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  • Education
    • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2014, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal; Staff Member & Articles Editor (Anti-Money Laundering Compliance; Only Mega-Banks Need Apply) (North Carolina Banking Institute, Volume 17- Issue 1 (2013))
    • B.A., with distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Ernest Simons is a trusted advisor to companies entering into complex business transactions. He provides strategic legal advice to companies and their ownership regarding acquisitions, divestitures, financings and strategic alliances. Ernest advises clients on general corporate, business formation, corporate governance and compliance matters. 
  • Advised in multiple add-on acquisitions for growing health care company from early stages and after going public.
  • Advised founders of furniture company in acquisition by portfolio company of private equity fund.
  • Acted as counsel for review of high volume of corporate contracts for multiple clients, while assisting in-house counsel with developing playbooks and internal review procedures.
  • Assisted global fitness company with negotiation payment processing agreements in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.
  • Advised retail grocery chain in transition from a single payment processor solution to a four payment processor environment and negotiated all relevant agreements.