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John R. Erwin

Fax +1.919.831.7040

Mr. Erwin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, biotechnology and health care. Mr. Erwin’s clients include both foreign and domestic businesses in the industrial and service sectors, as well as technology companies and health care providers. He regularly serves as counsel and legal advisor to corporations, other businesses and health care providers on a variety of issues, including the following:

  • Stock and asset purchases and sales, mergers, acquisitions and similar transactions
  • Strategic joint ventures and other complex commercial transactions
  • Transactions involving biotechnology
  • Technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Health care compliance
  • Managed care and other agreements for health care providers
  • International transactions

Professional Background

Mr. Erwin attended Philipps-Universitat in Marburg, Germany in 1978.


  • Leader of North Carolina Bar Association delegation to Argentina, 2008
  • Member of North Carolina Bar Association delegation to Taiwan, 2006
  • Named to Best Lawyers® for Biotechnology Law, 2013-14

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Past Chair, International Section of North Carolina Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • American Health Care Attorneys Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association (International Law Section, Council Member (2005-present)
  • American Heart Association’s Raleigh Fundraising Gala Chairman (2004)
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce European Missions

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Member, Mergers and Acquisitions in Pathology and Medical Laboratory Industry for the Executive War College Conference, Miami, FL, 2008 and New Orleans, LA, 2011