University of Virginia, J.D., 2011; Senior Articles Editor, Virginia Law and Business Review
University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 2007
Elizabeth Tedford represents large publicly traded companies, smaller startups and privately held companies, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in business transactions, focusing on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and dispositions, and related equity and structuring matters. She also advises clients on a range of other general corporate matters, including drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, and preparing employment-related documents (including employment, severance, bonus, termination and similar agreements), incentive equity arrangements and lease agreements. Elizabeth has counseled multiple clients through large-scale corporate reorganizations and worked closely with clients’ management teams to ensure a seamless transition. She also co-chairs the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.
Elizabeth serves on Robinson Bradshaw’s Recruiting Committee and the lateral inclusion subcommittee of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, she was an associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.
Honors & Awards
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, corporate, 2023
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital markets, securities regulation, 2021-24; venture capital, 2023-24
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, business/corporate, 2018-22; mergers & acquisitions, 2023
Represents a Houston-based public company in its acquisitions of more than a dozen commercial, industrial and institutional heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical contracting and related construction service companies across the United States.
Represents a public company headquartered in the Netherlands in strategic acquisitions of metal heat-treating, processing, stamping and surface treatment companies; divestitures of various manufacturing business divisions; and internal restructuring and corporate governance matters from a U.S. perspective.
Represents a small business investment company in equity and mezzanine debt investments and serves as primary counsel for certain of the fund's portfolio companies, assisting with incentive compensation agreements, employment agreements, commercial contract review and other general corporate matters.
Represents a Charlotte-based public company in strategic acquisitions in the industrial lighting and engineered air movement segments; and internal restructuring projects.
Represented various software and technology companies in connection with sales to public companies including Amazon and Opendoor.
Represented a Palo Alto-based public software company in strategic acquisitions to supplement their existing product offerings.
Represented a private equity fund in the disposition of a building products company.
Represented a Charlotte-based public company in its strategic acquisitions of a business engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of mechanical seals for aerospace and industrial applications, and dispositions of various business lines.
Represented a founder-owned manufacturer of plastic cards (e.g. loyalty and gift cards) in connection with a strategic acquisition, recapitalization and financing, and subsequent auction sale to a private equity group.
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- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2022
- American Bar Association, Business Law and Young Lawyers Sections
- North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2019