Gregory D. Huffman

Of Counsel

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5821 Fairview Road, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Introduction

Gregory Huffman represents corporate and non-profit clients in transactional and governance matters, employment law, trademark and licensing issues, commercial real estate, international trade matters and U.S. Customs issues. He also advises religious non-profits on a variety of issues including First Amendment matters, denominational trust and property issues, and land use issues.

Gregory previously served as Vice President-Legal for Gildan Activewear (GIL: NYSE)($2.9B), an international apparel company where he managed the legal function in the U.S., Asia, and Mexico. Prior to Gildan, he was Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel for Gold Toe-Moretz ($360M), the largest sock company in the world at the time and a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (BX: NYSE)($38B). In private practice, he has represented tobacco companies, banks, apparel and lifestyle brands, private equity firms, insurance companies, and other corporate clients.

Since 2016, Gregory has served as the Chancellor of The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, covering 1200 churches and 287,000 members and clergy, providing legal counsel to the bishop and Conference.

Gregory is also a contributor to Facing South, the publication of The Institute for Southern Studies, where he writes about civil rights issues, white supremacist groups, and national security issues. His writing has been cited by Salon, The Daily Beast, The National Journal, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Campbell Law Review, The Real News Network, ABC News, and other newspapers and publications.

In his free time, Gregory enjoys photography, climbing, painting, and writing.  An avid history buff, he and his wife enjoy out-of-the-way exploring with interesting historical ties.

Gregory’s past representation experience includes:

  • An international apparel company in a $366M merger with corporate buyer, including auction process and due diligence
  • Private hosiery company and shareholders in private equity transaction and $320M merger, including private equity process and due diligence
  • A private sock company and shareholders in $15M stock sale to private equity firm
  • Minority investor in private equity purchase of sockwear company and $34M new capital infusion
  • Major lifestyle brand in $20M of trademark licensing agreements
  • Private shareholder in $2.5M stock purchase in medical device company
  • Property developer in $12.5M redevelopment of historical property, including historic tax credit transactions
  • Private apparel client in $300M syndicated credit facility and amendments
  • Buyer in $5M purchase of revolving credit line debt and $5.5M in second lien corporate debt
  • Apparel clients in licensing transactions with Under Armour, New Balance, Kathy Ireland, and PGA.
  • Representing apparel company with $200M in annual imports in focused assessment audit by US Customs and Border Protection
  • Managing claims process for religious denomination in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case
  • Representing non-profit client in redevelopment and investment in uptown metropolitan real estate project with property value of $17.5M
  • Chancellor of The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Campbell Law Review
  • 2019 George Polk Award Nominee