO (a leading environmental remediation services firm), to an affiliate of a San Francisco, California based private equity firm
  • Represented a closely-held group of companies (franchisees of one of the country's largest retail furniture firms) with respect to a minority equity private placement
  • Represented Transportation Insight, a leading global enterprise logistics provider, in connection with bolt-on acquisitions of freight brokerage and freight logistics businesses
  • Represented an Arkansas based major agricultural products producer in expedited sale of its frozen foods division to a French processed vegetables producer
  • Represented corporate management teams (including public company executives) in respect of negotiating and structuring employment and equity participation arrangements with private equity acquirers

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association