Representing buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers and underwriters, Rick Hazlett brings strategic insight to parties in various financing transactions. 


Rick focuses his financial services practice on lending, letter of credit and leasing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities and tax-exempt finance. He is often engaged to advise on complex business and finance transactions, and regularly advises corporations and other businesses on acquisitions, securities and other corporate matters.



  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2009-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2003-2024
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • Adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University Law School, where he teaches Corporate Finance
  • Member of the Board of Advisors, University of North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance
  • For over 25 years, Rick has been active in numerous youth activities in the Charlotte area  




  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • North Carolina Economic Developers Association


J.D., University of North Carolina, 1980, with honors

B.A., Wake Forest University, 1977, cum laude


  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
  • North Carolina, 1980
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“He has a strong reputation in the market.” - Chambers, 2023

Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2009-2023

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