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Nelson Mullins Sponsors Presentation for
Chinese Business Investors

RALEIGH (October 4, 2016)–“Legal and Practical Considerations for Chinese Investors Buying Businesses and Real Estate” will be the topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) on Oct. 19 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Research Triangle Park Foundation. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys will serve as moderators and speakers. 

Nelson Mullins is a sponsor of the event along with ABTV, a North Carolina-based group of professionals with financial experience as well as experience performing operational due diligence. ABTV’s team is made up of both top executive-level professionals and talent from leading consulting and Big 4 CPA firms. The group provides business valuations and assists investors in evaluating potential investment targets.

The panel will be moderated by Terri L. Gardner, a member of the NCCBA and attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Raleigh, N.C. Ms. Gardner has represented Chinese investors in buying assets from financially distressed companies.

The panelists will be:

Edward J. Sanz. Mr. Sanz of ABTV has served as a chief financial officer and financial consultant to business owners, boards of directors, and senior management for the past 30 years in the U.S. and abroad. In these executive-level roles, he has helped companies overcome difficult operating and financial challenges. He has worked in manufacturing, distribution, restaurant, food, higher education, retail, printing, media, construction, nonprofit, service, telecom, real estate, software/technology, professional services, and aviation. A domestic and international finance manager, Mr. Sanz focuses on stabilizing and turning around troubled companies by improving cash flow, restructuring debt, and returning them to sustainable profitability. This has also included strategic advisory work and related mergers and acquisitions. His service as  has been the CFO for several companies, including a three-year expatriate assignment in Mexico, and he also has experience working in South America, Europe, and Africa.

Lawrence T. Englert.  Mr. Englert has served as chief restructuring officer, president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and consultant to client companies. He has worked with companies with annual revenues from $10 million to $250 million. He has experience in manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors of both consumer and business to business products. His industry experience includes building products, apparel, textiles, truck body manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, plastics, and motion pictures. Mr. Englert has executed asset divestitures as well as managed the sell side process of corporate transactions.

R. Scott Tobin. Mr. Tobin is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Raleigh and Atlanta offices where he provides strategic business advice and litigation support to high growth organizations and those who govern, manage, and invest in them. While he advises those involved in a spectrum of industries, a significant portion of his business practice focuses on managing risk and capitalizing on growth opportunities for privately held life science and information technology companies and their investors. He often teams with clients at business critical junctures including raising capital, leveraging capital and technologies (typically through licensing, strategic partnerships, or acquisitions), or when owners or managers are exiting a business.

G. Grey Littlewood.  Mr. Littlewood is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Raleigh office where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate, investment, and leasing. Mr. Littlewood is licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina and routinely represents sponsorship groups, private real estate funds, and other investors in the acquisition, financing, development, and leasing of commercial properties. In addition, Mr. Littlewood provides services to the capital markets industry and has represented numerous banks and other lending institutions in a variety of commercial financing transactions. In developing his real estate practice, Mr. Littlewood has also assisted clients with complex real estate valuation issues and represented clients against state and local governments in both tax and land use disputes. He also enjoys assisting new businesses with their legal needs. Before entering private practice, Mr. Littlewood served as a founding team member and counsel to a West Coast-based CNN “top-ten startup of the year.”

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