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George H. Pretty II

Partner
Charlotte | 704.335.9073
Fax | 704.334.4706
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George Pretty advises domestic and foreign corporations regarding a broad range of business transactions, including inbound and outbound acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and reorganizations.

He serves as outside counsel to numerous foreign and domestic entities and supports numerous in-house counsel in the automotive, chemicals, electronics, pharmaceutical, industrial machinery, and defense market commercial sectors. His representation of firm clients involves frequent travel across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

In addition, George advises corporations regarding domestic and foreign capital business expansion and relocation transactions for headquarters and manufacturing operations.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the shareholders of a privately held textile manufacturing company in the sale of assets and businesses to a multinational strategic buyer.
  • Represented a foreign publicly traded strategic buyer in a series of asset purchase transactions involving assets in Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Represented a foreign publicly traded strategic buyer in the acquisition of environmentally challenged utility assets.
  • Represented the shareholders of a privately held regional insurance brokerage company in the sale of stock to a multinational banking company.
  • Represented a foreign publicly traded strategic buyer in the acquisition of technology assets from a multinational chemical company.

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Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Mergers; Acquisitions & Joint Ventures; Business Law; International Business; Economic Development; Tax

Memberships

  • North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee, 2008-2011
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee, 2000-present
  • Thomson Reuters, Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Editorial Board, 2013-present
  • Strafford Publications, Tax Incentives Alert, Editorial Advisory Board, 2010-2013
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Affiliate
  • Industrial Asset Management Council
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel, 1999
  • Charlotte Airport Advisory Committee, Member, 2011-2012