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Gentry Locke attorney Ben Law, an associate assisting companies in Business Law.

Benjamin R. Law

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Ben Law practices with the firm’s Business Law group. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Ben was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s commercial IT Advisory practice, spent two summers interning for a Memphis law firm, was a legal extern for The Honorable Jon P. McCalla in United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, and served as a Student Attorney for the University of Memphis School of Law Neighborhood Preservation Clinic. During law school, Ben also served as a Writing Fellow to the University of Memphis School of Law Writing Center.

  • Legislative amendment co-authored
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  • March Madness brackets won
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  • If I weren't practicing law...

    I would probably still be in the IT advisory field, where I focused on internal controls auditing, and consulting on mitigating technology risks.

  • Your last name is Law. Do you come from a family of lawyers?

    No, and yes! While I don’t know of any lawyers on the Law side of the family, my mother's grandfather was a lawyer and a judge in Memphis, Tennessee until the early 1970s.

  • You are originally from Roanoke. What has changed the most since you last lived here?

    A lot has changed in Roanoke, and it’s really exciting to see. While I was raised in the Raleigh Court neighborhood, I’ve noticed all the great options we now have to live downtown. I have especially enjoyed seeing old buildings repurposed into residential or mixed-use developments.

Education

  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude (2018)
  • Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business, M.S. (2011) and B.S. (2010) in Accounting & Information Systems

Experience

  • Represented client in syndicated credit facility amendment
  • Represented clients in commercial real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions and commercial leases
  • Acted as settlement agent for commercial real estate transactions
  • Advised clients on land use matters, including special use permit applications and zoning violations
  • Prepared stock purchase agreements
  • Prepared asset purchase agreements
  • Prepared independent contractor agreements
  • Prepared employment agreements
  • Prepared flight services agreements in accordance with FAA regulations
  • Performed due diligence reviews
  • Assisted individuals with new business entity formation
  • Advised clients on stock repurchase plans
  • Advised clients on local ordinances
  • Prepared ordinances for local government clients
  • Co-authored the 2018 legislative amendments to Tennessee’s Neighborhood Preservation Act (Tenn. Code Ann. § 13-6-101, et seq.)

Affiliations

  • Member, Virginia State Bar (2018-Present)

Awards

  • Law Student of the Year, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (Memphis, 2018)
  • Articles Editor, University of Memphis Law Review, Volume 48 (January 2017 – May 2018)
  • Staff Member, University of Memphis Law Review, Volume 47 (August 2016 – May 2017)
  • CALI Awards for Negotiation and Mediation (Spring 2017), Land Use Law (Fall 2017), and Neighborhood Preservation Clinic (Fall 2017)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence, Best Memorandum (Fall 2015)
Ben Law, business attorney at Gentry Locke
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