Duke University, J.D., 1997
Davidson College, B.A., cum laude and with honors, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa; Ken Kelley Scholar
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 chairs the firm's Institutional Investors Practice Group. 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
Represents multiple funds of funds, university endowment funds and state government agencies in connection with their portfolio investments in private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and hedge funds.
Represents numerous companies in the defense, insurance and health care industries in connection with their strategic venture capital investments in early-stage companies.
Represents numerous fund sponsors in connection with the formation of private equity funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds and making portfolio investments.
Represents numerous independent sponsors in connection with capital raises to make specific portfolio investments.
Represents numerous early-stage companies, primarily in the software, technology and medical device industries, in capital raises, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side).
News & Events
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- Feb. 17, 2016
- Sept. 28, 2015
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Eighteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named to North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite, Legal Elite Hall of FameJan. 8, 2015
- Firm Topped North Carolina Rankings in Eight Practice AreasAug. 19, 2014
- Aug. 15, 2013
- Aug. 23, 2012
- Sept. 1, 2011
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Aug. 9, 2010
- Aug. 10, 2009
- July 20, 2009
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
100 Woodland Pond Drive
Cary, North CarolinaMay 13, 2015
Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Durham, North CarolinaApril 2-3, 2012
James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, North CarolinaMarch 29, 2011
- May 1, 2017National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
- Feb. 25, 2015Triangle Funds Blog
- Oct. 17, 2014Triangle Funds Blog
- September 2013Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010 Heralds Important Changes for Private Fund ManagersJuly 21, 2010Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Jan. 28, 2009Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- November 2008Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- February 2008Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- 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
- 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