Jennifer L. Weaver

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27612

Crowe Building, Suite 420
406 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Jennifer L. Weaver
Jennifer has been practicing law at Manning Fulton since 2003. Her practice is focused on general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning and employment law. Working in Raleigh and living in Durham, Jennifer enjoys working with clients throughout the Triangle and the state.
In her corporate practice, she has counseled clients on the tax and business implications related to the formation, operation, conversion and termination of S Corps, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships. She serves as counsel to companies with regard to ongoing corporate and business matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts and licenses, and represents these companies in various business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.
Understanding that employers vest considerable resources in their employees, as well as their proprietary information, trade secrets and customer relationships, Jennifer helps her clients protect those investments by negotiating and drafting employment, nondisclosure, non-competition, non-solicitation, and severance agreements. She also works with employers to reduce the risks of using independent contractors by helping them negotiate and draft their agreements with those service providers. 
Using her experience in corporate transactions and employment law, Jennifer is able to help clients anticipate and deal with employment-related issues in corporate transactions, including conducing employment related due-diligence, negotiating executive employment and noncompetition agreements, and assisting with post-closing workforce integration. 
Jennifer’s clients are typically closely-held or family-owned businesses, ranging from start-ups and mom-and-pop businesses with fewer than ten employees up to large companies with several hundred employees. They include medical practices, engineering and professional services firms, retail and wholesale sales organization, manufacturers, technology companies, restaurants, property management and development companies and even a few other law firms. Jennifer also works with business owners to structure wealth and business transfers, including business succession planning, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, focusing on seamless transitions from one generation to the next.
Jennifer has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2009-2011) and in Best Lawyers® 2016.  
She is a member of the North Carolina and Wake County Bar Associations and is a frequent lecturer at continuing education seminars.


  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2001) Taylor Albright Scholar and Merit Scholarship
  • Smith College (B.A., Psi Chi, Dean's List, 1993)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

Specific Matters

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Formed and organized corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, including preparation of organizational documents, buy-sell agreements, other shareholders agreements and joint-venture agreements
  • Represents professional groups, including physicians, dentists and engineers, with general corporate matters, negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and operating agreements, merger, acquisition and sale transactions
  • Represented real estate investment group in purchase of 1,200 acre retirement community
  • Represented New York-based investment group with investment in Texas technology company
  • Represented managed hosting company in a $140 million sale to a private equity company
  • Represented European company in purchase of private label manufacturing company with production facilities in Honduras and Nicaragua
  • Represented pharmaceutical service company in $56 million sale in leveraged buyout transaction
  • Represents individual and closely-held buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions
  • Assisted technology companies with implementation of licensing agreements and service agreements
  • Assisted restaurant and bar with state and federal regulatory matters


  • Negotiated executive employment agreements for business owner in connection with sale of closely-held business
  • Conducted due diligence related to employment documentation on behalf of restoration and mitigation company
  • Prepared standard employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements and noncompetition agreements for many clients across various industries 

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Women in the Profession Committee
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Basics of Business Law 2012, CLE Planner
  • North Carolina Bar Association 2013 Business Law and International Law and Practice Sections Joint Annual Meetings Planning Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association 2014 Business Law and International Law and Practice Sections Joint Annual Meetings Co-Chair

Community Activities

  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
    • Executive Women's Task Force 2009-2010, 2011-2012 
      • Chair 2010-2011
    • Working Mother, Task Force 2011-2012
      • Chair 2011-2012
  • North Carolina School Based Health Alliance (NCSBHA)
    • Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science



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