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M. Binford (Ben) Williams, Jr., has over 30 years’ experience in massive, complex industrial transactions. Ben's practice is speedy-paced and, on a normal basis, consists of nuanced systems, innovative financing options with lender and borrower clients alike, and acquisitions and mergers of agencies . His paintings consists of vast representation of creditors in business loans (C&I, actual property, bonds, hobby price swaps), builders in the development, production, and operations of complex actual estate projects (apartment complexes, production facilities, shopping facilities), and organizations in acquisition of subsidiaries and properties. He serves as outdoor popular counsel for numerous…
M. Binford (Ben) Williams, Jr., has over 30 years’ revel in in massive, complicated industrial transactions. Ben's exercise is rapid-paced and, on a everyday foundation, consists of nuanced structures, innovative financing options with lender and borrower clients alike, and acquisitions and mergers of businesses . His paintings includes great illustration of creditors in business loans (C&I, actual estate, bonds, hobby fee swaps), builders within the development, construction, and operations of complicated actual property projects (condo complexes, manufacturing facilities, buying facilities), and businesses in acquisition of subsidiaries and properties. He serves as outdoor popular suggest for several businesses in diverse industries.

Ben is indexed in The Best Lawyers In America and in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has been decided on as a Lawyer of the Year in multiple regions, which includes Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Project Finance, and Commercial Finance Law.

Ben has practiced at Watkins & Eager considering graduating from law college in 1986. He currently a member of the firm's Executive Committee and a co-exercise chief of the Commercial Lending and Finance Practice Group. Along with Molly Jeffcoat Moody, Ben is a co-author of Commercial Finance 701, a continuing collection on commercial loans written solely for the Mississippi Business Journal. The series is geared to lenders, builders, traders and transactional lawyers. Ben served because the organization's Managing Member from 2003-15.

Honors & Recognitions

•Leader in Finance (Mississippi, 2017)
• Peer Review Popular by way of
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-17, Real Estate)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, 2011-13, 2017-18 Banking)
•Mississippi Young Lawyers, fellow
•Mississippi Outstanding Young Lawyer (1995)
The Best Lawyers in America (2007-19, Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Corporate Law; Derivatives and Futures Law; Economic Development Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law)
The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi, Lawyer of the Year (2017, Mergers & Acquisitions; 2016 & 2018, Project Finance Law; 2014, Commercial Finance Law)
•James O. Eastland Scholarship in Law (1983-86)
•University of Mississippi Graduate Fellowship (1982-83)
•Phi Kappa Phi
•Omicron Delta Kappa
Wall Street Journal Award
•Taylor CitationTaylor Medal

News

•Molly Moody and Ben Williams post article on HVCRE
The Mississippi Business Journal, 06.14.2018
•Molly Moody and Ben Williams post article on federal bank regulators.
Mississippi Business Journal, 05.31.2018
•Molly Moody and Ben Williams post article on LIBOR Update
Mississippi Business Journal, 04.27.2018

Articles & Publications

PowerScoring Trump's judicial appointments inside the first 18 months [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 08.31.2018

The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to examine in 2018 [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 08.02.2018

Real Estate Loans - HVCRE Revisited [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 06.14.2018

The New Federal Banking Sheriffs [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 05.31.2018

A LIBOR Update: Here comes SOFR! [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.27.2018

Dissecting the December 2017 U.S. Supreme Court Travel Ban Order [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 01.12.2018

The U.S. Supreme Court Mississippi flag order that wasn’t [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 09.19.2017

The Passing of LIBOR [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 08.11.2017

The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to examine in 2017 [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 07.05.2017

A cocktail party guide to Constitutional Law [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 06.08.2017

The powerless power of attorney [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 05.26.2017

Gorsuch: The one Protestant [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.28.2017

The outlook in Mississippi for 2017 [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 01.05.2017

Khayat’s longest subject intention [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 11.03.2016

Zoning - accept as true with, but verify, authenticate & insure [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 10.07.2016

The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to study in 2016 [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 07.08.2016

Payment and overall performance bonds in production initiatives [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 06.09.2016

Practical issues with multi-tiered entity systems [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.14.2016

The UCC, secured transactions & non-public assets liens [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 02.25.2016

Justice Scalia’s ultimate prevent in Mississippi [Author: Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 02.19.2016

CRE Loans, credit underwriting & the Feds in 2016 [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 01.07.2016

Real Property Taxes - Ad Valorem and More [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 12.04.2015

Syndications: a remarkable-sized credit facility with multiple lenders [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 10.30.2015

Doing Business with the Government [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 10.02.2015

Construction Contracts and Risk Mitigation [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 09.11.2015

Appraisals, Cap Rates & Loan Dollars [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 08.14.2015

Participations: One Loan and Multiple Banks [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 07.09.2015

Land Surveys: More Than Just a Sketch [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 06.25.2015

Loan Guaranties: Skin within the Game [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 06.11.2015

Tax Credits: Key Programs and Select Acronyms [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 05.29.2015

Basel III, High Volatility & Realty Loans [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 05.14.2015

Permanent Loans & Other Oxymora [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.30.2015

Loans Disguised as Government Bonds (BOANS) [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.sixteen.2015

Negotiating Commercial Loans - Is There an App for That? [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 04.04.2015

Interest Rate Swaps: Don't Play with Matches [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 03.20.2015

Title Certificates, Reports, Commitments & Policies: The Difference may be your Job! [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 03.06.2015

Never Trust a Trust [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 02.19.2015

Term Sheets & Commitment Letters [Authors: Molly Moody and Ben Williams]

Mississippi Business Journal, 02.05.2015

Letters of Credit, Chapter 47, The Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (2017)

Watkins & Eager

Practise Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Directors & Officers Consulting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Construction
  • Bidding and Contracts
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Construction Liens
  • Corporate
  • Closely Held Businesses, Partner lawyerships and Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Gaming
  • Transactions and Licensing
  • Governmental Relations
  • Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
  • Native American (Tribal) Law
  • Public Finance (Bonds)
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Multifamily Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Title Insurance

Other Details

Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in 1986, Mississippi

Payment Type

Fixed hourly quotes
Fixed charges available

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law

Class of 1986
Juris Doctor

University Attended

University of Mississippi
Class of 1982
Bachelor's Degree
Business

University of Mississippi
Class of 1983
Master's Degree
Business Administration

Birth Date and City

Born in 1960
Water Valley, Mississippi, 1960

Associations & Memberships

Community & Professional

•Jackson Young Lawyers (1994, President)
•National Association of Bond Lawyers
•The Mississippi Bar

Hobbies & Interests
Foreign Travel

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