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October 28, 2021

Continuing the FinTech University series, Nelson Mullins attorneys Richard LevinCraig Nazzaro, and Kevin Tran are presenting on digital assets. The webinar will discuss digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Dogecoin, other tokens, and NFTs.

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Benjamin A. Barnhill

Benjamin A. Barnhill

Partner

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2 W. Washington Street
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Greenville, SC 29601
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
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Washington, D.C., 20001
ben.barnhill@nelsonmullins.com
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Ben focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. He represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational, capital raising, and business combination processes. Ben advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. He also has experience...

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Ben focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. He represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational, capital raising, and business combination processes. Ben advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. He also has experience advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance.

Benjamin A. Barnhill

advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance.

Ben focuses his practice on bank regulatory, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. He represents financial institutions and their holding companies during the organizational, capital raising, and business combination processes. Ben advises these entities on SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. He 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, including those subject to FDIC receivership

Education

  • New York University, LLM, Taxation (2002)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (2001)
    • Articles Editor, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
    • Carolina Legal Scholar
  • Furman University, BA, History, cum laude (1998)
    • Recipient, Alfred S. Reid Award

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia

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  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Section Council (2020–2021)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Former Member, Furman University President's Advisory Council Executive Committee
  • Member, Greenville Symphony Association Board of Directors
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