Stephen F. Later
Practice Areas

Limited Liability Companies, and Business and Nonprofit Corporations
Employment
Secured Finance and Loan Transactions

Stephen Later joined Robbins May & Rich LLP in 1999 after serving as general counsel to a United States Senator, and provides practical and solution-oriented counsel to clients throughout the Southeast in general business and nonprofit corporate, lending, and employment law.

He represents individuals and business and nonprofit associations in activities including entity selection and formation, governance, and dissolutions and creditors' rights. He advises clients in a range of acquisition techniques including asset sales, equity sales, and private equity placements. His nonprofit corporate practice includes extensive experience in formation of nonprofit entities, application for recognition of exemption, preservation of tax-exempt status and avoidance of sanctions, and solicitation registration. Mr. Later further advises employers in matters related to confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, employment contracts, employment discrimination, and employment terminations.

Mr. Later is a speaker at seminars and professional gatherings on issues related to business and nonprofit corporate governance. Counseling lenders, investors, and borrowers, he brings a breadth of experience to parties in financing transactions, and he understands how to craft innovative solutions to your business problems.

Education
Columbia University (A.B., cum laude, 1990)
University of Virginia (M.A., 1991)
University of North Carolina (J.D., cum laude, 1994)

Bar Admissions
State of North Carolina
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court

Selected Professional and Civic Activities
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2014-2018 (Corporate Law)
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina, 2014-2015, 2017-2018 (Business Law)
  • Organizing and Operating a Corporation, Basics of Business Law, North Carolina Bar Association (2008-2016)
  • Chairman, Business Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association (2017-present)
  • Member, Business Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association (2006-2009; 2010-2013)
  • Legislative Update on Business Law Section Bills, 2012 Business Law Institute, North Carolina Bar Association (February, 2012)
  • Business Law Update, 2012 Annual Review, North Carolina Bar Association (October, 2012)
  • "Restoring the Benefit of the Bargain," Notes Bearing Interest (North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter) (February, 2012)"
  • "Traps for the Unwary in the Perfection of Security Interests in Quirky Collateral," Notes Bearing Interest (North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter) (May, 2011)
  • Best Practices in Nonprofit Corporate Governance, 2010 Business Law Institute, North Carolina Bar Association (February, 2010)
  • Course Co-Planner, 2010 Business Law, Corporate Counsel and International Law and Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting, North Carolina Bar Association
  • "In re Disney: A Stroll Through Chancellor Chandler's Magic Kingdom," Notes Bearing Interest (North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter) (April, 2009)
  • "In Re Ehmann: Member's Bankruptcy Is No Fiesta for Remaining LLC Members," Notes Bearing Interest (North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter) (June, 2007)
  • "Use of the Annual Exclusion for Transfers of Interests in Family Entities," Tax Assessments (North Carolina Bar Association Tax Law Section newsletter) (May, 2004)
  • Chairman, The Walthour-Moss Foundation (2014-present)
  • Director, The Walthour-Moss Foundation (2004-present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (2015-present)
  • Trustee, Saint Mary’s School
 
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