• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – J.D.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – B.A.
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Scholar (2015-2016)
    • Chair, SOGI Committee, Young Lawyers Division (2015-2017)
    • Liaison to SOGI Commission, Young Lawyers Division (2017-2019)
    • Business Law Fellow (2019-Present)
    • Award of Achievement, Service to the Bar, Young Lawyers Division (2014)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Board of Governors (2018-2019)
    • Young Lawyers Division Chair (2018-2019)
    • Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award Winner (2016, 2017)
  • North Carolina Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine (2019)
    • Young Guns (2019)
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
    • Board of Directors (2012-2019)
    • President (2016)
  • Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties
    • Chair, Fund Development Committee (2019-Present)
    • Member (2012-2016, 2018-Present)
    • Chair, Community Focus Committee (2013-2015)
  • Alamance Partnership for Children
    • Board of Directors (2012-Present)
    • Treasurer (2015-Present)
  • Leadership Alamance Program (2012-2013)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Pro Bono Alumni Board 2017-Present
  • United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar

Rachel Blunk focuses her practice on the needs of businesses and business owners, handling both business disputes and litigation matters as well as commercial transactions. In addition to her diverse legal practice, Rachel serves as Managing Attorney of the Firm’s Greensboro and Charlotte offices.

In her litigation practice, she regularly handles dispute resolution matters from pre-suit negotiations to post-judgment collections and appeals. On the transactional side, she focuses on the needs of closely-held corporations at all stages, from formation through succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, or dissolution.

Rachel began her career at Wishart Norris, PA, a Charlotte based law firm and served on its litigation and commercial transactions team until the end of 2014. In 2015 she moved her practice to the Greensboro firm of Sharpless and Stavola, PA. At Sharpless, she continued the commercial practice she built while at Wishart Norris, P.A., focusing on the needs of closely-held corporations, including government contracting, business formation, business acquisitions, operations, intellectual property management, and succession planning.

In her litigation practice at both firms, Rachel has represented a variety of clients in disputes related to breach of contract, creditors rights, unfair and deceptive trade practices, partnership disputes, intellectual property infringement, and covenants not to compete.