Having served as a marketing executive in competitive industries prior to becoming a lawyer, Tad vanDusen understands and appreciates the strategic thinking and up-tempo execution that are needed for companies to prosper. As a result of his experience, he brings an entrepreneurial bent to his interactions with health care, information technology, manufacturing and government contractor clients.

Having served as a marketing executive in competitive industries prior to becoming a lawyer, Tad vanDusen understands and appreciates the strategic thinking and up-tempo execution that is needed for companies to prosper. As a result of his experience, he brings an entrepreneurial bent to his interactions with health care, information technology, manufacturing and government contractor clients.

Tad’s keen awareness of what can enhance – and detract from – a company’s bottom-line, and of the importance of proactively addressing legal and other risk issues, informs his approach. Once an engagement begins, he seeks to identify and solve issues in a straightforward manner in an effort to avoid more complicated, time-consuming and expensive problems later.  He tries to afford his clients the opportunity to explore more opportunities and to devote their time and financial resources to what they need to be more profitable and successful.  Tad has applied this approach to matters relating to corporate consolidations and joint ventures (especially in the health care field), corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, tax-driven transactions, debt and equity finance and a variety of technology agreements.

Tad is admitted to practice in North Carolina. He is a member of the Business and Tax Law sections of both the North Carolina and American Bar Associations.  Tad serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Defense Business Association and is active in the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, where he was formerly a board member, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the Entrepreneurs Organization (formerly YEO) and the Licensing Executives Society.  In addition, Tad is the current chair of the board of directors of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-present) and is rated an AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

A University of Pennsylvania graduate, Tad received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Duke University.

Representative Transactions

  • Sale of 100% of stock in government contractor active in security/intelligence space.
  • Structuring and implementation of health care information and management joint venture.
  • Merger of five specialty physician practices into surviving service delivery vehicle.
  • Sale of assets of durable medical equipment provider to larger competitor.
  • Sale of assets of health care service provider to investor group.
  • Structuring and implementation of cloud computing services product to commercial consumers.