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, 2021-23; venture capital, 2023
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, business/corporate, 2018-22; mergers & acquisitions, 2023
Represents a private equity firm in its acquisitions and investments in various middle-market companies, primarily in the business services and consumer products sectors, and provides corporate counseling and governance assistance for its portfolio companies.
Represents a small business investment company in equity and mezzanine debt investments and serves as primary counsel for the fund's portfolio companies, assisting with incentive compensation agreements, employment agreements, commercial contract review and other general corporate matters.
Represents a privately held data analysis and marketing company in periodic strategic acquisitions.
Represented a public company headquartered in the Netherlands in its acquisitions of metal stamping and metal surface treatment companies.
Represented a private equity fund in the disposition of a building products company.
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.
Represented a private company in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a manufacturer and distributor of automotive products from a private company seller.
Represented a Charlotte-based public company in its strategic acquisition of a business engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of mechanical seals for aerospace and industrial applications.
Represented companies in the defense and health care industries in connection with their strategic venture capital investments in early-stage companies.
Represented a national health care corporation in its acquisitions and divestitures of dialysis clinics throughout the United States.
Represented a closely held software company in its recapitalization and sale to a large private equity fund.
Represented AmWINS Group Inc., a national wholesale insurance broker with significant private equity ownership, in the acquisition of a regional employee benefit administrator.
Represented a public company in connection with the spinoff of certain divisions of its business into a new, stand-alone public company.
News & Events
- Jan. 20, 2023
- Jan. 12, 2023
- Aug. 23, 2022
- March 7, 2022
- March 1, 2022
- Jan. 14, 2022
- Aug. 26, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- Jan. 15, 2021
- Aug. 20, 2020
- Jan. 22, 2020
- March 5, 2019
- Feb. 22, 2019
- Jan. 28, 2019
- Jan. 7, 2019
- July 3, 2018
- Jan. 30, 2018
- Oct. 28, 2016
- Oct. 11, 2016
- June 14, 2016
- June 13, 2016
- Dec. 23, 2015
- Oct. 23, 2015
- 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