Elizabeth Trenary counsels public and private clients on commercial, corporate, and transactional issues. These include complex commercial arrangements, technology licenses, joint ventures, mergers, asset and stock purchases, securities offerings, debt issuances and governance issues. Her clients include both small businesses and large domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, banking, energy, technology, automotive, hospitality, and education.
Elizabeth has particular experience with information technology projects and transactions. Elizabeth’s technology clients in the automotive industry include a large dealership group, original equipment manufacturers, and data analytics companies, and her health care clients include hospitals and other providers. Elizabeth has helped those clients launch telematics and GPS technologies, genome and other health care-related technologies, dealership management systems, electronic health record systems, cloud-based patient portals, cloud-based data management, and other IT solutions.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Furman University, where she was actively involved in Delta Gamma. She served as the commencement speaker for the class of 2011. Elizabeth was a member of the United States delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Yokohama, Japan. Following, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, where she served foster children in the Children and Youth Clinic, wrote extensively on veterans affairs, and served as a judicial intern for North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson.
Elizabeth serves as secretary on the board of trustees for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans and active military service personnel through fly fishing and associated activities. Elizabeth also serves on the board of directors for Opera Carolina and has developed several community projects, including Eye Love Art, which promotes the work of young, blind artists. She is also active in nonprofit organizations that include United Way, Arts & Science Council, and Camp Corral. She regularly serves as a pro bono attorney for foster children across the state of North Carolina through the state’s Guardian ad Litem program.
Elizabeth is admitted to practice in all courts of general jurisdiction in North Carolina and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina.