Robinson Bradshaw Elects Four New Shareholders

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Jan. 7, 2019

Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce four new shareholders: Mark A. Hiller, Elizabeth A. Morales, Stuart L. Pratt and Laurie C. Smith.

Hiller's litigation practice includes representing and advising clients on significant matters involving class actions, business and contract disputes, trade secret disputes, bankruptcy-related litigation, cybersecurity and the False Claims Act, among other areas. His appellate work draws on his experience as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He has argued appeals in the 4th and 10th Circuits and has authored briefs on diverse issues in state and federal courts.

Hiller earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Morales is a corporate attorney representing privately held companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and lenders and borrowers in financing transactions. She structures and negotiates complex business transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, senior credit facilities, mezzanine debt investments, corporate restructurings, executive compensation and incentive arrangements, and assists clients with other general corporate matters.

Morales earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and her bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Miami.

Pratt maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, with a focus in bankruptcy and creditors' rights and real estate disputes. He represents businesses and individuals through all phases of civil litigation and has experience with a wide range of business disputes, including those involving corporate contracts, fiduciary duties, fraud, unfair trade practices and professional negligence. Pratt regularly represents landlords and trade creditors in bankruptcy cases and property owners in condemnation actions.

Pratt earned a law degree with high honors, a master's degree and a bachelor's degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Smith brings a broad range of experience to facilitate clients' corporate ventures. Her practice currently focuses on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures for clients in the health care space. In addition, Smith has significant experience representing public and private companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including equity offerings and complex financing transactions, and in counseling clients on corporate governance, securities compliance matters, and executive compensation and benefits.

Smith earned her law degree from Yale University and her bachelor's degree with honors and highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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