J. Mitchell Aberman

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Mickey Aberman’s practice consists primarily of counseling clients on business matters, and negotiating and structuring transactions for mid-sized businesses. Mickey has extensive experience in legal issues that arise in the creation and transfer of computer software and other intangible technology, and with transactions involving complex finance and tax issues. He also works closely with members of the accounting profession and has extensive experience handling matters involving the application of accounting principles and other accounting issues. Approximately 15 percent of his time is spent dealing with business litigation, usually with one of the firm’s trial lawyers.

Mickey recently served for 16 years as a board member and officer of Temple Beth El, and has served as an officer and board member of various other organizations. Originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina, he is married to Linda MacDonald, with whom he has three children. Mickey is an active parent in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and enjoys spending time with his children. In addition, he is a licensed pilot, a pretty good amateur economist, and he enjoys golf, fishing and playing music when he has time.

Academic Background

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1984
  • M.B.A., Outstanding MBA Student Award, University of South Carolina, 1983
  • B.S., with Distinction, University of Virginia, 1980
  • Edinburgh University, 1978

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court


  • North Carolina Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law, 2014-2022
  • Named to the “North Carolina Super Lawyers” 2011-2019 editions – Business
  • Author of “Partnerships and Joint Ventures” for the South Carolina Jurisprudence series, published by the South Carolina Bar and West Publishing
  • Author of “Protecting Intellectual Property in Business Transactions” a chapter published in Managing Technology and Legal Issues, Aspatore Books (2008)
  • Teaches seminars on drafting non-competition agreements, and the laws relating to investment brokerage relationships
  • Named Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” 2014, 2016, 2017 edition – Business

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