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David K. Liggett, Esq.
David K. Liggett, Esq.
RAGSDALE LIGGETT PLLC
(919) 881-2209
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David K. Liggett, Esq.
RAGSDALE LIGGETT PLLC
2840 Plaza Place, Suite 400 Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-2209
(919) 783-8991
P.O. Box 31507 Raleigh, NC 27622
Phone: (919) 971-2211
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
North Carolina
Bio
David has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2011 and leads the firm’s business and insurance regulatory law departments.  His practice is focused on general business law, corporate mergers and acquisitions and insurance regulatory law.

David represents businesses of all sizes providing practical day-to-day counsel.  He handles nearly all matters that arise in the corporate context including entity formation, contract drafting, corporate governance, business succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.

For nearly twenty-five years, David has advised insurers, insurance agencies and agents and other regulated entities across the country on a variety of issues.  He has represented insurers and other regulated entities in mergers and acquisitions, holding company transactions, form filings, insurance company formation and licensing and contract drafting and negotiations.  He routinely represents regulated entities and individuals before the North Carolina Department of Insurance in connection with a wide range of compliance issues.  David is the only lawyer in North Carolina who is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC), an organization of lawyers dedicated to excellence in the practice of insurance regulatory law.  He has served as general counsel to the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association since 2004.

•	Business and corporate law
•	Mergers and acquisitions
•	Contracts
•	Business entity selection and formation
•	Privately held and family-owned business representation
•	Corporate governance
•	Insurance regulatory law
•	Insurance company formation, licensing and redomestication
•	Regulatory compliance audits, investigations and enforcement actions
•	Insurance holding company transactions
•	Form filings
•	Representation of insurance agencies and agents
 
Publications & Presentations:
David is a frequent contributor of insurance law topics and regulations published by the Federation of Regulatory Counsel. 

Practice Areas:			
Business Law
Administrative/Regulatory						 
Contracts					
Corporate Governance
Entity Formation
Insurance Regulatory
Mergers & Acquisitions
Director, Officer & Shareholder Representation

Education: 
UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law JD 1995 
UNC at Chapel Hill BS 1988 
Virginia Episcopal Preparatory School 1983

Admissions:
North Carolina 1995

US District Courts - Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Affiliations: 
North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association:
Business Law Section member

Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC):
Vice President, Nominating Committee
Previous Chairman 
 
Honors & Award:
AV Preeminent® 
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated

NC Super Lawyers® 
Corporate Law since 2014

Best Lawyers in America® 
Corporate Law since 2012
Insurance Law since 2012 

Business North Carolina Magazine
Legal Elite in Business Law  

Business Leader magazine
“Movers & Shakers” 2008

Published Articles

Published Alerts

TitlePublish Date
North Carolina Rate Bureau Seeks Increase For Property Insurers10/1/2012
North Carolina Allows Public Comment On All Property Insurance Rate Filings8/1/2012
North Carolina Senate Bill 647 Authorizes Domestic Mutual Insurance Holding Companies6/1/2012
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Orders Activation of Disaster Mediation Program10/1/2011

Positions in FORC

CommitteePosition
OfficersVice President10
Bylaws CommitteeMember75