Greg R. Kilpatrick Partner

Greg, chair of the Securities department, focuses his practice on public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes assisting in the negotiation, structuring and closing of public debt financings, offerings of derivative and hybrid securities, M&A transactions, private placements, and private equity investments.

He has extensive experience in the area of private equity, including mezzanine finance, private placements and venture capital. Greg’s experience also includes private sector merger and acquisition transactions for corporate clients in the fields of software development, gas, underground utilities, industrial cleaning and banking. Further, he advises and negotiates on behalf of the various mid-market companies with respect to capital raising, and customer and vendor contracts and other transactional needs.

Greg has worked extensively with issuers in complex securities offerings, including registered offerings. He also has experience working with public companies to establish shelf registration statements in the U.S. and continuous offering programs pursuant to Rule 144A. In addition, Greg represents issuers in their public offerings of a variety of derivative securities, including equity linked, index linked and commodity linked products.

He also represents franchisors with respect to franchise operations, and with structuring and establishing franchise operations throughout the country.


Representation of a Raleigh-based energy infrastructure company in its sale to a private equity fund.

Representation of a North Carolina-based publicly held filtration company in a sale to a private equity fund.

Representation of a large Atlanta-based company in an acquisition of California-based technology company.

Representation of an issuer in connection with the establishment of Rule 144A continuous offering program.

Representation of a Charlotte-based publicly held bank in $1.1 billion sale to major financial institution.

Representation of U.S. issuers in establishment of derivative instruments offering programs, including preparation of offering documents and negotiation of agreements with dealers and other third parties

Representation of an acquirer in connection with multiple acquisitions in environmental remediation industry.

Representation of an aerospace company in acquisition of privately held airborne data systems company.

Representation of equity sponsors in connection with leveraged buyouts in manufacturing, distribution, and industrial services industries.

Representation of an underground utilities company in multiple acquisitions totaling more than $100 million.

Representation of a major financial institution in negotiation and documentation of complex commercial relationship with another major financial institution.

Representation of a major financial institution in acquisition of publicly held credit card processing company in cash merger valued at $1.6 billion.

Representation of an acquirer in connection with assumption of more than $30 billion of registered debt.

Representation of an issuer in connection with issuance of more than $1 billion in hybrid securities.

Representation of issuers in connection with registration and sale of more than $1 billion of structured securities.

Advice to franchisors regarding franchise regulatory obligations, including compliance with FTC Rule and related matters.

Representation of franchisors in connection with development of franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements.

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Member, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 1999
  • Hampton University, BA, summa cum laude, 1996

Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2017-present

Board Member, Mecklenburg County Bar

Member, Business Law Section Committee, North Carolina Bar Association

General Counsel; Co-chair, Public Policy, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Senior Vice President and Board Member, McCrorey YMCA

Board Member, Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region

Impact Fund, Foundation for the Carolinas

  • North Carolina

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2012

Named to "40 Under 40, " Charlotte Business Journal, 2012

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