Harrison L. Marshall Jr. Partner

Harrison practices corporate law, including representing large corporations, emerging growth companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and colleges and universities.

Harrison 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. Harrison has served on the firm’s Board of Partners and as chair of the firm’s Finance Committee.


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 the owners of a privately-held manufacturing and distribution company in its $475 million sale to a private equity company.

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.

  • North Carolina

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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2008-2023

Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Education, 2021, 2022

Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019, 2020

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 as a "Leading Lawyer," M&A: Middle Market, North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2017

Named to "Leader in the Law," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2016

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

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

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, National Association of College & University Attorneys

Counsel to the Board, Trustees of Davidson College

Past Chair, Board of Directors, The Ben Craig Center

Member, Association for Corporate Growth

Member, Social Venture Partners - Charlotte

Past President, Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council 

Chairman, Faith Memorial Chapel

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