April E. Kight


General Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | New Markets Tax Credits | Renewable Energy | Private Equity | Securities Regulation

April Kight works with companies of all sizes on a variety of transactional, corporate and commercial matters. Her practice involves assisting limited liability companies, corporations, and private equity funds with formation and governance matters and negotiating, documenting and closing complex business transactions, including strategic alliances, acquisitions, mergers, and debt and equity financings.

Ms. Kight also provides advice to sponsors and investors in private equity transactions.  She has assisted clients in a variety of industries with federal and state securities law compliance when raising money through private placements, including real estate and private equity funds, a technology-related service provider, and a multi-national investment company formed to acquire energy-related technology. She is also experienced with broker-dealer, investment adviser, and investment company regulatory issues that may be raised in connection with private placements.

She is experienced with both leveraged and nonleveraged transactions financed through the use of New Markets Tax Credits, including representation of for-profit and not-for-profit borrowers, a leverage lender, and an allocatee. In addition, Ms. Kight is experienced with transactions utilizing federal and state renewable energy tax credits, including representation of investors in solar projects and serving as local counsel to a solar developer.

Ms. Kight is married to Robert and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and working on her antebellum farmhouse.

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Appalachian State University, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 2003

University of North Carolina, J.D., with high honors, 2006 North Carolina Law Review

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
Professional Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Council member, 2021-2023

North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee

Greensboro Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, past member of the Board of Directors

Community and Civic Activities

Preservation Greensboro, Inc., past member of the Board of Directors and past Chair, Advocacy Committee

Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, past member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Steering Committee for the Public Art Endowment, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Awards and Publications

Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate, Venture Capital. 2021-2023