Robinson Bradshaw Names Five New Shareholders

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Feb. 4, 2016

Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce five newly elected shareholders: Ranbir S. Bhatt-Hira, Ashley Carter Durbin, Ty E. Shaffer, Emily S. Sherlock and Jason L. Wright.

Bhatt-Hira practices in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, and fund formation and investment management out of the firm’s Research Triangle office. He also has experience in derivatives transactions and related regulations and venture capital lending. Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, Bhatt-Hira was a vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman Sachs in New York. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.

Durbin’s wide-ranging corporate practice covers mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and compliance, sports and entertainment law, and general corporate matters. With a background in film production, she often represents clients in film and television production matters, music and recording licensing, and book publishing agreements. Durbin represents a range of public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. She graduated first in her class at the University of South Carolina, earning her law degree magna cum laude. Durbin also earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude with honors from Vanderbilt University.

Shaffer represents a broad range of clients in complex commercial and civil disputes, and he devotes a significant portion of his litigation practice to representing property owners in condemnation actions. Shaffer earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University and received master’s degrees from both Indiana University and Florida State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Centre College.

Sherlock advises environmental clients on compliance with state and federal regulations and represents them in negotiations with environmental agencies to resolve alleged regulatory violations and liabilities. Sherlock’s experience includes counseling potentially responsible parties at contaminated sites, advising manufacturers with respect to environmental regulations affecting operations, and negotiating Brownfield Agreements on behalf of prospective developers. In her corporate practice, she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers in complex business transactions. Sherlock earned her law degree magna cum laude and her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude, both from the University of Florida.

Wright practices corporate and commercial law with a focus on commercial finance and health care. He represents lenders and borrowers in complex finance transactions across a wide range of industries – financial services, health care, retail and manufacturing. He also routinely advises clients in the health care field with respect to general transactions, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Wright earned his law degree summa cum laude from Brigham Young University and his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Utah.

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