Benji T. Jones

Benji T. Jones


Innovate Capital Law

Recognized since 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Securities Regulation
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Securities Regulation
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Benji Taylor Jones is co-Founder of Innovate Capital Law. She has been a trusted counselor to numerous private and public companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters for over two decades. Most recently, she’s been focusing her practice on crowdfunding and fin-tech financings. Benji played a critical role in the passage of North Carolina’s intrastate crowdfunding exemption (NC PACES). She represented the only platform offering peer2peer real estate loans under Regulation A and the first NC company to conduct a Regulation Crowdfunding campaign under Title III of the JOBS ACT. Benji is on the forefront of crowdfunding offerings in North Carolina. She has been identified as Best Lawyers "Layer of the Year" Securities Regulation -- Raleigh in 2021, 2022 and again in 2023.

Additionally, Benji advises public and private companies on a broad spectrum of legal issues affecting businesses. She regularly represents clients in equity and debt offerings, traditional private placements 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 as an adjunct professor and as a guest lecturer at local area universities and law schools. She also runs a pro bono business law clinic out of Campbell Law School in partnership with Raleigh Rounded. She 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.

Location

  • 4917 Trek Lane
    Raleigh, NC 27606

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, graduated 1998
  • New York University, M.A., graduated 1996
  • Southern Methodist University, B.D.A., graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member
  • Several Non-Profit Art Associations - Board Member
  • Wake County Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Securities Regulation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securities Regulation, Raleigh (2023)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Raleigh (2022)
  • Securities Regulation, Raleigh (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in American, 2018
  • "Editor's Choice" Award, WRAL TechWire Annual Awards, 2017

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