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. Consequently, he brings an entrepreneurial bent to his interactions with health care, information technology, manufacturing and government contractor clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity finance transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, technology agreements and representations of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign parent companies.

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. Consequently, he brings an entrepreneurial bent to his interactions with health care, information technology, manufacturing and government contractor clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity finance transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, technology agreements and representations of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign parent companies.

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 to help avoid more complicated, time-consuming and expensive problems later. He aims to afford his clients an opportunity to focus instead on uncovering and assessing opportunities that can lead to growth and increased profitability.

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 is a member (and former board member) of the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) and is active in the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA). In addition, Tad serves on the board of directors of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA), where he chairs the Finance and Operations Committee. 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.

  • Advised on the sale of assets of multiple restaurant franchises and associated real estate.
  • Structured and negotiated business combination of medical practice with the health care system.
  • Negotiated and closed asset acquisition of manufacturing business by U.S. subsidiary of the foreign parent.
  • Negotiated stock sale of a government contractor.
  • Advised investor on phased acquisition of manufacturing concern.
  • Represented seller in the sale of real estate and personal property assets of a large manufactured home community.
  • Negotiated acquisition of minority equity interest in offshore entity on behalf of majority owner.
  • Advised on a stock acquisition of an international equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented a multi-specialty physician practice in a merger into a hospital system.
  • Represented a buyer in an acquisition of a financial services provider through a two-tier contribution of assets.
  • Represented a surviving entity in a merger of buying groups in the generic pharmaceutical industry.
  • Assisted with the restructuring of U.S. subsidiaries of a foreign parent, including sale/leaseback transactions.
  • Negotiated a refinancing for a multi-specialty physician practice.
  • Negotiated an asset acquisition of a toxicology testing and analysis firm.
  • Created a holding company structure for a client active in the health care and product safety industries.
  • Represented a defense contractor in the sale of its assets.