Randy Eaddy focuses his practice on securities and capital formation transactions, disclosure compliance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business alliances and corporate governance advice in complex situations. Mr. Eaddy also works frequently with the Investment Management Team on complex governance and mergers & acquistions matters. More generally, Mr. Eaddy is a counselor and advisor to executives and directors on myriad legal-related and other strategic decisions for managing their business to produce value for internal and external constituencies. Mr. Eaddy was a partner in the firm for over 20 years, until he went on flex-time to serve as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of publicly held Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), a multinational textile manufacturer.
Mr. Eaddy has been lead counsel in over 250 financing and M&A transactions. He regularly represented companies in registered public offerings of equity (both IPOs and secondary transactions) and debt securities, venture capital and other private financings, proxy solicitations and contests, and disclosure and overall securities regulatory compliance. He has represented numerous managements, boards of directors, and special committees in varied complex and sensitive corporate governance situations. He is also counselor and advisor to select music and film industry participants.
Among the numerous awards and honors reflecting his broad range of interests and contributions, Mr. Eaddy received the 1999 Presidential Award from the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists for services and contributions to the African-American community as an attorney, legal scholar and civic leader; the 2005 Team Hope Award from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America for Corporate Management and Diversity Leadership; and the 2007 award for mentoring at the Winston‑Salem Urban League 10th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards. In 2010, he was inducted into Furman University's Political Science Hall of Fame.
Mr. Eaddy has been recognized for over 20 years in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law and Securities Law. He was named a 2013 "Greensboro Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Securities Regulation Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He has been recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Business/Corporate Law in 2009, and in Securities & Corporate Finance each year from 2009 through 2013, by Super Lawyers magazine. Following the relocation of his primary office location to Winston-Salem, Mr. Eaddy has been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance for each year from 2012 to 2016 by Super Lawyers magazine. He has been selected as a 2013 “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina magazine for Business Law. Mr. Eaddy is listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
Furman University, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Board of Directors
Festival Stage of Winston‑Salem, Board of Trustees and Founding Chair
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Metropolitan Atlanta United Way, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Atlanta Board of Education, Special Advisor to the President
American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Member (2002-2005)