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Benjamin A. Barnhill

Partner

Poinsett Plaza
104 South Main Street
Suite 900
Greenville, SC 29601
ben.barnhill@nelsonmullins.com

Ben Barnhill is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm’s Greenville, S.C. office. Mr. Barnhill focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. Mr. Barnhill represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational,...

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Ben Barnhill is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm’s Greenville, S.C. office. Mr. Barnhill focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. Mr. Barnhill represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational, capital raising, and business combination processes. He advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. Mr. Barnhill also has experience advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance.

capital raising, and business combination processes. He advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. Mr. Barnhill also has experience advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance.

Ben Barnhill is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm’s Greenville, S.C. office. Mr. Barnhill focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. Mr. Barnhill represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational,... capital raising, and business combination processes. He advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. Mr. Barnhill also has experience advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Recent engagements for financial institutions:
    • Handle bank mergers and branch acquisitions or divestitures, including corresponding regulatory applications
    • Assist both corporate entities and affiliated individuals with structuring and negotiating compensation arrangements, including employment agreements, change in control agreements, severance agreements, equity plans, cash bonus plans, and SERPs
    • Negotiate formal and informal enforcement actions, including against affiliated individuals of financial institutions
    • Handle charter conversions, including corresponding regulatory applications
    • Serve as independent counsel for directors and officers of financial institutions subject to FDIC receivership
    • Handle regulatory compliance issues, including executive compensation issues, relating to the TARP Capital Purchase Program

Educational Activities

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Articles Editor, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi

Education

  • New York University, LLM, Taxation (2002)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (2001)
  • Furman University, BA, History, cum laude (1998)
    • Recipient, Alfred S. Reid Award

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Furman University President's Advisory Council
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