Jeremy Godwin represents Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients in their most complex, high-profile matters. 


Representing business entities across a wide range of transactions, Jeremy’s communication of elaborate legal matters has earned him various honors, including recognition in the nationally renowned Chambers Partners USA, which ranks lawyers based on comprehensive research and client evaluation. 

  • He structures, negotiates and prepares of a wide range of transactions, both public and private, including significant mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • He assists business entities with the location, permitting and development of business and industrial facilities  – both U.S. and cross-border locations
  • He routinely works with senior corporate management, general counsels and boards of directors of public and private companies on strategic corporate matters, including guidance on corporate law and governance issues, critical vendor and customer agreements, major equipment purchases, and similar corporate transactions

Representative Experience

  • Team leader representing client in the $770 million strategic acquisition of a U.S. manufacturing facility

  • Represented client taking a 50 percent working interest in gas wells to hedge forward consumption in a deal worth more than $3.5 billion dollars over an estimated 15-20 years
  • Negotiated $132 million in local and state incentives, along with payment-in-lieu-of-tax benefits, for client in their expansion and new 700,000-square-foot facility development
  • Represented a client in the $1.4 billion acquisition of a publicly traded Canadian manufacturing company
  • Represented a client in the $650 million acquisition of a publicly traded U.S. company through a pre-packaged bankruptcy
  • Led a team that established an international joint venture transaction with an enterprise value of more than $500 million for one of the firm's largest clients
  • Represented a client in the $330 million acquisition of a privately held U.S. fabrication company
  • Negotiated tax incentives, land acquisitions, permits, and crucial raw material and operating contracts for a manufacturing facility located in Trinidad and Tobago



  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2023
  • Legal 500 US, M&A: Middle-Market, 2023
  • Former Member, MVA Management Committee
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Corporate, 2023
  • Selected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winner, 2011
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Young Guns, 2010-2011
  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Emerging Legal Leader winner, 2011
  • AV peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Vice President and Secretary, Board of Directors, Carmel Country Club, 2011-2013
  • Youth Baseball Coach, South Park Youth Association




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association


M.B.A., Wake Forest University, 1996

J.D., Wake Forest University, 1996, Moot Court Board, 1993-1996

B.A., Davidson College, 1992


  • North Carolina, 1996
  • South Carolina, 1996
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“Jeremy Godwin is a strong advocate for his client.” “The professionalism and depth of knowledge he brings to every engagement is why we continue to rely on him for complex matters.” - Chambers, 2023

Chambers USA - North Carolina, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2023

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