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Education

Duke University, J.D., 1997

Davidson College, B.A., cum laude and with honors, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa; Ken Kelley Scholar

Profile

Jeffrey Hart opened the firm’s Triangle office in 2008, and his primary areas of practice include private fund formation, private investment transactions, joint ventures and other business transactions. Jeffrey works extensively with funds of funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and real estate funds, and he co-leads the firm's efforts with institutional investors. Jeffrey also represents numerous strategic investors and operating companies that receive venture capital investments.

He has extensive experience with complex governance and capital structures, complex buy-sell agreements, the private offering and sale of debt and equity securities, equity compensation plans and employment agreements, exit strategies and the purchase of businesses.

Jeffrey is the founder of Triangle Funds, a peer networking and professional development organization for fund professionals in the Research Triangle. Robinson Bradshaw sponsors Triangle Funds.

Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2015
  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), corporate, securities/capital markets, venture capital, 2010-17
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business law, 2015
  • Only North Carolina attorney to receive Lexology Client Choice award in 2016 for mergers and acquisitions, based exclusively on interviews with senior corporate counsel
  • Triangle Business Journal, Triangle’s Forty Under 40, 2010
  • Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

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Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Section Council, Ethic Committee, Chair
  • American Bar Association, LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Entities Committee, Member; Institutional Investors Committee, Member
  • Council of Institutional Investors
  • Triangle Funds, Founder

Community Affiliations

  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015-present
  • North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation, Board of Directors, 2008-15
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, "Launching the Venture" Business Coach, 2009-11
  • Chapel Hill Historic District Commission, 2009-10
  • University Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2013-present; Administration Committee Chair, 2014-present; Capital Campaign Spokesperson, 2013; Confirmation Instructor, 2012-14
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 26
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Leadership School, Class of 2003
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