Larry J. Dagenhart Counsel

Larry served as managing partner of his predecessor firm for 19 years and has more than 50 years of experience in corporate federal and state securities regulation, and mergers and acquisitions.

His other general corporate work has included representing banking, textile, education, venture capital and railroad clients. Currently he serves as board attorney for clients and advises on a range of corporate governance and general corporate matters, and occasionally serves as a mediator in cases before the North Carolina Business Court.

Prior to practicing law, Larry served as first lieutenant of the U.S. Infantry. While earning his LLB from New York University Law School, Larry was a Root-Tilden Scholar. As an undergraduate, he was honored as a George F. Baker Scholar.

  • Davidson College, LLD, honoris causa, 2003
  • New York University School of Law, LLB, cum laude, Comment Editor, New York University Law Review, 1958
  • Davidson College, BS, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Class Valedictorian, 1953

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Life Member, American Bar Foundation

Life Member, American Law Institute

Former Member, Securities Regulation Committee, American Bar Association

Past President, Mecklenburg County Bar

Former Chair, Council for Children's Rights

Former Chair, United Way of the Central Carolinas

Former Chair, Foundation for the Carolinas

Former Chair, The Arts & Science Council

Former Chair, Chamber of Commerce

Former Chair, Charlotte World Affairs Council

Former Chair, Governing Board, Charlotte Country Day School

Former Chair, Governing Board, Davidson College

Former Chair, Governing Board, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington

  • North Carolina

Named "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser," Charlotte chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2017

Recipient, I. Beverly Lake Community Service Award, North Carolina Bar Association, 2012

Named the "Charlotte Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America, 2012

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2012, 2014-2019

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2016

Selected for inclusion in "Leading Lawyers," Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008-2011

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate/M&A, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2010, 2013-2016; Named a "Senior Statesmen," Corporate/M&A, 2015-2016

Recipient, Harold Josephson Award, Charlotte World Affairs Council, 2002

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