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STEPHEN M. LYNCH Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

My daughter is a high-school senior, and I have accompanied her on a number of campus visits in the Southeast. It seems that on most every visit, the admissions folks indicate that their school has students from 49 states, with the consistent lament that they lack any student from North Dakota. If it would help my daughter’s chances at the colleges she’s interested in, I’d gladly be from North Dakota.

Vita: Born Jan. 2, 1960, in Rockville Centre, N.Y.; bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alfred University, law degree from Duke University; wife and two children. What he’d be if not a lawyer: A teacher, likely in middle school. Memorable case: In 1997, we helped a client with its plan to simultaneously acquire two unrelated companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. After parallel but separate due diligence and negotiations, we signed one merger agreement at around 9 p.m. and the other about five hours later. One of the acquisitions required an expedited tender offer and consent solicitation for the outstanding public debt. It was an exciting time, but it about killed me. Passions: My friends and firm. Favorite place: Bald Head Island in the off-season. Recent reading: The Museum of Innocenceby Orhan Pamuk. Don’t ask him to: Keep a tidy office (but I do know where everything is).

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