Marc Bishop focuses his practice on general business representation and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and finance of companies. A trusted advisor, Marc works closely with clients to find reasonable, effective solutions to legal problems.
Marc serves as the general corporate counsel to a variety of companies, providing and coordinating legal services and meeting the needs of businesses. His experience includes providing services to entrepreneurs, early stage companies, and mature companies in a variety of matters including: mergers and acquisitions, investments, entity formation, organizational structure, contracts and leases, equity and debt financing, ownership and licensing of intellectual property, labor and employment, executive compensation, commercial real estate, commercial disputes, succession planning, and ownership and operation of aircraft.
"Marc Bishop is the consummate professional, whose commitment to clients provides an envelope of trust and security that is needed by corporate CEOs." - Long-time transactional client
Marc has handled hundreds of mergers and acquisitions for businesses in an array of industries.
Marc represents companies and individuals as borrowers, as well as financial institutions and individuals as lenders, in business loan transactions. He also works with companies on raising capital and issuing equity interests, and he counsels investors on various business investment transactions.
Marc represents businesses in the aviation industry on issues related to the purchase and sale of aircraft. He also counsels clients on the structuring of ownership, operation, lease and use of aircraft under applicable FAA regulations.
Honors & Recognitions
Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s "Legal Elite" in Business/Corporate Law (2005-2006, 2014-2015, 2022-2023)
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2015, 2017, 2020, 2023), Commercial Finance Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2019), Commercial Transactions/UCC Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2018, 2021, 2023), Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2003-2023)
Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Business/Corporate Law (2007-2009, 2012-2014)
Elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2020-Present)
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1984; Note and Comment Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 1983-84
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1981, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- RecognitionThirty-Two Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized in Business North Carolina's 2023 "Legal Elite" and "Hall of Fame"01.03.2023
- Press Release07.27.2022
- RecognitionThirty Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized in Business North Carolina’s 2022 “Legal Elite” and “Hall of Fame”Business North Carolina, 01.03.2022
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.19.2021
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.20.2020
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.15.2019
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.15.2018
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.15.2017
- Press Release06.20.2017
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.15.2016
- RecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America®, 08.17.2015
- RecognitionTwenty-one Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" and "Hall of Fame"Business North Carolina, 01.04.2015
- Press Release09.30.2013
Professional & Civic
Professional & Civic Activities
Commissioner, N.C. General Statutes Commission (2017-present)
Member, Board of Advisors, Elon University School of Law (2013-present)
Member, Greensboro Sports Council (2013-present)
Member and Past President, Nat Greene Kiwanis Club (1991-present)
Member, 2014 Stewardship Campaign Co-Chair, and Past Member of Administrative and Finance Committee, Westminster Presbyterian Church (1995-present)
Member, Past Secretary and Council Member, Business Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (1984-present)
Past Member, Alumni Engagement Committee, Past Member, Alumni Outreach and Professional Development Subcommittee UNC Law Alumni Association (2009-2014)
Past Member and Past Chair, Board of Directors, Youth Focus (1998-2006)
Past Member, Board of Directors, and Past Chair, Audit Committee, UNC Law Foundation (1998-2005)
In addition, Marc is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, and has held various board, officer and committee positions with and provided volunteer services to a variety of other organizations, including: the Greensboro Bar Association, Action Greensboro, Hospice of Greensboro, and Habitat for Humanity.
What I like most about my practice is the variety and challenge of the work, and the relationships I form with clients. The variety and challenge keep the work interesting, and a substantial number of the relationships have spanned many years and become both professional and personal. In addition to their appreciation of knowledgeable and timely legal service, I think clients particularly value the fact that I put myself in their shoes and seek reasonable approaches and solutions to their legal and business issues, which helps to create a role of trusted advisor on legal, business and personal issues. They know that I will be thorough and persistent in analyzing their issues, handling their transactions and pursuing their interests, with an appropriate recognition of cost-benefit concerns and the need to maintain business relations with others involved in a transaction.