Ernie Reigel, who served as chairman of the firm for 15 years, brings to his blue-chip domestic and international corporate clients sophisticated counsel on mergers and acquisitions, as well as other business matters.


For over three decades of practice, Ernie has represented both public and private companies in a wide range of transactions, including, most recently, the sale of a publicly held company to a foreign buyer and the purchase of the U.S. division of a Japanese-owned public company by a publicly held client.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte International Trade and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2013, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law, 2003-2023; Corporate Law, 2021-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • Business North Carolina Power 100 list, 2018-2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
  • Member, Moore & Van Allen Diversity Committee
  • Chairman, Moore & Van Allen Management Committee, 2003-2017
  • Member, Davidson College, Board of Trustees, 2011-2018
  • Member, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, 2015-2017
  • Chairman, McColl School of Business, Advisory Board, 2009-2010
  • Chairman, Charlotte Latin School, Board of Trustees, 2009-2011
  • Member, Charlotte Center City Partners, Board of Directors, 2007-2020, and Chairman, 2013-2014
  • Chairman, Charlotte Heartwalk, 2006 and 2007
  • Member, Teach for America, Charlotte Area Board of Directors, 2006-2010
  • Appointed by three North Carolina Governors to four consecutive four-year terms on the North Carolina Medical Care Commission




  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association


J.D., College of William & Mary, 1983

A.B., Davidson College, 1980


  • North Carolina, 1983
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