George S. King , Jr. - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

George S. King , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Chip King is the senior member of the Firm’s corporate securities and financial institution regulatory practices.  In the securities area, he has acted as SEC counsel in dozens of IPOs and registered offerings.  He regularly advises both reporting and non-reporting companies and their directors on their fiduciary duties in the context of shareholder proposals, tender offers, proxy contests, going private transactions and general corporate law. 

He has also been the Firm's lead attorney on more than 40 mergers and acquisitions and has assisted the Firm’s other attorneys on securities issues in numerous other mergers and acquisitions. He has helped form more than 16 national and state banks and federally and state chartered savings institutions.  He regularly advises financial institutions and their holding companies to ensure continuing compliance with federal and state regulations.

RECENT MATTERS:

  • represented a North Carolina bank that acquired a South Carolina bank
  • participated in numerous other mergers of banks and other companies, most of which were public companies
  • served as the lead securities counsel for over $400,000,000 of public and private debt and equity offerings

Mr. King is an active voice in the banking industry. He is an associate member of the South Carolina Bankers Association and past chair of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar. 

HONORS

He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in South Carolina Super Lawyers for Securities & Corporate Finance.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel HillAB 1963University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1972

    Office Location

    1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor
    P.O. Box 11889
    Columbia, SC 29211-1889
    United States


    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2014 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Columbia-SC Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Columbia-SC Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Columbia-SC Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Columbia-SC Metro Area
    George S. King, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!George S. King, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!George S. King, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!George S. King, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

    Practice Areas

    Banking and Finance Law (Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory, Securities, Transactions)
    Corporate Law
    Financial Services Regulation Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation