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Elizabeth S. Brewington

Partner

Overview

Libby Brewington's practice is concentrated in business law and corporate transactions. Libby represents clients in commercial loan transactions, purchases and sales of businesses, entity formation and business reorganizations, and other corporate legal issues that arise in business operations.

My Practices

  • Libby represents mezzanine lenders, venture capital funds and other investors in complex financing transactions and in making investments at every level of a company's capital structure. Libby has extensive experience in senior secured loans, second lien and subordinated debt investments, and common and preferred equity investments, including the negotiation of intercreditor agreements. She regularly represents borrowers in commercial financing transactions as well.

    "Libby has a rare combination of technical skill, business savvy and bedside manner. Attorneys opposite us routinely comment on her professionalism and relevance—she doesn't waste time or money." – Mezzanine lender client
  • Libby represents companies in general and commercial matters, providing and coordinating legal services for clients, including: all types of contracts and leases, ownership and equity issues, succession issues, lending relationships, executive compensation, labor and employment, employee benefits, commercial real estate, commercial disputes, and other issues, typical and unusual, faced by business organizations.

  • Libby regularly handles acquisitions and divestitures of privately held businesses as well as private equity investments.

  • Libby counsels businesses and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of issues related to entity formation.

Experience

Client Success

Credentials

Honors & Recognitions

Selected as one of the Triad Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business" (2019)

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law (2015-2021) (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2020) and Commercial Finance Law (2021)

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1992, with high honors; Order of the Coif; Staff Member, North Carolina Law Review, 1990-91

Davidson College, B.A., 1987

Admissions

North Carolina

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Professional & Civic Activities

Member, North Carolina Bar Association (1992-present)

Member, American Bar Association (1992-present)

Member, Board of Trustees (2020-present), Finance Committee (2006-2012), Canterbury School 

Director, People to People, Inc. (2003-2009) (also served as Secretary, Chair)

Director, Ten Thousand Villages of Greensboro (2006-2011)

Director, The Barnabas Network (a local furniture bank) (2009 – 2014) (Treasurer, 2010-2011; Chair, 2012-2013, Past Chair, 2014)

Graduate, Leadership Greensboro, 2008

Women to Women Advisory Council (2012-2015)

Active Member, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

  • 29
    29 years of counseling clients at Brooks Pierce
  • 4.0
    4.0 tennis rating
  • 4
    4 children: 1 daughter, 1 son and 2 golden retrievers
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