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Duke University, J.D., 1997

Davidson College, B.A., cum laude and with honors, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa; Ken Kelley Scholar


Jeffrey Hart joined Robinson Bradshaw in 1997 and opened the firm's Research Triangle office in 2008. His primary areas of practice include private fund formation and private investment transactions. Jeffrey works extensively with sponsors in the formation of funds of funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. He assists both financial investors (private equity and venture capital funds) and strategic investors (companies with corporate venture capital programs) with their portfolio company investments. Jeffrey also chairs the firm's Institutional Investors Practice Group, and he represents numerous endowments, funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their portfolio fund investments.

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
  • The Best Lawyers in America, business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), corporate, private funds/hedge funds, securities/capital markets, venture capital, 2010-19
  • 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



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Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Section Council, Ethic Committee, Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association, LLC and Unincorporated Entities Committee, Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association, LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Entities Committee, Member; Institutional Investors Committee, Member
  • Council of Institutional Investors
  • Triangle Funds, Founder

Community Affiliations

  • 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
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