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Elias M. Underwood

Greenville | 864.253.6120
Fax | 864.242.9888

Eli Underwood focuses his practice on corporate transactions and issues related to business law. He has particular experience in commercial contracts, corporate governance documents, intercompany agreements, operating agreements, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. As a licensed CPA as well as attorney, Eli is skilled in helping clients simplify and understand the financial components of all varieties of transactions.

Before attending law school, Eli spent the first four years of his professional career working at PwC where he was a Senior Associate in its Assurance practice. At PwC, he gained experience in corporate accounting and management consulting.

After law school, and prior to starting with Parker Poe, he practiced as a tax and business associate for a large Kansas-based corporate law firm.

Eli received his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kansas.

In his free time, Eli enjoys traveling with his wife, following college football and basketball, and working out.

Representative Experience

Business Formation, Operation, Contracts, and Agreements

  • Served as outside corporate counsel to various private companies, advising officers and managers on matters related to operations, corporate record keeping, and best practices.
  • Represented entrepreneurs in entity selection, formation, start-up, and dissolution, including drafting operating agreements of varying complexity.
  • Represented clients in the drafting and/or reviewing of service contracts, supply agreements, distribution agreements, intercompany agreements, inventory and consignment agreements, terms and conditions, and SaaS agreements.
  • Represented manufacturing companies in drafting engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for industrial equipment purchases and installation projects.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

  • Performed diligence, drafted ancillary documents, and provided general support on large transactions involving clients in the healthcare, transportation, furniture, manufacturing, transportation construction, and hospitality industries.
  • Represented the buyer of a chicken fast food franchise.
  • Represented the seller of multiple UPS franchises.
  • Represented the seller of a CrossFit gym franchise.

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  • CPA, Kansas