Hal Levinson is one of the firm’s senior corporate and transactional lawyers, having focused his career on complex mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Hal is known for bringing experienced and practical business oriented legal advice to each transaction.


Hal is counsel of choice for many business owners, including those owned by generations of family members, entrepreneurs, and strategic companies that have decided to sell their business. Hal’s extensive transactional experience and business judgment enables him to effectively guide sellers through the complex sales process. He negotiates effectively with purchasers represented by the largest law firms, investment banks, and private equity funds around the country and internationally.

Hal has led numerous transactions in the healthcare, information technology, financial services, industrial, and consumer products sectors. 

Clients and investment bankers who have worked with Hal recognize his business-oriented legal judgment and his ability to quickly focus on the core issues in each transaction.

Representative Experience

  • Represented MedCath Corporation in connection with investments in the company by KKR and Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe, and MedCath’s development, in partnership with leading cardiologists, of specialty heart hospitals across the country and the subsequent sales of those hospitals to national and local hospital system
  • Represented the multiple generations of family members that owned Spice World, the country’s leading producer and distributor of garlic and related products, to Palladium Equity Partners
  • Represented Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financing solutions for healthcare professionals throughout the United States, in the sale of 49 percent of its equity to Pinnacle Financial Partners, the parent company of Pinnacle Bank
  • Represented the founders of ITRenew, a Silicon Valley leading global IT lifecycle management solutions provider, specializing in data center decommissioning and data erasure and security services, in their sale to private equity fund ZMC
  • Counsel to Allergy Partners, one of the country’s largest single specialty physician practices



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Corporate "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2022; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2022; Health Care Law, 2022
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2009 and 2011-2020
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2021
  • NC Bar Association, Citizen Lawyers Award, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • Member, Board of Commissioners of Carolinas Healthcare System and its Finance and Compliance Committee
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Jewish Studies
  • Past President, Foundation for Shalom Park, a 50 acre campus which is home to Charlotte's major Jewish agencies, and chairman of its $42 million Endowment and Expansion campaign
  • Past founding Board of Directors Member, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Past President and Board Member, Charlotte Jewish Community Center and Child Care Resources
  • Law Clerk to Hon. James B. McMillan, United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1981-1982




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar: Executive Committee, Past Member


A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978, with honors; Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Michigan, 1981


  • North Carolina, 1982
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Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2022; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2022; Health Care Law, 2022

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