Blake is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Banking & Financial Institutions practice groups. His practice focuses on assisting clients on a wide range of issues including corporate governance, securities offerings, mergers and other strategic combinations, reporting requirements, and banking regulation.
Blake received his J.D. from UNC School of Law, with Honors. He received his B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill, double-majoring in Political Science and Hispanic Linguistics. During law school, Blake served as both a staff-member and Articles & Notes Editor for the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. He also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy. During his third year of law school, Blake participated in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Law Clinic, assisting victims of domestic violence obtain protective restraining orders.
Banking & Financial Institutions
Our Banking & Financial Institutions practice group has extensive experience with regulatory and transactional issues for clients ranging from publicly traded, diversified bank holding companies to single-office community banks.
Our Capital Markets practice group focuses on assisting clients in financing transactions. From start-ups seeking seed or venture capital to larger private and public equity and debt financings, our experience and expertise helps clients close successful deals.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our M&A practice group is composed of experienced transactional attorneys focused on handling the complexities of M&A transactions. We take pride in working closely with our clients at every stage of the process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence, to drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice.