Raxter, Ronald D.
Richmond, Virginia, USA
+1 (919) 981-4304
+1 (919) 981-4300
Ron Raxter has practiced regulatory, corporate and securities law for over 30 years. Prior to entering private practice, he was counsel to the former North Carolina state government agencies that regulated insurance companies and savings and loans. Since entering private practice, he has concentrated his practice in corporate, securities and regulatory counsel to financial institutions and insurance companies. He also serves as corporate and securities counsel to start up companies and other Securities Exchange Act reporting companies. Mr. Raxter has assisted in the organization of many community banks, in mergers and acquisitions, initial and secondary public offerings (including trust preferred securities), mutual to stock conversions, and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also assists clients with various federal and state regulatory issues, including executive compensation, corporate governance, proxy statements and periodic securities reports. He has represented both borrowers and lenders in corporate finance transactions.
While serving as general counsel for the Savings Institutions Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, he authored the State Savings Bank Act. Prior to that, Mr. Raxter was counsel to the North Carolina Department of Insurance where he authored the Readable Insurance Policies Act. Mr. Raxter also represented both agencies in the North Carolina General Assembly and on various national regulatory task forces.
Mr. Raxter has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine as one of the state’s top attorneys for banking. He is a frequent speaker on various banking, corporate and securities law issues and serves as a member of the board of advisors of the Center for Banking and Finance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. In addition to his corporate work, he is a founder of several nonprofit arts organizations related to traditional music and dance and serves as Chairman Elect of the local United Arts Council.
Mr. Raxter is licensed to practice in North Carolina. He is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association and the Business Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Mr. Raxter earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a juris doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Practice Achievements and Representative Cases
Non-Financial Institution Mergers and Acquisitions
Representing a national publicly traded company in various Certificate of Need applications and related litigation
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