Robinson Bradshaw Names Four New Shareholders



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Jan. 2, 2013

Robinson Bradshaw, one of the Carolinas’ leading corporate and commercial law firms, has named four new shareholders. The shareholders, who were previously associate attorneys at the firm, are Carl S. Beattie, Heyward H. Bouknight III, Danielle L. Conrad and Henry E. Riffe III.

Beattie practices in the area of general corporate and commercial law. He has represented public and private companies, private equity firms, borrowers and financial institutions in various merger, acquisition and financing transactions, and regularly assists companies with the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts.

Beattie earned his law degree from William and Mary School of Law and his B.S. degree cum laude from Clemson University.

Bouknight’s practice includes the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and sports and entertainment law. He has experience in matters involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, unfair trade practices, financial products, commercial lease disputes, commercial collection and general business disputes. His sports and entertainment work primarily involves representation of NASCAR owners and drivers in a variety of disputes. He regularly appears in both federal and state courts, and also has experience resolving disputes through ADR mechanisms, including arbitration and mediation.

Bouknight earned his law degree summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University and his B.A. cum laude from Furman University.

Conrad practices corporate and commercial law and is a member of the firm’s health care practice group. She frequently represents clients in joint ventures and advises clients on federal and state law regulatory issues, including the anti-kickback and Stark laws.

Conrad earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia and her B.A. degree summa cum laude from Furman University.

Riffe practices in the areas of private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions. He has substantial experience representing investors in private equity and venture capital funds, and in the formation and ongoing representation of private equity funds. Riffe also represents investment funds and other investors in buyouts and venture capital investments.

Riffe earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. summa cum laude from Virginia Tech.

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