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Randy advises businesses and their owners on U.S. and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions from offices in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Typical clients are emerging and middle-market companies, including closely-held businesses, from the Southeastern United States and from Latin America, Europe and Asia. He serves as outside U.S. general counsel to many of his domestic and foreign based clients.
Through almost 30 years of law firm and in-house practice, Randy has gained extensive experience in industries such as furniture, textiles, commercial vehicles and parts, specialty chemicals, industrial and medical supply, broadcasting and consumer products.
Specialty practice areas include cross-border negotiated transactions; domestic and international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; international business negotiations; general corporate advising; domestic and international corporate formation and reorganization; cross-border procurement, supply and sales agreements; and global supply chain legal requirements.
Randy has significant, in-country experience in Mexico and China. He also cultivates and maintains extensive connections with leading law firms and legal practitioners in countries around the world to efficiently serve the cross-border business law needs of U.S. domestic clients.
Corporate and Securities
Mergers and Acquisitions
Supply Chain Management
2001 -- Present. Since January, 2001, Randy has practiced as a partner at Womble Carlyle. He co-founded the firm's office in Greensboro, North Carolina in July, 2001. Randy serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee and is Managing Partner of the firm's Greensboro office. He also maintains an office in Washington, DC.
(1) the sale of non-core U.S. manufacturing businesses and assets, like an office furniture manufacturer, a fiberglass textile manufacturer, and a captive chemicals manufacturer;
(3) the company's ongoing financing needs (including its revolving and secured principal financings of up to $850 million, a receivables financing facility of $225 million, cross-border revolving lines of credit of up to $100 million, cross-border secured project financings and several domestic project financings).
1985 -- 1995. Randy began his practice in 1985 representing in-bound foreign clients as an associate in the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn. In 1988, he moved to the Washington, DC office of Piper & Marbury where he worked on in-bound mergers and acquisitions for large British construction concerns and domestic clients. In 1993, Randy returned to North Carolina and Womble Carlyle (where he had clerked during law school) and focused on in-bound mergers and acquisition work for European clients and transactional needs of domestic clients.