T. Stewart Gibson

Business and Trusts and Estates Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.215.4047 Fax 252.215.4077
Email tsgibson@wardandsmith.com
Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Stewart practices in an array of corporate and business law areas, including mergers and acquisitions. His practice areas also includes trusts and estates, taxation of business enterprises, and contract negotiation.


  • LL.M., New York University, 1976
  • J.D., University of South Carolina College of Law, 1973
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1970

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a dental practice to develop an exit strategy for the owner with its employed dentists
  • Representation of a specialty food manufacturer with the negotiation of a supply contract with a major yogurt distributor
  • Representation of the seller in a $400 million stock sale of a food processor to a private equity firm
  • Representation of the seller in a $30 million asset sale of a multi-office health care practice
  • Representation of the buyer in a complex restrictive covenant purchase of a large tract of property from a tax-exempt land conservancy
  • Representation of the seller in a $15 million stock sale of a 100% ESOP owned electrical distributor
  • Representation of a U.S. yarn distributor in negotiating sourcing and licensing contracts with a Chinese yarn manufacturer

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1979 (inactive)
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Division: Senior Lawyers

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1973
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court

About Me

I have always thought if true to yourself, then you will be true to others. 

The best thing about Ward and Smith is the fundamental pillar of team-work for the best result for the client.

I became a lawyer because I enjoy trying to structure reasonable and practical solutions to complex business and tax matters.  

Being an avid outdoor sportsman, I particularly enjoy the countryside for the nature and solitude it provides.

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