Haniya advises clients on public and private securities offerings. She also counsels public companies on securities law reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as compliance with the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges.

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Haniya represents public and private companies in a variety of M&A transactions, including mergers, stock purchases and sales, asset purchases and sales, spin-offs and recapitalizations. She advises on all aspects of merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions, including due diligence, drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, closing and post-closing advice, and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Haniya counsels businesses of all sizes in a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation, and general business matters.

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Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America(link is external)© "Ones to Watch" for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law (2021)

Member, North Carolina Muslim Bar Association

Member, Minorities in the Profession Committee, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels Orange County, NC (2020-present)

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Board of Directors, Law Alumni Association, Duke University School of Law (2015-2020)

Emerging Leaders Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (2016-2018)

Co-author, Banks Beware: Mobile Checking and the Rise of Duplicate Presentment, 46 UCC L. J. (July 2015)

Author, Windsor and Its Discontents: State Income Tax Implications for Same-Sex Couples, 64 DUKE L.J.  53 (2014)

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