Elizabeth A. Benedetto
Member
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3861
mobile 304.951.8450
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Ms. Benedetto's primary areas of practice are banking and finance, public finance, venture capital and general corporate and business law.

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1989
  • West Virginia University, M.B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1996

Experience

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions, including drafting and negotiating commercial loan documentation
  • Representing public economic development agency in connection with project financing and loan transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel for public venture capital fund, including providing advice on equity and subordinated debt transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel for publicly administered small business lending program
  • Serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in tax-exempt financings for governmental entities
  • Representing secured lenders in troubled loan workouts
  • Previously served as in-house counsel for multi-state financial institution, responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on day-to-day bank operations matters, commercial lending matters, litigation matters and governmental and legislative matters
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John T. Copenhaver, Jr., Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1998 - 2001
 
Banking & Finance Law Bond Counsel Commercial Lending Corporate & Business Law Public Finance

Distinctions

  • Recognized by Chambers USA for America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial - Banking & Finance 
  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Banking & Finance Law and Corporate Law

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
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