Strategic Partner Spotlight: Smith Anderson

Each month CED spotlights strategic partners that help to propel Triangle entrepreneurial companies onto the national stage as successful businesses. One of our March Strategic Partner Spotlights is Smith Anderson. 

About Smith Anderson
Founded in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the world-renowned Research Triangle region and one of the largest in North Carolina. We provide a full range of legal services to a diverse and dynamic group of regional, national and international companies. Our firm’s technology and life sciences lawyers have played a fundamental role in the development of RTP as an internationally-recognized center of innovation.

Why does Smith Anderson support CED as a strategic partner? 
Smith Anderson lawyers appreciate CED’s commitment to the development and success of entrepreneurship in North Carolina. As a leading law firm in the state,  we work with many clients that benefit from CED’s expansive network and numerous opportunities for growth and leadership.  

How does Smith Anderson help North Carolina entrepreneurs? 
Our lawyers partner with entrepreneurs to offer strategic legal guidance in all areas related to technology, including intellectual property, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and employment law, among others. We work with local and national entrepreneurs in the life sciences, agricultural technology and  other technology sectors and advise established private and public companies as well as start-ups through their entire life cycle from infancy to strategic exit.

What does Smith Anderson envision for the future of entrepreneurship? 
Today’s age of global interconnectedness has led to a rise in unprecented creativity and development of new ideas, giving us every reason to believe that entrepreneurship will expand in North Carolina and around the world. We’re excited to continue to be a part of it!


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Is your business committed to helping build a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in the Triangle? Join the network as a strategic partner of CED.

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