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Patricia Gibson
Phone: 919.838.2093
Fax: 919.821.6800
pgibson@smithlaw.com

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

Columbia University, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1998

New York University, M.A., 1996

Southern Methodist University, B.F.A., 1991

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Benji T. Jones

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  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6608
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Benji Jones joined Smith Anderson after graduating with honors from Columbia University Law School. She has experience providing advice to public and private companies on a broad spectrum of legal issues affecting businesses. She regularly represents clients in public equity and debt offerings, domestic private placements, crowdfunding, other non-traditional private offerings and repurchase programs, public company securities compliance, corporate formation and governance, early stage financing for start-up and growth companies, mergers and acquisitions and strategic contracting.

Benji teaches a practical skills course for law students considering a corporate law career as an adjunct professor at Campbell Law School in downtown Raleigh. Benji regularly speaks and writes on crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and related matters. While in law school, Benji was on the staff and editorial board of the Columbia Law Review, externed for the Honorable Shira Schiendlin of the Southern District of New York, worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York City and clerked for the Italian law firm of Ughi e Nunziante in Rome.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Member on the board of directors of several non-profit arts organizations
  • Periodically performs with various theatre groups in the Triangle

Experience

  • Represented a real estate micro-lending crowdfunding platform in qualification with the SEC and NASAA of Tier 1 Regulation A offering  
  • Represented a global provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services in its $1.1 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Represented a leading international developer of video games and game engine software in significant minority investment by a Chinese internet company
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company with its $525 million offering of senior notes and a related holding company reorganization and spinoff of a subsidiary to its shareholders
  • Represented a global solid state LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturing company with the acquisition of a privately held company (valued at approximately US $200 million) and related fairness hearing before the Securities Division of the North Carolina Secretary of State
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical services company in connection with a private equity transaction that reconstituted the company’s ownership and provided liquidity to its existing security holders
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer and supplier to the papermaking industry in connection with a private placement of $240 million of senior notes and subsequent exchange offer for registered notes
  • Represented a major convenience store chain with a refinancing of senior credit facilities and tender offer and consent solicitation of outstanding senior secured notes
  • Represented a venture capital funded agricultural biotechnology company in a $400 million sale to public company in a cash and milestone based transaction

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