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bburroughs@reedsmith.com

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Benton and his colleagues have negotiated investment contracts with many private equity, real estate and hedge funds on behalf of our public pension system clients, such as the Virginia Retirement System, South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission, Contra Costa County (CA) Employees Retirement Association, San Jose Federated Employee Retirement System, San Jose Police & Fire Retirement Plan, Santa Barbara County Employees Retirement System, Ventura County Employees Retirement Association, Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System, and Richmond Retirement System.

Credentials

  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1975, LL.M., Taxation
  • Emory University School of Law, 1971, J.D.
  • University of Alabama, 1967, B.S.

  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit

  • American Bar Association - Taxation, Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Partnership Committee for Taxation
  • Virginia State Bar - Board of Governors, Section of Taxation (1997-2003)

Awards & Recognition

  • Benton was named Super Lawyer from 2007-2009 for his M&A practice by Super Lawyers in its Corporate Counsel Edition.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite as one of Virginia's best "Business Law" attorneys for 2002, 2005-06, 2008-2014.
  • In 2008, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine named Benton a Super Lawyer for his Mergers & Acquisitions practice.  He was also selected a DC Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007.  Super Lawyers identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics
  • In 2007, Virginia Super Lawyers named Benton a Super Lawyer for his Mergers & Acquisitions practice.  Super Lawyers identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.