Orlando, FL (December 16, 2016) – Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin P. Butterfield, who joins the firm as of counsel in the Corporate and M&A Practice Group. Butterfield will primarily focus on corporate, banking and securities law for local and international clients.
“We are delighted that Ben has joined our firm. He is an outstanding attorney with extensive experience in corporate transactions, governance and finance” said William T. Dymond, Jr. CEO and President of the firm. “We are committed to expanding and deepening our corporate capability, including our ability to serve our international clients. Ben understands the pressures and challenges of the corporate general counsel’s office, having significant in-house experience in that role. He has a proven track record of success and will be a great addition and complement to our existing corporate practice.”
Over the past 30 years, Butterfield has worked in private practice, as General Counsel and as a C-suite executive where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and recapitalizations. Butterfield has negotiated and closed hundreds of transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to more than USD $1 billion (which included the acquisition of one public company). Butterfield’s general corporate experience is varied and has included extensive contract negotiation and drafting, corporate “housekeeping” matters, risk management, project management, and corporate finance.
Butterfield has handled matters that are exclusively international in nature (e.g., a dispute in a non-U.S. venue) or that included an international component. He has managed corporate, litigation and regulatory matters in each of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Chile, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Butterfield has significant experience dealing with state and federal regulatory bodies.
Additionally, Butterfield has served as a trusted advisor to several Boards and their committees, advising them on corporate governance issues, and he understands the relationship between a company’s management, its board, shareholders and other stakeholders. Butterfield has also been an Ethics and Compliance Officer to global organizations and has been an advisor to CEO’s, Audit Committees and Internal Audit on such matters. With respect to compliance matters, he has conducted internal investigations, ethics training, managed significant international compliance programs and conducted training on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Regarding the FCPA he has appeared before Board committees, regulatory authorities (including the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission) and foreign governmental agencies to address alleged violations of the FCPA.
Butterfield received a law degree from Stetson University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Covenant College in Georgia. He supports Autism Speaks, Ducks Unlimited, Zebra Coalition and the SPCA.
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