Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Industry Practice Team is comprised of experienced attorneys with in-depth knowledge of the unique legal needs of the life sciences industry, as well as hands-on experience in life sciences transactions.

Morningstar business attorneys have represented all stages of life sciences companies, from start-ups to public companies, in complex and strategic legal issues, including merger and acquisition and intellectual property transactions.

Our attorneys have assisted clients in many sectors of the life sciences industry, including:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • CMOs
  • CROs
  • Animal health companies
  • Agribusinesses
  • Biotechs
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Medical research centers
  • Supporting business services

We understand the legal needs of life sciences companies and provide a multi-faceted legal team by utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to servicing our clients.

Life Sciences Expertise

Our team has represented life sciences companies on matters involving:


  • Mergers & Acquisitions (companies, divisions, plants & pharmaceutical products)
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Technology Transfers
  • Venture Capital Financings
  • Corporate Governance & Commercial Contracts


  • License Agreements (in-bound and out-bound)
  • Strategic Research, Development and Collaboration Agreements
  • Manufacturing, Supply & Distribution Agreements
  • Co-Promotion Agreements
  • Royalty Monetization Agreements
  • Software Licenses and other IT Agreements

Team Members

Our life sciences attorneys are:

Corporate & Securities

Intellectual Property

Contact Morningstar today to discuss how we can support your life science legal needs.

Raleigh Office       Durham Office
919.590.0370         919.590.0364