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. 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 has been lead counsel in over 250 financing and M&A transactions. He regularly represents 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 almost 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 SuperLawyers magazine. Mr. Eaddy has also been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance in 2012 and 2013 by North Carolina SuperLawyers 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 edition 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 (Formerly)

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 (Formerly)

Atlanta Board of Education, Special Advisor to the President (Formerly)

American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Member (2002-2005)

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D. (1979)
    Harvard Law Review, Editor (1978-1979)
  • Furman University, B.A. (1976)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (1980)
  • Georgia (1985)
  • North Carolina (2009)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Being fully engaged means delving deeply into a situation - whether it involves a client or another initiative of the firm - to understand it thoroughly and see the opportunity to be resourceful and creative. It requires a personal commitment to shoulder the burden of a situation and not just to advise or exhort encouragement from the side-lines.

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W. Randy Eaddy

Experience Highlights

Proxy contest to elect insurgent nominees to board of directors of publicly held banking company
Represented Schaller Equity Partners, a private investment partnership, and a coalition of insurgent shareholders formed by it, in a successful proxy more
Sale of publicly held Industrial Distribution Group Inc. to a private equity firm
Represented Industrial Distribution Group Inc., a publicly held distributor of industrial supplies, in its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC, an more
Rule 144A initial offerings, and subsequent registered exchange offerings, of senior subordinated notes for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a more
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt more