Benjamin P. Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield has over 30 years of experience as an attorney in the area of corporate, banking and securities law. He acts as a trusted advisor to Boards and their committees advising them on corporate governance issues, and understands the relationship between a company’s management, its board, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Ben has 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.

As a private practitioner and as General Counsel, a focus of Ben’s practice has been transactional and has included, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and recapitalizations. Including transactions he has worked on while in private practice and those handled or supervised as a General Counsel, Ben 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). Ben’s general corporate experience is varied and has included extensive contract negotiation and drafting, corporate "housekeeping" matters, risk management, project management, and corporate finance.

Ben 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.

Ben has significant experience dealing with state and federal regulatory bodies.

Good to know

Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) Corporate and 2) Banking and Securities Law
Law School Stetson University College of Law (J.D.,1986)
Education Covenant College (B.A. in History,1982)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/butterfieldbenjamin/
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