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North Carolina


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 1988, Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 1987-88

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1984, Phi Beta Kappa 


Ben Baldwin's practice covers a broad range of corporate finance and commercial transactions with an emphasis on lending, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has extensive experience representing banks in senior loan transactions and mezzanine and private equity funds in subordinated debt and equity investments, as well as representing public and private companies as borrowers in a broad array of finance transactions.

Ben has handled acquisitions and dispositions for many clients, including the owner of a portfolio of cemeteries and funeral homes in the Southeast and the owner of a foundry business. He advises businesses in a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including organizational issues; shareholder and operating agreements; capital and debt structures; joint ventures; corporate governance issues, including with respect to minority ownerships disputes; and various types of commercial contracts. Ben has served as outside general counsel to several of these clients.

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2022-25
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chair, 2019-21; Vice Chair, 2017-19; Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2015; Business Law Institute Planning Committee, 2015; Business Section Council, 2008-10, 2015-16; Delaware-North Carolina Corporate Comparison Committee, Co-chair
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • "Robinson on North Carolina Corporation Law" (published by LexisNexis), General Editor

Community Affiliations

  • NC LEAP, Steering Committee, 2011-14
  • Council for Children's Rights, Custody Advocacy Program
  • Ben has served as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Military Veterans Affairs Committee and has represented military veterans in disability benefits matters on a pro bono basis. 
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