vanDusen, Tad M.

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Tad vanDusen represents businesses in connection with their corporate, tax and transactional needs. He regularly advises clients about choice of entity and formation issues, capitalization and finance, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, tax-driven transactions, other tax issues, securities, venture capital, technology transfer, executive compensation, software and Internet agreements, and business contracts. Mr. vanDusen also represents tax-exempt organizations in connection with formation, applying for recognition of tax-exempt status and ongoing compliance with the rules and regulations governing tax-exempt entities.

He has lectured on various legal topics including technology licensing, limited liability companies, stock-based incentive compensation and legal issues facing start-up companies.

Mr. vanDusen is admitted to practice in North Carolina. He is a member of the Business and Tax Law sections of both the North Carolina and American bar associations. Mr. vanDusen is active in the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, where he was formerly a board member, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the Entrepreneurs Organization (formerly YEO) and the Licensing Executives Society. In addition, Mr. vanDusen serves on the board of directors of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers.

A University of Pennsylvania graduate, Mr. vanDusen received his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude. He received his juris doctor degree, with honors, from Duke University.

Practice Achievements and Representative Cases
  • Negotiation of multimillion dollar pharmaceutical services outsourcing agreement
  • Negotiation and preparation of transaction documents in over 20 mergers
  • Preparation of offering documents and implementation of many private placements of securities and quasi-public securities offerings
  • Merger of Fortune 500 Company in North Carolina
  • Sale of cellular telephone system for $65 million
  • Acquisition of division from international telecommunications concern
  • Sale of venture-based information technology company for $100 million
  • Issuance of $40 million in taxable, variable rate bonds
  • Establishment of one of the largest physician networks in North Carolina
  • Corporate and contribution documentation in connection with formation and public offering involving $200 million REIT
  • Negotiation of numerous software license and software development agreements
  • Preparation of template master sales agreement for manufacturer of wireless telecommunications systems
  • Negotiation of worldwide technology license for international pharmaceutical concern
  • Negotiation of multimillion dollar pharmaceutical services outsourcing agreement
North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Business Section; Member, Tax Law Section)
American Bar Association (Member, Business Section; Member, Tax Law Section)

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude
J.D. Duke University, with honors

Practice Area
Business & Corporate, Private Equity, Corporate Governance & Security, Mergers & Acquisitions