COURSE # 171500
CIVIL/CORPORATE SECTION AFTERNOON SESSION
1:15 - 1:45
Answers to 10 Common Security Law Questions for Non-Securities Lawyers
+ Benjamin A. Barnhill
Ben Barnhill is a partner with the Nelson Mullins law firm who practices in the Firm's Greenville, S.C. office. Mr. Barnhill focuses his practice on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on community banks. Mr. Barnhill represents community banks 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 these entities as well as other companies on executive compensation and corporate governance matters. He is a graduate of Furman University, USC Law School and NYU Law School.
+ John M. Jennings
John Jennings is a partner with the Nelson Mullins law firm who practices in the Firm's Greenville, S.C. office. Mr. Jennings focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and executivve compensation. He advises clients regarding SEC registration, deregistration, and public reporting obligations. Mr. Jennings also has experience advising financial institutions as well as other companies on matters involving the interlocking spheres of executive compensation and corporate governance. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Mr. Jennings was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
1:45 - 2:15
The Anatomy of a Worker’s Compensation case
+ Ben Renfrow
Benjamin M. Renfrow is a workers’ compensation defense attorney in the Greenville, South Carolina office of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley. He received his B.A. degree from Wofford College, where he lettered in baseball for four years and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Bar.
Mr. Renfrow was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2004 and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association, a member of the Greenville Little League Board of Directors and is a former member of the Wofford College Terrier Club Board of Directors. Mr. Renfrow holds an AV Preeminent rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of ethical and professional excellence.
Ben was born and raised in Dillon, South Carolina and moved to Greenville in 2006 with his wife Dr. Jocelyn Renfrow and son Brayden. Since being in Greenville he has added two beautiful children, Ella Wallace and Hampton. He is a member of Grace Community Church and enjoys time with his family and coaching baseball. Ben is one of eleven kids and also enjoys spending time with his siblings and sixty to seventy nieces and nephews. He also co-owns The Landon Powell Hit House and Landon Powell Baseball Academy.
2:30 - 3:30
Is your Licensing Agreement Creating a Franchise?
+ Kymric Y. Mahnke
Kymric Mahnke is a partner in the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Mahnke has practiced franchise law for nearly two decades. He also practices in the areas of antitrust and business litigation. Mr. Mahnke counsels franchise clients in both their state and federal franchise law compliance issues.
+ Katherine C. Gutierrez
Katherine Gutierrez is of counsel in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Greenville office. She has a diversified practice with a focus on franchise, estate planning, business succession planning, general corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Her previous experience includes practices in general corporate, securities, and securities litigation.
3:30 - 4:00
Risky Business: Pitfalls of a Real Estate Practice
+ Scott Sanders
Scott Sanders - E. Scott Sanders, LLC Scott Sanders has been practicing law in Greenville for more than 24 years with a primary focus in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Before opening his own office in 1999, he was an associate with Gibbes, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. and Clarkson, Fortson, Walsh & Rheney, P.A. Mr. Sanders is approved agent for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company. He received his B.S. Degree in Finance from the University of South Carolina in 1985, he served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1985 to 1989, and in 1992, he received his J. D. Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the South Carolina Law Review.