280 South Mangum Street, , Durham, NC 27701

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 787-8880 Contact

Reich has represented closely held businesses and assisted them with a wide variety of services for over 40 years.  He has assisted with Mergers and Acquisitions of businesses, from small to multi-million dollar transactions.  Reich has worked with physician groups as well as other professional disciplines (including architects and engineers, psychologists) to provide a broad range of legal counselling and advice.


A noted attorney with more than four decades of experience in complex business transactions, Reich Welborn handles mergers and acquisitions for both sellers and buyers and works with closely-held businesses in family succession, business protection and exit strategies.

In his healthcare practice, Mr. Welborn represents primarily physician groups and other provider organizations.  He assists them with acquisitions and mergers, recruitment and employment contract negotiation.

He has extensive knowledge in representing lenders, developers, and tenants in a broad variety of financing and real estate transactions.  Reich also advises corporate clients on major relocations, including site selection, acquisition and assembly of tracts of land, contracts, negotiations, construction and financing.

Reich has been selected as a North Carolina Top Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been included in Best Lawyers in America®, North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and Super Lawyers.




  • University of North Carolina School of Law:  J.D. with Honors (Order of the Coif)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:  A.B. in Political Science

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Member
    • Board of Governors, Past Member
    • Vice President, Past Officer
    • Business Law Section Council, Past Member
    • Healthcare and Business Law Sections
  • Fourteenth Judicial District Bar and Durham County Bar Association, Past President
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2024) for Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Health Care, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers (2006-2014) for Business & Corporate, Health Care, and Real Estate
  • Recognized by Legal Elite (2019)

Representative Transactions

  • Represented Seller in sale of distribution business with a valuation of over $80million
  • Represented Buyer in acquisition of a distribution business with a valuation of over $20million
  • Represented client who merged its software development and services business with a public company, with a transaction value of over $70million
  • Represented physician practice groups in connection with the merger/consolidation of several physician practices
  • Represented Sellers of multiple commercial properties to REITs and lease-back
  • Represented Business owners in transfers of business to either family members or employees upon retirement
  • Represented owner/company in establishment of ESOP
  • Represented borrowers/clients in commercial real estate and asset-based financings
  • Represented and counseled clients in business acquisitions, including asset sales and stock purchase transactions in the following spaces:  healthcare, professional service organizations, food and beverage distribution, land development, including hospitality, life sciences, commercial, and mixed-use projects
  • Represented client in sale of multi-location large truck dealership
  • Represented client in development and sale of large apartment projects
  • Represented client in merger of closely held technology business with a public company
  • Represented client in merger of multiple healthcare organizations
  • Represented clients in sales/mergers with private equity firms

Community Engagement

Former board member

  • Family Counseling Services of Durham
  • Durham Chapter of American Cancer Society
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Past President and Board Member

  • Durham County Bar Association and 14th Judicial District Bar

Past President

  • Durham Jaycees

Past President

  • North State Sertoma Club

Past President

  • North Carolina Jaycees

Past Vice President

  • Board of Family Counseling Service of Durham

Past member

  • Advisory Council to the Governor’s Office of Citizen Affairs

Past member

  • Board of Trustees, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

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