Harrison L. Marshall Jr.


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  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, Editorial Board, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1982
  • Davidson College, AB, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
  • North Carolina

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, National Association of College & University Attorneys

Counsel, Trustees of Davidson College

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, The Ben Craig Center

Member, Association for Corporate Growth

Member, Social Venture Partners - Charlotte

Past President, Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council 

Harrison has served on the firm's Board of Partners and is chair of the firm's Finance Committee. He practices corporate law, including representing large corporations, emerging growth companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and colleges and universities. His work includes mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance counseling to boards of directors, officers and shareholders. He represents venture capital and private equity funds in investments and divestitures, and represents their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions.

Prior to entering private practice, Harrison served as captain of the JAG Corps in the U.S. Army. He was an Elliott Cheatham Scholar at Vanderbilt University Law School and a Samuel Bell Scholar at Davidson College.

T: +1 704 343 2004F: +1 704 444 8750hmarshall@mcguirewoods.com201 North Tryon Street
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of a Fortune 500 Company in its sale to another public company for $2.4 billion.

Representation of the Special Committee of NYSE company in its evaluation and negotiation of a "going private" transaction.

General representation of a NYSE company in connection with its corporate governance, securities filings and M&A activities.

Representation of NYSE company in its $180 million sale of an operating subsidiary with operations in over 40 countries.

Representation of US-based manufacturer in connection with acquisitions and the creation of joint ventures in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Representation of a private equity fund in connection with over 15 new platform acquisitions.

Representation of a group of medical device companies in connection with financing, corporate governance, technology licensing and join ventures.

General representation of a venture-backed technology growth company throughout its expansion phase, culminating in a sale of the company for over $65 million.

Representation of several venture capital funds in connection with over 30 investments.

General representation of several colleges, universities and other non-profit entities in connection with corporate governance matters.

Recipient, H. Brent McKnight, Jr. Renaissance Lawyer Award, North Carolina Bar Association, 2014 

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Charlotte Venture Capital Law, Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Venture Capital Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2008-2015

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Non-Profit, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2014

Named to "Legal Elite," Corporate Law, Business North Carolina, 2009-2011, 2013

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Panelist, "Take Privates after the MFW Decision," Delaware Corporate Law Update with Former Chief Justice Myron Steele, McGuireWoods Complimentary Presentation, January 2015
Speaker, "Best Practices for Board and Staff Orientation," 12th Annual Nonprofit Seminar - Charities: More Change on the Horizon?, September 2014
Panelist, "Food for Thought: The Sale of Harris Teeter to Kroger; The Board’s Role in Mergers and Acquisitions," Carolinas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, March 2014