Jane Francis' practice focuses on business and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and general business counseling. She also regularly assists clients with the formation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, and has experience negotiation and drafting various types of commercial contracts and agreements.
Before joining Ward and Smith, Jane was a judicial intern for the Honorable Jeffery K. Carpenter of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She also served as a legal intern for the North Carolina State Health Plan, becoming familiar with complex contracts and North Carolina's procurement process.
- J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 2021; Campbell Law Review, Managing Editor
- Publication: Lochner as Literature: Weighing the Paternalism of Progressivism, 43 Campbell L. Rev. 115 (2021).
- B.A., cum laude, Roanoke College, 2018
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Greenville Museum of Art, Board of Trustees
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina, 2021
- Tennessee, 2023
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"But We Were Just Negotiating:" Understanding When A String Of Communications (Even Emails) May Establish a Binding Contract
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