Sue Young is a transactional lawyer whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate law. Sue is a strategic and practical problem solver who is driven by integrity and a passion for achieving the best results for her clients.
Sue has significant experience representing clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other strategic transactions. She has represented both buyers and sellers and public and private companies. Sue negotiates and drafts transaction documents, including merger agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, and related transactional documents.
Sue has extensive experience serving as general corporate counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries. She provides legal advice on issues including organizational structure, equity and debt financing, investments, joint ventures and similar arrangements, succession planning, corporate governance, commercial disputes, executive compensation, employment agreements, supply and distribution agreements, license agreements, and other general business and contractual matters.
Utilizing her background in accounting and deep understanding of finance, Sue represents businesses and individuals as borrowers, as well as financial institutions and individuals as lenders, in complex financing arrangements. Her work focuses on the structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured lending transactions. She also works with companies on raising capital and issuing equity interests, and provides counsel on investment transactions.
Sue has worked with several public companies on regulatory filings such as 10Ks, 10Qs and proxy statements. She also advises companies on disclosure requirements and corporate governance issues.
A former accountant, Sue advises businesses and individuals on a variety of tax matters.
Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a “Rising Star” in Banking Law (2013)
Received High Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1999)
Panelist, "Take a Walk on the Buy-Side," GGI Pan-American Regional Conference, Houston, TX, June 2019
Co-presenter (with Beth Langley and Adam Tarleton), "What CEOs Need to Know Now from an Outside General Counsel," Business NC CEO Summit, Pinehurst, NC, April 2019
Co-presenter (with Elizabeth Spainhour), "Managing Risk in Contract Drafting and Negotiation," Association of Corporate Counsel CLE, Raleigh, NC, December 2018
Co-author (with Reid Phillips), "Is It Time For Your Company To Hire In-House Counsel?" Business North Carolina Law Journal, September 2018
My favorite virtue: Honesty
What I appreciate the most in my friends: Honesty, loyalty and laughter
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with: Singing. I love karaoke, but unfortunately it does not love me.
My motto: Life is short so do what makes you happy and what allows you to lay your head down peacefully at night.
I grew up in: Wisconsin. Yes, it is very cold; and yes, I love the Green Bay Packers.