Cynthia Palmer

Cynthia's focus

“When I first starting practicing, lengthy, in-person document negotiations were commonplace (and the fax machine was a routine form of communication). I couldn’t have predicted the impact that evolving technology would have on my career. Technology that permits easy communication in various formats regardless of time zones, combined with strong and long-standing relationships with clients and local counsel, means that I can bring to bear large-firm experience and perspective gained from time spent on the ground in Asia over a number of years – all from right here in North Carolina. I’m grateful for that opportunity and proud of the value we deliver to clients. Those long-standing relationships with clients, built on trust and in the trenches as we walk through every step of a transaction at their side, are our reward.”

Cynthia Palmer is a partner in our Greensboro, North Carolina office. Cynthia’s practice is centered on the M&A activities of the firm’s private equity clients – the buying and selling of portfolio companies, primarily located in Asia.

Cynthia began her legal career in San Francisco. First, she was an associate in the office of a large, international law firm, where she gained experience in international transactional legal work. She then served as general counsel for a boutique Asian distressed debt firm, where she was responsible for legal and strategic planning, transaction management, and development of investor reporting and compliance programs. Cynthia relocated to North Carolina and joined the firm in 2006.

Cynthia received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the California Law Review.  Prior to that, she received a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Louisiana State University.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1998, executive editor California Law Review

Louisiana State University, B.A. in Political Science, 1994, cum laude

Bar Admissions

California (inactive)

District of Columbia (inactive)

North Carolina