Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1994
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006, with honors; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, 2005-2006
  • North Carolina, 2006
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Kimberly Easter Zirkle

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Professional Affiliations

Kimberly Zirkle is a member of Moore & Van Allen’s Investment Team where she focuses her practice on corporate finance and acquisition transactions. She primarily represents SBICs, BDCs, lenders and institutional investors in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of debt transactions and related equity co-investments. Kimberly has experience involving a wide variety of debt structures including: unitranche, first lien, split lien, second lien, and mezzanine (secured or unsecured).

Kimberly also regularly represents private equity funds in leveraged buy-out transactions and represents portfolio companies in debt financings. She has provided counsel to clients for transactions involving technology, service and manufacturing companies as well as for companies operating in regulated industries such as government contracting, telecommunications and health care.

Of Note

  • Member, Moore & Van Allen Public Service Committee
  • President of the Board of Psychology for All, Inc.
  • Volunteer Judge, Cabarrus County Teen Court
  • “Not So Perfect:  The Disconnect Between Medicare and the Uniform Commercial Code Regarding Health Care Insurance Receivables” 9 N.C. Banking Inst. 373 (2005)
  • Past Member, North Carolina Banking Institute Board of Advisors


  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018-2019
  • NC Bar Association Annual William L. Thorp Pro Bono Attorney Service Award, June 2014
  • Sally and Bill Van Allen Public Service Award, Moore & Van Allen, June 2013
  • Mecklenburg Times, 50 Most Influential Women, May 2010
  • Charlotte Business Journal, "40 Under 40", June 2009
  • The Honorable Jane V. Harper Pro Bono Award,  26th Judicial District SelfServe Center, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, June 2009
  • Pro Bono Impact Award, Business Leader Media, March 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Charlotte chapter