Eric K. Graben

Eric K. Graben


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2010

Greenville, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securities / Capital Markets Law
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Eric represents both public and private company clients in corporate and securities law matters and complex transactions. He advises clients on a full range of corporate and commercial matters, including company formation and choice of entity, raising angel and venture capital, negotiating complex contracts, director and officer fiduciary duties, going public, and public company strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, corporate reorganizations, securities offerings, and managing complex commercial relationships.

Location

  • Greenville One, Suite 400
    Two West Washington Street
    Greenville, SC 29601

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1997
  • University of Virginia, Ph.D., graduated 1991
  • Clemson University, B.S., graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section - Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section - Middle Market & Small Business Committee Member
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Pendleton Place for Children and Families - Board of Directors, 2015-Present
  • Urban League of the Upstate - Board member 2009-2015; general counsel 2009-2010
  • Guardian Ad Litem for Children in DSS Abuse and Neglect cases - Volunteer, 1998-2013
  • Greenville Housing Authority - Board Member 2000-2007; Chairman 2006-2007

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securities / Capital Markets Law

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

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Greenville (2022)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Greenville (2019)
  • Corporate Law, Greenville (2018)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Greenville (2014)

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

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Awards:

  • Recognized on Pro Bono Honor Roll by Supreme Court of South Carolina, 2019
  • Named Best Lawyers Greenville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2017-Present
  • Named Best Lawyers Greenville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Urban League of the Upstate Volunteer of the Year, 2011
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Securities Law, 2011-Present
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Corporate Law, 2010-Present
  • Liberty Fellow, Class of 2007
  • South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 1999

Task Force Chair, American Bar Association Business Law Section

Middle Market & Small Business Committee Chair of Task Force on Model Short Stock Purchase and Asset Purchase Agreements charged with creating model 12-15 page stock purchase and asset purchase agreements intended for use in merger and acquisition transactions with a purchase price in the $500,000 to $3 million range.

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