Bio

Carolyn focuses her practice on commercial finance transactions.  She represents borrowers and lenders across a broad industry range in a variety of loan transactions, including acquisition financing, syndicated credit facilities, cash flow and asset-based loans, and intercreditor arrangements.  Carolyn joined the firm in 1986.

Carolyn received her B.A. from Indiana University where she graduated with high distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a member of the North Carolina Law Review.

  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America: Securities/Capital Markets Law (2014-2020), Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law (2020)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Section Council Member (2012-2015, 2018-) and Business Forms Initiative Chair
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Executive Women’s Group
  • Eyes Ears Nose and Paws (EENP): Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee (2012-2013)
  • Served as counsel to private equity firm in connection with $150 million of capital call bridge loan facilities.
  • Served as counsel to publicly traded biopharmaceuticals solutions company in connection with $275 million asset securitization.
  • Represented publicly traded benefits software solutions company in connection with $95 million revolving line of credit.
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with $82.5 million of acquisition financing for various portfolio companies.
  • Served as counsel to specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with $60 million of senior notes financing.
  • Served as bank counsel in connection with $50 million revolving line of credit to financial advisory firm.
  • Served as bank counsel in connection with $19 million term loan and revolving line of credit facility to oil supply company.
  • Served as bank counsel in connection with $3.8 million term loan and revolving line of credit facility to engineering firm.