Jeff Howland

Corporate & Securities Law Partner, Womble Carlyle

Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area
Law Practice

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Jeff Howland's Summary

I am corporate and securities lawyer with a practice concentrated in the areas of corporate finance, securities regulation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate spin-outs, technology transfer and strategic partnering. My practice is focused on counseling C-level executives for both publicly traded and private technology businesses, including semiconductor, software and life science companies.

I have been practicing as a lawyer for over 30 years, most recently with WCSR for over 27 years. My practice has evolved somewhat over my career. I started in Houston with Baker & Botts concentrating on corporate and securities work for publicly traded oil and gas companies, including public offerings and large roll-up and MLP transactions. After moving to WCSR, my practice shifted with a major focus on venture capital work, both for VC firms and for technology companies seeking venture capital. Ultimately, several of my clients grew and prospered, which allowed me to work on their IPOs and again increasingly perform public company work for them. I enjoy the energy associated with growing technology businesses and while I have no technical background, one of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to learn about my clients’ technologies, products and business. As a “deal” lawyer, I enjoy helping my clients complete transactions to improve or grow their businesses and also have more than enough gray hair to serve as a counselor and adviser to my clients on all types of issues.

In my off hours I enjoy golf, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, working in my yard and garden and (of course) traveling whenever time permits. If you would like to find out more about my practice, please visit my bio on the firm’s website.

Jeff Howland's Experience

Partner, Corporate & Securities Practice Group

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

1987Present (27 years) Winston-Salem, NC

Examples of transactions that I have worked on are: representing publicly traded and private companies in the acquisition and sale of their businesses in transactions with a value range from the low seven figures to $1.5 Billion+; representing semiconductor, biotechnology and software businesses in their initial public offerings (IPO) and in secondary debt and equity offerings; counseling public corporations and their Boards of Directors in all matters related to corporate governance; and representing public corporations, universities, venture capital firms and newly spun-out businesses in transactions involving the creation, finance and spin-out of stand-alone public and private corporations; and strategic collaboration, partnering, research and development arrangements.

Associate Corporate Law Attorney

Baker & Botts

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

September 1982December 1986 (4 years 4 months)

Corporate & Securities work for public companies, mostly oil and gas related

Jeff Howland's Skills & Expertise

  1. Corporate Law
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions
  3. Licensing
  4. Venture Capital
  5. Leadership
  6. Mergers
  7. Strategy
  8. Securities
  9. Trade Secrets
  10. Start-ups
  11. Legal Writing

Jeff Howland's Education

University of South Carolina School of Law

JD, Business Law


Wake Forest University

B.A., Economics


Tulane University

French Quarter


Activities and Societies: Kappa Alpha Order

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